• RSS Somali VOA

    • 134 Qof oo ku Dhimatay Mexico September 20, 2017
      Wararka ka imanaya dalka Mexico ayaa sheegaya inuu halkaas ka dhacay dhul-gariir xooggan, oo cabbirkiisa lagu qiyaasay illaa 7.1 Magnitude. Wakaaladda Wararka ee Reuters ayaa ku soo waramaysa in dhimashadu ay haatan marayso illaa 134 qof.
    • Lacagta Xubinimada QM ee Soomaaliya lagu Leeyahay September 19, 2017
      Danjiraha ayaa sheegay inay sannad walba codsanayeen in dib loo dhigo bixinta lacagtaas, sannadkanna ay sidaas sameeyeen. Wuxuu meesha ka saaray oo been ku tilmaamay in loo diiday Soomaaliya inay golaha loo dhan yahay ee Qaramada Midoobay inay ka hadlaan ama inay codeeyaan.
    • Siyaasiyiin Dhaliilay Taageerda Koonfur Galbeed u Muujisay Sucuudiga September 19, 2017
      Siyaasiyiin ka soo jeeda Koonfur Galbeed oo maanta Baydhabo ku shiray ayaa ka soo horjeestay Maamulka Koonfur Galbeed Soomaaliya oo todobaadkan sheegay inuu taageersanyahay go’aankii dowladda Sacuudiga ay xayiraada ku saartay Dowladda Qatar.
    • Dhageyso Xubinta Ciyaaraha September 19, 2017
      Ku soo dhawaada Xubinta Ciyaaraha, o qodobbada aad ku maqli doontaan ay ka mid yihiin: Kulama Xiiso badan oo maanta dhacaya iyo sidey kooxuhu isku arki doonaan horyaallada qaaradda Yurub qaar. Jamaal Axmed Cismaan ayaa soo jeedinaya.
    • Abaalmarin La Siiyay Xamse Warfaa September 19, 2017
      Gobalka Minnesota waxaa abaalmarin la gudoonsiiyay Xamse Warfaa oo ka mid ah dadka Soomaaliyeed u dhaqdhaqaaqa arrimaha Bulshada.
    • Trump oo Ka Khudbeynaya Shirka QM September 19, 2017
      Madaxweynaha Mareykanka Donald Trump ayaa lagu wadaa inuu maanta ka jeediyo khudbadiisii ugu horreysay shirka sanadlaha ah ee Golaha Guud ee Qaramada Midoobay.
    • Koobka EFL oo Maanta Furmaya September 19, 2017
      Waxaa caawa dhici doona kulamo ka tirsan wareega sadexaad ee koobka EFL ee dalka Ingiriiska.
    • Milan oo Qandaraaska u Kordhineysa Suso September 19, 2017
      Laacibka baalka midig ee khadka dhexe uga ciyaara kooxda AC Milan Suso ayaa ogolaaday heshiis cusub oo ku kordhinayo qandaraaska uu kula joogo naadiga.
    • Koonfur Galbeed oo Ka Hor Timid Go'aankii DS ee Khilaafka Khaliijka September 18, 2017
      War saxaafadeed ka soo baxay xafiiska madaxtooyada maamulka Koonfur Galbeed, ayaa lagu sheegey in maamulkaasi uu taageerayo go'aankii xulufada Sacuudiga ay xiriirka ugu jareen dalka Qadar, bishii June.
    • Hailemariam Desalegn Oo Ka Hadlay Isku-dhacyada Soomaalida iyo Oromada September 18, 2017
      Ra’iisal wasaaraha dalka Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, ayaa ka hadlay rebshadihii dadka badan ay ku dhinteen ee gudaha dalka Ethiopia ku dhex maray Qoomiyadaha Soomaalida iyo Oromada.
    • Hooyada Dhashay 5-ta Caruur ee Dabka ku Dilay Kismaayo oo Hadashay September 18, 2017
      Dab shalay ka kacay guri dad danyar ah oo barakacayaal ahi ay dagan yihiin oo ku yaalla xaafadda Farjanno ee magaalada Kismaayo ayaa keenay dhimashada 5 carruur ah oo hal qoys kasoo wada jeeda.
    • Jawaari oo Magacaabay Xubno ka War Keena Arrintii Qalbi-dhagax September 18, 2017
      Guddoomiyaha baarlamaanka Soomaaliya Md. Maxamed Cismaan Jawaari, ayaa maanta guddi soo baara go'aankii ay golaha wasiirada ka soo saareen iyo dhiibistii sarkaalkii ONLF ka tirsanaa C/kariim Sheekh Muuse (Qalbi-dhagax) oo dowladda Soomaaliya ay Itoobiya u gacan gelisay.
    • Faah-faahinta Horyaalka Talyaaniga September 17, 2017
      Kooxaha Juventus, Napoli iyo Inter ayaa wada badiyay todobaadki afraad ee horyaalka Talyaaniga ee xilli ciyaareedkan.
    • Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal September 17, 2017
      Kulanki ugu adkaa xilli ciyaareedkan horyaalka Ingiriiska ee the Premier Leagueoo galabta dhex maray kooxaha Chelsea iyo Arsenal ayaa kusoo dhamaaday bar barro goolal la,aan ah.
    • Barcelona: Dembele 4 bil ayuu maqnaan doonaa September 17, 2017
      Kooxda Barcelona ayaa ku dhawaaqday in weeraryahankeeda cusub Ousmane Dembele uu garoomada kubada cakta ka maqnaan doono muddo afar bilood ah kadib marki uu soo gaaray dhaawac culus.
    • 5 Carruur oo Walaalo ah oo Dab ku Dhintay September 17, 2017
      Dab maanta ka kacay guri dad danyar ah oo barakacayaal ahi ay dagan yihiin oo ku yaalla xaafadda Farjanno gaar ahaan aagga dalxiiska ee magaalada Kismaayo ayaa keenay dhimashada 5 carruur ah oo hal qoys kasoo wada jeeda.
    • Nin kale oo loo Qabtay Weerarkii London September 17, 2017
      Bayaan kasoo baxay booliska Britain ayaa lagu sheegay in ay xireen nin 21 jir ah, kaasoo laga soo qabtay xaafadda Hounslow ee galbeedka magaalada London oo inta badan ay dagaan shaqaalaha garoonka diyaaradaha ee Heathrow Airport.
    • Heshiis Dhexmaray Fatax iyo Xamaas September 17, 2017
      Arrintan ayaa ka dambeysay kulamo ay sirdoonka masaaridu gar-wadeen ka ahaayeen oo madaxda labada urur ay dhawaanahanba Qaahira ku yeelanayeen.
    • Barnaamijka Wicitaanka Dhageystaha September 17, 2017
      Barnaamijka Wicitaanka Dhageystaha ee toddobaadkan waxaa marti ku ah Madaxweynaha cusub ee Sabtidii shalay loo doortay Maamulka Hirshabeelle, Maxamed Cabdi Waare
    • Sarkaal Nabadsugidda ah oo Muqdisho lagu Dilay September 17, 2017
      Wararka ka imanaya magaalada Muqdisho ayaa sheegaya in dablay hubaysan oo loo tuhmayo inay ka tirsan yihiin ururka al Shabaab ay toogteen Taliyihii Nabadsugidda ee Degmada Kaxda ee magaalada Muqdisho, Maxamuud Macallin Xassan Qoolleey.
  • Soo Raac

  • Sawiro Xusuus Leh

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 47 other followers

  • your IP adress

    IP address
  • Archives

Somalia’s Olympic and soccer federation chiefs killed in blast; prime minister escapes


mugaabe iyo wiishMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An Explosion Wednesday at a ceremony

 

 

 

At Somalia’s national theater killed at least 10 people including two top

 

 

 

Sports officials in an attack by an Islamist group on a site that

 

 

 

symbolized the city’s attempt to rise from two decades of war. The Explosion at the newly reopened theater happened as Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was standing at the podium to deliver a speech. The prime minister was unharmed, said Abdirahman Omar Osman, the government spokesman.

The president of Somalia’s Olympic committee and the president of its soccer federation were killed, according to Shafici Mohyadin, the federation’s secretary.

The blast shattered a tentative peace that descended on Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, after fighters belonging to the Islamist group al-Shabab were pushed out last August by government and African Union troops.

The government said a female suicide bomber carried out the attack, but al-Shabab, using its official Twitter feed to claim responsbility for the attack, said explosives had been planted in the theater before the event.

Sports leagues have blossomed and seaside restaurants have been setting up shop, marking a long-awaited a revival of the seaside capital.

Wednesday’s ceremony — two weeks after the theater reopened — was held to mark the first anniversary of the start of a national TV station. The blast cut chairs in half, filled the room with smoke and splattered blood across the walls.

"It was a cowardly act and that will not deter the government from performing its national duties," Osman said. "The prime minister will energize the government to eliminate the terrorists out of the country."

Ali Muse, the head of Mogadishu’s ambulance service, said at least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded. He said the wounded included the country’s national planning minister.

"The blast happened as musicians were singing and spectators were clapping for them," said Salah Jimale, who was in attendance at the theater but received only light scratches. "Huge smoke made the whole scene go dark. People screamed and soldiers suddenly started opening fire at the gate. Some wounded people escaped and ran away."

Shoes and blood-splattered mobile phones lay on the floor. A man wounded in the head and chest tried to sit up but suddenly collapsed and died as a reporter looked on.

The International Olympic Committee issued a statement saying it was "shocked to hear of the terrorist attack that took the lives of the President of the Somali Olympic Committee Aden Yabarow Wiish and Somali Football Federation chief Said Mohamed Nur today in Mogadishu."

"Both men were engaged in improving the lives of Somalian people through sport and we strongly condemn such an act of barbarism. Our thoughts are with the Somalian sporting community who lost two great leaders and with the families of the victims," the IOC said.

The months of relative peace allowed sports leagues, restaurants and even a little night life to flourish. Despite those advances, al-Shabab has continued to carry out suicide and roadside bomb attacks, sometimes with devastating effect. Last October militants detonated a truck loaded with fuel drums at a government ministry gate, killing more than 100 people.

The revival of sports in Mogadishu is an important part of the city’s recent transformation. Women — who lived under harsh rules when al-Shabab held sway — can watch sports and even play. Al-Shabab defectors have put down their guns and are participating in sports leagues.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he knew both sports leaders who died Wednesday personally and they would be "sorely missed."

African Football Confederation president Issa Hayatou sent condolences to the families of those killed "in this terrible blast."

"It is another black day for African football. It’s a tragedy as Somali football lost a great leader … who was actively committed to football development despite very challenging conditions."

After Wednesday’s blast, nervous soldiers outside the theater fired into the air to disperse shocked crowds gathered around the theater.

An old woman in tears ran toward a policeman after Wednesday’s blast, saying: "My son was in there."

The policeman stopped her. She sat down and cried, but later ran into the theater, where she learned her son had died.

At the hospital, ambulance brought in the wounded, including a parliamentarian. Nurses led stumbling patients into surgical rooms.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: