Somali Islamsits confisicate radio, change name to Al-Andalus
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The hardline Islamist group, Al-Shabab, has confiscated Radio Jowhar, a FM station based in Jowhar town, southern Somalia, the independent Radio Banaadir reported on 1 July
According to Radio Banaadir, fighters loyal to the Al-Shabab "seized the station and announced that the station's name has been changed from Radio Jowhar to Radio Al-Andalus".
The radio says, "Most of the journalists in Jowhar have started fleeing the town after Al-Shabab ordered them to work for the local Islamic administration."
Radio Banaadir adds, "The independent FM station set up by youths in 2002 had been subjected to harassment from respective administrations that have controlled the southern district."
Source: Radio Banaadir, Mogadishu, in Somali 1700 gmt 1 Jul 11