Radio Horn Afrika diffuses, for the ICRC, a program about international humanitarian law, Somali customary law and cholera prevention. HornAfrik was a media organization based in Mogadishu, Somalia. Prior to its closure in 2010, it was the first independent radio network to have its headquarters in the city. HornAfrik operated Radio HornAfrik, as well as one other radio station, a television station, a website and a training research center.
Radio Mogadishu is the federal government-run radio station of Somalia. Established during the colonial period in Italian Somaliland, Radio Mogadishu initially broadcast news items in both Somali and Italian. Transmissions in Somali at the station first began in 1943, concurrent with the start of Somali language programming in Radio Djibouti. Radio Mogadishu was modernized with Russian assistance following independence in 1960, and began offering home service in Somali, Amharic and Oromo. After closing down operations due to the civil war that broke out in 1991, the station was officially re-opened in the early 2000s by the Transitional National Government of former President of Somalia, Abdiqasim Salad Hassan.