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Somalia: UN - Al-Shabaab Biggest Threat to Peace in Somalia

0 Visits: 717 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 22:31:53
(SHMN) In light of the threat posed by Al-Shabaab, drought and the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the Security Council Committee on sanctions in Eritrea and Somalia announced a possible future visit to the Horn of Africa today, as members expressed diverging views on arms embargoes imposed on those countries.

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Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants in attack near airport

0 Visits: 587 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 22:31:53
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A Somali police officer says security forces shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in the Somali capital early Sunday.

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2 pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia

0 Visits: 619 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 22:31:53
By ABDI GULED Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Foreign naval forces in international waters off Somalia's coast shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits attempted to hijack a ship, a Somali official said Sunday.

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Will the 'Long Rains' save Somalia?

0 Visits: 665 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 22:31:53
The 2016 rains failed in the Horn of Africa; this season will be critical for Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

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US deploys 'a few dozen' troops to Somalia: Pentagon

0 Visits: 591 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 22:31:53
The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will mainly train and equip Somalia's army 'to better fight al-Shabab'.

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Warning From Metropolitan Police in Uk

0 Visits: 732 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:52:39
From Metropolitan Police : If anyone stops you and ask if you're interested in some perfume and gives you a paper to smell in the streets or local shops, please don't! unless its the big stores, It's a new scam, the paper is laced with drugs. You'll pass out so they can kidnap, rob or…

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Dozens More US Troops Deployed to Somalia

0 Visits: 631 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:03:10
Dozens of American soldiers have deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) forces fighting extremism in Somalia, U.S. military officials told VOA. The troops' arrival marks the first presence of American military forces in Somalia, other than a…

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UN Estimates 337 People Killed And Injured In Somalia Since 2017

0 Visits: 507 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:03:10
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating has "strongly condemned" the recent spike in terrorist incidents in Somalia that have claimed the lives of dozens of people in recent days. The UN estimates that a dozen attacks in ten days have killed…

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Leaders Of Federal Government, Regional Administrations To Meet In Mogadishu

0 Visits: 426 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:03:10
Leaders of Somalia's Federal Member states are expected to reach the Somali capital of Mogadishu to take part in the High-level meeting with leaders of the Federal government. According to sources, the summit will focus on ways to strengthen relations between the central government and Federal Member…

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Prominent Elder Killed In Mogadishu

0 Visits: 361 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:03:10
Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen have shot and killed a Somali prominent elder on Thursday night in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.Witnesses to the attack said that he was accosted by two attackers who drew their pistols,

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Indian Seamen Travel Home After Somalia Piracy Ordeal

0 Visits: 360 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:03:10
Ten Indian seamen freed Somali pirates have been allowed to travel home. The authorities of Galmudug State in Central Somalia, saw off the Indian sailors on Thursday.

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Somali Drought Heightens Risk To Mothers During Pregnancy And Childbirth

0 Visits: 435 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:03:10
Source : Africa Newsroom - 285 Words Of the 6.2 million people affected by the drought ravaging Somalia, more than 1.5 million are women of childbearing age. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is particularly concerned about the fate of 607,000 pregnant women across the country who need maternal…

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Ports, Politics, And The Humbug of Farmajo's Government

0 Visits: 324 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 11:03:10
OPINION, ANALYSIS AND CULTURE "It is certain that all these uncoordinated deals are stabs one at a time into the heart of Somalia's sovereignty. It is also a bitter testimony about the reality that Villa Somalia has become irrelevant to the overall economy of the country,"

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UN Calls For Heightened Vigilance To Contain Piracy In Somali Waters

0 Visits: 403 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 08:13:55
The international community and shipping firms should intensify patrols along the Somalia coastline to eliminate piracy that is slowly crawling back after a five year lull, a senior UN official has said.Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned in a statement…

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Military Court Sentences Alleged Al-Shabaab Members To 10 Year Jail

0 Visits: 514 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 08:13:55
Two men accused of being al-Shabaab members were sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison by Somali military court in Mogadishu. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in the capital, the Chief Judge of Somalia's military courts, Colonel Hassan Ali Nur Shute has announced the verdict of…

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Newly Appointed Mayor Of Mogadishu Arrived The Capital

0 Visits: 417 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 08:13:55
The newly appointed Mayor and Governor of Banadir regional administration, Thabit Abdi Mohamed has arrived to the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday, following his appointment last week. The new Mayor received warm welcome from officials from Banadir regional administration and Federal government…

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Thousands Of Drought-Stricken Somalis Stream Into Camps

0 Visits: 472 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 08:13:55
Thousands of Somali people affected by severe drought and a potential famine in the countryside continue to stream into the country's main cities. A reports from Mogadishu shows conditions for these internally displaced people, or IDPs, continues to worsen by the day in and around Somalia's…

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Mogadishu-Nairobi Direct Flights Hurt Wajir Airport

0 Visits: 408 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 08:13:55
Wajir Airport in Northern Kenya is staring at over Ksh 2 million ($20,000) losses in monthly revenue following the resumption of direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi.In an interview with the Nation, the airport manager Charles Kiong'a said that the directive would have a huge economical…

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Lessons For Somalia: DP World In Yemen And What That Means For Somalia

0 Visits: 395 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 08:13:55
The second issue that worries me is why we would give our ports to such a shady company that essentially destroyed the port of Yemen. We have to keep in mind that a robust seaport at Barbara or Bosaaso will be a threat to Jebel Ali due to the strategic location of these two ports,"

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AMISOM Troops Deployed To Cadaado Town

0 Visits: 784 | Monday October 24, 2016 - 22:06:39
Units from the African Union peacekeeping troops (AMISOM) have reached Cadaado town, the provisional capital for Galmudug state.

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Ugaas Hassan Ugaas Khalif Opposes HirShabelle State Formation

0 Visits: 899 | Monday October 24, 2016 - 21:58:31
In a public speaking engagement in Beledweyne, Hiiraan on Saturday, Ugaas Hassan said that he is opposed to the newly formed state of HirShabelle.

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UN Special Representative and AU Special Representative welcome Hubert Price as Head of UN Support Office in Somalia

0 Visits: 840 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 20:43:23
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Michael Keating, and Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, welcome Hubert Price to the Somali capital today as he takes up his new responsibilities…

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