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  1. Somali authorities detain three journalists and shutter radio stationRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | CPJ Press Freedom Online

    ... capital, according to wire reports . "Arresting journalists and closing down a radio station will not solve any of Somalia's problems," said CPJ East Africa Representative Tom Rhodes. "Abdimalik Yusuf, Mohamud Mohamed, and Ahmed Abdi Hassan should ...

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  2. .com | Somali journos face trial as govt denies tortureRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    ... e three men have been badly tortured in an attempt to extract confessions," RSF said. It has also been threatened by Somalia's hardline Shabaab fighters over its reporting, and several of its journalists and two of its directors have been killed.

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  3. UNHCR Seeks Repatriation of Somali RefugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    An internally displaced Somali girl carries a jerry-can of water as she walks through their makeshift shelters at Sayyidka camp in the Howlwadag district, south of Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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  4. Somali child soldiers 'punished' in foreign-funded camps: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    NAIROBI: Former child soldiers in war-torn Somalia are being held in prison conditions in foreign-funded camps, "punishing" rather than rehabilitating them, the top U.N. children's envoy said Thursday.

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  5. EXCLUSIVE: UN spends millions on security programs for...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Fox News

    ... Development Program, the U.N.'s flagship anti-poverty agency, spent tens of millions to make terrorism-battered Somalia safer, but never verified that the work was done, or even that its government partners had the capacity to do their jobs, ...

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  6. The Real "Dirty Wars" in the Horn of AfricaRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    When award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu's International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years.

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  7. Somalia: Former Warlord Abdi Nur Escapes Mogadishu CrackdownRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    Former war lord Abdi Nur Siyad who has been earlier targeted by Somali security forces for disarmament security operation in Mogadishu has escaped from the capital and reached Guricel town in central Somalia.

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  8. Somali war lord escapes from the city operationRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    Former war lord Abdi Nur Siyad who has been earlier targeted by Somali security forces for disarmament security operation in Mogadishu has escaped from the capital and reached Guriel town in central Somalia.

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  9. Fear over Somali radio closureRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    ... were being maltreated. Clan-based warlords, rival politicians and Islamist militants have battled for control of Somalia since the fall of long-serving ruler Siad Barre in 1991. Under a UN-backed plan, a new government was formed in 2012 which is ...

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  10. Somali military court sentences youths for killingRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    ... crimes such as terror has previously ruled the execution of several alleged members of Al Shabaab militant group in Somalia which were mainly youths.

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  11. Somali pirate kingpin arrested: security sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... He was lured to Belgium in a sting operation, believing he was to take part in a film on piracy. Pirate attacks off Somalia have been slashed in recent years, with international fleets patrolling the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, as well as armed ...

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  12. AMISOM to leave Somalia in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | New Vision

    THE African Mission to Somalia , a peace keeping mission operated by the African Union would be leaving Somalia in 2016, according to the latest assessment by stakeholders. 1 comment

  13. .com | Somali pirate kingpin finally arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    ... He was lured to Belgium in a sting operation, believing he was to take part in a film on piracy. Pirate attacks off Somalia have been slashed in recent years, with international fleets patrolling the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, as well as armed ...

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  14. Somalia: Three Journalists Tortured While in DetentionRead the original story

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    ... for a violent uprising. With eight journalists killed since the start of 2013 and constant harassment of the media, Somalia is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The Standard newspaper wrote ...

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  15. Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public placesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bellingham Herald

    In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a technician from Access TV, a new Somali satellite television company offering world news, local news and sports, adjusts a receiver box for a customer inside the company's headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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  16. Security forces arrest Somali pirate commanderRead the original story

    Yesterday | Jurist

    Garfanji, second-in-command of Somalia's pirate industry, was arrested [AP report] on Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to piracy.

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  17. Somali parliament supports government disarmament processRead the original story

    Tuesday | In-depth Africa

    ... the government to come up with clear strategies to deal with arms control in the country. The federal government of Somalia supported by African union troops has for the past week clashed with militants of former war lords in attempt to disarm and ...

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  18. What's it like to work in a war zone? Aid workers explainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | AlertNet

    ... Crispen Rukasha is head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs sub-office in Mogadishu, Somalia You have to be mentally prepared to work in a war zone. But I am not alone. I am part of a big team of aid workers. We are a ...

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  19. .com | Somali pirate leader arrested in MogadishuRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 18 | News24

    Captain Mohamed Hussein said on Monday that Mohamed Garfanji, considered to be the second-ranking leader of Somalia's pirate industry, was arrested in Mogadishu on Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to piracy.

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  20. Somalia President Mohamud visit draws protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 18 | Insight News

    Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been battling mounting political and social challenges in a country engulfed by decades of war, anarchy, and famine. 8 comments