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  1. Decorated soldier from 'Black Hawk Down' battle in Somalia dies at 52Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Fox News

    Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher was in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 and in Baghdad for the U.S. invasion in 2003.

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  2. 'Black Hawk Down' senior NCO, decorated hero Gallagher dead at 52Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher, who parachuted into Panama during Operation Just Cause, served as a platoon sergeant with Task Force Ranger in the Somalia battle known by "Black Hawk Down," and fought his way into Baghdad in 2003 was found dead in his Georgia home Oct. 13 of natural causes.

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  3. Somalia: The State of State-BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence. The 14 October agreement between the Mogadishu-based Federal Government of Somalia and the autonomous Puntland State covers issues including bilateral relations, contentious political boundaries and national security.

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  4. Netherlands: Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to - death sentences'Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Amnesty International

    ... Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Saudi Arabia to end their policy of returning Somalis to south and central Somalia. Amnesty International has received numerous reports of Somalis being accused of spying by armed groups, leading in many cases ...

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  5. Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish helpRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Reuters

    The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises. Outsourcing port operations to Turkey's Albayrak Group is one more sign of Somalia's slow rehabilitation, a dramatic shift from more than two decades of war when clans battled for control of Somalia's most valuable asset and let its facilities decay.

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  6. EUCAP Nestor Train 30 Somali Coast GuardsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Marine News

    ... from Somaliland, as well as representatives of the European Union. The Head of EUCAP Nestor Country Office Somalia, Mr. Pierre-Aim Riccio, attended the last few days of the MTT, as well as the ceremony which was combined with the handover of small ...

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  7. CSM who fought in Panama, Somalia and Iraq dies at 52Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Army Times

    Command Sgt. Maj. Robert 'Bob' Gallagher was at Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 and in Baghdad for the U.S. invasion in 2003.

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  8. .com | Somalia's Shabaab stones man to death for rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | News24

    Mogadishu - Somalia's al-Shabaab militants said on Wednesday they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The group, which pledges loyalty to al-Qaeda, has been losing territory in an offensive by African and Somali troops, but has been determined to demonstrate its authority over areas it still controls.

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  9. Somalia's al Shabab say they stoned a rapist to death and will give the woman a cowRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Canberra Times

    Mogadishu: Somalia's al Shabab militants said they stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The group, which pledges loyalty to al-Qaeda, has been losing territory in an offensive by African and Somali troops, but has been determined to demonstrate its authority over areas it still controls.

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  10. Islamist militants stone 18-year-old boy to death in Somalia after...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Canada.com

    Al-Shabaab fighters display weapons as they conduct military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia in 2010. Al-Shabaab have been fighting Somalia's government since at least 2006 in their campaign to establish an Islamic state.

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  11. Somalia's al Shabaab says stones man to death for rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AlertNet

    In this file photo from 2012, Somali police forces patrol the town of Afgoye to the south of Mogadishu in Lower Shabelle region, Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Oct 22 - Somalia's al Shabaab militants said on Wednesday they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region.

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  12. Somalia: African Union Probes Rape AllegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    The African Union has authorised an investigation team to probe allegations that African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food for sex in Somalia. AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ordered the investigations Friday in response to a Human Rights Watch report in September that accused AMISOM troops of raping women.

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  13. Analysis: The state of state-building in SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | IRIN

    NAIROBI, 21 October 2014 - A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence. The 14 October agreement between the Mogadishu-based Federal Government of Somalia and the autonomous Puntland State covers issues including bilateral relations, contentious political boundaries and national security.

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  14. Somali journalist attacked outside homeRead the original story

    Tuesday | CPJ Press Freedom Online

    ... to news reports . He was also a member of a committee appointed by the ministry of information that reviewed Somalia's media bill, according to a statement issued by Information Minister Mustafa Duhulow. He has also criticized the bill in the past, ...

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  15. Somalia orders UK passport seizureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Ghanamma.com

    A court in Somalia has ordered the seizure of a radio station owner's UK passport after he was accused of threatening national security. The allegations relate to fighting following the government's disarmament of some clan militias in the capital, Mogadishu, in August.

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  16. UN to Aid Central Africa in Polio VaccinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Voice of America

    A World Health Organization official gives a dose of polio vaccine to Somali children in Tosweyn village, in the Baidoa region, Somalia, Sept. 12, 2000.

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  17. Muhoozi visits UPDF in Somalia...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | New Vision

    ... The operation code named 'Indian Ocean' succeeded in driving the terrorists out of their last strongholds in central Somalia. Brig. Muhoozi said this last week while visiting UPDF troops in the newly liberated town of Bulo Marer, one of the major ...

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  18. AMISOM forces kill five al- Shabaab militants - Monday, 20 October 2014 13:13Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Walta Information Centre

    Kenyan troops, under the African Union Mission in Somalia, killed five Al-Shabaab militants and recovered a car laden with explosives and six suicide vests. The militants were attempting to sneak into the country through the Kenya - Ethiopia border using a Toyota Prado bearing Kenyan registration numbers.

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  19. Somalia: Journalism is Booming But DangerousRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | AllAfrica.com

    ... 22 years old. Though the attack occurred in broad daylight, no witnesses came forward, and no arrest has been made. Somalia's al Qaeda-linked Islamist group, al-Shabab, is often fingered for killing journalists, but there is rarely enough evidence ...

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  20. Somali pirate kingpin Mohamed Garfanji arrested: security sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | DNA India

    ... 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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