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16 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

NUSOJ Condemns new wave of Journalists' Arrests in Somaliland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization / - The National Union of Somali Journalists today accused the Somaliland authorities of waging a renewed campaign of intimidation against media after the police arrested two journalists.

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21 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Commanders Killed in AU Offensive

African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they had killed two "senior" commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

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23 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

AMISOM captures weapons from Al Shabaab - Monday, 28 July 2014 08:06

Addis Ababa, 28 July 2014 A - AMISOM troops together with the Somali National Army have today captured an assortment of weapons and ammunition from al Shabaab suspects in the capital Mogadishu.

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Yesterday | In-depth Africa

UN Special Representative for Somalia on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization / - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia , Nicholas Kay, extended his heartfelt greetings to all Somali people as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

NewsBlaze

London-Based Charity Distributes Cash Aid to Patients At Mogadishu Hospital

Nearly 70 patients at the Keysaney hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu have benefited from a cash aid donation by the recently-launched UK-based charity, Alpha Trust Organization, whose leaders are currently visiting the Somali capital.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Battles Erupt in Mogadishu

Multiple blasts and battles broke out last night in several of Mogadishu's districts which was resulted to have caused severe fatalities.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: PM Announces Extra Deployment of Soldiers in Mogadishu

Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, the Prime Minister of the Somali Federal Republic reported to the media in Mogadishu that the government troops that are currently operating in Mogadishu will be backed up by reinforcements, apparently because the current troops are not doing enough to safeguard the security.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Letter: Somalis worldwide lost a great leaderLetter: Somalis...

Letter: Somalis worldwide lost a great leader Saado Ali Warsame lived in St. Cloud for many years before returning to Somalia.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Business Booms in Mogadishu As Eid-Ul-Fitr Draws Nearer

Boost in business is being felt in the markets of Mogadishu as it is just days before the celebrations of Eid-ul-Firt.

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New Vision

Hundreds of thousands need food aid in Somali capital: UN

Over 350,000 people in Somalia's war-ravaged capital are in acute need of food aid as government and charities struggle to cope, the UN warned Saturday, with other cities also in crisis.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

In-depth Africa

African Union troops kill Shebab commanders

African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they had killed two "senior" commanders of the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

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In-depth Africa

Canada supporting Save the Children Canada project in Somalia /...

Canada supporting Save the Children Canada project in Somalia / Canada 's contribution is helping to improve health and well-being of displaced Somali children and their families OTTAWA, Canada, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization / - Today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

GPB.org

UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

For 15 years, Amran Mahamood made a living circumcising young girls in Hargeysa, Somalia.

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Star Tribune

Minnesota mourns death of Somali activist and singer Saado Ali Warsame

Saado Ali Warsame, a member of the Somali parliament and a well-known figure in Minnesota, was mourned Thursday after drive-by shooting.

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The Toronto Star

Mohamed Hersi jailed 10 years on terror charges

Mohamed Hersi, the first Canadian convicted of attempting to fight with a terrorist group abroad, was given the maximum sentence of 10 years Thursday morning in a Brampton courtroom.

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The Plain Dealer

U.S. policy on Somalia ignores facts on the ground: Ali Mohamed

The Obama administration recently announced that the United States will appoint an ambassador to Somalia for the first time in two decades.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times

3 arrested, 2 sought in case involving Shabab terrorist group

U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. The Justice Department has accused a group of five people, some in the U.S., of one count of conspiracy and 20 counts of providing material support to the terrorist group Shabab.

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Catholic World News

In Somalia, bishop travels incognito

Bishop Giorgio Bertin, who serves the tiny Catholic community in Somalia, reveals that he hides his identity when he visits the troubled African country.

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The News Tribune

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria announced the charges Wednesday. The two women, one from Kent, and the other from Reston, Virginia, are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.

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The Charlotte Observer

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

MOGADISHU, Somalia Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.

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