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3 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Puntland declares ending ties with Mogadishu

Semi autonomous region of Puntland regional state of Somalia president Abdiweli Ali Gas has said his administration has cut ties with the central government in Mogadishu.

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8 hrs ago | Voice of America

US-Trained Somali Commandos Fight Al-Shabab

Gaashaan soldiers shortly after re-taking control of the Somali parliament building from al-Shabab fighters in on May 24, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

President Mohamud pays historic visit to Gedo province

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his delegation have reached Garbaharey town the capital of Gedo and the birth place of the Somalia's longest serving President Maj.

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17 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Somali Telecom Companies Agree to Link Services

Mobile phone customers in southern Somalia will no longer have the burden of switching between multiple SIM cards to call customers on Hormuud Telecom, NationLink and Somtel networks.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

In-depth Africa

UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement of intent to form...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 30, 2014/African Press Organization / - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia , Nicholas Kay, welcomed today's agreement in principle to form a regional administration in central Somalia.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Food Shortages Worsened By NGO Policy, Anti-Terror Laws

As the UN warns of an impending famine in Somalia, it is important to look at the track record of aid organisations in responding to emergencies in the country.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Alshabaab - We Will Target Planes Carrying Things for AMISON

The spokesperson of Alshabaab Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage aka Sheikh Ali Dheere said Alshabaab will from now onwards target the planes carrying weapons and other things for AMISOM when they are landing at the airports in Mogadishu.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor Survives Assassination Attempt

Mayor of Mogadishu and Governor of Benadir region General Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab survived a landmine explosion in Mogadishu's Huriwa district on Sunday , Somalia's RBC Radio reported.

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In-depth Africa

somalia:Financial Governance Committee Progress Report

Mareeg.com-Mogadishu, 23 July 2014: His Excellency, Hussein Abdi Halane, Minister of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia commented today on the second Financial Governance Committee progress report released on 15 June 2014 highlighting significant steps taken to improve management of Somalia's public finances.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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