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News on Somalia continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Somalia's police boss called 'war criminal' in Canada

Somalia's deputy minister of National Security Ibraahim Yarow Isaaq, centre, is flanked by police commissioner Gen.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Somali Islamists shoot dead fifth lawmaker this year

In this photo taken Tuesday, March, 16, 2013, Somali MP Sheikh Aden Mader speaks during a parliament meeting in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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10 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

UN Special Representative for Somalia deeply concerned by murder of Somali MPs

MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization / - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia , Nicholas Kay, has condemned the murder today of Sheikh Aden Madeer, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his concern over the continued attacks on MPs.

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11 hrs ago | WTVC

Gunmen kill another Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu

Hassan Abdullahi said two gunmen shot and killed Sheikh Aden Mader on Friday as he left a mosque.

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12 hrs ago | The Star Online

Somali lawmaker killed in Mogadishu, fifth since April

Islamist militants shot dead a Somali lawmaker in the capital Mogadishu on Friday by blocking his car and spraying him with bullets, police and witnesses said, after the fifth killing of a legislator in less than four months.

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17 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Ebola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia

The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.

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18 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Puntland Withdraws Support for Govt

Puntland Government in northern Somalia has on Thursday withdrawn support for Federal Government of Somalia in the wake of tripartite deal endorsement, Garowe Online reports.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

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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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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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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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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