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Two injured as explosion forces plane to turn back in Somalia

0 Visits: 290 | Tuesday February 02, 2016 - 22:13:56
By: REUTERS

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Mortar shells kill 2 wound 5 others in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 291 | Monday February 01, 2016 - 23:18:01
By: Hussein Mohamed

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Five years since famine: Somali children still stalked by the menace of hunger

0 Visits: 299 | Saturday January 23, 2016 - 18:21:39
By: Kun Li, UNICEF Somalia Communication Specialist @unicefsomalia

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Witness Accounts of the Deadly terrorist attack at Lido beach in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 367 | Saturday January 23, 2016 - 17:10:34
By Mohamed Osman Abdi "Black Cobra" - SONNA-Editor

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Somalia Beachfront Restaurant Attack Kills at Least 25

0 Visits: 292 | Friday January 22, 2016 - 20:52:09
By: Abdirahman Omar

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Tanzania imposes permanent ban on weekly newspaper

0 Visits: 278 | Friday January 22, 2016 - 18:56:53
By: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

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Dispatches: Somalia Should Make Concrete Pledges at Rights Council

0 Visits: 265 | Thursday January 21, 2016 - 17:17:19
By Laetitia Bader Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, a passionate Somali journalist, was sentenced in February 2013 to one year in prison. His crime? Interviewing a woman alleging rape by government security forces. The woman was also convicted of "tarnishing" state institutions. Both were eventually…

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Kenya brings back bodies of troops killed in Somalia attack

0 Visits: 335 | Tuesday January 19, 2016 - 00:37:19
Nairobi (AFP) - The bodies of Kenyan soldiers killed when Al-Qaeda-linked militants overran their base in Somalia were flown home late Monday draped in the national flag as a rescue operation was underway for survivors.

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New SRSG Michael Keating arrives in Somalia

0 Visits: 411 | Monday January 18, 2016 - 23:51:17
Mogadishu, 18 January 2016 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating arrived in Mogadishu Monday to formally take up his duties following his appointment on 23 November 2015. Mr. Keating succeeds Nicholas Kay, whose two-and-a-half-year tenure ended on…

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Several dead as Shebab storm African Union base in Somalia

0 Visits: 298 | Friday January 15, 2016 - 00:24:28
Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base manned by Kenyan troops in the country's southwest on Friday, with several killed in fierce gun battles.

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Somalia intelligence agency detains journalist for weeks - CPJ

0 Visits: 168 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 20:09:59
New York, January 6, 2016-Somali authorities should immediately release journalist Abdirisak Omar Ahmed or disclose any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Somalia Expels Iranian Diplomats as It Severe Ties with Iran

0 Visits: 438 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 02:32:59
MOGADISHU (HO) – Somalia's government has ordered the expulsion of the Iranian diplomats in the country within 72 hour and severed ties in response to the diplomatic fallout between Saudi Arabia and Iran which continues to spread to other countries after Saudi embassy attack in Tehran.

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Somalia: At least 4 Killed after Army members Traded Gunfire in the Coastal town of Barawe

0 Visits: 264 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 23:22:42
MOGADISHU – Somalia - at least four soldiers were killed after Rival Somali army clashed near the coastal town of Barawe in Lower Shabelle region, officials and witnesses said

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Somalia: Military Court Executes Former Soldier For Killing A Civilian

0 Visits: 304 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 22:24:53
By Abdirahman Omar MOGADISHU: Somali military court on Sunday executed in Mogadishu, a soldier accused of killing a civilian, officials said.

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Saudi embassy attacked in Tehran: news agency

0 Visits: 284 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 01:27:55
Tehran (AFP) - Angry crowds protesting at Saudi Arabia's execution of a top Shiite cleric hurled petrol bombs and stormed the kingdom's embassy in Tehran Saturday before being cleared out by police, ISNA news agency reported.

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Restaurant hit by deadly suicide attack in Somalia

0 Visits: 210 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 00:39:01
MOGADISHU - At least three people have been killed and two others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant near the presidential palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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Crisis Group say South Sudan On the Brink of Renewed War – Statement

0 Visits: 282 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 00:34:01
Juba/Addis ababa/Brussels – Major breach of the agreement signed in Addis Ababa and Juba in August to end South Sudan's now two-year old civil war is increasingly likely. While low-level conflict is continuing in Unity state, conflict is now escalating in the Equatorias and Western Bahr el Ghazal.

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Ugandan army confirms it will leave South Sudan

0 Visits: 314 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 00:29:20
KAMPALA: Oct 13, 2015 —Ugandan troops will start leaving South Sudan by the end of this week, according to the head of the Ugandan force in the country. This was a key rebel demand during drawn-out talks which led to a peace deal in August. All foreign forces were meant to have left by 10 October.

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