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Alternative options: Recommendations for peace-building in Somalia.

1 Visits: 2344 | Wednesday May 04, 2016 - 19:23:41
Hope and optimism accompanied the election in 2016, but the administration today appears to be drifting toward failure once again. Al-Shabaab is far from defeated, social fragmentation within Somalia is on the rise, and political infighting continues unabated. Despite considerable international support…

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Kenya Police Briefly Arrest a former EAJA Official with a Trio Identity over What's is believed to be an Unsettled Debts

0 Visits: 4208 | Tuesday May 03, 2016 - 23:19:18
Mogadishu– Somalia (Horn Observer) The Kenyan Police on Monday afternoon arrested a former official of the Eastern African Journalists Association (EAJA) on Monday upon arrival at JKIA International Airport in Nairobi, witnesses said and officials said.

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Somalia: Journalists Under Attack - HRW

0 Visits: 569 | Tuesday May 03, 2016 - 19:11:41
(Nairobi, May 3, 2016) – Both the Somali government and the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab are using abusive tactics to sway media coverage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on World Press Freedom Day. The government should act decisively to end intimidation and violence against…

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Somali Prime Minister tables Electoral Process to the Federal Parliament

0 Visits: 802 | Saturday April 30, 2016 - 16:40:17
Mogadishu, April 30, 2016-----The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke today table the Electoral Process for 2016 to the Legislative Council of the Federal Government of Somalia for endorsement.

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Federation of Somali Trade Unions elects new Leadership at their 2 day National Congress in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 572 | Wednesday April 06, 2016 - 23:17:12
Mogadishu, 6th of April 2016 - The Federation of Somali Trade Unions held its National Congress in the Somali capital Mogadishu to elect its leadership.

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Six more Al Shabaab commanders killed by Allied Forces in Lower Shabelle region

0 Visits: 740 | Tuesday April 05, 2016 - 13:25:25
Mogadishu, 5 April 2016; Six Al Shabaab commanders have been killed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and by the Somali National Army over the past few days as the allied forces intensify the war against the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

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International community welcomes landmark agreement on 2016 electoral process

0 Visits: 609 | Monday April 04, 2016 - 23:30:02
Mogadishu, (UNSOM) 4 April 2016 – The international community welcomed the decision of the Puntland Government to participate fully in the electoral process that will choose a new federal parliament later this year.

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OpEd: Does Somalia need Continuity or Change?

0 Visits: 837 | Monday April 04, 2016 - 21:49:38
By Abdirahman Omar Osman Mogadishu, April 4, 2016: The term of the current Federal Government of Somalia ends August 2016 and a new government must be in place by September. The time is too short and the country has just decided the preferred electoral model (4.5 formula) to select members of the parliament,…

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Analysis: Is Dahir Alasow linked to Terror groups in Somalia?

0 Visits: 1868 | Saturday April 02, 2016 - 19:12:47
By: Dahir Geeddi: A Somali national, Dahir Alasow, with residence in Breda, Holland, who many believed to have links with the terrorist organizations in the horn of Africa region for a long time proved reality. after he published in his blog on March 25 that Shabab will carry out suicide bombings and…

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AMISOM: Top Al-Shabaab commander killed in major SNA and AMISOM offensive

0 Visits: 464 | Saturday April 02, 2016 - 17:57:05
Mogadishu: April 2, 2016: A top commander of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab was killed last night in a joint operation by the African Union forces (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) in Janaale south of the capital Mogadishu.

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GalMudug warns the use of child soldiers by Al-Shabaab and calls international partners to support the rehabilitation program

0 Visits: 572 | Saturday April 02, 2016 - 17:51:18
GalMudug State of Somalia concern and warns the use of child-soldiers by the terrorists group Al-Shabaab and calls international partners to support the rehabilitation program in GalMudug areas. GalMudug captured 110 militias during the fighting with Al-Shabaab and 38 of them are children under the…

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Pentagon: U.S. Military Airstrike in Somalia Targets Senior Terrorist Leader

0 Visits: 649 | Saturday April 02, 2016 - 17:36:10
WASHINGTON, — In cooperation with the Somali government, the U.S. military conducted an airstrike yesterday in Somalia against Hassan Ali Dhoore, a senior leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group, who is part of al-Qaida, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said

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Shabaab Using Child Soldiers In Desperate Effort To Control Somalia

0 Visits: 570 | Friday April 01, 2016 - 16:49:59
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer/AMISOM – Thirteen-year-old Jaffar was among a group of boys captured by Puntland security forces as he fought alongside Al Shabaab in March this year.

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In Somaliland, authorities order newspaper to close down

0 Visits: 532 | Friday April 01, 2016 - 00:39:02
Nairobi, -The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland to reopen the daily Codka Shacabka (The Voice of the People). The attorney general's office issued an order March 24 for the privately owned paper to immediately cease publication, according…

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Thousands may die from drought in Somalia unless donors give more - U.N.

0 Visits: 533 | Thursday March 31, 2016 - 22:03:28
By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people in northern Somalia may die as a result of the El Nino-related drought and a shortage of aid, and the poor rains that are forecast are likely to make things worse, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 9 in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 473 | Thursday March 31, 2016 - 18:07:30
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide bombing in central Somalia killed at least nine people and wounded 10 others, a police official said Thursday.

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Opinion; Nationalism, State Formation and Peacebuilding in Somalia.

0 Visits: 1128 | Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 18:42:38
By: Garad Yusuf Mohamud Nationalism and state formation in Somalia from the perspectives of history and identity politics this article argue that while nationalist movements have at times, when faced with a common enemy, generated temporary cooperation among Somalis, they have been unable to integrate…

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Amisom struggles with resources in Somalia

0 Visits: 644 | Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 16:54:42
KAMPALA – Al-Shabaab militants are on the run from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) in some parts of the country, but these successes are being challenged by funding cuts by the European Union (EU), stretched resources and a shortage of essential military equipment.

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French navy seizes cache of weapons heading towards Somalia

0 Visits: 582 | Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 16:27:45
French naval forces have seized a large weapons cache from a small ship said to be heading towards Somalia. The cache according to the BBC included assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons.

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BBC Radio Drama Gave Tips For Illegal Migrants In Somalia

0 Visits: 554 | Monday March 28, 2016 - 00:49:51
A BBC department that produced a radio drama giving practical tips to would-be migrants on how to cross from Somalia to Europe received nearly £90 million of British tax payers' money.

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