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Somali Journalist dies in Mogadishu Hospital after sustaining serious Injuries from Shabab Attack in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 506 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 18:20:20
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Somali Journalist, who was recently wounded at a restaurant attack in the town of Beletweine, died in Mogadishu hospital on Wednesday, NUSOJ said in a press statement.

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Al-Shabaab Releases Local Female Aid Workers on Ransom in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 514 | Tuesday September 12, 2017 - 14:11:46
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Al-Shabaab, a militant group affiliated to Alqaeda, released female aid workers, who the group hijacked at the border town of Far Libah area in Hiiraan region two months ago, SONNA reported

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In a Fortnight, over 30 Killed on Multiple Shabab Attacks across South and Central Somalia

0 Visits: 353 | Monday September 11, 2017 - 21:37:30
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Shabab, a militant group affiliated to Alqaeda launched multiple attacks against several towns in South and Central Somalia in a fortnight, with reported casualties exceeding up to 35 deaths, local media reported.

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Somalia Plans to Boost Security Operations against the Militants - Official

0 Visits: 442 | Monday September 11, 2017 - 11:59:15
BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali Minister of Defense Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed announced that the government will equip the Somali army to boost security operations against the terror group Al Shabab, SONNA reported.

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Several Killed at Restaurant Attack in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 413 | Sunday September 10, 2017 - 19:05:04
BELETWEIN, Somalia (Horn Observer) Several people were killed and 15 others were wounded, among them journalists, on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a popular restaurant here in Beletweine, witnesses and officials said.

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Somalia: Somali President Pays Visit to a UAE run Military Training Base in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1129 | Saturday September 09, 2017 - 23:02:30
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on Saturday visited Gen. Goordan military training base in Mogadishu and praised the Somali army for their bravery, while admitting that the arms embargo represents a major setback for the recovery of Somalia national army.

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Somali Parliament's Saturday Session Delayed over lack of Mandatory Quorum

0 Visits: 395 | Saturday September 09, 2017 - 18:06:51
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Somali parliament on Saturday postponed its session, after failing to meet the mandatory quorum, officials said,

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Tanzania orders review of Petra mine contract, seeks resignations over probe

0 Visits: 345 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 19:25:33
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Thursday he had ordered a review of a local contract belonging to Petra Diamonds Ltd and asked senior public officials to resign over the outcome of a probe into the mining sector.

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Somalia: Suicide Bomber Attacks a restaurant in the town of Baidoa

0 Visits: 462 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 18:40:28
BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) An explosion believed to be suicide bomber on Friday afternoon targeted restaurant in the town of Baidoa killing several people, Warsan Radio reported.

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Somalia: Somali Minister of Health on 2 day Official visit to Finland

0 Visits: 473 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 18:12:08
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) A delegation ledy the Somali Minister of Health Dr. Fowsiyo Abikar Nor who is on two day official visit to Finland, attended a conference on Women's health on post conflict countries in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, Somalia National News Agency reported.

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US Kills 3 Shabab Militants in an Airstrike in Southern Somalia

0 Visits: 382 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 17:12:06
BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) The US Department of Defense said on Wednesday that it has killed 3 Shabab militants in an airstrike which was coordinated with the Federal government of Somalia, Statement from the US Africa Command said.

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Somalia: "ONLF Rebel Commander Extradited to Ethiopia was a Terrorist" Somali Cabinet decides

0 Visits: 939 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 15:15:40
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali cabinet decided on Wednesday in an emergency meeting that the ONLF rebel leader extradited to Ethiopia was a terrorist and member of a terrorist organization.

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Despite Treaties, Ethiopia to Handover more Prisoners to Somalia

0 Visits: 825 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 05:12:20
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Ethiopia plans to handover more Somali prisoners currently at the Ethiopian jails to Somali authorities, days after Somalia extradited an ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia, Somali state news agency reported.

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Somalia's Chief Justice Suspends 18 Judges amid Plans to Reform the Judiciary

0 Visits: 309 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 01:39:09
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somalia's Chief justice Ibrahim Iidle Saleban suspended 18 judges who work at the regional Benadir court, the appeals court and local district courts from work, according to official letter a copy of which obtained by Horn Observer.

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Somalia: Senator Survives Drive-by Shooting Attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 358 | Tuesday September 05, 2017 - 23:16:12
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Senator Hussein Ali Haji Abdalla on Tuesday survived an assassination attempt after armed assailants fired at his car in Mogadishu's Hodan district, witnesses said.

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Despite Outrage, Somalia's Elders and MPs Back Handover of ONLF Rebel Official to Ethiopia

1 Visits: 717 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 22:42:27
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) — Somali elders and lawmakers defended the Somalia government's decision to handover the ONLF rebel commander to Ethiopia.

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Burundi committing crimes against humanity, says report

0 Visits: 302 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 21:16:37
JOHANNESBURG — Crimes against humanity are being committed in Burundi, according to a United Nations commission of inquiry.

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Kenyan election commission sets Oct. 17 as date for new vote

0 Visits: 197 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 20:47:33
NAIROBI - Kenya's election commission on Monday set Oct. 17 as the date for a new vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it annulled an August poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Ethiopia aims to Distort Somalia's Pubic Image on the Handover of the ONLF Rebel Leader, Ethiopian Diplomat hints

0 Visits: 2886 | Sunday September 03, 2017 - 23:15:18
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Ethiopian Diplomat, Gen. Gabre who is Senior Political Advisor to IGAD took to the social media this week praising the Somali National Intelligence Agency (NISA) while accusing the Somalia President and Prime Minister for aiding terrorists, an act that many analysts…

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Al-Shabaab Overruns Somali army Base in Southern Somalia, Kills Dozens

0 Visits: 639 | Sunday September 03, 2017 - 18:21:12
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Dozens of Somali government were killed om Sunday morning, after Shabab militias attacked Somalia army base at Buulo Gaduud village, near Kismayo, officials said.

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