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At least 10 Killed in a deadly Shabab Attack on Military Base in Somalia

0 Visits: 405 | Monday July 11, 2016 - 19:37:34
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Shabab militants claimed responsibility on Monday for an attack on a Somali military base about 30 miles outside the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 10 soldiers, officials and witnesses said.

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Dispatches: Protecting Somalis From Their Protectors - HRW

0 Visits: 420 | Sunday July 10, 2016 - 10:05:05
By Laetitia Bader The United Nations Security Council's renewal yesterday of the mandate for African Union forces in Somalia seeks to address the thorny issue of justice for abuses by AU troops.

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Somalia Ends Hotel Siege that left at Least 20 Dead

0 Visits: 657 | Thursday June 02, 2016 - 18:33:34
MOGADISHU – Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali authorities on Thursday said that the more than 12 hour long siege that left at least 20 people dead has been completed, ahead of the arrival of the British Secretary State for Foreign and Common wealth and the Turkish President in Mogadishu.

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

0 Visits: 1658 | 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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Shabaab Using Child Soldiers In Desperate Effort To Control Somalia

0 Visits: 442 | 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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Thousands may die from drought in Somalia unless donors give more - U.N.

0 Visits: 429 | 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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Amisom struggles with resources in Somalia

0 Visits: 507 | 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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International Somali Awards honours key Somali individuals with prestigious awards

0 Visits: 623 | Monday March 28, 2016 - 00:37:46
LONDON – For many Somalis around the world, lack of opportunities and recognitions for their inspiring talents in their host countries and beyond were major challenges that frustrated many Somalis who complained that lack of public diversity and considerations were obscuring what would otherwise have…

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Somalis protest against 'libelous' UN group reports

0 Visits: 410 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 22:11:45
MOGADISHU (HOL) –Hundreds of Somalis have taken to the streets of the Somali capital Saturday, protesting against the United Nations' Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group which they said dedicated its reports on Somalia to 'distort' the facts on the ground.

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Despite hurdles, Somali High Court reinstates 143 Port Workers, Orders Somali Government to Pay $178,310 for 11 Month Salaries,

0 Visits: 275 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 21:30:59
Mogadishu – SOMALIA: Somali High Court reinstated again 143 port workers, who were illegally kicked out from their jobs by the Mogadishu Port Authority last year, and ordered the Somali government to pay $178,310 for their 11 month missing salaries respectively.

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Money transfer firm Dahabshiil awarded at international Somali gala

0 Visits: 390 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 20:48:51
Money transfer company Dahabshiil is one of the institutions that were this week recognised for its contribution to recognition of the Somali community in the international society.

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Somalia: Fatuma's family escapes hunger

0 Visits: 283 | Saturday March 05, 2016 - 22:42:07
Fatuma and her family were living a difficult life in a Somali refugee camp about a year ago. Her kids were frequently hungry. School was an unaffordable luxury. A year later, everything has changed.

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Road Construction and Maintenance Project Launched in Baidoa, Somalia

0 Visits: 459 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 23:01:19
By; Abshir Nor; Baidoa – SOMALIA (Horn Observer) The international labour organization (ILO) in partnership with Community Road Empowerment (CORE) had conducted two days training on road construction and maintenance using new technologies known as DO-NOU borrowed from Japan.

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Somalia's Lido beach: the heart of Mogadishu and the place my friends died

0 Visits: 665 | Tuesday March 01, 2016 - 18:45:18
By: Abdi Latif Dahir As a winter storm approached New York in January, I lost my cousin. I lost a very good friend from high school too. Abdirahman and Omar died in the same place during an attack on a beachside restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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Somali Govt blames leading International news agencies for using fake sources

0 Visits: 334 | Tuesday March 01, 2016 - 17:48:33
Somali government has blamed international news agencies of using fake sources within the police in their news coverage of the country, in particular during security attacks from Al-Shabaab, Somalia's Dalsan Radio reports

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Somalia says 180 Kenyan soldiers killed at El-ade base in Gedo region

0 Visits: 318 | Friday February 26, 2016 - 20:58:55
Mogadishu(SONNA)-President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh.Mohamud said that 180 Kenyan troops under AU mission were killed in El-adde in southern Somali attack on mid January by Al-qaeda linked group of Al-Shabab

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Shabab rebuffs Kenyan Claim of Killing its Intelligence Chief

0 Visits: 442 | Thursday February 18, 2016 - 19:22:25
Mogadishu – (Horn Observer) The Islamist Militants denied on Thursday that its intelligence chief were killed by KDF airstrike on early February.

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Alnur School of the Blind brings hope to Somalia's blind

0 Visits: 379 | Monday February 15, 2016 - 17:15:01
In Arabic, the word Alnur means light. It is therefore not a coincidence that scores of blind children come to the Alnur School for the Blind in Mogadishu, Somalia, to illuminate their lives in a quest for a brighter future.

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Breast cancer: The number one killer cancer in Somalia

0 Visits: 284 | Monday February 15, 2016 - 17:09:33
Worldwide, the month of October is set aside every year to promote breast cancer awareness and although general knowledge about this deadly disease is rising steadily, it provides little solace to communities with no health infrastructure.

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Somali Hospital in Baidoa Town Helps Contain Cholera Outbreak

0 Visits: 942 | Thursday February 11, 2016 - 21:20:56
BAIDOA- Somalia (ICRC) - Baidoa Regional Hospital recently admitted more than 220 patients affected by a deadly outbreak of cholera. Seven people succumbed to the disease since the first case was confirmed in the beginning of December 2015.

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