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Statement on the Situation in Saaxdheer and Eastern Somaliland

Hargaysa 30.Aug 2014 (SDN/QJ)- Following the tensions that arose in Eastern Somaliland in June, the same actors have sought to undermine the stability and territorial integrity of Somaliland by continuing to provoke local conflict and engage in terrorist activities. Ali Khalif and other spoilers in the “Khatumo” rebel movement have ignored attempts to resolve differences [...]

Mogadishu, 30 August 2014 – HE the Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media in Mogadishu, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues including: the Military Court’s conviction of two members of Al-Shabaab; Talks between the FGS and [...]

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Three men were executed by firing squad on Sunday after a Somali military court found them guilty of killing civilians in a series of recent attacks in the country blamed on al Shabaab Islamist militants. The men were hooded and tied to poles with their hands behind their backs in a field [...]

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday. Lazzarini said rapidly rising malnutrition and food shortages across the country resemble the warning signs which preceded the 2011 famine in which [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. military said today the number of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq has topped 100. President Barack Obama is getting closer to a decision on whether to attack ISIS bases in Syria as well. He’s expected to meet with the National Security Council on Thursday. An American named Douglas McAuthur McCain [...]

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DADAAB:KENYA: UNHCR has  donated two new project vehicles to Mandera County government.  The donation which also included sleeping mats and blankets took place at Mandera County offices on Monday where the County Governor, Ali Roba received them. Among leaders also present were Mandera County Commissioner, Ole Nkoyo Alex and UNHCR Head of Operations in Dadaab, [...]

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HARGEISA, Somaliland (CNN) —In 1856, British explorer Richard Burton described Somalia as a nation of poets. It may seem an unlikely moniker for a country that has since become defined by piracy, state collapse, and the many horrors unleashed by Al-Shabaab — the Islamic extremists who control much of the country. But, much has changed [...]

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“The president has arrived, the president has arrived,” chant youths in Mogadishu’s Beerta Khaatka market, as armed men in trucks mounted with machine guns escort lorries with horns blaring through the throng. The joking salutation is not for Somalia’s president, but hails white sacks brimming with leafy sprouts of khat, the narcotic shrub chewed across [...]

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A Toronto woman gunned down in Calgary early Saturday was an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time, police say. Natasha Mohamed Farah, 26, was killed in a shooting near 11th Ave. and 1st St. Southwest at about 3 a.m. Ms. Farah, who had just recently moved to Calgary, was pronounced dead [...]

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The ITUC has strongly backed a protest by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) over the Somali government’s detention of 19 journalists and the closure of independent radio stations. According to witnesses, three of the journalists were severely beaten in detention. The ITUC understands that a court has now extended the detention period of the [...]

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