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AMISOM and Somali government hold joint meeting on transitioning security to Somali security forces - ReliefWeb

4 hours 52 min ago

AMISOM and Somali government hold joint meeting on transitioning security to Somali security forces
ReliefWeb
Mogadishu, 24 July 2017 – A joint meeting of senior officials from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) opened in Mogadishu today, to lay groundwork for the transitioning of Somalia's security from ...

What's happening to Somalia's children? - Reliefweb

5 hours 3 min ago

What's happening to Somalia's children?
Reliefweb
I chance upon three-year-old Ali and his five-year-old sister Khadro in the Kheyrdoon camp for internally displaced people (IDP) near the northern Somali town of Galkayo. People have been gathering here for months, in search of help after a severe ...

Somali pirates are back...they never really left - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

6 hours 49 min ago

Somali pirates are back...they never really left
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Puntland is an autonomous region, slightly better off than the rest of Somalia, but it still suffers from chronic poverty and insecurity. It is where so-called Islamic State has established a toehold, and is also a base for al-Shabaab. Every week there ...

Somalia: Govt Rubbishes Reports of a Meeting to Discredit Top Somali Entrepreneurs - AllAfrica.com

7 hours 12 min ago

Somalia: Govt Rubbishes Reports of a Meeting to Discredit Top Somali Entrepreneurs
AllAfrica.com
The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter issue 1455 (dated 21 July 2017) and published by www.africaintelligence.com. The article, which is entitled "Struggling government sparks concern in West" is ...

Shakopee's first halal market caters to growing Somali-American population - Minneapolis Star Tribune

12 hours 11 min ago

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Shakopee's first halal market caters to growing Somali-American population
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The market has become a gathering place for Shakopee's burgeoning Somali-American population, which has nearly quadrupled to an estimated 800 residents since 2010. A mixture of affordable housing, quality schools and blue-collar factory work at ...

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu - Awramba Times

Mon, 2017-07-24 21:34

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu
Awramba Times
More than 100 Somalis, recently released from Ethiopian detention facilities and handed over to the Somali government, arrived in Mogadishu on Saturday, government officials told VOA Somali. The 114 prisoners smiled and some of them kneeled as they got ...

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Bodies of 4 al-Shabaab prisoners found in SW Somalia - Anadolu Agency

Mon, 2017-07-24 17:27

Anadolu Agency

Bodies of 4 al-Shabaab prisoners found in SW Somalia
Anadolu Agency
Hassan Shire, executive director for the East and horn of African human rights defenders based in Uganda (EHAHRDP), told local media: "This incident is a shock and a violation against human rights. The Somali government must investigate [it] immediately.".
Kenyan Military Convoy came under Attack in Somalia's Gedo RegionHorn Observer

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Warsame blasts anti-Somali rhetoric in wake of Damond shooting. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mon, 2017-07-24 00:00

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Warsame blasts anti-Somali rhetoric in wake of Damond shooting.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame pushed back Sunday against what he called racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia directed at the Somali-American community after officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Justine Damond last week. Warsame ...
Mpls. Somali leader calls out BachmannKARE
Warsame: Somali Community Wants Justice For JustineCBS Minnesota / WCCO
Shooting brings unwanted attention to Somali communitySt. Cloud Times
Essence.com -KSTP.com
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Somaliland:23 Hospitality and Catering students sponsored by Save the Children complete their training - SomalilandPress

Sun, 2017-07-23 19:41

SomalilandPress

Somaliland:23 Hospitality and Catering students sponsored by Save the Children complete their training
SomalilandPress
The second patch of students at the European College of Hospitality and construction graduated today in a well-attended ceremony held at the Mansoor hotel. The training of the 23 graduates was funded by the European Union and was implemented by Save ...

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast - Aljazeera.com

Sun, 2017-07-23 17:18

Aljazeera.com

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast
Aljazeera.com
At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwest Somalia, police said. The attack took ... Somali-based armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. Four ...
Trump Is Stupid and Destroying America, Says Al-Qaeda Affiliate in SomaliaNewsweek
Somalia: Roadside blast kills 4 soldiersAnadolu Agency
New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'Washington Post
Paducah Sun -Xinhua
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Somaliland: Ten Years of International Book Fair - SomalilandPress

Sun, 2017-07-23 16:37

SomalilandPress

Somaliland: Ten Years of International Book Fair
SomalilandPress
When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it and each one giving a different explanation about what the book fair would be. Some said he was selling books, some ...

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu - Citizen TV (press release)

Sun, 2017-07-23 04:44

Citizen TV (press release)

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu
Citizen TV (press release)
FILE - Somali diplomat Mohamed Ali Nur, pictured in an interview in Nairobi in September 2013, thanked Ethiopia for releasing 114 prisoners. "Only six Somalis remain in the Ethiopian jails, and we have agreed that they will soon be released," he said.
114 Somali prisonsers freed by Ethiopia arrive in Mogadishu ...africanews
Somalia: Prisoners released from Ethiopian jails return homeGarowe Online
Somalia : 100 Somali Prisoners released by Ethiopia landed MogadishuMidnimo Information Center
Mareeg Media -Horn Observer
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114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu - Voice of America

Sat, 2017-07-22 21:15

Voice of America

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu
Voice of America
Government officials told local media that the Somali prisoners had been held in Ethiopian jails for various offenses, including "illegal entry." Jamaludin Mustafa Omar, the Ethiopian ambassador to Somalia, who was with the prisoners, said the move was ...
Somalia: 114 Somali prisoners landed in Mogadishu airportMareeg Media

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Girl Dies in IDP Camp Blast in Somalia, 17 Injured - VOA News - Voice of America

Sat, 2017-07-22 17:48

Voice of America

Girl Dies in IDP Camp Blast in Somalia, 17 Injured - VOA News
Voice of America
A child died and 17 people were injured Saturday when a grenade went off among a group of people at an IDP camp in Somalia's Sool region, a local official ...
Girl killed in grenade explosion at Somalia IDP campAnadolu Agency

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Shooting brings unwanted attention to Somali community - St. Cloud Times

Sat, 2017-07-22 17:34

St. Cloud Times

Shooting brings unwanted attention to Somali community
St. Cloud Times
MINNEAPOLIS — The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defense. The city's ...
Is The Shooting Of An Australian Bride By A Somali Cop Different From Other Police Shootings?Essence.com
Minneapolis Shooting Brings Unwelcome Attention to SomalisU.S. News & World Report

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Shabaab gains in Somalia due to 'lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations' - Long War Journal

Sat, 2017-07-22 15:12

Shabaab gains in Somalia due to 'lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations'
Long War Journal
Additionally, State noted that Somali security forces “remained incapable of securing and retaking towns from al-Shabaab independently,” and while not explicitly stated, hinted that the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is failing. State ...

Video: Somaliland's longstanding drought has crippled the economy ... - FRANCE 24

Sat, 2017-07-22 14:53

FRANCE 24

Video: Somaliland's longstanding drought has crippled the economy ...
FRANCE 24
Somaliland's three-year-long drought has crippled the economy of the breakaway, semi-desert territory in the Horn of Africa.

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Somalia: Assessing IDP settlements to inform urgent humanitarian response in Baidoa area - ReliefWeb

Sat, 2017-07-22 12:20

Somalia: Assessing IDP settlements to inform urgent humanitarian response in Baidoa area
ReliefWeb
Several seasons of consecutive poor and failed rains in Somalia have affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities negatively, forcing them to travel vast distances to find water and grazing land for themselves and their affected animals. Since ...

Uganda Army's Battle Group 19 leaves Somalia - New Vision

Sat, 2017-07-22 07:15

New Vision

Uganda Army's Battle Group 19 leaves Somalia
New Vision
Lower Shabelle region is one of the regions in Somalia severely affected by the drought that saw thousands of families flee their homes to live in settlements for internally displaced persons. Most of these camps are protected by the Somali security ...