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Somali Pirate Leader Arrested in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says security forces arrested a senior pirate commander in Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Monday that Mohamed Garfanji, considered to be the second-ranking leader of Somalia’s pirate industry, was arrested in Mogadishu … read more »

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Weapons siezed from Bakaro Market, 30 arrested in a daytime operation in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least 30 suspected of Al Shabab members were nabbed after security forces conducted a daytime operation in the biggest marketplace in Mogadishu Bakaro Market on Tuesday. The operation which was conducted with an intelligence information by the … read more »

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AMISOM and Somali Government to launch final assault on Al Shabaab

Mogadishu August 17th, 2014 (BARTAMAHA) —  The Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will within the next few days launch the final assault to smoke-out Al Shabaab insurgents from the areas they control in some parts of … read more »

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Somalia pulls out of refugee talks again

Somalia for the second time has pulled out of a long-awaited deal to repatriate more than half a million Somali refugees, and Kenya is now considering dealing with the administration of the Jubaland region. The tripartite commission was to be … read more »

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My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at times surreal, experience. BBC — … read more »

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The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

WASHINGTON — One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics say that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees. When Coursera, … read more »

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Terrorism expert says isolation driving Calgarians to join ISIL

Calgary jihadist Farah Mohamed Shirdon, in his 20s, was reportedly killed abroad after joining the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. Shirdon’s death follows those of fellow Calgarians Salman Ashrafi, … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Security Forces and AMISOM recover arms from powerful Warlord

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) — In an early morning cordon and search operation in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, Somali Government forces with the support of African Union troops recovered automatic machine guns, RPG launchers, grenades, vehicle number plates and an assortment of ammunition. 20 militiamen were … read more »

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Somali warlord Ahmed Dai ‘on the run’ after disarmament raid

A Somali militia commander in the capital, Mogadishu, has told the BBC he is on the run after the government launched an operation to disarm him. Mogadishu (BBC) — Ahmed Dai runs a powerful militia in the city, often providing protection to visiting … read more »

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SAWIRO: Howlgalkii Hubkadhigista Axmed daaci ee Degmada Wadajir

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) — Howlgalkii maanta ay Ciidamda Dowladda Soomaaliya iyo AMISOM ay ka sameeyeen Degmada Wadajir ayaa waxaa looga dan lahaa xaqiijinta in la sugo amaanka magaalada Muqdisho kaas oo ku saleysan qorshaha Dowladda Soomaaliya dajisay oo ahaa in la xakameeyo hubka aan ku jirin … read more »

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Joint security forces disarm and take over the houses of two politicians in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Security forces of Somalia Federal Government backed by AMISOM police raided ad took over the houses of two political leaders in Wadajir district in Mogadishu. The security operation started with heavy armed clash between the joint security forces and … read more »

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VIDEO: From Piracy To Al-Shabab, Somalia’s President Addresses Challenges To Building Democracy

JUDY WOODRUFF: The militants no longer control the capital, Mogadishu, and other cities, but they have stepped up attacks, including a recent assault on the parliament building. Last week, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, President Mohamud blamed the … read more »

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Tense Minneapolis House race to bring extra security at polling places

Minneapolis — Elections officials in Minneapolis are planning unprecedented security precautions for Tuesday’s primary at several polling places in a Minneapolis House district,where the race between two DFL candidates has become quite contentious, MPR News reports. The city is posting … read more »

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Wasiirka warfaahinta oo dhalinyarada baaq-udiray sheegayna…

Wasiirka Warfaafinta Mudane Mustafa Sheikh Ali Dhuhulow oo ka hadlayey maalinta Dhalinyarada Caalamka ee 12ka August ayaa ku nuuxnuuxsaday doorka muhiimka ah ee dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed oo uu yiri “Dhalinyaradu waa laf-dhabarka bulshada iyo Mustaqbalka Dalka.” Wasiirka Warfaafinta ayaa sheegay in … read more »

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Press Conference Opening Remarks of Jeremy Schulman August 12, 2014

Good afternoon. I am Jeremy Schulman from the law firm Shulman Rogers. For the past five years, we have served as legal counsel to the Federal Government of Somalia on a range of important matters. A key focus of our … read more »

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Maxaa ka qaldan Dowladda Soomaaliya? “Qormo Xiiso leh”

Dowladda Federaalkla Soomaaliya ayaa waxaa qaladaadka ugu badan iyo Caqabadaha hortaagan waxa ay yihiin kuwo kaga imaada dhanka iyo sharciga dalka u yaalo kaa oo inta badan Dowladdu aysan u fulin sidii loogu talagalay. Dowladda ayaa waxa ay leedahay Dastuur … read more »

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Dhalinyarada Magaaladda Muqdisho oo ka cabaneyso shaqo la’aan xoogan.

Waxaa maalmihii ugu danbeeye shaqo la’aan xoogan ay kasoo yeereesay dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed kuwaa oo ku nool Magaaladda muqdisho ee Caasimada Dalka Soomaaliya. Dhalinyaradaani ka cabaneyso shaqo la’aanta xoogan ayaa waxa ay qaarkood yihiin kuwo kasoo qalin-jabiyay Iskuuladda iyo Jaamacadaha kuyaalo … read more »

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Somalia: People carrying illegal weapons could face five years imprisonment

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The cabinet of the ministers of Somalia’s Federal Government passed a new draft legislation which prohibits holding and carrying illegal weapons after new security measures were put into practice. The Information Minister Mustaf Dhuhulow said the new draft … read more »

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International community should focus progress being made on the ground instead of on the paper.

By: Mohamed A. Hussein mohabdhus@aol.com August 09 2014 On July 30, 2014, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud  presided a meeting in which it was intended to create central state consisting of Mudug and Galgaduud region while international community were present led … read more »

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Mudaharaadkii Minneapolis oo lagu soo Bandhigay Halku Dhegyo Jaaliyada Soomaalida Kala Fogeynaya (VIDEO)

Minneapolis (BARTAMAHA) Kooxda kasoo horjeeda Siyaasiga da da yar ee Maxamuud Noor ayaa waxa ay soo abaabuleen dibadbax kooban isla markaasna qabyaaladeysan Dibadbaxa ayaa laga hor sameeyey albaabka hore dhismaha ay Jaaliyada Minnesota kula kulmeysan Madaxweyne Xassan SH. Dibadbaxaas ayaa … read more »

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