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12 dead in Islamist attack on Somali prison

(CNN) – Islamist rebels dressed in government military uniforms approached the gate of a high security prison in Mogadishu on Sunday, set off a car bomb and fired their way into the building, eyewitness Farah Mohammed told CNN. They were Al-Shabaab … read more »

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Somalia asks UN court to set maritime boundary

AP – THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Somalia has asked the United Nations’ highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya. Somalia filed the case Thursday with the International Court of Justice, … read more »

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Norway: Mohammed most common name in Oslo

BBC — Mohammed is now the most common name for men in Norway’s capital city Oslo, it appears. “It is very exciting,” Jorgen Ouren of Statistics Norway tells The Local news website. A recent count of the city’s population showed … read more »

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Somaliland forces capture Saax-dheer

Saaxdheer (BARTAMAHA) Somali armed forces have siezed Saax-dheer village where the newly elected president of khatuma state Ali Khalif Galayd was scheduled to be inauguarated today. The forces have attacked the village early morning on Thursday and grapped the control of … read more »

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Somali President leaves to attend Turkeys newly elected President inauguration

MOGADISHU (BARTAMAHA) The President of the federal republic of Somalia Hassan Shiekh Mohamud has left for Turkey after Turkish government has issued an official invitation to attend the inauguration of the newly elected president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The president … read more »

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Qatar opens embassy in Somalia

  Mogadishu – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud met the chargé d’affaires of Qatar’s Embassy in Mogadishu, Hassan bin Hamza Assad Mohammed, on the occasion of the opening of the Qatari mission in Somalia. The Charge d’affaires conveyed the greetings of … read more »

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Somali Government releases the weekly press update on the progress of the government

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) 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 closure of … read more »

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SOMALIA: Gov’t supports repatriation efforts for over one million Somalis

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s Federal Government on Saturday said it will support the repatriation program for over one million Somalis living as refugees in the neighboring countries where they fled to after the state collapse in 1991. After wrapping a conference … read more »

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Somali militants behead abducted Kenyan driver

Nairobi – Militants of the Al Shabaab extremist organisation Friday beheaded a Kenyan driver who was kidnapped at Kiunga near the border with Somalia in the coastal town of Lamu. The body of George Mwita was discovered during a rescue … 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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Military operation commences in central Somalia regions

Beledweyn (BARTAMAHA) Somalia National Army backed by the African Union Forces [AMISOM] commenced heavy military offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked group Al Shabab in central Somalia region on Sunday amid major military move to secure the country. According to RBC … 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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Government forces shut down two local radio stations following disarmament operation

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somali government security forces on Friday shut down two local radio stations in Mogadishu after describing the ongoing anti-security operations to disarm warlords as “Al Shabab operation in Mogadishu”, security official who spoke to RBC Radio confirmed. The … read more »

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Somali military court chief wages legal war against al-Shabaab, defends executions

Mogadishu — In the two months since Colonel Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare took over as chief of Somalia’s military court, the court has handed down the death penalty to convicted al-Shabaab members, carrying out nine executions so far. Turyare points to the … 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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US and Somalia Sign Agreement to Support Police Reform Efforts

US Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Friday August 8, 2014 On August 5, the U.S. Special Representative for Somalia, James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Robinson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs … read more »

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Al-Shabaab suspect detained in Kenya to be extradited to Somalia

Nairobi – Kenya has agreed to Somalia’s request to extradite a Somali citizen believed to be senior al-Shabaab member Hassan Haji Hanafi, a Somali official told Sabahi Thursday (August 7th). Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya Mohammed Ali Nur told Sabahi that … read more »

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Amid violence, Somali President pitches country as irresistible investment

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has a pitch. “There is no investment without risk,” the president of Somalia – a country nearly synonymous with “failed state” – told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, on Tuesday. “In Somalia, the level of … read more »

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Obama woos Africa with billions of dollars in deals

President Barack Obama announced billions of dollars in investment for Africa on Tuesday, as the United States challenges China and Europe’s leading roles in the continent’s economic emergence. But America’s first black president urged African leaders to not let corruption … read more »

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Dowladda Soomaaliya oo sheetay inay maalmaha soo socda weerarayaan Shabab

Madaxweynaha Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud  oo lahadlaye Wakaalada Wararka ee Reuters ayaa sheegay iney Dowladiisu ay qorsheeneeso duulaan  Cusub ay ku qaadaan kooxda shabab islamarkaana somalia howlgalkaas looga saaro. Al_shabab ayaa Somalia qabsaday inta badan koonfurta iyo bartamaha Somalia sanadkii … read more »

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