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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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Villa Somalia attack facilitator executed

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s military court on Sunday executed three men convicted as members of the Al Qaeda-linked militant group Al Shabab and that they have assassinated government officials. Early morning  Sunday, a firing squad of Somalia National Army lined up … read more »

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UN Secretary General named Somali-Canadian Omar Abdi as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF

TORONTO, ONTARIO – (Marketwire) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has named Somali-Canadian Omar Abdi as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF).An Ottawa resident, Mr. Abdi currently serves as Director of UNICEF’s regional office for the … read more »

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Ebola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (AP) — A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has canceled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the Ebola outbreak. Col. Ali Aden Houmed told The Associated Press … read more »

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Weapons haul seized from ‘al Shabaab’ suspects in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU Somalia — AMISOM troops together with the Somali National Army have captured an assortment of weapons and ammunition from ‘al Shabaab’ suspects in the capital Mogadishu. These were seized at the Asuman Atto Garage in Mogadishu town during a … read more »

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Xassan Shiikh oo u dhoofay Maraykanka, iyo Mudahraadyo la filayo

Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya mudane Xasan Sheekh Maxmauud ayaa gelinkii dambe ee maanta u amba baxay dalka Mareykanka, halkaasi oo uu kaga qeyb galidoono, shir ay madaxda dowladda Mareykanka la yeelanayaan Madaxda Qaaradda Africa oo soconaya 4 ilaa 6 bishan, waxaana  madaxweynaha … read more »

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Sadex Al-Shabab ah oo maanta lagu toogtay Mogadisho

Maxkamada Sarre ee Ciidamada Qalabka Sida Soomaaliya ayaa Saaka Xukun Dil ah ku Fulisay Saddex Ruux oo ka tirsanaa Al-shabaab kuwaas oo horey Maxkamadu ay Dil Toogasho ah ugu Xukun tahay. Dilka Toogashadaa ayaa waxaa uu ka dhacay Xarunta Genaraal … read more »

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AMISOM takes precautionary measures to minimize the risk of Ebola transmission by AU troops in Somalia

Mogadishu, 2 August 2014-The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) continues to closely monitor the ongoing epidemic of the Ebola virus disease that has spread throughout Guinea and beyond the nation’s borders in West Africa. The outbreak, which began in … read more »

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Puntland celebrates 16th anniversary

Puntland, Somalia’s north-eastern semi autonomous state commemorates 16th anniversary in the region. Thousands of Puntlanders Join their leaders in the state’s main towns of Bassaso,Garowe and Galkacyo among the others to celebrate 1august which marks the day Puntland government was … read more »

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US Welcomes Agreement to Form New Administration in Central Somalia

Press Release Thursday, July 31, 2014 Acting U.S. Special Representative for Somalia Brian H. Phipps welcomes the July 30 signing of an agreement to pursue the establishment of a new administration in central Somalia. The United States commends the leadership … read more »

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