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Mass murder on the Mediterranean high seas

Al Jazeera (Hania, Greece) — When Doa al-Zamel and her fiance embarked on a voyage across the Mediterranean in an Egyptian fishing trawler, they felt their dream was coming true. “We were going to be married in Italy, and then … read more »

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Bristol police claim biggest ever seizure of drug since khat made illegal

Bristol — POLICE in Bristol have made their biggest seizure of the herbal stimulant khat since it became illegal nearly three months ago. Khat, now a class C drug, was sold and chewed openly in the city at about 30 … read more »

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VIDEO: Who is recruiting Minnesotans for ISIS?

KMSP-TV Minneapolis — A big part of the fight against the terror group known as ISIS and ISIL is taking place on American soil in places where young people are leaving the country to go join their cause, even fight … read more »

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Despite the death of its leader, the Shabab is as dangerous as ever

The Economist — ON SEPTEMBER 1st American aircraft, both manned and unmanned, unleashed a volley of missiles and bombs on a convoy of vehicles close to the coastal city of Barawe in southern Somalia .The strike killed Ahmed Abdi Godane, … read more »

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Oil & Gas: An Equidistant Line Could Settle Somalia-Kenya Maritime Dispute

August 28, Somalia officially took a long festering maritime border dispute with neighboring Kenya to the International Court of Justice in the Hague. At issue is the sovereignty of parts of the Indian Ocean to the East of Kenya and … read more »

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Somalia, Djibouti & Ghana Reportedly Ranked African’s Most Beautiful Women

According to, Somalia, Djibouti and Ghana are among the top 10 African countries with the most desirable women. The website reported: Ghanaian women are the third most beautiful ladies in Africa, according to ranking site Ranker. They were beaten to … read more »

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Wargelin Show SEPT 09-15, 2014 Maxaa Xigi Doona Shabaab, Xil ka qaadistii Sanbaloolshe, Muuqaalka Todobaadka

Bartamaha — Barnaamijka Wargelin iyo Cabdisalaam Caato wuxuu ku saabsan yahay todobaadkan: Xil ka qaadista agaasimihii Nabadsugidda Qaranka Mudane C/laahi Sanbaloolshe miyey haboonayd iyadoo xilligan lagu jiro dagaal ba’an lagu waday Shabaab oo deegaanno badan laga qabsaday, Hogaamiyahoodiina la dilay?. … read more »

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Federal Government of Somalia is concerned by HRW allegations on rape by AU soldiers

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed notes with concern the grave allegations of sexual exploitation made by Human Rights Watch in their report on the conduct of AMISOM peacekeepers, according to a … read more »

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Kenya must take lead in gifting ultimate solution to Somalia

By Makau Mutua (Standard Kenya) — There comes a time when you’ve got to save your neighbour from himself. For, if you don’t, you might be damned with him. Methinks it’s time Kenya thought boldly – and compassionately – about the mess … read more »

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New al-Shabab Chief Said to Be Experienced But ‘Difficult’

VOA — The new chief of al-Shabab, Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah, is an experienced official within the Somali militant group. But experts say he may lack the leadership qualities of his predecessor, Ahmed Godane, who was killed in a U.S. … read more »

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Suicide car bomber targets AU convoy near Mogadishu killing at least 13

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least 13 were killed after suicide car bomber has targeted African Union convoy near the main corridor between Mogadishu and Afgooye on Monday, Somali government and health officials confirmed. Lower Shabelle governor Abdikadir Mohamed Nur said the  … read more »

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Peacekeepers in Somalia use aid to rape women and buy sex for $5: HRW

(Nairobi) – Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Troop-contributing countries, the African Union … read more »

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Somali Islamist rebels pledge allegiance to new leader

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Rebels of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab have pledged allegiance to their new leader after his predecessor was killed and said their enemies would reap the “bitter fruits” of revenge after Ahmed Godane’s killing, a spokesman said. … read more »

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Shells hit Mogadishu after militant leader death

AP — MOGADISHU, Somalia  — A Somali police officer says mortar shells have struck a Mogadishu neighborhood a day after the al-Qaeda-linked militants named a new leader and vowed to avenge the death of the previous leader killed by a U.S. … read more »

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Somalia removes security chief, warns of al Shabaab retaliation

  Reuters — Somalia replaced its national security director on Sunday and put its army on alert for retaliation after the Islamist militant group al Shabaab confirmed its leader had been killed in a U.S. air strike. Al Shabaab vowed revenge … read more »

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Finn aims to be first female president of Somali

YLE – A Finn of Somali origin wants to run as a candidate in the Somali presidential election in 2016. Fadumo Dayib is currently studying public administration at Harvard, but she thinks that Somalia is now ready for a female president.Fadumo … read more »

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Back to the future: The challenges facing Somalia’s returning diaspora

“Whenever you move around, you worry about what will happen to you,” says Abdullahi Nur Osman, who recently moved back to his home country, Somalia. “The security situation is a big worry.” For the past 20 years, Somalia has been … read more »

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VIDEO: Djibouti Donates Food to Somali population in the areas of Beletweyne

Beletweyne (BARTAMAHA)  The Djiboutian government has donated 250 tons of food items to the Somali population in the areas of Beletweyne and Buulo Burto. The items donated include sugar, cooking oil, flour and rice. The Djiboutian ambassador to Somalia Dayid … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Prime Minister Visits Tiyeglow

Tiyeglow (Bartamaha) The Somali Prime Minister H.E Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has appealed for urgent humanitarian assistance for the people of the newly liberated town of Tiyeeglow, in Bakool region. The call was made during his visit to the town yesterday, … read more »

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Government plans to attack Barawe, as people start to flee from the town

BARAWE (BARTAMAHA) Somali government is now planning an heavy onslaught on the terrorist occupied port town of Barawe amid the operation termed “Indian Ocean” produces great outcomes as key towns in south and central regions in Somalia falls for Somali … read more »

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