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Ethiopia says ready to boost Somalia troops after SLeone exit

Daily Mail   Ethiopia said Monday it was ready to boost its troop levels in Somalia to replace soldiers from Sierra Leone, which has been forced to withdraw its forces from the mission over Ebola fears. A contingent of 850 … read more »

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Somalia turns to Saudi Arabia in war against terror

Arab News JEDDAH — As a country working hard to counter terrorism, Saudi Arabia has an important experience to share with the world. Somalia has been suffering from the influence of terror groups and has subsequently turned to Saudi Arabia … read more »

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Somalia, Somaliland leaders agree to meet in Turkey (+Photos)

World Bulletin Relations between the two soured when Somaliland, that enjoyed relative peace all through Somalia’s civil war period, declared independence through referendum Leaders of the Somali government and Somaliland administration, currently in Djibouti, have agreed to continue their talks … read more »

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Sierra Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola

Al Jazeera African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia. Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its … read more »

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Unlikely duo works to grow transportation company

St Cloud Times Synergy can happen in business when two people work together and the result is greater than if either had the same plans on their own.It happens in many circumstances, but it’s rare — if not unique — … read more »

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Great expectations await Somalia’s new prime minister

Sabahi MOGADISHU — Somali politicians and pundits have welcomed the appointment of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the nation’s next prime minister, calling him a leader with the temperament and experience to move the country forward.Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud … read more »

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UN removes former Somali warlord from sanctions list

AFP United Nations (United States) (AFP) – A former Somali warlord who allied to the Islamist Shebab group but severed links this summer has been removed from a UN sanctions list. Mohamed Said Atom, a powerful arms dealer, was targeted … read more »

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In Kansas City, the close-knit Somali community is jarred by a teen’s death

Kansascity.com When Abdihakim “Hakim” Abdi arrived in the United States a little more than two years ago, he found himself in an unenviable position. He knew few people, having spent the previous 20 years as a Somali living in Ethiopia. … read more »

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NDP’s Faisal Hassan, Running for Etobicoke North Nomination

Toronto – After serving the NDP and the Canadian public in various capacities, Mr. Faisal Hassan, a prominent social activist and human rights advocate is seeking the NDP nomination for the next Federal election in Etobicoke North.From housing activist to … read more »

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Heartbreaking scene in Tooting tonight as homeless Somali woman sits where bench was removed

Local Guardian This is the heartbreaking scene outside Tooting TK Maxx tonight as a homeless woman insists on spending the night where she and her son lived for nine months. Emergency services were called to the bench on Monday and … read more »

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Former British citizen, Mahdi Hashi, ‘illegally interrogated’ by US officials in Djibouti

The Bureau A former British citizen detained in Djibouti in 2012 alleges he was threatened with physical and sexual abuse and “strongly encouraged” to cooperate with American interrogators before being rendered to New York, court documents reveal. Mahdi Hashi, who … read more »

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VIDEO: Teen jailed for ‘Shining’ axe murder in Hayes

London24 Three 18-year-olds have been jailed for their part in a “wicked and unnecessary” axe and knife attack reminiscent of The Shining. An unnamed 17-year-old was cleared of involvement. The court heard how victim Paul Thrower had been drinking and became … read more »

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120 Somali refugees head home from Kenya

World Bulletin Some 10,000 Somali refugees living in eastern Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp are expected to be repatriated within six months World Bulletin/News Desk  Some 120 Somali refugees living in Kenya were repatriated back to their native Somalia on Thursday, from … read more »

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Kenya’s Kenyatta signs security law despite protests

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he had signed into law anti-terrorism measures approved by parliament despite vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who cited a threat to civil liberties and free speech. Kenyatta has faced … read more »

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As Muslims flee to Maine, she interprets their pain

Bloomberg News Qamar Ahmed looks into the eyes of her client, a mother of five whose years in Baghdad haunt her sleep. She holds the woman’s shoulder and speaks softly in Arabic as the two wait for an appointment at the Spurwink … read more »

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Minnesota: 4 Charged In $4 Million Gov’t Benefits Scam

CBS Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –A former daycare operator is in jail while police search for her husband as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation. Yasmin Ali of Fridley and her husband, Ahmed Mohammed, are charged with felonies along with two … read more »

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VIDEO: Angry lawmakers force delay in vote on Kenyan security law

Reuters NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan opposition lawmakers disrupted a vote on Thursday to authorize tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session. Television footage showed members of … read more »

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A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia

DAILY SABAH SOMALILAND — Development economists debate whether institutions or infrastructure is more important for a nation’s development. Edna Adan, a retired Somali politician has done both, by building Somaliland’s first proper hospital and working to train a new generation … read more »

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Somalia: A Former Al-Shabab Fighter Tells His Story

DW Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Africa. A former al-Shabab member tells DW what made him join the group and why he left it. DW: Hassan Ali, … read more »

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SOMALIA: Attorney General says 19 ministers and three agencies involved rampant corruption

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s Attorney General has blasted a rampant corruption that engulfed 19 ministries and three government institutions which the offices of the AG and the General Audit started to probe up. Responding to parliamentary queries on Sunday, the country’s … read more »

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