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Somalia: First Security Operation in Mogadishu Seizes Illegal Weapons (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 263 | Monday May 22, 2017 - 21:02:14
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Inter-agency security operation has commenced in Mogadishu on Monday to secure the capital from Al-Shabab attacks as Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire hailed the operation, Somali Update reports.

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Somalia NOC Conducts Administration Workshop for Sporting Office Bearers

0 Visits: 207 | Monday May 22, 2017 - 20:05:57
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The Somali National Olympic Committee has on Monday concluded a 3-day sports administration workshop which was attended by secretariat members from National sporting federations.

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Somalia: Farmajo Briefly Meets Trump in Riyadh, Appeals Backing

0 Visits: 240 | Monday May 22, 2017 - 10:23:23
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has on Sunday met with the U.S President Donald Trump in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh following the conclusion of the US-Arab-Muslim conference, Presidential Communications officer confirms.

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UN Envoy Michael Keating: Five Big Challenges Facing Somalia (VIDEO)

0 Visits: 280 | Monday May 22, 2017 - 09:13:20
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The United Nations Special Representative for Somalia Michael Keating explains five big challenges facing Somalia during a policy briefing at the Royal Institute of Chatham House in London.

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Kenya to Lift Somalia-Border Town Curfew Due to Ramadan

0 Visits: 284 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 22:14:37
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Kenyan government has pledged to lift the dusk to dawn curfew on Mandera town on the Somalia border to allow residents to perform the Ramadan prayers in the night as the Muslim fasting month is due to commence next weekend, Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said.

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Somalia: Federal Gov't Starts Consultations on the Draft National Communications Act (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 391 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 19:18:31
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somalia's Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology started a consultation meeting on the "Draft Communication Law" as part of series of meetings aimed at increasing public participation in the draft law, Somali Update reports.

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Somalia: Senior Intelligence Officer Resigns (Official)

0 Visits: 528 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 17:01:51
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Deputy Commander of Operations of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) Abdisalam Yusuf Guled has resigned on Sunday for unknown reasons, according to an official letter to the Office of the President.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab Mother Serving 15-yr Jail Term Dies in Prison

0 Visits: 613 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 14:10:05
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Deqo Dirac Gedi, an Al-Shabab mother serving 15 years jail term died in Mogadishu Central Prison, deputy Commander of the prison confirmed.

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Somalia: President Farmajo Travels to Saudi to Attend Arab-U.S Summit

0 Visits: 260 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 10:29:34
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has departed to Saudi Arabia on Sunday where he will join the Arab Muslim leaders meeting with U.S President Donald Trump, Somali Update reports.

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Rescuers Pull 2,121 Migrants to Safety in Mediterranean

0 Visits: 122 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 09:25:49
ROME — Rescuers pulled 2,121 migrants to safety from boats in the Mediterranean late on Friday and early on Saturday and recovered one dead body, the Italian coastguard said.

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