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Somalia: Mogadishu Airport Loses More than Half Million USD Each Month Due to Corruption, Minister Says

0 Visits: 367 | Thursday May 18, 2017 - 09:59:21
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said a new customs management system at the Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport has spotted a missing $550,000 taxation revenue from the Khat cargo flights because of the high level of corruption within…

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UN: As Somalia Combats Insecurity, Drought Worsens 'More Rapidly Than Projected'

0 Visits: 268 | Thursday May 18, 2017 - 07:30:26
MOGADISHU — The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty.

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Somalia Warns Citizens Against Ransomware Attack

0 Visits: 160 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 21:38:01
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somalia Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has warned the citizens against the ransomware attack that could affect internet users in the country after the cyber-attacks targeted about 150 countries globally.

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Somalia: Landmine Explosion Kills One Near Kenya's Elwak Town

0 Visits: 276 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 15:17:06
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — A driver of a land cruiser died on Wednesday and another person injured after the car they were traveling hit a landmine between Elwak and Kotulo, security official said.

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Somalia: Government Forces, Local Militia Clash in Central Somalia Town

0 Visits: 225 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 14:01:04
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — At least two killed after heavy gun battle erupted in Beledweyne town in the central Somalia region of Hiiraan, Somali Update reports.

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Somalia: Car Bomb Kills At Least Two in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 196 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 13:23:22
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — At least two, including a soldier killed after an explosives-laden car exploded in a residential area in Mogadishu's Wadajir District on Wednesday, Colonel Bashir Nur told Somali Update.

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Ethiopia: Terrorism Verdict Against Former Opposition Spokesman over Facebook Posts

0 Visits: 357 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 20:42:01
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — The human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the verdict against a former Ethiopian opposition spokesman Yonatan Tesfaye has been found guilty of encouragement of terrorism in connection with his posts on Facebook, Somali Update reports.

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Amnesty: Human Rights Defenders across the World are Facing Unprecedented Levels of Persecution

0 Visits: 151 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 20:21:46
LONDON (Somali Update Online) — Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught…

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Somalia: Puntland Prosecutor Orders Capture of 18 for Piracy Activities

0 Visits: 670 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 17:46:40
GAROWE (Somali Update Online) — A prosecutor in Somalia's northeastern region of Puntland on Tuesday filed a criminal case against 18 men allegedly involved in recent piracy activities in the region, Somali Update reports.

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Kenya: Al-Shabab Kills Chief Near Mandera, Kidnaps Two Police

0 Visits: 230 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 13:34:07
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — The militant group Al-Shabab killed a local chief and kidnapped two police officers after an attack on a small village near the border town Mandera on Monday night, Somali Update reports.

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