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Somali Ministry for Petroleum Distances Itself from Oil & Gas Summit Organised by UK-based NGO

0 Visits: 269 | Tuesday November 07, 2017 - 17:48:39
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry has rebutted about Somalia Oil, Gas & Mining Summit which International Research Networks (IRN) said have organised to take place March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Militants who killed 23 at Mogadishu hotel used intelligence service ID cards

0 Visits: 253 | Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 15:10:17
NAIROBI — Attackers who stormed a hotel in Mogadishu killing 23 people and wounding more than 30 on Saturday used identity cards from the country's intelligence service to gain access to the building.

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Somalia: Death Toll of Hotel Attack Jumps to 29, Two Senior Security Officials Fired

0 Visits: 227 | Sunday October 29, 2017 - 21:25:11
MOGADISHU — An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said, prompting the government to sack two top security officials over their failure to stop repeated attacks.

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HIPS: Somalia Needs Conciliatory not Confrontational Politics

0 Visits: 346 | Saturday October 28, 2017 - 10:53:25
On October 14 Mogadishu was rocked by the deadliest explosion in its history, killing more than 400 people and injuring hundreds of others. Reliable figures are hard to come by, but the blast, which flattened the buildings around the clogged Zoppe Junction in the Hodan district, has caused mayhem and…

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Somali Minister: ​This Was not 'Just Another Bomb in Mogadishu'. It Will Destroy al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 229 | Tuesday October 24, 2017 - 12:57:08
With more than 350 people killed in this deadly attack, it is time for we Somalis to unite against violent extremism, says the country's minister of information.

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How Many Dead Somalis Does it Take for us to Care?

0 Visits: 276 | Monday October 23, 2017 - 17:10:48
For over a week now, since the shocking attack that killed hundreds of people in Mogadishu, I've been seeking to raise money for the only free ambulance service in the Somali capital.

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Deadliest Ever Bombing Highlights Somalia's Weakness

0 Visits: 217 | Monday October 23, 2017 - 09:49:22
NAIROBI — Last weekend's truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at least 358 people, making it the deadliest in Somalia's history, an attack that analysts say underscores the fragility of the internationally-backed government.

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TV Journalist's Happy Childhood Life in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 315 | Sunday October 22, 2017 - 10:01:31
Our family home in Mogadishu was in an area lined with trees, very green and the sun was always shining. I played on sandy beaches and in the warm, clear sea. I remember balmy summers – wet and humid – and the city had a beautiful whitewashed look because it was built under Italian colonial rule.

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ANALYSIS: The Deadliest Bombing in Somali History Reveals Flaws in Intelligence-gathering Efforts

0 Visits: 241 | Saturday October 21, 2017 - 23:18:42
The size and methods of the latest truck bombing in Mogadishu show how international and Somali government efforts to stop the killings are failing, partly because intelligence gathering to counter such attacks is so disjointed, security sources say.

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A United Front to Fight Against Terrorism and to Improve Security in Somalia

0 Visits: 169 | Saturday October 21, 2017 - 12:26:59
By Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo

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