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Corruption in Somalia is A Crime Against Development

0 Visits: 194 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 08:46:03
Corruption is defined as the abuse of entrusted power for personal gain, in public and the private sectors. Countries are rated based on assessments of the prevalence of bribery of public officials, stealing of public money and the lack of public anti-corruption efforts.

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Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Kill Five Kenyan Police Officers: Sources

0 Visits: 93 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 21:24:09
NAIROBI - Suspected Somali Islamist militants killed five police officers in an ambush in northeastern Kenya on Tuesday, according to police sources, the latest in a string of deadly attacks.

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OFFICIAL: Somalia Welcomes Al-Shabaab Members Willing to Renounce Terrorism

0 Visits: 257 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 18:12:58
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The Federal Government of Somalia's policy is to welcome those willing to renounce terrorism and want to join the peace process and nation building, according to a statement released by the government today.

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VIDEO: Defected Mukhtar Robow Says He Wants to Help Peaceful Somalia

0 Visits: 189 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 17:29:21
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — After formally defecting to the government, former Al-Shabaab deputy commander Mukhtar Robow Ali has said he wants to pave the way for peaceful Somalia through talks with the government.

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Somalia: Mukhtar Robow Denounces Al-Shabaab Ideology, Thanks Somali Gov't and Western Partners

0 Visits: 193 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 14:12:55
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Former Al-Shabaab deputy commander Mukhtar Robow Ali (Abu Mansur) has publicly denounced Al-Shabaab's violent jihad in his first news conference in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

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Somalia: Activist Detained for Criticizing Government on Facebook

0 Visits: 243 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 13:25:40
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) detained young social activist Harbi Jubbad in Mogadishu over his criticism posts on facebook amid growing pressure on dissent voices in Somalia, friends said.

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Somalia: Lack of President's Signature Forces Military Court to Delay Execution of Killer Soldier

0 Visits: 278 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 10:11:30
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Delayed President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo's signature has forced Somalia's Military Court officials to postpone the execution of convicted killer of late minister Abbas Abdullahi Siraji, court official told Somali Update.

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Somalia: Deputy PM Admits Challenges Facing Reconciliation Efforts

0 Visits: 249 | Monday August 14, 2017 - 20:02:50
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled has admitted that there were considerable challenges facing the government's efforts to carry a nationwide reconciliation and to pave the way for a peaceful post-conflict Somalia.

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Somalia: Car Bomb Kills Taxi Driver Near Mogadishu Airport

0 Visits: 187 | Monday August 14, 2017 - 18:29:58
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — At least one person was killed after a bomb attached to his vehicle went off near Mogadishu Airport on Monday, security officer and eyewitnesses said.

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Somalia: 53 Hirshabelle MPs Submit Motion of No Confidence Against President Osoble

0 Visits: 232 | Monday August 14, 2017 - 10:56:32
JOWHAR (Somali Update Online) — Fifty three lawmakers of the Hirshabelle State Assembly on Sunday submitted a signed motion of no confidence against Hirshabelle state president Ali Abdullahi Osoble hours after 13 ministers and vice resigned from the state's cabinet.

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