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Somaliland Election: Social Media to be Blocked to Keep Poll Free of "Fake News"

0 Visits: 291 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 20:40:15
HARGEISA — Somaliland, the self-declared republic in northwestern Somalia, has announced it will restrict access to social media sites during its upcoming presidential elections.

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How to Deal with Al-Shabaab? — Thinking Outside of the Box

0 Visits: 259 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 15:49:16
October 14, 2017, a truck loaded with explosives exploded at the center of Mogadishu leaving about 400 deaths and about 500 injures. This was one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world since 9/11.

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Somalia Attends Continental Poll Bodies Forum in Kigali (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 159 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 11:08:45
KIGALI, Rwanda (Somali Update Online) — Somalia's electoral body has for the first time attended the 4th annual continental forum on Election Management Bodies which concluded recently in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Somali Government Acknowledges UN Report on Somalia

0 Visits: 367 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 09:38:38
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somalia's Federal Government acknowledges the report by the Somalia & Eritrea Monitoring Group and is currently reviewing the findings.

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Ethiopian PM: Peace Established in Oromia-Somali Regional States Common Boundary

0 Visits: 344 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 01:11:39
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Peace has largely been established in the border areas of Oromia and Somali regional states, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday.

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Kenya: Mandera Buses Resume Operation After Weeklong Suspension

0 Visits: 206 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 00:05:00
NAIROBI, Kenya — Mandera buses plying Mandera-Nairobi route have officially resumed operations on Saturday after a week of paralyzed services due to insecurity, bus operators confirmed.

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Somalia: 81 Militants Killed, Explosives Making Material Destroyed in Airstrikes in Southern Region

0 Visits: 104 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 23:45:39
MOGADISHU — The Somali government said on Saturday that at least 81 Islamist militants were killed in two new security operations in Jilib, in Middle Juba of southern Somalia, according to Information Minister.

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Former al-Shabaab Leader Hassan Dahir Aweys Justifies Insurgency, Says Wants Govt without Western Interference in Somalia

0 Visits: 309 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 21:07:22
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Hassan Dahir Aweys, former al-Shabaab leader who is under house arrest for over two years in Mogadishu disagreed with Federal government over al-Shabaab ideology claiming the group wants to form Islamic government in Somalia without the interference of western powers.

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Uganda to Deploy 5,000 non-African Union Troops in Somalia

0 Visits: 353 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 17:56:11
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Ugandan military on Thursday announced it was ready to deploy 5,000 troops to Somalia not under the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) mandate for all-out offensive operations against the al-Shabaab militants.

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Nairobi Oil & Gas Organiser Claims Has Somalia's Nod to the Summit Amid Controversy

0 Visits: 473 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 17:27:22
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — International Research Networks (IRN) has responded to Somali ministry Petroleum's disassociation with the controversial Oil and Gas Summit noting it had received a go-ahead signal from Federal government two months ago.

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