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Somali Army Kill Three al-Shabaab Fighters in New Offensive

0 Visits: 164 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 17:13:07
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Three al-Qaeda linked militant group al-Shabaab were fighters killed and four others injured on Thursday in an offensive operations against the group carried out by Somali forces near Basra village in Middle Shabelle region.

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Mohamed Abshir Musa: Leader of Somali Independence Movement

0 Visits: 219 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 10:39:41
MINNESOTA — In one of the world's most war-torn countries, Gen. Mohamed Abshir Musa was a peacemaker.

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Somaliland: From Fighting Famine to Election Fever

0 Visits: 256 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 09:36:30
HARGEISA — For most of this year, I have been reporting on the catastrophic drought which has gripped Somaliland for almost three years, a drought which has also affected huge areas of Puntland and Somalia.

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Al-Shabaab Increasingly Recruiting and Radicalising Girls in Somalia, UN Report Shows

0 Visits: 417 | Friday November 10, 2017 - 20:26:51
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The role of women and girls in the militant group Al-Shabaab became an increasing focus of international actors, says a report by the United Nations Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group, a body tasked by the Security Council mandate.

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Eritrea 'Support' for Al-Shabaab Unprovable, U.N. Experts Want Sanctions Lifted

0 Visits: 560 | Friday November 10, 2017 - 15:09:18
NEW YORK — Eritrea's alleged support for Somalia-based insurgent group Al-Shabaab cannot be proved according to a report by a United Nations team of experts.

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Somalia's Government Can Generate Revenue for Public Services if Regulations, Reforms are Put in Place

0 Visits: 118 | Friday November 10, 2017 - 14:56:27
MOGADISHU — Reform communications explains and promotes reforms to all concerned audiences, and ensures consistency, balance, and participation, all the way from a reform's design to its implementation.

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U.S Military Says Several Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in Air Strike in Somalia's Bay Region

0 Visits: 157 | Friday November 10, 2017 - 09:34:25
NAIROBI — The US military announced Thursday it had killed "several militants" in an airstrike against Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia.

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International Criminal Court Backs Burundi Investigation

0 Visits: 83 | Thursday November 09, 2017 - 22:10:37
AMSTERDAM — The International Criminal Court approved a prosecution request on Thursday to investigate war crimes allegedly committed in Burundi by the government and government-linked groups against political foes from April 2015 to October 2017.

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U.N Says IS Footprint Spreading in Northern Somalia

0 Visits: 143 | Thursday November 09, 2017 - 10:56:53
NAIROBI — A militant faction loyal to Islamic State (IS) has increased its following in northern Somalia from a few dozen last year to up to 200 this year, a U.N. report said, days after the group came under U.S. air attack for the first time.

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Sustainable Energy Forum in Mogadishu Highlights Importance of Somalia's Private Sector

0 Visits: 180 | Thursday November 09, 2017 - 07:45:32
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Government officials, representatives from local states, United Nations, and local and international private sector have met this week in Mogadishu for a two-day, first of its kind forum on increasing access to sustainable energy in Somalia.

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