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Teenager Declines State Job

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:02:45 GMT

[Nation] A sixteen-year-old boy has rejected an appointed as the deputy commissioner of a regional state in Somalia because of security fears.

Somaliland Opens Trade Office in Dubai, to Support Investment With the UAE

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:29:31 GMT

[Shabelle] Somaliland opened on Monday a trade office in Dubai as the country works to boost its trade ties with the UAE.

Court Frees Three Accused of Leaving for Somalia Unlawfully

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:15:01 GMT

[Shabelle] A Mandera court yesterday freed three persons accused of departing the country to Somalia unlawfully.

Al-Shabaab Militants Withdraw From Burdhubo Town

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:58:02 GMT

[Shabelle] The Al-Qaeda-aligned Al Shabaab militants have withdrawn from Burdhubo district in Gedo region in Southern Somalia hours after it capturing it from Somali troops on Monday night.

African Intelligence Chiefs Meet in Uganda Over Terrorism

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:36:58 GMT

[Shabelle] Intelligence and security officers from East Africa are meeting in Kampala to find means of ending armed struggles and terrorism.

Troops Launch a Security Operation in Mogadishu

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:58:33 GMT

[Shabelle] Somali security forces have launched an overnight security operation in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday night after assassinations against security force members.

East African Ministers to Meet in Kenya Over Somali Refugees

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:57:33 GMT

[Shabelle] Ministers from the Eastern African regional bloc IGAD will meet in Nairobi on Thursday on the status of 1 million Somali refugees displaced by nearly three decades of fighting.

Kenyan Police Given Ok to Hold Suspects in Nairobi Courthouse Plot

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:31:33 GMT

[Shabelle] A court ruled Friday that Kenyan police can continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape.

At Least 15 People Killed in Clashes in Central Somalia

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:28:13 GMT

[Shabelle] Clashes in central Somalia between Somali army, Ethiopian troops, and villagers on one side and al-Shabab militants have left at least 15 people dead, witnesses say. The clashes started after armed al-Shabab members tried to impose taxes on residents of villages around the town of Mahas, in the Hiran region.

Somalis Among Over 260 Undocumented Migrants Held in Turkey

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:24:50 GMT

[Shabelle] Turkish security forces arrested 261 undocumented migrants and refugees who were attempting to travel to Europe using illegal routes, security sources said Saturday.

Several Killed in Grenade Attack in Bosaso City

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:05:33 GMT

[Shabelle] At least three people were killed and two others injured Thursday night in a grenade attack in Bosaso, the commercial citu of Somalia's northeastern Puntland region, police said.

Turkey to Rebuild Somali Parliament

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:32:25 GMT

[East African] Somalia has signed an agreement with Turkey to rebuilt the former's parliament in Mogadishu known as the People's House.

Between Stone and a Hard Place

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:49:10 GMT

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia's venture in jointly developing the Port of Berbera with DP World and Somaliland has raised eyebrows from its neighbours in the east and the south. Leaders, both in Djibouti and Somalia, have shown their displeasure, prompting Ethiopia's senior diplomats to shuttle to Djibouti, reports Tamrat G. Giorgis, Fortune Staff Writer.

Japan Pledges U.S.$4.5 Million Humanitarian Aid for Somalia

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:31:25 GMT

[Shabelle] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Win for Non-Local Teachers, Won't Be Posted Near Somalia Border

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:45:39 GMT

[Shabelle] Teachers working along the the-Somalia border have been redeployed to perceived 'safer grounds', a move local leaders called discriminatorily.

E-Dahab Complies With Somaliland Govt Regulations on Money Transfer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:36:46 GMT

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mobile money transfer company eDahab will comply with the new financial regulation set by the Somaliland government which mandates all mobile payments under $100 be made in Somaliland currency.

AMISOM to Aid Hirshabelle Overcome Security Challenges

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:18:36 GMT

[Shabelle] The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira today held discussions with the President of HirShabelle state Mohamed Abdi Waare on the security transition plan by the regional peacekeeping force and how to intensify the war against the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

Somaliland Admin Assembly Denounces Somalia's Parliament Decision

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:53:56 GMT

[Shabelle] The parliament of Somaliland administration has on Tuesday voted to approve the second time the deal between the state and the UAE's DP World over Berbera port investment.

Somaliland - Between Democracy and Prosperity

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:37:00 GMT

[Daily Maverick] Democracy helps keep things together, and radicalism in check, in Somaliland. Democracy in this Muslim country also has to be implemented in an environment beset by poverty, and where Islamic radicalism is an attractive alternative for some. By GREG MILLS & JACO-LOUIS DU PLESSIS.

Senate Debates Berbera Port Agreement

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:18:59 GMT

[Shabelle] The members of Somalia's Upper House chamber of Parliament are set to debate the controversial Berbera port agreement signed between Somaliland and UAE's DP World.

More Than 100 MPs Submit Motion Against Lower House Speaker

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:18:49 GMT

[Shabelle] More than 100 Somali MPs have submitted a motion of no confidence against the speaker of the Lawer house chamber of the Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari on Wednesday.

Mogadishu Residents Urged to Work With Security Agencies

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:18:26 GMT

[Shabelle] The Ministry of Internal security for Somalia's Federal Government has called on local residents in Mogadishu to collaborate with the security agencies in the peace restoration. Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim, the spokesman of the Ministry told reporters in Mogadishu that the security is vital to all citizens in the capital, and urged everyone to contribute to peace.

Jubbaland Forces Launch Offensive Against Al Shabaab Bases

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:44:41 GMT

[Shabelle] Jubbaland state forces have launched an offensive against Al Shabaab bases in Lower Jubba region on Tuesday, authorities said.

Significant Military Movements Spotted Near Mahaday Town

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:03:25 GMT

[Shabelle] Somalia's government has reinforced its troops in Middle Shabelle region following series of Al Shabaab attacks against SNA and AMISOM forces.

Galmudug State Warns Against Illegal Roadblocks in Its Territory

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:03:15 GMT

[Shabelle] Somalia's Federal Member State of Galmudug has warned the freelance militias against setting up illegal roadblocks in its territory.

NISA Forces Carry Out Security Operation in Mogadishu

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:03:07 GMT

[Shabelle] Troops from Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA] were reported to have carried out a massive security operation in Kahda district, south of Mogadishu.

Somali Soldiers Open Fire On Auditor General's Vehicle in Mogadishu

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:59:52 GMT

[Shabelle] Somali security forces have opened fire on a bullet-proof vehicle belonging to the country's auditor general Mohamed Mohamud Afgoye in Mogadishu on Monday morning, witnesses said.

Somali Parliament Votes Against UAE Port Deal

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:43:47 GMT

[East African] The Federal Parliament of Somalia Monday overwhelmingly voted against the Dubai Port Operator (DP World) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operating in the country.

U.S. Spends U.S.$140 Million On Terrorism Fight in East Africa

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:14:28 GMT

[Shabelle] The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is visiting the region, praised the work of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for stabilizing the region.

What US Secretary of State Tillerson Discussed With Djibouti Govt

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:22:26 GMT

[State Department] The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: