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UN, Partners Seek U.S.$1.6 Billion to Protect Millions of Lives From Drought

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:23:06 GMT

[UN News] While Somalia, with the international community's help, averted famine last year, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement must still be found, the United Nations office in the country said Wednesday, launching the 2018 humanitarian response plan, which calls for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million people.



Ethiopia Committed to Somaliland Peace, Stability - Hailemariam Desalegn

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:01:40 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Somaliland President Musa Behi Abdi held discussions on various issues here in Addis yesterday.Prime Minister Hailemariam stated his country's commitment to Somaliland's peace and stability, saying, "Ethiopia is working aggressively to dismantle Al-Shabaab from the surrounding since it is our common enemy." The PM also underscored that any incident in Somaliland will have direct and indirect impact on Ethiopia.



Inside Somalia's Wars

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:41:25 GMT

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -When I flew to Mogadishu, Somalia's sandy capital, on December 16, 2017; I was filled with a heady mix of anxiety and excitement because of the image we all have of Somalia; bomb wreckages, lone wolf assassins, and Al Shabaab Muslim militants lurking in the shadows everywhere.



Al-Shabaab Forcing Children as Young as 8 to Fight - HRW

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:42:58 GMT

[Deutsche Welle] "We are taking them for Jihad," al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group Human Rights Watch has documented the evidence.



Al Shabaab Denounces Ex-Spokesman As Apostate Who Could Be Killed

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:20:06 GMT

[Shabelle] Al Shabaab militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to the government side was an apostate who could be killed.



Lamu Residents Propose Security Measures to Curb Terrorism On Roads and Border Areas

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:18:52 GMT

[Shabelle] Lamu residents want KDF soldiers and not police to escort passenger buses to curb al-Shabaab attacks on the Lamu Garsen road.



Residents Threatened to Hand Over Boys, Girls to Al-Shabaab

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:21:43 GMT

[HRW] Nairobi -The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has threatened and abducted civilians in Somalia's Bay region to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training in recent months.



Mogadishu Mayor Arrives in Dhusamareb Ahead of President's Visit

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:49:35 GMT

[Shabelle] Thabit Abdi Mohamed, the mayor of Mogadishu and Governor of Benadir region has on Monday arrived in the central town of Dhusamareb ahead of Somali President's visit.



Somalia's Pioneer Female Recording Artiste Dalays Dies in Toronto

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:38:26 GMT

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia government on Monday announced the death of the country's first female recording artist Khadija Abdullahi Ali Aamey "Dalays".



Veteran Somali Singer Dies

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:05:20 GMT

[East African] Veteran Somali female singer Khadija Abdullahi alias Dalays has died in Toronto, Canada.



Al Shabaab Attacks Military Bases Near Baidoa Town

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:22:23 GMT

[Shabelle] Heavily armed Al Shabaab militants have launched a daring attack on several Somali military bases near Baidoa city, the interim seat of Southwest State on Tuesday.



Roadside Bomb Hits Somali Police Vehicle in Mogadishu

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:20:40 GMT

[Shabelle] Several soldiers were wounded after a roadside bomb hit a Police vehicle carrying an official at Florence junction in Mogadishu's Wardhigley district, witnesses said.



Ethiopia Boosting Economic Relations With Neighbors

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:13:02 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the practice of Ethiopia's economic diplomacy focuses on neighboring countries that have significant contributions and return to ensure sustainable and fast economic growth. Apart from the nearby economic relations, many Asian and some European countries are targets to promote cross-border trade relations.



Farmaajo to Officially Endorse Galmudug-ASWJ Power Sharing Deal

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:59:10 GMT

[Dalsan Radio] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmaajo" is expected to attend a ceremony and conference to mark the merger of Ahlu Sunna Wa Jamaa and Galmudug administration that will be held in Dhusamareb, the administrative capital of the State this week, Radio Dalsan reports.



Galmudug Chief Minister Wants Al- Shabaab Wiped Out Before 2022 Polls

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:14:13 GMT

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's central state of Galmudug wants the Federal government and the public to come up with an immediate strategy to wipe out militant group Alshabaab from the region before the 2022 elections, Radio Dalsan reports.



Family Mourns Woman Killed By Shabaab in Lamu Attack

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:33:30 GMT

[Nation] The family of a woman who was killed in an attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Nyongoro, Lamu County is devastated by the death.



Al-Shabaab Ambush Lamu Village, Give Radical Lecture

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:52:16 GMT

[Nation] Tension is high at Ishakani Village in Lamu East Sub-County after a group of about 100 heavily armed suspected Al-Shabaab militants ambushed the village on Sunday morning and preached to the residents for about one hour.



Five Government Soldiers Injured in Mogadishu Blast

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:13:21 GMT

[Shabelle] At least five Somali Federal government soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Mogadishu on Sunday morning, witnesses said.



Justice Minister Admits Challenges in Legal System As Jowhar Family Demands Release of Kin

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:12:46 GMT

[Dalsan Radio] Somali Minister of Justice Hassan Hussein Haji on Sunday admitted that reforms were needed to improve the court system in the country following numerous complaints from the public.



For the First Time, Rapists May Face 30 Years in Jail in Somaliland

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:17:42 GMT

[Shabelle] Somaliland has passed its first law against rape, in a bid by the new government of the breakaway region to crack down on violence against women, a senior official said on Wednesday.



UN Envoy for Somalia Calls for Calm and Dialogue Following Clashes

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:11:06 GMT

[Shabelle] The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has called for calm and dialogue amid reports of clashes between security forces from 'Somaliland' and neighbouring Puntland.



Turkey, Somalia Sign Economic Partnership Pact

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:13:50 GMT

[Shabelle] Turkey and Somalia on Friday signed a pact to boost their strategic economic partnership.



Somalis Abused by U.S. Immigration Await Possible Deportation

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:57:54 GMT

[American Civil Liberties Union] Rahim Mohamed's daughter was born in October, but the 32-year old father, who has been detained in immigration custody since April, has not seen or held her. If Immigration and Customs Enforcement has its way, he won't get that chance.



Somaliland's New President Has Work to Do

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:06:23 GMT

[ISS] With the inauguration of Muse Bihi Abdi on 13 December 2017, Somaliland's oft-delayed presidential election process officially ended. The Kulmiye party retained power, but the president changed for the third time in 14 years - impressive for an unrecognised nation, all the more so considering the neighbourhood it's in.



Somali Government Calls for an End to the Conflict in Sool Region

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:52:55 GMT

[Shabelle] The Federal Government of Somalia has released a statement on Wednesday over the escalating tension between Puntland and Somaliland in Sool region.



Al Shabaab Deputy Chief in U.S. List of Global Terrorists

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:18:24 GMT

[East African] The US has added jihadist Al-Shabaab's deputy leader to its list of global terrorists.



Roadside Bomb Hits Military Vehicle in Mogadishu, No Casualties

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:27:20 GMT

[Shabelle] A bomb explosion was heard Tuesday morning in parts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu which was targeted the government forces, witnesses and Police said.



Somali, AU Forces Launch Clean-Up Operation to Remove Roadblocks in Hiran

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:03:29 GMT

[Shabelle] Somali Federal forces with AMISOM peacekeepers are clearing road barriers between Beledweyne Mahaas and Mataban towns in Hiran region which falls under HirShabelle state.



Puntland President Vows to Respond With 'Brute Force' Against Tukaraq Attack

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:03:05 GMT

[Shabelle] Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" has vowed to retaliate with "brute force" against the attack on Tukaraq town in Sool region by Somaliland forces last Monday.



"Somaliland Will Pay for Attack, We Will Defend Our Country," Puntland President Gaas Warns

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:50:06 GMT

[Dalsan Radio] Puntland late Tuesday issued a stern warning to neighbouring Somaliland following the capture of the strategic town of Tukaraq.