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Car bomb kills Somali regional lawmaker in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) – A Somali regional lawmaker was killed when a bomb hidden in his car exploded in as he drove through the Somali capital, officials said Thursday.

Chinese envoy calls for more int'l support for Somalia

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked the international community to provide more support for Somalia in security capacity building and humanitarian and socio-economic development aid.
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Chinese envoy calls for more int'l support for Somalia

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked the international community to provide more support for Somalia in security capacity building and humanitarian and socio-economic development aid.

Floods destroy farms, rob farmers of livelihoods in Hargeisa

Mr President and a huge thank you to our briefers, Mr Zenega and Mr Madeira and to the Assistant Secretary-General. It’s very good to have this. It’s the first briefings we’ve had since UNSOM’s mandate was renewed.
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Floods destroy farms, rob farmers of livelihoods in Hargeisa

Mr President and a huge thank you to our briefers, Mr Zenega and Mr Madeira and to the Assistant Secretary-General. It’s very good to have this. It’s the first briefings we’ve had since UNSOM’s mandate was renewed.

Metro Transit police make history with entire shift made up of Somali-American officers

History was made this past weekend when, for the first time, Metro Transit police had a shift made up entirely of Somali-American officers.
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Metro Transit police make history with entire shift made up of Somali-American officers

History was made this past weekend when, for the first time, Metro Transit police had a shift made up entirely of Somali-American officers.

The proxy wars behind Kenya, Somalia rows

The fight for resources by Somali leaders has put Kenya’s interests at risk, with the Somali Parliament pushing for the withdrawal of the Kenya Defence Forces.
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The proxy wars behind Kenya, Somalia rows

The fight for resources by Somali leaders has put Kenya’s interests at risk, with the Somali Parliament pushing for the withdrawal of the Kenya Defence Forces.

EU Makes These 3 Demands On Boeing 737 Max As Top Airline Backs Plane

European regulators made strict demands on the Boeing 737 Max as the FAA meets with other aviation authorities Thursday to discuss when the Boeing (BA) plane can re-enter service. American Airlines (AAL) backed the 737 Max as carrier hold a separate meeting
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EU Makes These 3 Demands On Boeing 737 Max As Top Airline Backs Plane

European regulators made strict demands on the Boeing 737 Max as the FAA meets with other aviation authorities Thursday to discuss when the Boeing (BA) plane can re-enter service. American Airlines (AAL) backed the 737 Max as carrier hold a separate meeting today.

Breaking Silence, James Mattis Warns Trump Against War With Iran

In his first public remarks since leaving the White House in December, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned against U.S. military escalation toward Iran, opting for diplomacy over force.
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Breaking Silence, James Mattis Warns Trump Against War With Iran

In his first public remarks since leaving the White House in December, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned against U.S. military escalation toward Iran, opting for diplomacy over force.

Somalis escape to the beach and a new floating restaurant

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Few restaurateurs consider the threat of piracy in their plans but Abdulkadir Mohamed did so for his La Lanterna floating restaurant now moored off Mogadishu’s popular Lido beach.
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Somalis escape to the beach and a new floating restaurant

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Few restaurateurs consider the threat of piracy in their plans but Abdulkadir Mohamed did so for his La Lanterna floating restaurant now moored off Mogadishu’s popular Lido beach.

Thai operators found guilty of IUU fishing in Somalia

Thailand's criminal court has handed down a guilty verdict, and fines totaling over $16 million, to six defendants accused of operating an illegal vessel in Thai waters.
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Thai operators found guilty of IUU fishing in Somalia

Thailand's criminal court has handed down a guilty verdict, and fines totaling over $16 million, to six defendants accused of operating an illegal vessel in Thai waters.

Suicide car bomb kills at least 6 in Somalia's capital

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least six people near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital on Wednesday, police said.
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Suicide car bomb kills at least 6 in Somalia's capital

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least six people near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital on Wednesday, police said.

Islamic State, largely defeated at home, is rebuilding in Africa

Sitting cross-legged with a Kalashnikov rifle by his side, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State, used his first video appearance in five years to reassure his followers that he was far from defeated.
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Islamic State, largely defeated at home, is rebuilding in Africa

Sitting cross-legged with a Kalashnikov rifle by his side, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State, used his first video appearance in five years to reassure his followers that he was far from defeated.

Oil blocks: Kenya flexes muscle in row with Somalia

Kenya is flexing its diplomatic muscles in its row with Somalia, which it accuses of continuing to violate its territorial waters rich in hydrocarbons by launching investment programmes in the disputed area.
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Oil blocks: Kenya flexes muscle in row with Somalia

Kenya is flexing its diplomatic muscles in its row with Somalia, which it accuses of continuing to violate its territorial waters rich in hydrocarbons by launching investment programmes in the disputed area.

Mogadishu blast: explosion reported in Somalia's capital

An explosion near Somalia's old parliament in Mogadishu sent a pile of smoke and dust billowing into the sky on Wednesday, local news outlets reported.
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Mogadishu blast: explosion reported in Somalia's capital

An explosion near Somalia's old parliament in Mogadishu sent a pile of smoke and dust billowing into the sky on Wednesday, local news outlets reported.

Somali ex-colonel ordered to pay $500,000 for torturing teenager in 1987

A former Somali army colonel who has been living and working for decades in Northern Virginia had engaged in torture in his homeland and must pay his victim half a million dollars, a jury in Alexandria found Tuesday.
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Somali ex-colonel ordered to pay $500,000 for torturing teenager in 1987

A former Somali army colonel who has been living and working for decades in Northern Virginia had engaged in torture in his homeland and must pay his victim half a million dollars, a jury in Alexandria found Tuesday.

US troops, nonprofit trainers and a 'Lightning Brigade’ battle for Somalia

U.S. government forces and a contractor with an unorthodox investment strategy have fanned out over Somalia to fight al-Shabaab by building a force of local light infantry known as the Danab — and they’re likely to continue doing so for years to come.
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US troops, nonprofit trainers and a 'Lightning Brigade’ battle for Somalia

U.S. government forces and a contractor with an unorthodox investment strategy have fanned out over Somalia to fight al-Shabaab by building a force of local light infantry known as the Danab — and they’re likely to continue doing so for years to come.

Jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for torture

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A jury has found a northern Virginia man who once served as a colonel in the Somali Army responsible for torturing a man more than 30 years ago as part of a government campaign to repress its perceived enemies.
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Jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for torture

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A jury has found a northern Virginia man who once served as a colonel in the Somali Army responsible for torturing a man more than 30 years ago as part of a government campaign to repress its perceived enemies.

Etobicoke students pack water purification kits for Somali families

West Humber Collegiate social justice club students will help provide families in Somalia with clean water and personal hygiene kits.
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Etobicoke students pack water purification kits for Somali families

West Humber Collegiate social justice club students will help provide families in Somalia with clean water and personal hygiene kits.

Somali Journalists Calls for the unconditional release of journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls Somaliland’s Supreme Court to quash charges against journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon and release him unconditionally.
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Somali Journalists Calls for the unconditional release of journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls Somaliland’s Supreme Court to quash charges against journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon and release him unconditionally.

Govt rules out talks with Shabaab over abducted Cuban doctors

The Kenyan government will not negotiate with Al-Shabaab militants for the release of the two abducted Cuban doctors, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said Tuesday.
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Govt rules out talks with Shabaab over abducted Cuban doctors

The Kenyan government will not negotiate with Al-Shabaab militants for the release of the two abducted Cuban doctors, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said Tuesday.

Kenya refutes claims 3 Somali diplomatic passport holders denied entry

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 – Kenya has refuted claims that airport officials in Nairobi denied three Somali diplomatic passports holders entry into the country on Monday.
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Kenya refutes claims 3 Somali diplomatic passport holders denied entry

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 – Kenya has refuted claims that airport officials in Nairobi denied three Somali diplomatic passports holders entry into the country on Monday.

What went wrong with the Somali National Army?

For over a decade, a dozen states and multilateral organizations have invested considerable time, effort, equipment, and hundreds of millions of dollars to build an effective Somali National Army (SNA). So far, they’ve failed.
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What went wrong with the Somali National Army?

For over a decade, a dozen states and multilateral organizations have invested considerable time, effort, equipment, and hundreds of millions of dollars to build an effective Somali National Army (SNA). So far, they’ve failed.

Federal gov't and its states have no power to decide elections, Somali polling agency

Somali National Independent Electoral Commission has reiterated its authenticity and responsibility to hold elections in Somalia.
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Federal gov't and its states have no power to decide elections, Somali polling agency

Somali National Independent Electoral Commission has reiterated its authenticity and responsibility to hold elections in Somalia.

Kenya’s arrogance on Somalia must be confronted

Kenya recently accused Somalia of deliberately misleading the world as it alleged Somalia to have auctioned oil and gas blocks in Kenya’s maritime territory and has called Somalia’s actions as an ‘act of aggression”.
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Kenya’s arrogance on Somalia must be confronted

Kenya recently accused Somalia of deliberately misleading the world as it alleged Somalia to have auctioned oil and gas blocks in Kenya’s maritime territory and has called Somalia’s actions as an ‘act of aggression”.

Sacuudiga oo sheegay in gantaal lagu soo weeraray magaalada barakaysan ee Makkah

Dowladda Sacuudiga ayaa maanta sheegtay in kooxda Xuutiyiinta dalka Yemen inay gantaal kusoo tureen magaalada barakaysan ee Makkah, balse dhexda laga qabtay. Taleefishinka Al-Arabiya ee Sacuudiga uu leeyahay, oo soo xiganaya goobjoogeyaal, ayaa maanta sheega
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Sacuudiga oo sheegay in gantaal lagu soo weeraray magaalada barakaysan ee Makkah

Dowladda Sacuudiga ayaa maanta sheegtay in kooxda Xuutiyiinta dalka Yemen inay gantaal kusoo tureen magaalada barakaysan ee Makkah, balse dhexda laga qabtay. Taleefishinka Al-Arabiya ee Sacuudiga uu leeyahay, oo soo xiganaya goobjoogeyaal, ayaa maanta sheegay in ciidamada difaaca Sacuudiga ay hawada magaalooyinka Taa’if iyo Jeddah ka qabteen laba gantaal oo nooca ballistic ah. Mid ka […] The post Sacuudiga oo sheegay in gantaal lagu soo weeraray magaalada barakaysan ee Makkah appeared first on Wararka Caalamka.

Aqriso: Jadwalka cusub ee imtixaanka shahaadiga ee DF oo shaaca laga qaaday

Wasaaradda Waxbarashada, Hiddaha iyo Tacliinta Sare ee Xukuumadda federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa soo saartay Jadwalka cusub ee Imtixaanka Shahaadiga Dugsiyada sare ee dalka. Imtixaanka sanad dugsiyeedka 2018-2019 ayaa waxaa uu bilaaban doonaa Maalin Isniin ah oo
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Aqriso: Jadwalka cusub ee imtixaanka shahaadiga ee DF oo shaaca laga qaaday

Wasaaradda Waxbarashada, Hiddaha iyo Tacliinta Sare ee Xukuumadda federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa soo saartay Jadwalka cusub ee Imtixaanka Shahaadiga Dugsiyada sare ee dalka. Imtixaanka sanad dugsiyeedka 2018-2019 ayaa waxaa uu bilaaban doonaa Maalin Isniin ah oo Taariikhdu tahay 27-ka Bisha May ee 2019,isla markaana Imtixaankan ayaa waxaa uu yahay mid ku celis ah,kadib markii uu fashilmay […] The post Aqriso: Jadwalka cusub ee imtixaanka shahaadiga ee DF oo shaaca laga qaaday appeared first on Wararka Caalamka.

U.S. college graduating class stunned as billionaire vows to pay their student loans

A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __ estimated at up to $40 million.
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U.S. college graduating class stunned as billionaire vows to pay their student loans

A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __ estimated at up to $40 million.

Somali regional gov accuses Ethiopia embassy of “colonial tactics”

Somali state government advisor accused the Ethiopian embassy in London of using “colonial tactics” to divide Somali diaspora by clan.
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Somali regional gov accuses Ethiopia embassy of “colonial tactics”

Somali state government advisor accused the Ethiopian embassy in London of using “colonial tactics” to divide Somali diaspora by clan.

Senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to Somali government

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior leader of militant group al-Shabab surrendered to Somali government forces on Saturday, an official said on Sunday.
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Senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to Somali government

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior leader of militant group al-Shabab surrendered to Somali government forces on Saturday, an official said on Sunday.

Turkey and the New Scramble for Africa: Ottoman Designs or Unfounded Fears?

“The Horn of Africa will be the first casualty,” opined one dejected Somali, shaking his head. He might have been talking about terrorism, or climate change, or the famines that have more than once devastated his region. Instead he was referring to a toxi
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Turkey and the New Scramble for Africa: Ottoman Designs or Unfounded Fears?

“The Horn of Africa will be the first casualty,” opined one dejected Somali, shaking his head. He might have been talking about terrorism, or climate change, or the famines that have more than once devastated his region. Instead he was referring to a toxic new contagion imported from the Middle East—the Gulf crisis that, since 2017, has pitted Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain against Qatar and its ally Turkey. That feud is now infecting the Horn, a neighborhood already fighting to cure its own long-standing ills.

Twin Cities man who pulled gun on Somali teens sentenced

MINNEAPOLIS - A man who pleaded guilty tp pulling a gun on a group of young Somalis inside a McDonald's in a Minneapolis suburb has been sentenced.
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Twin Cities man who pulled gun on Somali teens sentenced

MINNEAPOLIS - A man who pleaded guilty tp pulling a gun on a group of young Somalis inside a McDonald's in a Minneapolis suburb has been sentenced.

AMISOM and Somali security stakeholders review joint operations

The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire convened a high-level meeting to review joint operations against Al-Shabaab and evaluate progress on the transfer of security responsibilities to the Somali Security Forces in line with the Somali Transition Pl
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AMISOM and Somali security stakeholders review joint operations

The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire convened a high-level meeting to review joint operations against Al-Shabaab and evaluate progress on the transfer of security responsibilities to the Somali Security Forces in line with the Somali Transition Plan.

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