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Differences in aid levels to Somalia are mind-boggling

Financial Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
It notes that Turkey was the third-largest assistance provider to Somalia in 2013-14 after the US and the UK, followed by Sweden, Norway, Japan, Denmark, Canada, Germany and Finland.
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Daallo Airlines blast: Somalia sentences two to life in prison

BBC News - ‎May 30, 2016‎
A military court in Somalia has sentenced two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February.
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Somalia: AMISOM plays down EU budget cut concerns

Deutsche Welle - ‎19 hours ago‎
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was created by the African Union on January 19, 2007 as a regional peacekeeping mission with the approval of the United Nations.
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Doors Open to Foreign Banks in Somalia After Half-Century Hiatus

Bloomberg - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Six commercial banks with assets of $194 million and deposits of $143 million operate in Somalia, mostly concentrated in the capital, Mogadishu, according to the IMF.

East Africa: Dar-Based Trader Eyes Somalia Presidency

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Arusha - A Dar es Salaam-based businessman says he will vie for presidency in Somalia in September this year. Mr Mohamed A. Nur,who is the CEO of City Garden Group of Companies, told The Citizen yesterday that he would present his name to the ...
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Somalia: Why the International Community Should Recognise Somaliland

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 29, 2016‎
On May 18, I was invited to Somaliland to participate in celebrations of her independence from Somalia on May 18, 1991, after entering into a legally non-binding union with Somalia in 1960. The celebration displayed incredible colour, joy, pomp and ...
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Somalia: Political leaders kick off key election talks

Garowe Online - ‎May 29, 2016‎
MOGADISHU, Somalia-Somali political leaders have convened at Mogadishu's Villa Somalia for key talks focused on the electoral transition by August this year on Sunday, Garowe Online reports.
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Somalia reaps rewards of Ankara's investment

Financial Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Over the past five years, Turkey has committed $400m in aid to Somalia, according to government figures. The sum reflects its transformation from a net recipient of humanitarian aid to one of the world's biggest donors - a turning point reached in 2013.
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The Main Reason Not to Close Dadaab Camp: Somali's Safety in Somalia

Crossmap - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Back in February, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki spoke at London Conference on Somalia and told the attending leaders that the overcrowded Dadaab camps have posed "growing and serious security threats to Kenya and the region," requesting assistance ...

Somalia: 60 Years Old Becomes Social Media Icon for Attending Final Secondary School Exams

AllAfrica.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
60 years old Ahmadey Saney has become talk of the day in the social media in Somalia and across the globe for attending final Somalia secondary school exams. His photos with other students in exam room in Balcad exam centre went viral on twitter and ...
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Kenya refugee camps: Somalia president warns against closure

BBC News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Somalia's president has called for "a better way" to bring home refugees from his country, with Kenya insisting that it will go ahead with its plan to close the world's largest refugee camp.

Somalia: Puntland caretaker Police Chief takes over following Bossaso shootout

Garowe Online - ‎May 29, 2016‎
GAROWE, Somalia-Newly-appointed interim Police Commissioner Abdulkadir Farah Shire (Ereg) has taken over from outgoing predecessor Abdirizak Mohamud Yusuf whom PuntlandPresident sacked on May 15 for deadly Bossaso shootout, Garowe Online ...

Nat'l Army Commander detained in central Somalia

Garowe Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
BELEDWEYNE, Somalia-Security forces in central Beledweyne town have put the commander of Somali National Army (SNA) units in Galgadud region behind bars on suspicion of murder on Monday, Garowe Online reports.
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Why Africa Can't Afford to Give Up on Somalia's Peacekeeping Force Yet

Newsweek - ‎May 27, 2016‎
AMISOM soldiers patrol in Mogadishu AMISOM soldiers patrol in the Somali capital Mogadishu, April 12, 2015. The 22,000-strong force plays a crucial role in maintaining security in Somalia, in the face of a looming threat from Al-Shabab. Mohamed ...
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Ifrah Ahmed: helping Somalia's government end FGM

The Guardian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
At 17 years old, Ifrah Ahmed left Somalia because of the war. With the help of medical professionals in Ireland, her new home, she came to terms with the horror of Female Genital Mutilation she underwent at eight years old.

Somalia: NUSOJ Secretary General Welcomed in Nairobi, Pledges Reforms

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 30, 2016‎
The President of the federal republic of Somalia, the Prime Minister, UN agencies in the country, civil society and among others have welcomed the results of the national union for Somali Journalists which has experienced leadership wrangles before.
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Somalia condemns terrorist bombings in Tartous and Jableh in syria

Mareeg Media - ‎22 hours ago‎
In a statement on Sunday, the Somali Embassy in Damascus affirmed Somalia's support for and solidarity with the Syrian people and government in confronting all attempts that aim at destabilizing the security and stability of Syria, noting that these ...

Colorado veteran honors friends lost in Somalia

The Denver Channel - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Lee Van Arsdale's backyard is a lot different than what he heard in the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, 22 years ago. "There was firing going on almost from the first second we landed there,” Arsdale told Denver7 reporter Sally Mamdooh.
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IMF sets program to help Somalia rebuild from civil war

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The International Monetary Fund said Friday it would provide an oversight program for Somalia to help bolster the recovery of the country's war-devastated economy.
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