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Nigerian Boko Haram fighters trained in Somalia: president

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
"Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of Africa will remain unstable and by and large, the African continent.
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Somalia's president: Many fight for al-Shabab for money

Fox News - ‎11 hours ago‎
MUNICH - Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth.

Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabab claims responsibility for bomb attack on plane

Herald Scotland - ‎20 hours ago‎
Islamist militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which blew a huge hole in the side of a plane in Somalia. The al-Qaeda affiliated group, based in Somalia, released an emailed statement claiming the attack was revenge for ...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Retakes Burweyn After Clash With SNA Troops

AllAfrica.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Heavily armed militants with Al shabaab poured into the strategic area of Burweyn near Bulo-Burde town following a fierce battle with Somali troops.
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Source: 'Sophisticated' laptop bomb on Somali plane got through X-ray machine

CNN - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Lax standards in airport security across Africa and in many developing nations across the world has been the "elephant in the room for a long, long time," an explosives expert with experience in Somalia told CNN on condition of anonymity. "When ...

Somalia's al Shabaab say behind airline bomb blast

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Mogadishu: Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents said on Saturday they were responsible for a blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane last week that the government said was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board.

Somalia: Aid Agency Calls for Funding to Avert Malnutrition in Somalia

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
World Vision, a global humanitarian agency, on Thursday called for increased funding to curb malnutrition in Somalia where some 58,000 children under five are at risk of death.
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Somalia: Why is Al-Shabaab Still A Potent Threat?

International Crisis Group (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Whatever the failings and remedies to be identified, the mission's vulnerabilities ultimately stem from the lack of a political settlement in Somalia. AMISOM is again being forced to up the military ante, in response to Al-Shabaab's tactical switch to ...

Somalia: United Nations Seeks New Approach to Assist Somalia Refugees

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Mogadishu Somalia - A UN special advisor has called for a new approach to humanitarian support to address the problem of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia. The UN Secretary-General's Representative on the Human Rights of Internally ...

Somalia's al Shabaab say behind airline blast

The Daily Star - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
A delegation from the African Union Commission, led by Maj. Gen. Francis Okello from the Peace Support Operations Division, arrives in the Somali port city of Marka, Lower Shabelle Region on a security assessment mission on February 12, 2016.
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Somalia plane blast: airport worker 'handed device to bombing suspect'

The Guardian - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Video footage analysed as part of Somalia's investigation into an explosion that blew a hole in a passenger plane shows two men handing what looks like a laptop to the suspected bomber after he passed through security, a government spokesman has said.
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'Suicide bomber' on Somalia plane was meant to board Turkish flight

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo's chief executive said on Monday.

Somalia: Life goes on at Mogadishu's Lido beach despite recent carnage

Horseed Media - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
If the al-Shabaab militants who launched a deadly assault at the popular Lido beach of Mogadishu last month hoped to inspire fear, they seem to have failed.

Somalia's Islamic Extremist Rebels, Al-Shabab, Say They Bombed a Commercial Passenger Jet Earlier This Month ...

ABC News - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Somalia's Islamic Extremist Rebels, Al-Shabab, Say They Bombed a Commercial Passenger Jet Earlier This Month That Forced the Plane to Make an Emergency Landing.

Somalia team yet to win a match in World Bandy Championship

Horseed Media - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
China-Somalia-teams Somalia's national Bandy team participating in the world championship taking place in Russia is yet to win a match since the competition started.

Somalia: Hundreds hold protest at Kenyan embassy in London over killing of civilians

Horseed Media - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Hundreds of Somali demonstrators staged a rally in front of the Kenyan embassy in London to condemn the recent deadly airstrikes by the Kenyan military in South-western Somalia that claimed the lives of dozens of civilians. Demonstrators, holding ...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Recruits in Children's Home

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Al Shabaab operatives are recruiting orphans between three and 15 years in a Mombasa orphanage, Kenyan security agents have said. Intelligence reports indicate police discovered four Shabaab-linked youth arrested enroute to Somalia early this year ...
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Somalia: Closing Up Regulatory Gaps Key in Somalia's Fight Against Al-Shabaab

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Improvements have also been seen in Somalia's security situation, with United Nations envoy Nicholas Kay recently saying that the country is steadily recovering.
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States' Meddling Foments Lengthy Somalia Conflict

The Star, Kenya - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
One area that has suffered for long is the Horn of Africa - Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti. It has faced inter-state conflicts, protracted political and civil strife and terrorism.
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New questions for African force in Somalia

BBC News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The African Union force in Somalia is facing new questions following last month's attack on a Kenyan military base, which al-Shabab says killed more than 100 soldiers.
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