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UK starts deploying troops to South Sudan, Somalia

Sudan Tribune - ‎6 hours ago‎
An advance party of 10 soldiers will support the African Union peacekeeping efforts against the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia, Presstv reported. The UK Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon said the deployment of the troops was “another demonstration ...
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Security Council to make Somalia visit ahead of vote

New Vision - ‎14 hours ago‎
The UN Security Council will travel to Somalia this month to show support for elections scheduled in August, Egypt's UN Ambassador and this month's council president, Amr Aboulatta, said Monday.

Kenya Announces to Increase Number of Consulate in Somalia

AllAfrica.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Speaking to the media in Mogadishu Kenyan ambassador to Somalia LukasTumbo has said his country will open consulates in the cities of Kismayo,Garowe, Baidoa and Hargeysa to serve Kenyan nationals working in Somalia. Ambassador Tumbo revealed ...
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First British troops arrive in Somalia as part of UN mission

The Guardian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
British troops have arrived in Somalia as part of efforts to tackle the threat from Islamist militants. The military personnel, the first of up to 70 due to be deployed there this year, are part of a UN peacekeeping mission to counter the extremist ...

Somalia: Special Force Overrun Islamic Militants Training Facility

AllAfrica.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
He added that the force is currently pursuing militants who fled the camp and hiding in the vicinity area. Alshabaab defectors led by British Somali Sheikh Abdulkadir Munin pledge allegiance to ISIS in Somalia in video released online last week.
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Somalia: Journalists Under Attack

Human Rights Watch - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The 74-page report, “'Like Fish in Poisonous Waters': Attacks on Media Freedom in Somalia,” documents killings, threats, and arbitrary detention of journalists since 2014.

A first for Somalia: New report on the state of media freedom in the country - where journalism can be a death wish

Mail & Guardian Africa - ‎May 3, 2016‎
These high figures are because the media in Somalia is being attacked from all sides; the government, the interim regional administrations, and Al-Shabaab have all sought to manipulate the media to shape public opinion and enhance their power at a ...

Somalia: “pirates” or struggling fishermen?

Mareeg Media - ‎18 hours ago‎
Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy for Somalia, says the practice helps fuel the eighteen-year-old civil war in Somalia, as companies pay Somali government ministers and/or militia leaders to dump their waste. “There is no government control . . . and ...

UK at war? SAS in Syria, 25000 ISIS dead, British troops in Somalia & anti-chem tanks on patrol

RT - ‎19 hours ago‎
Syria's not the only place seeing new troops from Britain. A detachment of UK personnel has arrived in Somalia to lead a training mission.
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Nauru refugee Hodan Yasin, from Somalia, who set herself on fire in critical condition

Daily Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A Somali woman named Hodan Yasin, 21, has become the second refugee to set herself on fire at Nauru just days after a fellow refugee died from self-inflicted burns.
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A new Somalia?

Inquirer.net - ‎19 hours ago‎
The release last Sunday of 10 Indonesian seafarers held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf bandit group was good news, but the kind that underlined the bad: Four more Indonesians remain in captivity, at least seven other foreigners have been abducted, and it is ...

Somalia Parliament debates Election Model

Garowe Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
MOGADISHU, Somalia-Lawmakers in Somalia's Federal parliament have begun debating modality adopted for 2016 elections amid talks of possible delay in polls on Tuesday, GaroweOnline reports.

UK Joins Western-Backed Intervention in Somalia

teleSUR English - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A group of British soldiers have been deployed in Somalia in what the United Kingdom government says is part of its efforts to counter terrorism, a justification that Western governments have repeatedly used to launch interventions in the region, The ...

Is the Somalia, Kenya trade, on a leveled playing field?

Geeska Afrika (press release) (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Kenya which has been struggling to support her local industry would gain more by formalizing trade channels with Somalia while the latter would be a bigger beneficiary if the cargo planes delivering khat could take back fish and other commodities and ...

High end interior designer ventures into Somalia

Geeska Afrika (press release) (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
A lot of renovations that are coming about with the new Somalia. We are also looking to train young people in Somalia whom we can work with in the construction business. One of the projects we are in discussion is redesigning of the Al-Jazeera Palace ...

The foundation Somalia must lay down to restore economic stability

Geeska Afrika (press release) (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Somalia needs to attract the kind of domestic and international investment that will make a sustainable contribution to the economy.
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Somalia mosque collapses kills 15 in Mogadishu

BBC News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
It happened during Friday prayers as the building, in the capital Mogadishu, was packed with worshippers. Hundreds of people are reported to have been inside the building when it collapsed and some are still believed to be trapped under the rubble.

Somalia: Second phase of Bosaso airport expansion launched

Horseed Media - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Puntland President Abdiweli Mohammed Ali launched Monday the second phase of the upgrading of Bosaso International Airport, the commercial hub of the Somalia's autonomous region. According to officials, the second phase of the airport expansion ...

Somalia: Puntland launches second phase of Bossaso airport project

Garowe Online - ‎May 2, 2016‎
BOSSASO, Somalia-Puntland government in northern Somalia has launched the second phase of Bossaso airport project at a well-organized event in Bossaso port city on Monday, GaroweOnline reports.

Plans to Revive Agriculture, Make Somalia Food Secure

Geeska Afrika (press release) (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
One of the biggest challenges facing the Somalia Government is how to reorganise the agricultural sector and banish the international image of Somalia as a food insecure country in constant need of international assistance. That Somalia can be food ...
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