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SOMALIA President “Conflict in Taleh should be solved through dialogue and peaceful means

(April 17, 2014)

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia today calls upon all concerned stakeholders to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Taleh district and said,
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SOMALIA: Somali Prime Minister meets with the traditional elders and women’s groups of Jubba

The Prime Minister of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and a delegation he is leading have been in Kismayo, the capital of the Interim Jubba Administration, on an official visit since Saturday, April 11th
(April 16, 2014)

KENYA: Kenya to deport 225 illegal immigrants

Kenya will deport 225 illegal immigrants from various countries arrested during the ongoing security crackdown, police have said. 412 others are set to be transferred to designated refugee camps while 313 have so far been
(April 16, 2014)
CPJ: Deliberate murders land Syria on 2014 Impunity Index

CPJ: Deliberate murders land Syria on 2014 Impunity Index

New York, April 16, 2014-Targeted murders of journalists in Syria landed the war-torn country for the first time on the Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual Impunity Index released today. Syria joins Iraq, Somalia, the Philippines,
(April 16, 2014)
‘UPDF instructors trained Al-Shabaab fighters’

Uganda: ‘UPDF instructors trained Al-Shabaab fighters’

UPDF instructors trained ten Al-Shabaab fighters using African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) facilities on instructions from their commanders. Lance Corporal, Jackson Byabagambi, told the General Court Martial in Makindye, a Kampala suburb, Tuesday that
(April 16, 2014)
Kenyan aid workers 'free' from Somalia's al-Shabab

Kenyan aid workers ‘free’ from Somalia’s al-Shabab

Two Kenyan aid workers have been found “lost and disorientated” in Somalia after being kidnapped by al-Shabab in 2011, the military says. Daniel Njuguna and James Kiarie are now in hospital in the Somali town
(April 16, 2014)
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SOMALIA: UK Pledges new Aid for Somalia

UK Minister for African Mark Simmons paid an undisclosed and urgent visit to Somali’s capital city of Mogadishu on Tuesday for boosting security, stabilization and democratization process of Somali government. The minister during his visit
(April 16, 2014)

MPD Somali officers answered the call of duty

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Police Officer Mohammed Abdullahi didn’t always dream of a badge. “I actually wanted to go to dental school, so I did a big 360 somehow,” Officer Abdullahi said while on patrol Monday
(April 16, 2014)
Nearly 100 picketers joined the Friday demonstration in St. Paul, condemning actions by Kenyan government and demanding the release of those detained. MinnPost photo by Ibrahim Hirsi

Twin Cities’ Somali community demands justice for families in Kenya

After members of the Twin Cities’ Somali-American community said their afternoon prayers Friday, they gathered at the state Capitol to express solidarity and demand justice for relatives in Kenya. Reports from human rights groups, news
(April 16, 2014)
Daniel Njuguna Wanyoike (28 years) during the interview at his Gichagi-ini village in Muranga April 15 2014. Photo/PHOEBE OKALL

KENYA: Man’s two-year ordeal under Al-Shabaab gang

Daniel Njuguna Wanyoike, 28, is a broken man. After two years as a hostage of Al-Shabaab, the father of one cannot look you in the face. Drooping shoulders, downward gaze and the hands clutched between
(April 16, 2014)