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Somalia there had been no reported case of MERS ince the virus was first discovered in humans in 2012. (Shutterstock)

Somalia: any Saudi camel import ban would hurt economy

(July 3, 2014)

Somalia said on Thursday its economy would suffer if Saudi Arabia banned camel imports from the Horn of Africa nation over suspicions the animals could carry a potentially deadly virus
US has a secret military presence in Somalia

US has a secret military presence in Somalia

WASHINGTON — US military advisers have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab,
(July 3, 2014)
We condemn the Murder of veteran MP Mohammed Mohamud Hayd

We condemn the Murder of veteran MP Mohammed Mohamud Hayd

2014-07-03- His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Veteran MP Mohammed Mohamud Hayd who was killed in Mogadishu today. “This criminal act
(July 3, 2014)
Somalia says any Saudi camel import ban would hurt economy

Somalia says any Saudi camel import ban would hurt economy

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia said on Thursday its economy would suffer if Saudi Arabia banned camel imports from the Horn of Africa nation over suspicions the animals could carry a potentially deadly virus and said
(July 3, 2014)
SOMALIA: Al-Shabab gunmen kill Somali MP

SOMALIA: Al-Shabab gunmen kill Somali MP

A Somali MP has been killed and another injured when gunmen from the armed group al-Shabab opened fire on their vehicle in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Mohamed Mohamud, an MP for the last 15 years,
(July 3, 2014)
Security personnel secure the scene where a cargo plane crashed into a commercial building at the Utawala estate on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 2, 2014. (Reuters / Thomas Mukoya)

KENEYA: Cargo plane with 4 crew crashes into building in Kenya

A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, shortly after taking off from city’s main airport, the Kenyan Airports Authority (KAA) said. Four crew members on board are feared dead. “A
(July 2, 2014)
Al-Shabaab oo weerar ku qaaday Kenya dad badnaa leysay

Al Shabab Lays a Trap for Kenya

For much of the past half century, Kenya has cultivated an image as a peaceful oasis in a region dogged by violence and unrest. “Kenya, hakuna matata” (“No worries in Kenya”) is the unofficial motto
(July 2, 2014)
European Somalis in England worried about UK EU exit

European Somalis in England worried about UK EU exit

The European Union (EU) leaders nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission was voted for by 26 out of the 28 member states despite a determined opposition campaign led by
(July 2, 2014)
Kenya: Suspected Al Shabaab militants attack Lamu's Mpeketoni town, Death toll at 48

SOMALIA :Al Shabaab warn of attacks during Ramadan

Mogadishu – Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants have warned they will step up attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Sunday. In an audio message released on the Shabaab-controlled
(July 1, 2014)
China to reopen Somalia embassy, sees strong ties

China to reopen Somalia embassy, sees strong ties

BEIJING—- China will reopen its embassy in Somalia after signs the East African country was making progress in its efforts to restore peace decades after the end of its civil war, the foreign ministry said
(July 1, 2014)