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  1. Bloody rivalry erupts between al-Shabab, IS group in SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

    A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters allied to the Islamic State group, who have begun demanding protection payments from major businesses, officials tell The Associated Press. The rivalry supports some observers' suspicions that al-Shabab, now scrambling to defend its monopoly on the mafia-style extortion racket that funds its high-profile attacks, is drifting from its long-declared goal of establishing a strict Islamic state.

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  2. UPDF soldiers awarded AU medalsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New Vision

    ... (UGBG XXIII) has been awarded medals and certificates for their distinguished contribution towards peace in war-torn Somalia. The awarding ceremony followed UGBG XXIII's end of one year tour of duty in Somalia that started on January 1, 2018, under ...

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  3. EUCAP Somalia: mission extended, budget agreedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | World News Report

    The Council extended the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia, EUCAP Somalia until 31 December 2020 . The Council also agreed on a budget of a 66.1 million for the period 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020.

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  4. Bloody rivalry erupts between al-Shabab, IS group in SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-Shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. A bloody rivalry has emerged in Dec. 2018 between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters linked to the Islamic State group, officials tell The Associated Press.

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  5. US army kills 4 al-Shabab militants in SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Mogadishu, Dec 10 : The US military has said its special forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia on Saturday, killing four al-Shabab militants. The US Africa Command said the collective self-defence airstrike which was carried in cooperation with the Somali government targeted al-Shabab militants in the vicinity of Basra in southern Somalia.

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  6. Somalia signs UN-backed plan to tackle corruptionRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Somalia joined the world on Sunday in marking the International Anti-Corruption Day with the signing of the United Nations-backed plan aimed at tackling the vice in the country. Somalia's Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme inked the Project Initiation Plan which aims at strengthening government institutions to fight corruption and promote accountability.

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  7. US airstrike outside Somalia's capital kills 4 al-ShababRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The U.S. military says it has killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group with a "self-defense airstrike" outside Somalia's capital after partner forces were attacked. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Saturday near Basra, a community outside the capital, Mogadishu.

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  8. Motion filed to impeach Somali president - statementRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    The head of the Somali parliament's administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country's president, Mohamed Abdullahi, but the grounds for the move were unclear. Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed attends the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 28, 2018.

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  9. Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-ShababRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Greenwich Citizen

    ... It said no civilians were involved. Residents of Awdhegle, a farming village in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia, told The Associated Press they had heard gunfire and explosions. "Something big happened here last night. We only know that ...

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  10. More Than Half the World's Population is Using the InternetRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    ... in 2005 to nearly 25 percent in 2018. FILE - A Somali man browses the internet on his mobile phone at a beach in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, January 10, 2014. The lowest growth rates, it says, are in Europe and the Americas, with the lowest usage ...

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  11. UN urges Somalia to strengthen rule of law to fight graftRead the original story

    Yesterday | Xinhuanet

    The United Nations senior envoy in Somalia on Sunday called on the Horn of African nation to strengthen rule of law as part of efforts to fight corruption in the country. Nicholas Haysom, United Nations secretary-general's special representative for Somalia, stressed the importance of building accountable and transparent institutions to fight corruption.

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  12. US re-establishes 'permanent diplomatic presence' in SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Norwalk Citizen News

    The United States says it has re-established a "permanent diplomatic presence" in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The State Department late Tuesday said "this historic event reflects Somalia's progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu."

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  13. New era as the US returns to MogadishuRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Monitor

    ... when former US president George W. Bush, who died last week, ordered over 30,000 marines to land on the beaches of Somalia. The mission was not to conquer Mogadishu, or re-establish normal diplomatic relations with the Horn of Africa state, but to ...

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  14. Row over candidate leaves Somalia election in doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Monitor

    The determination by the Somalia federal government to influence the outcome of the Southwest State's presidential election has raised doubts about whether the polls will still be held on December 19 having already been postponed three times. The election was initially set for November 17, but was pushed to November 28 and then December 5, due to what the government says is lack of equipment and ballot papers.

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  15. Shabaab claims assassination of Somali generalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Long War Journal

    ... several small villages from Shabaab. Shabaab is a constant threat to African Union, Somali, and other forces inside Somalia. The jihadists regularly target African Union troops in southern Somalia and have taken back some territory in the process. ...

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  16. Somali Journalist Critically Hurt in Car BombingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Humans Rights Watch

    On Tuesday evening, veteran Somali journalist and media rights activist Ismail Sheikh Khalifa was critically wounded when a bomb planted in his car exploded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Ismail was leaving the TV studio where he hosts a weekly show, when the bomb detonated remotely.

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  17. Expectations high for Somalis in Minnesota after U.S. re-establishes permanent diplomatic tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Star Tribune

    Before reporting to the United States' diplomatic mission to Somalia last month, new U.S. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto paid a visit to members of Minnesota's vast diasporic community. Yamamoto's dialogue here has since taken on new meaning for Somali-Americans in Minnesota - home to the nation's largest Somali community - with news this week that the State Department is re-establishing a "permanent diplomatic presence" in the country for the first time in more than a quarter-century.

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  18. Bloody rivalry erupts between al-Shabab, ISIS group in SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Star Tribune

    A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters allied with ISIS, who have begun demanding protection payments from major businesses, officials tell the Associated Press. The rivalry supports some observers' suspicions that al-Shabab, now rushing to defend its monopoly on the mafia-style extortion racket that funds its high-profile attacks, is drifting from its long-declared goal of establishing a strict Islamic state.

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  19. Freedom Alliance honors Battle of Mogadishu heroes with Defender of Freedom awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Washington Times

    Stephanie Shughart didn't know where her husband had gone, nor was she privy to the extreme danger he and his fellow soldiers were in. It was only after the Battle of Mogadishu had claimed the lives of 19 U.S. servicemen that she learned the full extent of American intervention in Somalia and of the unbelievable courage her husband, Randy, displayed during one of the most gruesome and often-overlooked events in American military history.

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  20. Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | The Japan Times

    Al-Shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in 2008. A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters linked to the Islamic State group, officials tell The Associated Press.

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