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  1. Somalia appoints new premierRead the original story

    14 min ago | Times of Oman

    Mogadishu: Somalia's president on Wednesday appointed a new prime minister, 11 days after the war-torn nation's previous premier was ousted amid bitter infighting. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said he had appointed political heavyweight Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, 54, who becomes the first person to hold the post twice.

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  2. Somali president appoints new prime ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Republic

    Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister after the parliament voted to oust the former one following a political feud. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke , who resigned as prime minister in 2010 after tensions with former president Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed.

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  3. Somalia's former prime minister nominated to post againRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | AlertNet

    This June 22, 2009 file photo shows then Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke addressing a news conference in Nairobi. REUTERS/Noor Khamis MOGADISHU, Dec 17 - Somalia's president nominated a former government chief, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, on Wednesday to become prime minister again, hoping to end a period of political turmoil during which two men have been pushed out of the job in less than a year.

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  4. Somali President Names New Prime MinisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    ... a dispute with the president about a Cabinet reorganization. Diplomats have warned the frequent disputes between Somalia's leaders could undermine the country's recovery from more than 20 years of lawlessness and conflict. The U.N.-backed government ...

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  5. Somali president nominates ambassador to Washington as next PMRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | AlertNet

    ... By continuing to browse our site, you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. MOGADISHU, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Somalia's president nominated the country's ambassador to the United States, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, on Wednesday to become the ...

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  6. iEthiopia's role in the eye of the Somali peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    ... by war and its people had to endure the untold human deaths, economic failure and many related agonies. However, Somalia has been gradually getting rid of such anguish particularly in the past few years. After the Islamic courts declared jihad over ...

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  7. SCORECARDRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2013 | Watchingpolitics

    Boston Massacre 3 dead. Kabul, Afghanistan - 24 dead. Mogadishu, Somalia - 38 dead.

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  8. Somalia making Federalism system Ethiopia's role in the eye of the...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    Somalia situated in the horn of Africa has been engulfed by deadly war for the last over two decades. After the downfall of the dictator communist president Zeidabare, the country was taken into civil war by various clan based war lords.

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  9. The Object of Al Shabaab Terror: To Set Up a Caliphate in KenyaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Weekend

    Al-Qaeda linked al-shabab recruits walk down a street on March 5, 2012 in the Deniile district of Somalian capital, Mogadishu, following their graduation. The walls of the former Shebab base in Baidoa, Somalia, are littered with rudimentary drawings of machine guns and tanks, a note reading "Fear God, don't write on these walls" and a sketch of an Al-Qaeda flag, homage to the rebel group's international allies.

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  10. Refugees Living in Kenya Long for Peace at HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Big News Network.com

    Kenya is host to numerous refugees seeking safe haven from conflict. Immigrants from Somalia face challenges in their new lives in Kenya.

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  11. AU Special Representative bids farewell to Lieutenant General Silas...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Walta Information Centre

    Mogadishu-December 15, 2014; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou on Monday joined senior AMISOM military officers to bid farewell to the immediate former Force Commander Lieutenant General Silas Ntigurirwa who has completed his tour of duty. Ambassador Sidikou thanked Lt.

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  12. "We are grateful for Ethiopia's support," residents of Baidoa town - Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:54Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Walta Information Centre

    Residents of Baidoa town, Somalia, have expressed their deepest gratitude to Ethiopia for its support to bring peace and stability in their country. "We are grateful for Ethiopia's help, which enabled us to breathe peace," the residents told WIC. 2 comments

  13. Over 200 arrested in Mogadishu security operation - Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:54Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Walta Information Centre

    ... armed group Al Shabaab was pushed out of the capital Mogadishu and several key strategic towns in south and central Somalia by Somali national army and AMISOM. (Horseed Media)

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  14. Further progress in human rights framework is key to Somalia's transition - UN Independent ExpertRead the original story

    Yesterday | M2.com

    "The Federal Government of Somalia together with the international community need to allocate adequate resources to strengthen the rule of law institutions and ensure that the interim regional administrations benefit from the New Deal Compact," Mr. Bahame Nyanduga said at the end of his first mission to the Federal Republic of Somalia, which took him to Mogadishu, Kismayo, Garowe and Hargeisa. The Independent Expert noted that, despite severe capacity and resource constraints, the Government has made some achievements in the human rights sphere.

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  15. Somalia: Former Al-Shabaab Fighter Tells His StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    ... that what al-Shabab was saying about true religion was right. Moreover, there were Ethiopian occupation troops in Somalia. I subscribed to the positions al-Shabab held. Most of the rank-and-file fighters do it for the money. There is no work in the ...

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  16. Shabaab kill 10 Somali soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Peninsula

    MOGADISHU: Rebels from the Islamist Al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early yesterday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning three military vehicles, officials said. African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive this year that has driven Al Shabaab out of its last major strongholds.

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  17. Al-Shabaab blamed for five beheadingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | CNN

    A Quran teacher in central Somalia was the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia. "The Quran teacher was snatched from his house in Qandho by Al-Shabaab militants on Friday and they dumped his headless, beheaded body near his home town on Saturday morning," local town spokesman Abdiaziz Durow told CNN.

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  18. Islamist rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers in attack on baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | AlertNet

    ... Omar MOGADISHU, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning two military vehicles, officials said. African Union and Somali ...

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  19. Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, DjiboutiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    A Quran teacher in central Somalia was the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia. "The Quran teacher was snatched from his house in Qandho by Al-Shabaab militants on Friday and they dumped his headless, beheaded body near his home town on Saturday morning," local town spokesman Abdiaziz Durow told CNN.

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  20. The unlikely love affair between two countriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | BBC News

    The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way - but why is there such a strong bond between these two countries? Where once rival militias battled for control of these docks, giant container ships now line up to discharge their cargoes of cement, vehicles, pasta and rice.

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