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News on Somalia continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

8 hrs ago | New Vision

Uganda deploys new force in Somalia

A new force constituted by Uganda to protect UN personnel and installations in Somalia will start arriving in Mogadishu on Thursday.

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11 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital

Ugandan officials say about 400 troops will be deployed in Somalia on Thursday under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital.

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15 hrs ago | AlertNet

'Super tax' on remittances to Africa hurts development -thinktank

A Somali man counts his money at a Dahabshiil money transfer office in southern Mogadishu, Somalia May 8, 2013.

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20 hrs ago | AlertNet

Chastened by Islamists, Somalia redraws Mogadishu security plan

When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 metres of the Somali president's residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu.

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22 hrs ago | Emirates News Agency

OIC Secretary-General discusses situation in Somalia

WAM JEDDAH, 16th April, 2014 -- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, Secretary-General, Iyad Ameen Madani, has discussed the situation in Somalia, including means by which the organisation can support Somali authorities in their efforts to bring about lasting peace and stability in the country.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Army Ranger to speak at Tri-Citian of the Year banquet

A U.S. Army Ranger who was among those whose story was told in the book and movie Black Hawk Down will be the keynote speaker at the Tri-Citian of the Year banquet Saturday.

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Walta Information Centre

Al Shabaab on the verge of elimination - Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:07

The Minister of Information for the Somali Federal Cabinet Mustafa Sheikh Ali Dhuhulow, participated in a special ceremony in London hosted by the Somali community residing in England.

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In-depth Africa

Kenya - Turkey Agreed to Stabilize Somalia

Ankara Governments in Ankara and Nairobi have clinched on a security cooperation pact providing that Turkey government to partner with Kenyan government by supplying support programs including upgrading to its police in order to partake collectively the stabilization of Somalia and likewise give hand to the reconstruction efforts of Somali ... (more)

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Market Wire

Long Forgotten Uranium Bonanza Rediscovered, Kilimanjaro Unleashes...

The directors and management of Kilimanjaro Capital are pleased to provide an update on the Company's evolving interests in Somalia where Kilimanjaro Capital currently has a 5% earn in interest in the 1,161,400 acres Amsas-Coriole-Afgoi Block.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Twin Cities' Somali community demands justice for families 'under siege' in Kenya

Nearly 100 picketers joined the Friday demonstration in St. Paul, condemning actions by Kenyan government and demanding the release of those detained.

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Canada.com

Polio spread in Cameroon a concern: WHO expert

The Canadian official who heads the WHO's polio eradication effort says of the many challenges facing the quarter-century-old program, evidence of polio in Cameroon - which borders on the troubled Central African Republic - is currently one of the most concerning.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Canada.com

'I thought I was going to be beheaded': Alberta reporter opens up ...

Amanda Lindhout, a journalist who was held captive in Somalia and is now trying to help people in the country, speaks about her experiences.

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Examiner.com

Kenya's police anti-terrorism tactics condemned but Obama silent

At a veteran-led rally that hit the World War II Memorial, the National Mall and the White House on Sunday, one tea party rallier had choice words for President Barack Obama, blaming him for the government shutdown and calling on him to step down.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Walta Information Centre

The Prime Minister visited Bulo Burde and Jowhar - Friday, 11 April 2014 20:56

Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed along with Council Ministers, the Ambassador of Djibouti and officials from the Somali National Army, visited Jowhar and Bulo Burde to honor both districts recent liberation.

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Voice of America

Al-Shabab Strategy Perplexes Some Experts

A truck passing a partial roadblock setup by residents as a protest against the Islamist Al-Shabab insurgent group, in Tobanka Buundo in the lower Shabelle region, near the Somalian capital Mogadishu, March 6, 2014.

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CNN

Kenyan aid workers rescued in Somalia

Two Kenyan aid workers who had been held by the al Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab since 2011 have been rescued near Somalia's border with Kenya, the African Union Mission in Somalia said Friday.

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News24

Group accuses Kenya of 'abusing' Somalis

Nairobi - Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their war-torn country.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Star Online

There's more to feminism than women in combat roles

A female soldier belonging to the Somali National Army SNA taking part in a training demonstration at the Jazeera Camp, in Mogadishu, Somalia in February.

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BBC News

Somalia's internet 'culture shock'

Some residents of Somalia's capital have been experiencing a form of "culture shock" since fibre optic services launched over the last week, an internet provider has told the BBC.

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BBC News

ID cards prove fishermen 'not pirates'

At least 2,000 such cards have been handed out to fishermen in the Puntland region of Somalia in the last two months, the Ministry for Fisheries and Marine Resources tells Radio Ergo .

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