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3 hrs ago | CTV

Harper urged to use UN speech to push for progress on health of poor kids, moms

Somali mothers and their babies wait in line for the babies to receive a five-in-one vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, at the Medina Maternal Child Health center in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. OTTAWA -- The United Nations Children's Fund is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to use his coming speech at the General Assembly to push for progress on saving young mothers and newborns in the developing world.


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7 hrs ago | AlertNet

Insecurity, drought and lack of livelihoods force 130,000 to flee ...

GENEVA, September 16 - The UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday that forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have prompted more than 130,000 Somalis to flee their homes so far this year, and displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing. "The vast majority - some 107,000 - are internally displaced in Somalia; a total of 23,000 newly arrived Somali refugees have registered in Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia during the first eight months of the year," UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch told journalists in Geneva.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014


.com | Somalia's al-Shabaab denies Uganda claim

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants denied on Monday that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group, after police in Uganda's capital seized explosives and suicide vests and arrested 19 people. Ugandan Information Minister Rose Namayanja told Reuters that Saturday's raid seized an extraordinary amount of explosives from a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an attack.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Malawi, Terrorism

State Department

Africa: Counselor Thomas A. Shannon's Travel to Mogadishu, Somalia, on September 14

The Counselor of the Department, Thomas A. Shannon, visited Mogadishu on September 14. He was joined by Special Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Steven J. Feldstein. In meetings with senior government officials and representatives of the international community, he reiterated the commitment of the United States to Somalia's security and development.


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Walta Information Centre

The death of Al-Shabaab's leader Ahmed Abdi Godane....

Sep 15, 2014 - On Monday a US Special Forces operation using Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs from drones and manned aircraft, killed Ahmed Abdi 'Godane', the leader of Al-Shabaab. The strike destroyed two vehicles and killed six people one of whom was Godane.


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Somalia: Somalis Urge Govt and Allies to Seize Advantage Against Weakened Al-Shabaab

The death of al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane has injected new hope in Somalia, with civil society groups and citizens urging the government and its allies to build upon this momentum to completely dismantle the militant group. Godane, also known as Abu Mukhtar al-Zubayr, was killed on September 1st along with two other al-Shabaab leaders in a US airstrike in Lower Shabelle.


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Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

At least six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday. Explosives were seized from the suspects, all of whom are of Somali origin and are currently under interrogation, said Lt.


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Walta Information Centre

AMISOM destroys al Shabaab camps in Lower Jubba region - Monday, 15 September 2014 05:42

Addis Ababa, 15 September 2014 - The African Union Forces in Somalia AMISOM said its forces destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Lower Jubba region, southern Somalia during a Friday operation. Yesterday at around 0600 hours, AMISOM forces conducted several targeted in-depth operations around the town of Badhadhe in Lower Juba region in a village called Lagta Berta targeting two camps where Al-Shabaab militiamen had converged after fleeing from the impending fall of Barawe from the ongoing Operation Indian Ocean.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Al Shabaab assassinates senior Somali security officer in Mogadishu

An Al Shabaab spokesman and a palace official said, Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants pushed into Somalia's presidential palace and gunfire broke out on Tuesday. One of Somalia top security officers was shot to death in that country's still violent capital city of Mogadishu on Saturday.


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The Age

Explosives, suicide vests seized from suspected al-Shabaab cell in Uganda

Ugandan police patrol a popular shopping mall in Kampala on Sunday after terror suspects were arrested in the city. Photo: Isaac Kasamani Kampala: Police in the Ugandan capital of Kampala seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said on Sunday.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

U.S. Department of Defense

Somalia Airstrike Targeted al-Shabab Leader, Camp, Official Says

Manned and unmanned aircraft operated by U.S. special operations forces participated in an airstrike yesterday in Somalia that destroyed an al-Shabab encampment and a vehicle located at that camp, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.


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Tigrai Online

Isaias Afwerki lost another trusted foot soldier, Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane

In the first week of September 2014 the United States government announced that the leader of Al-Shabab has been killed by US forces. The leader Al-Ahmed Abdi Godane , also known as Mukhtar C / ramaan Abu Zubayr was killed on Monday September 1, 2014.


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Top Somali anti-terrorism officer shot dead

Al-Shabaab militants on Saturday shot dead the deputy chief of Somalia's Anti-Terrorism Unit, Mohamed Qanuni, in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu, police said. Al-Shabaab military operation spokesman Abdiaziz Abu Musab claimed that militants blocked Qanuni's vehicle with their vehicle at Km5 Junction, spraying it with bullets before escaping from the scene.


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CBC News

Al-Shabab terrorist cell plotting 'imminent' attack in Uganda, U.S. warns

In this file photo, armed al-Shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into a city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. embassy says it's trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants and whether members of the cell plotting the attack are still at large.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Terrorism, Malawi

Russia Taday

High alert in Uganda after terror plot foiled, US issues warning

African Union's soldiers patrol in the area where a suicide bomber from Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least 12 people and wounded 27 others, on September 8, 2014, by ramming a vehicle packed with explosives into a convoy of African Union troops in Mogadishu Hotels and public places have been closed in Kampala, Uganda, after local authorities said that they had uncovered a terrorist plot by a Somali militant group. The US embassy warned its nationals to stay indoors as the counter-terrorist action continues.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Star

U.S. Somalia strategy: Can a failed model destroy ISIS?

African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers inspect a destroyed minibus following a suicide attack which targeted a convoy of African Union troops on September 8, 2014, near the town of Afgoye, some 30 kilometres northwest of the capital Mogadishu. AFP PHOTO/ABDULFITA HASHI NOR NAIROBI: U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a "relentless" war against ISIS, and has cited the ongoing intervention in Somalia as a model for intervention in Syria and Iraq.


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In-depth Africa

Somali president discusses his achievements and challenges ahead

Mogadishu: Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday night attended an event organized by Heritage Institute of Policy Studies in Mogadishu to mark the end of his second year in office. The president answered wide range of questions to selected members of the Somali society largely focusing on his achievements and challenges in good governance, federalism, fight against Al Shabaab militant group, reconciliation efforts and the controversial maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

Muslimah Media Watch

Friday Links | September 12, 2014

News that Scottish student Aqsa Mahmood has joined ISIS in Syria shocked many, but she isn't the only woman to do so. The Guardian features an article on the reasons why young women choose to go to Syria and what kind of life they are living there.


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Somalia: Continued Fuel Shortages Raise Concern in Somaliland

Drivers in the Somaliland region are complaining about rising fuel prices after two ships that were expected to come to the port town of Berbera in mid-August failed to arrive. Shaqale Yusuf, a 31-year-old taxi driver in Hargeisa, said fuel shortages and inflation of prices have exacerbated in the past two weeks leaving him at times unable to work.


Related Topix: Africa, World News,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Fort Morgan Times

Immigration stories: 3 women build cultural bridges

Sharroll Bernahl, left, has given English lesson to Somali refugee Adar Bare, center, for a little longer than two years now. Also pictured is Bare's daughter Hodan Karshe, a recent Fort Morgan High School graduate.


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