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Banning Khat Turns Black Immigrants Into Criminals

In this photo taken Wednesday July 12, 2012 Isaq Abdi sits beside bundles of khat which he sells for his employer in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

This undated file photo file provided by photographer Benoit Schaeffer shows French photo-reporter Nicolas Henin in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Bill Clinton - Surprised' at Black Hawk Down Raid

Newly released documents from the Bill Clinton library provide a fascinating look at how the administration dealt with Somalia before, during and after the disastrous battle of Mogadishu, also known as Black Hawk Down, which resulted in the deaths of 18 U.S. troops and outraged the nation.

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Wall Street Journal

Failed Migrant's Journey Echoes in Africa

MOGADISHU, Somalia-Mustaf Hussein Abukar wanted a better life for his younger brother, in Europe.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Dozens Killed in Army-Police Clash

According to news reports from Bal'ad, a town in the Middle Shabelle region, a fierce confrontation erupted today between government troops including the military soldiers and police officers.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Good News for Somalis Sending Money Home

Very good news on Wednesday when Barclays Bank agreed to give Dahabshiil, the Somali remittance company, sufficient time to find another way of transferring money from the UK and elsewhere to Somalia before closing its account with them.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Barclays Reaches Agreement With Dahabshil

British-based Barclays Bank has reached an agreement with Somali money-transfer company Dahabshil, allowing the company to remain open while it finds another bank, the UK's Financial Times reported.

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Walta Information Centre

UK Pledges new Aid for Somalia - Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:08

Addis Ababa, 17 April 2014 - UK Minister for African Mark Simmons paid an undisclosed and urgent visit to Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu on Tuesday for boosting security, stabilization and democratization process of Somali government.

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The Huffington Post

Ukraine Diplomatic Deal: Necessary Next Steps

The Friends Committee on National Legislation urges Congress, the Obama administration and policymakers throughout the European Union to adopt policies toward the Ukraine crisis that deescalate the conflict while providing a constructive path forward.

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The Las Vegas Sun

Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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