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

8 hrs ago | Scoop

Somaliland Authorities Arrest 3 Journalists

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 21, 2014/African Press Organization / -- The National Union of Somali Journalists condemns in the strongest terms possible the act of suppression, arbitrary arrests, threats and intimidations against the media by the Somaliland authorities, following the arbitrary arrests of three journalists in the disputed town of ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Burundian president visits Somalia

President Nkurunziza also addressed Amisom troops and thanked them for the contribution they have made to the security and stability of Somalia.

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16 hrs ago | ABC News

UN Envoy Raises Possibility of Somali Withdrawal

The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.

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20 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Second Somali MP Killed In Two Days

Unknown gunmen shot dead a lawmaker in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, the second member of parliament killed in the last 24 hours.

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Yesterday | Al Jazeera

Parliament member killed in Somalia attack

The killing occurred close to where another legislator was killed the day before in the capital's Madina district: Isak Mohamed was killed when a bomb concealed in his vehicle exploded in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district, near the port and close to the heavily fortified government district.

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Yesterday | AlertNet

Islamists kill second Somali lawmaker, threaten more attacks

Islamist rebels shot dead a Somali lawmaker on Tuesday, a day after blowing up one of his colleagues, and vowed to keep killing politicians and wreck efforts to secure the country.

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Yesterday | The Daily Star

Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu, second in 24 hours: police

Residents look at the remains of the car of Somali lawmaker Isaak Mohamed Rinoco, who was killed by a bomb planted in his car by Islamist militants, in the Hamaerweyne District of Somalia' capital Mogadishu, April 21, 2014.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Somali Parliament Pushes for Stricter Monitoring of Govt Spending

After a closed session on Sunday attended by the speaker of the Somali parliament, his two deputies, the 15 parliamentary committee chairs and ministry officials, lawmakers said they were still unsatisfied with Ministry of Finance's budgetary accounting.

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Scoop

UN Envoy Strongly Condemns Murder Of Somali Parliamentarian

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today condemned the murder of parliamentarian Isaak Mohamed Rino and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice.

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South China Morning Post

Journalist forgoes Hong Kong life on breadline for war-torn Somalia

An experience of the worst in humanity was not what Ibrahim Mohamed Hussein expected when he touched down in Hong Kong eight months ago, fresh from persecution in Africa.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Bomb Blast in Mogadishu Kills Federal MP

Federal Member of Parliament has been killed after bomb detonated inside his car in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne district according to witnesses on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

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Iol.co.za

'Support Somali state or risk takeover'

A Djiboutian soldier, part of the AU Mission in Somalia, leads men suspected of belonging to the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab to a holding area in the town of Buula Burde.

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CNN

Car bomb kills Somali lawmaker en route to security conference

A Somali lawmaker was killed and another was injured when a bomb hidden in their car exploded while they were headed to a conference on security, officials said.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Newsday

The man who helps Somali firms grow

Earlier this year Mohamed Ali was reminded once again of the dangers of living and working in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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Anorak

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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