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

9 hrs ago | Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: UN spends millions on security programs for...

Jan 19, 2012: United Nations personnel look on as a worker serves food at a camp in Hodan district in Mogadishu.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Somali child soldiers 'punished' in foreign-funded camps: UN

NAIROBI: Former child soldiers in war-torn Somalia are being held in prison conditions in foreign-funded camps, "punishing" rather than rehabilitating them, the top U.N. children's envoy said Thursday.

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17 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Former Warlord Abdi Nur Escapes Mogadishu Crackdown

Former war lord Abdi Nur Siyad who has been earlier targeted by Somali security forces for disarmament security operation in Mogadishu has escaped from the capital and reached Guricel town in central Somalia.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

New Vision

AMISOM to leave Somalia in 2016

THE African Mission to Somalia , a peace keeping mission operated by the African Union would be leaving Somalia in 2016, according to the latest assessment by stakeholders.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Three Journalists Tortured While in Detention

Reporters Without Borders condemns the closures of Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle and Sky FM and arrests of 19 journalists and employees on 15 August, and the continuing detention and reported torture of the directors of the two radio stations and their owner.

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Jurist

Security forces arrest Somali pirate commander

Garfanji, second-in-command of Somalia's pirate industry, was arrested [AP report] on Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to piracy.

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In-depth Africa

The Real "Dirty Wars" in the Horn of Africa

By Thomas Mountain, WHEN award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu's International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years.

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Bradenton.com

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a technician from Access TV, a new Somali satellite television company offering world news, local news and sports, adjusts a receiver box for a customer inside the company's headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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News Times

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a technician from Access TV, a new Somali satellite television company offering world news, local news and sports, adjusts the signal on a satellite dish at the company's headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a technician from Access TV, a new Somali satellite television company offering world news, local news and sports, adjusts a receiver box for a customer inside the company's headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Insight News

Somalia President Mohamud visit draws protest

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been battling mounting political and social challenges in a country engulfed by decades of war, anarchy, and famine.

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ABC News

Somali Pirate Leader Arrested in Mogadishu

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Monday that Mohamed Garfanji, considered to be the second-ranking leader of Somalia's pirate industry, was arrested in Mogadishu Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to piracy.

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In-depth Africa

Somali government names inquiry committee to investigate raid on war lord home

The federal government of Somalia has named an inquiry committee to investigate the clashes between Somali forces supported by AMISOM troops with the militants of former war lord Ahmed Dai in Mogadishu on Friday.

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Walta Information Centre

UN Security Council makes historic visit to Somalia - Monday, 18 August 2014 05:23

Members of the United Nations Security Council visited Mogadishu to review progress made by the Federal Government with assistance from the international community, and to demonstrate their continued support for the country's efforts to ensure a sustainable peace.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

United Nations

Somalia: Marking one year in Puntland, UN pledges state-building support

In Garowe, the State Capital of Puntland, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia , Nicholas Kay said Puntland had made &#8220important political, economic and security progress in the last year for which the Government and people deserve full credit.&#8221 Mr. Kay, who is also the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, ... (more)

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

BBC News

My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS.

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In-depth Africa

SOMALIA: AMISOM and SNA to launch final assault on Al Shabaab

The Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia will within the next few days launch the final assault to smoke-out Al Shabaab insurgents from the areas they control in some parts of the country, the Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said today.

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AllAfrica.com

Kenya: Ebola Fears Peak in Somalia and Kenya As Officials Offer Reassurance

Mogadishu/Garissa - With more than 1,000 deaths in West Africa caused by the latest epidemic of the Ebola virus, health officials in East Africa and the African Union Mission in Somalia are taking special precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: AU Battle With Warlord's Militia for Disarmament in Mogadishu

Heavy fighting broke out in Mogadishu on Friday as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, security officials said, reporting a number of casualties.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Shabelle Radio in Mogadishu Forced Off-Air and Raided By Government Soldiers

Intelligence officers and soldiers of the Somali National Intelligence & Security Agency have this morning stormed and raided the private compound of Shabelle Media Network in Mogadishu.

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