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

1 hr ago | Catholic World News

In Somalia, bishop travels incognito

Bishop Giorgio Bertin, who serves the tiny Catholic community in Somalia, reveals that he hides his identity when he visits the troubled African country.

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3 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria announced the charges Wednesday. The two women, one from Kent, and the other from Reston, Virginia, are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.

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10 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

MOGADISHU, Somalia Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.

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14 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Kenya: Kenya Diverts Qat Exports to Somalia After British Ban

Imports of qat into Mogadishu from Kenya have soared in recent weeks, ever since the British government implemented a ban on the stimulant last month.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

In-depth Africa

NUSOJ protests sudden approval of Puntland Media Law as a "blow to press freedom"

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization / - The National Union of Somali Journalists protests the sudden approval of Puntland Media law by Puntland parliament, and criticized the proposed legislation as a "blow to press freedom".

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Walta Information Centre

Dr. Tedros discusses regional issues with IGAD officials - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:47

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, on Friday held discussions with IGAD's Executive Secretary, Ambassador Mahboub Maalim and IGAD's Special Envoy to Somalia, Ambassador Mohammed Affey.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

CNN

Study: Genital mutilation risk higher in England, Wales

A discussion on female genital mutilation takes place at Sheikh Nuur primary school in Hargeysa, Somalia, on February 19, 2014.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Somali Constitutional Review Commission Seeks Govt Funding

Chairperson of Somalia's Independent Review and Implementation Commission Asha Gelle Diriye has called on the Somali government to fund the constitutional review process, Radio Bar-Kulan reported Thursday .

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News24

.com | 3 years after devastating famine, Somalia faces new threat

Zimbabwe says it is ready to host the 34th SADC summit, with a report saying, however that the cash-strapped government is banking on financial support from the private and corporate sectors to host the meeting.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Famine, Natural Disasters, Weather, Drought

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Times

Somalia's al Shabaab claims responsibility for Kenya bus attack

MOGADISHU/MOMBASA: Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a bus on Kenya's northern coast that killed seven.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Peninsula

QC honours top students in Somalia

Doha: Qatar Charity's Somalia office held a honouring ceremony for 145 outstanding students from among its sponsored orphans.

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Walta Information Centre

Technical Committee on formation of Interim South ...

An 18-member Technical Committee on the Formation of Interim South West Administration has been approved at a ceremony held in Mogadishu.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

New Vision

Trial of over 10 UPDF officers stalls

By Pascal Kwesiga The trial of Brig. Micheal Ondoga, and over 10 other senior UPDF officers has stalled.

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Iol.co.za

Somali refugee girl needs urgent op

The brother of a 12-year-old refugee Somali girl who is being refused life-saving surgery will turn to the North Gauteng High Court for an urgent order forcing the health authorities to give her the heart operation she desperately needs.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Car Laden With Explosives Captured in Lower Shabelle

The Governor of Lower Shabelle, Abdikadir Nur Sidi, revealed that his forces have detained and arrested an Al-Shabaab insurgent whom he alleges wanted to commit a suicide bombing in Mogadishu.

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News24

.com | Defeat of Somalia's Shabaab 'matter of time'

Zimbabwean prostitutes are reportedly collecting sperm from their clients to export to SA where there is "high demand" by sangomas who use it in their traditional rituals.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Kenya: Three Kenyan Crew Members Missing After Ship Hijacked Off Somali Coast

Three Kenyans are still missing after their merchant ship was reportedly hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Monday .

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AlertNet

Counterterrorism laws intensify Somali food crisis, experts say

Kadija Mohamed cooks for her children in a camp for internally displaced people in Dinsoor, Somalia, where 4 million people need aid.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: A Deadly Ramadan in Somalia

Mogadishu/Nairobi - Militant group Al-Shabab has lived up to its promise to step up attacks in Somalia, mainly against government installations and personnel, during the holy month of Ramadan, which began on 29 June.

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News24

.com | Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat - Odinga

A US father has laid claim to a tract of land between Egypt and Sudan so his daughter can be a princess, a report says.

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