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Somalia has not had a functioning central government for more than 20 years and has been wracked by fighting between various militias.
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, January 16th, 2012

SOMALIA: Ethiopian troops arrest rival Somali leaders in central town

LAS ANOD — Ethiopian troops stationed in the central Somali town of Beledweyne in Hiiraan province arrested two Somali leaders on Sunday afternoon after refusing peace deals. The Ethiopians captured Adan Abdullahi More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, January 2nd, 2012

SOMALIA: Semi-autonomous region claims strategic town

LAS ANOD — One of Somalia’s latest semi-autonomous region has claimed its fighters backed by Ethiopian troops seized the strategic town of Beledweyne in Hiiraan province on Saturday – challenging More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, December 18th, 2011

SOMALIA: Somalis call for the arrest of Puntland leader as Fighting flares in central town

LAS ANOD — Fighting has erupted in a disputed town in central Somalia between two pro-government militias, with Ahlu Sunna militia claiming a strategic victory in its offensive against rebels loyal to TFG More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, April 16th, 2011

SOMALIA: Three killed as factional groups try to oust the TFG

MOGADISHU — Three people were killed and a further five injured in Mogadishu on Friday after a pro-U.N. demonstration turned violent between government forces. Eyewitnesses in the city said gunmen loyal to More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Somali leader visits Uganda and Burundi

NAIROBI — The Somali interim President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed arrived in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, on Saturday for talks with¬† President Pierre Nkurunziza. The two east African leaders discussed More...

A Pro-government militant from the Sufi sect Ahlusunna, patrols in southern Mogadishu's Bermuda neighborhood (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, March 12th, 2011

SOMALIA: Ahlu Sunna part of government – TFG minister

NAIROBI — Abdiwali Mohamed Ali, Somalia’s transitional minister of planning and international cooperation told BBC Somali-Services that Somalia’s moderate Ahlu Sunna Waljama (ASWJ) militia were More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 21st, 2009
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Ethiopian foreign minister, Somali Islamist official in talks

ADDIS ABABA, 21 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – This week, the spiritual leader of [Somalia’s Islamist group] Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a, Shaykh Mahmud Shaykh Hasan Farah, accompanied by a 14-member More...