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By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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‘Somalia hotel suicide bombers were Dutch’

Twin suicide bombings at a Mogadishu hotel popular with ministers and officials were carried out by Dutch nationals, Somali intelligence sources said Saturday, the day after 25 people were killed. Somali intelligence More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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Somaliland signs memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi Oil Company.

Somaliland government has had preliminary talks with Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Petroleum, and even signed a memorandum of understanding with International Petroleum Investment Company, another Abu Dhabi investor. More...

President Hassan receives warm welcome in Kenya
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Why President believes he can pull Somalia back on track

Hassan Mohamud was shocked to inherit a ‘broke’ government but is confident of change By Malkhadir M Muhumed Only a day after Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was sworn into office, the stark reality More...

African Union Mission in Somalia Force Commander Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti (centre) walks with Djiboutian commanders during a tour of Beledweyne in the Hiran region. Somali and allied forces plan to take more towns in the region from al-Shabaab in the coming weeks. [Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/AFP]
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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Somali forces intensify operations against al-Shabaab in Hiran

African Union Mission in Somalia Force Commander Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti (centre) walks with Djiboutian commanders during a tour of Beledweyne in the Hiran region. Somali and allied forces plan to take more More...

Minister of interior Mohamed Nur Arale (Duur) begs Ali Haji Hassan's while grabbing his beard in the presence of the other officials.
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
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Somaliland: Silaanyo’s other invisible hand or real leader?

Minister of interior Mohamed Nur Arale (Duur) begs Ali Haji Hassan’s while grabbing his beard in the presence of the other officials. When in 2010 Somali people in the Somaliland region went to the polls, More...

Eleven people were killed last night and seven others seriously injured in fresh clashes in Northern Puntland region.
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Somalia: 11 troops die in Al Shabab attack in Puntland

Eleven people were killed last night and seven others seriously injured in fresh clashes in Northern Puntland region. Intense fighting broke out between Puntland Security Forces and militants loyal to Al shabab More...

Somalis chat at a beach-side restaurant earlier this month. After two decades of civil war, Somali's capital, Mogadishu, is beginning to recover.
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Somalia: “The Mogadishu boom”

Somalis chat at a beach-side restaurant earlier this month. After two decades of civil war, Somali’s capital, Mogadishu, is beginning to recover (Feisal Omar/Reuters/Landov). There is a remarkable change going More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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Appointment of New President Signals Change and Challenges

ON MONDAY, Somalia lived up to its track record for never re-electing an incumbent leader. President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed lost to a political newcomer, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, in a landslide victory that represented More...

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By SomalilandPress On Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Breaking News: Somali election: Hassan Sheikh elected as president

Somali MPs meeting in the Mogadishu have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president, in the latest step to end decades of war. Hassan Sheikh, an academic, beat outgoing President Sheikh Sharif More...

Bakara market in Mogadishu is booming after the Islamist group Al Shabaab left the city a year ago
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Somalia: Peace in Mogadishu is fragile but holding

Bakara market in Mogadishu is booming after the Islamist group Al Shabaab left the city a year ago. Mary Harper/Photo. MOGADISHU — Last month, as I walked through Bakara market – the main commercial district More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Hassan Ali On Monday, August 13th, 2012
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Uganda helicopters missing in Somalia mission

KAMPALA — A number of Ugandan military helicopters went missing in Kenyan airspace on Sunday on their way to Somalia to reinforce African Union peacekeeping forces battling al Shabaab rebels, the Ugandan military More...

Somalis begin eating hyena meat in Kismayo
By Liban On Sunday, August 12th, 2012
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Islamists authorise hyena meat in Southern Somalia

MOGADISHU — Residents in the port city of Kismayo have began consuming hyena meat for the first time after Al Shabab militants approved it, Hiiraan Online reports. Hunting, trading and eating of hyena produce More...

One of two Somali athletes competing at the Olympic Games in London has denied that they are seeking asylum in the UK
By Hassan Ali On Sunday, August 12th, 2012
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Somali Olympians deny seeking asylum over threats

LONDON — One of two Somali athletes competing at the Olympic Games in London has denied that they are seeking asylum in the UK. Mohamed Hassan Mohamed, a 1,500m runner, told the BBC Somali Service they both More...

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By goth Mohamed On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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Somali comedian who poked fun at Islamists shot dead

MOGADISHU — Gunmen shot dead a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and colleagues said Wednesday. Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale, More...

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By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
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Somalia: Al-Shabaab in the mafrishes?

BY LIBAN OBSIYE I was thoroughly disappointed. I had gone to a mafrish with a friend and had not met one, not even one, Al Shabaab recruiter. Perhaps they were there staring at me with their red blood shot eyes More...

Al Shabab chains its suicide bombers
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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SOMALIA: Al Shabab chains its suicide bomber recruits – the slavery Jihad

MOGADISHU — Somali forces aided by AMISOM troops raided a Quran education center in northern Mogadishu’s Waharade neighbourhood on Thursday where they discovered chained up children. The government troops More...

Kulafa Al Rashidin mosque in Asmara, Eritrea
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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Eritrea ‘reduces support’ for Somalia’s al-Shabab

Kulafa Al Rashidin mosque in Asmara, Eritrea. Eric Lafforgue/photo. UN report says the east African country decreases its help for the al-Qaeda-allied group amid international pressure. NAIROBI — Eritrea has More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 20th, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS: Anonymous hacks Dahabshiil Bank over ‘terrorism links’

Anonymous declares an official “war on terror” Hacks Middle Eastern bank, holds records hostage Threatens to kill internet unless it admits supporting terror DUBAI — ANONYMOUS has officially declared More...

Commanders serving AMISOM discuss in front of their armoured personnel carrier during a operation against Al-Shabaab militants in Dayniile
By Sahra Farah On Sunday, June 17th, 2012
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Suicide attacks continue in Somalia

Commanders serving AMISOM discuss in front of their armoured personnel carrier during a operation against Al-Shabaab militants in Dayniile May 22, 2012. (Photo: Reuters) MOGADISHU — A suicide bomber in Somalia More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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The smiling warlord who Controls Ras Kamboni

Sheikh Madobe (right) talks to Kenya’s Lt. Col Jeff Nyaga at Afmadow (Nyambega Geisesa/Daily Nation). AFMADOW — On May 22, as the sun was setting, a luxuriantly-bearded figure appeared at the Kenya Defence More...