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By MGoth On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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In Somalia ‘Big Events in 2014″

Somalia Profile Somalia, officially the Somali Republic and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is located on the east coast of Africa between the Gulf of ‘Aden on the north and the Indian Ocean More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, December 27th, 2014
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Colonel Ali Aden Houmed Dismissed As AMISOM Spokesperson

The Africa Union Mission in Somalia would like to clarify that Colonel Ali Aden Houmed is not a spokesperson for AMISOM.   AMISOM therefore disassociates itself from any statements issued by Colonel Ali Aden More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, March 21st, 2013
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Somalia: AU Somali force readies for possible Ethiopia pullout

African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia withdraw more soldiers from the region, their commander said Thursday. “We have in place contingent More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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Afica : Stop the destruction of Somali’s

Decades have gone by and Somali’s have seen many presidents promise to restore the countries pride and beauty it once had, they have come and gone: no change has been made. The only hopeful’s we see is Somaliland More...

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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...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, November 11th, 2012
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Business in Mogadishu comes to life

Mogadishu international port is returning to life, as Somalia emerges from decades of civil war that brought this once thriving port to its knees. Today, business has picked up with trucks arriving to offload tons More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, October 28th, 2012
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Football back in Africa’s most abused stadium

Somali Football Federation will soon take over the Mogadishu Stadium, marking the federation’s leading role in resisting al-Shabaab’s austere lifestyle. In a sign of improved security in Somalia, African Union 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...

Somali FA asks AU troops to vacate soccer stadium
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Somalia: Mogadishu to host regional football tournament

MOGADISHU — The Somali Football federation officials asked the African Union peacekeepers in Somalia (AMISOM) to vacate the country’s largest football facility Stadium Mogadishu during an official visit More...

SOMALIA, Kismayo -- Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand infront of a mosque in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south of the country’s capital Mogadishu. AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, October 15th, 2012
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AMISOM says security situation improving in Kismayo port city

SOMALIA, Kismayo — Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand infront of a mosque in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city More...

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By SomalilandPress On Sunday, October 14th, 2012
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Somali, AU forces secure more southern towns from rebels

Sunday, October 14, 2012 Somali government forces backed by African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces are spreading their control over territory run by Al-Shabaab rebels in the south of the Horn of Africa country. The More...

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By SomalilandPress On Friday, October 5th, 2012
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Somalia: AMISOM 1 and AMISOM 2; another UNISOM AND UNITAF

In 1992, UNSC authorised the protection of humanitarian aid in Somali as many hundreds of civilians were dying because of famine and instability. Only 500 Pakistanis peacekeeper was confined in Mogadishu airport More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Djiboutian Colonel appointed Spokesperson of AMISOM

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed. MOGADISHU — African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) took a careful first step with Somalia More...

President Sheikh Sharif leaves a hotel after meeting with Somaliland president in Dubai, 28 of June 2012
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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Efforts to stabilise Somalia gains roots

NAIROBI — For 21 years, Somalia has in the eyes of the world passed as a war theatre and terrorists’ haven mired in a humanitarian disaster. With no effective central government control since President Siad More...

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By goth Mohamed On Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Can Somalia’s cheap peacekeeping defeat al-Shabab?

MOGADISHU — The Islamist group al-Shabab, that controls large parts of central and southern Somalia, has recently suffered significant defeats at the hands of Amisom, the African Union force that has been More...

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By goth Mohamed On Thursday, June 7th, 2012
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US offers $33 million in bounties for Somali Islamists

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will offer up to $33 million in rewards for information about top members of an Islamist extremist group in Somalia linked to al-Qaida, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The More...

Battle for Afgoye
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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IN PICTURES: Operation Free Shabelle

Photo: Securing and delivering econonic revival to the 400,000 people of the Afgoye Corridor and beyond in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia (AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE). African Union troops in Somalia (AMISOM) More...

A joint AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) advance called 'Operation Free Shabelle' faced no resistance on its 3rd day as forces advanced a further 6km closer to the town of Afgoye
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Somalia: AU, Somali troops capture strategic town from Al Qaeda

Photo: A joint AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) advance 6km closer to the town of Afgoye (AP Photo/AU-UN) MOGADISHU — African Union and Somali troops seized a town on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Friday More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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Al-Qaeda on the run as troops advance in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Al-Qaeda linked Shebab fighters in Somalia are fleeing their key stronghold of Afgoye ahead of an advancing column of government and African Union troops, military commanders said Thursday. Sporadic More...