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EU NAVFOR escort convoy of aid ships into Somalia

0 Visits: 537 | 18 December, 2011
Coastweek -- The Spanish auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship, the SPS Patino, Flagship of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, with the Force Commander, Captain Jorge Manso Revilla embarked, has recently completed a "first" for the mission by escorting a three ship convoy of ships chartered…

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Mogadishu dares to dream of a new future as militants are driven from Somali capital

0 Visits: 574 | 18 December, 2011
A gunshot echoed across the jagged shells of homes pulverised by battle. Obeying orders to "watch and shoot", a soldier had taken aim with his heavy machine gun down a road bleached white by the sun, spotted a target and fired a 0.5 inch round.

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Panetta says Djibouti critical to US terror fight, plans to visit Libya

0 Visits: 838 | 13 December, 2011
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that U.S. operations against al-Qaida are now concentrating on key groups in Yemen, Somalia and North Africa.

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Tense rises in central Somalia

0 Visits: 815 | 13 December, 2011
Tense between the Islamist clerics of Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a and Al shabab fighters rose in parts of Galgudud region in central Somalia where both rival groups fought several times in the past, witnesses said on Monday.

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‘Terror group’ Somalia’s only hope for peace and stability

0 Visits: 843 | 13 December, 2011
To end the war and famine ravaging Somalia the West must deal with men it regards as dangerous extremists, urges Welsh foreign affairs expert Grant Dawson

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Somalia: MPs show support for Speaker of the House

0 Visits: 901 | 13 December, 2011
Some members of the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) of Somalia have shown their support for Speaker of the House Mr. Sharif Hassan Sharif Adan, Radio Garowe reports.

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Air strike hits empty Somalia Red Crescent centre

0 Visits: 810 | 12 December, 2011
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A warplane bombed a rebel-held town in southern Somalia on Saturday, hitting an empty feeding centre run by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and killing one civilian, residents said.

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Somalia fighting: New clashes in capital Mogadishu Suicide attackers have targeted Mogadishu

0 Visits: 445 | 08 December, 2011
The Somali capital, Mogadishu, has been hit by some of the fiercest fighting in the city in months, in what is seen as a major setback for the government.

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Press Release: UK in Somalia website launched

0 Visits: 574 | 05 December, 2011
The British Office for Somalia today formally launched its official website, UKinSomalia.

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Four Kenyans killed in action by Somalia rebels

0 Visits: 525 | 05 December, 2011
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec – The Kenyan army said Saturday it had lost four troops killed in action against Somalia's Al Shabaab Islamist rebels while 10 had been hospitalised with wounds since it launched its incursion in mid-October.

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Somalis worried about wire transfers

0 Visits: 630 | 03 December, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS - The concern was obvious among Somali community elders at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis Friday afternoon. The men worried about the fate of families and friends if they cannot wire money to help them.

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Royal Navy arrests suspected pirates off Somali coast

0 Visits: 684 | 03 December, 2011
The Royal Navy has arrested seven suspected pirates after helping a Spanish fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defence says.

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Somali woman pleads guilty in US terror trial

0 Visits: 514 | 03 December, 2011
A Somali immigrant living in California pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to providing money and personnel to Somalia's Al-Shebab militants.

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Somaliland Presidential guard Hits Haatuf Reporter on the Face at Hargeysa Airport

0 Visits: 569 | 01 December, 2011
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the continued harassment against the journalists in Somaliland, after one of the Somaliland's presidential guards slapped ....

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The Somalia president H.E Sharif Sh. Ahmed strongly condemns the ban and looting of UN agencies by the Al-Shabab

0 Visits: 451 | 29 November, 2011
The President of the Republic of Somalia H.E Sharif Sh. Ahmed has strongly condemned the shameful and inhumane act by the terror group Al-Shabab/Al-Qaeda for the ban and the seizure of property and equipment of aid agencies currently operating area's under their control.

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Somalia's al-Shabab militants close UN aid offices

0 Visits: 1135 | 28 November, 2011
Al-Shabab fighters have closed down several aid agencies working in famine-hit Somalia, including some from the UN, accusing them of political bias

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Humanitarian agencies decry dangerous mixing of agendas in Somali war

0 Visits: 575 | 27 November, 2011
As the African saying goes, "When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers." In Somalia, as the war once again takes on an increasingly

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Somalia: what is to be done

0 Visits: 417 | 27 November, 2011
Somalia is a failed state, probably the most failed state in the world. While Somaliland and autonomous Puntland in the north maintain their own order, the south of the country has had no rule of law to speak of since the collapse of central government in 1991.

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NUSOJ Organizes one Day conference in Nairobi on the International Day to End Impunity in Honor to the Slain Somali Journalists

0 Visits: 592 | 25 November, 2011
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) organized one day conference for the Somali journalists in Nairobi on the International Day to end crimes committed against journalists on November 23, 2011, in honoring slain Somali Journalists at 680 Hotel in Nairobi.

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China says military action not final solution to Somali piracy

0 Visits: 436 | 19 November, 2011
A Chinese diplomat said here on Thursday that a fundamental settlement to the Somali piracy issue hinges on the country's political stability, economic development and social tranquility.

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