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UN Special Representative congratulates Somalia on 55th Independence anniversary

UN Special Representative congratulates Somalia on 55th Independence anniversary

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay congratulated the people and Government of Somalia on their 55th Independence Anniversary.

Somali militants claim deadly attack on intelligence compund

Somali militants claim deadly attack on intelligence compund

MOGADISHU (Reuters)- Fighters from Somalia’s al-Shabaab group detonated a car bomb and fought their way into a compound where national intelligence agency officials train, police and the militants said on Sunday, as gunfire raged inside.

FGS Sign New Joint Programmes with UN, donors.

FGS Sign New Joint Programmes with UN, donors.

MOGADISHU – The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations (UN) have launched joint programmes to kick-start implementation of a process to rebuild critical Somali State institutions as the country continues on the road to recovery.

Nurture Somali trust and use it to defeat Al-Shabaab, says Wajir North MP

Nurture Somali trust and use it to defeat Al-Shabaab, says Wajir North MP

Wajir North MP Ibrahim Saney has asked the government to focus on nurturing trust among Somalis in order to win the war against Al-Shabaab. He said mistrust between government security agencies and local communities in the northeast has been the major hindrance to the flow of intelligence.

Can Kenya Convince Somali Refugees To Head Home?

Can Kenya Convince Somali Refugees To Head Home?

Kenya wants to close the sprawling refugee camp on its border with Somalia. But the UN says it will do so only if residents leave voluntarily. One man has been tapped to help the refugees return home. This story first aired on Morning Edition on May 28.

Air Djibouti on-track towards official launch looks forward to serving Middle East

Air Djibouti on-track towards official launch looks forward to serving Middle East

The new airline, established by the Government of Djibouti to support the development of the country as a regional hub for commercial and logistics services, has confirmed that it will commence cargo operations later this year and add passenger services in 2016.

Somalis in Minneapolis seek to dampen lure of Islamic State

Somalis in Minneapolis seek to dampen lure of Islamic State

The Minneapolis court is packed with members of the local Somali community here to support one of their own, Abdirahman Yasin Daud (21). His lawyer wants him released from custody while he fights charges of attempting to provide support to a terrorist group.

Suicide bomb hits southern Somalia

Suicide bomb hits southern Somalia

MOGADISHU — A Somali suicide bomber blew himself up at the southern border town with Kenya in an incident that left unknown number of casualties, authorities said on Friday.

Leading Al-Shabaab figure Sheikh Hassan Turki died in Somalia

Leading Al-Shabaab figure Sheikh Hassan Turki died in Somalia

Mogadishu – A leading figure in the Somali-based Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab movement has died in Somalia, the Islamic militant group said Thursday.

Somaliland to pick Berbera port partner by end of year

Somaliland to pick Berbera port partner by end of year

ABIDJAN – Somaliland expects to choose a partner to develop and manage its Berbera port by the end of the year, with construction expected to start early next year, the breakaway territory’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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