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Baardheere town comes to life after liberation from ‘al Shabaab’

Baardheere town comes to life after liberation from ‘al Shabaab’

BAARDHEERE Somalia — Baardheere town, recently liberated by the Somali National Army and troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), is teeming with activity after years of subdued life under the ‘al Shabaab’.

Kenya Authorities Arrest Terrorist Suspects In Garissa

Kenya Authorities Arrest Terrorist Suspects In Garissa

Kenyan authorities stated Sunday they’ve arrested suspected terrorists in Garissa County, the location of quite a few assaults in recent times by al Qaeda-linked members of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group. “At the very least two suspected terrorists have been arrested in Garissa in [a two]day safety inter-agency led operation,” Kenya’s Inside Ministry.

Somali President, UAE envoy talk mutual interests

Somali President, UAE envoy talk mutual interests

MOGADISHU: President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia has received Mohammed Ahmed Al Osman, UAE Ambassador to Somalia, at the Office of the President.

International community urges rapid resolution to crisis created by impeachment motion

International community urges rapid resolution to crisis created by impeachment motion

Mogadishu, 19 August 2015: As concerned partners of the Somali people, the envoys of the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), the United States of America and the United Kingdom express their deep concern that the parliamentary motion to impeach President Hassan […]

Somali refugees find a farming oasis — in Maine

Somali refugees find a farming oasis — in Maine

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Six-foot stalks of corn crowd a small rise at Intervale Farm, a 19th-century spread of rolling fields that lead to the Royal River. It’s a picture of vintage Maine, but there’s something new: farmers clad in swirling, vibrant, dazzling colors rather than grass-stained denim and John Deere caps.

If I didn’t believe Somalia will rise up again, I’d have quit my job

If I didn’t believe Somalia will rise up again, I’d have quit my job

The African Union’s Special Representative for Somalia, Maman Sidikou has one of the toughest jobs on earth — to bring peace and stability to country that has been rocked by war for more than two decades. He told Jeff Otieno about his ‘Mission Possible’

Somali refugees work together to settle into new life in Grand Forks area

Somali refugees work together to settle into new life in Grand Forks area

GRAND FORKS — Fathia Garad has a full plate as it is with four young children, one of whom is deaf.

Somali region re-elects former warlord to fight al Shabaab

Somali region re-elects former warlord to fight al Shabaab

KISMAYU, Somalia – A former Islamist warlord won re-election on Saturday as president of Somalia’s southern region of Jubbaland, a territory partly controlled by al Shabaab militants and at odds with the central government of the Horn of Africa country.

Somali lawmakers seek to remove president over corruption claims

Somali lawmakers seek to remove president over corruption claims

MOGADISHU — Somali lawmakers have a filed a motion to parliament to dismiss President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, accusing him of abuse of office, one of the authors of the motion said.

Rights Group urges AU forces to investigate alleged killings in Somalia

Rights Group urges AU forces to investigate alleged killings in Somalia

African Union (AU) forces in Somalia (AMISOM) should impartially investigate the killing by alleged Ugandan army troops of six men at a wedding on July 31, 2015, in the Somali port town of Merka, Human Rights Watch said here Friday.

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