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Militant group Al Shabaab leading suspec...

Militant group Al Shabaab leading suspect in Somalia plane blast: U.S. gove...

Investigators suspect the Al Shabaab militant group was behind a likely bomb blast that forced an Airbus A321 into an emergency landing this week in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, U.S. government sources said Wednesday. One U.S. government source said investigators believe the Islamic militant... read more »

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Why I moved back to Somalia (and you sho...

Why I moved back to Somalia (and you should too)

The moment my flight lifted off from SeaTac International Airport en route to Somalia was probably the most emotionally conflicted point in my entire life. I was elated to be returning to my country of birth for the first time since fleeing with my family as a young boy in 1991. On the other hand,... read more »

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Iman gets 50% of David Bowie’s fortune; ...

Iman gets 50% of David Bowie’s fortune; Nanny, personal assistant receive $...

Somali supermodel Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, who is professionally known as Iman, will receive almost half of her late husband David Bowie’s fortune. The late rock musician’s will was filed in Manhattan court on Jan. 29, Friday. Aside from Bowie’s SoHo home, Iman received 50... read more »

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COMMUNIQUE ON THE ELECTORAL MODEL FOR 20...

COMMUNIQUE ON THE ELECTORAL MODEL FOR 2016

The National Leaders Forum (NLF) was reconvened in Mogaishu on the 24th of January 2016. The conference was hosted by the Federal Government of Somalia and was attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mahad Awad,... read more »

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Somalia stumbling along ‘bumpy and difficult’ path to peace and prosperity

As battle against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia continues, outgoing UN representative warns world against assuming it is ‘job done’ in the country. Despite sporadic, sometimes intense... read more »

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Amisom blunders aided Shabaab in KDF fatal attack

Institutional weaknesses, poor command structure, underfunding and decisions driven by self-interest among the senior leadership of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) contributed... read more »

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Somalia’s al-Shahab attacks Mogadishu beach zone

Al-Shabab suicide bombers and gunmen have attacked a seafront hotel and restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. A car laden with explosives rammed into the... read more »

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Turkish army establishing military base in Somalia

Ankara has started to build a military base in Somalia to train soldiers from African countries to fight against al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militants, a report says. In a Monday report,... read more »

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Dozens die as militants strike in Somalia

Al Shabaab and government forces have battled for control of a remote army base in Somalia, after fighters from the Islamist militant group said they attacked the compound, killing dozens of... read more »