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2015-12-01 Somalia's Islamists Take Over Village in Kenyan Town
[Shabelle] Hundreds of heavily armed militants of Somalia's Islamist group of Al Shabaab have taken control of Kambera village in northeast of Kenya, reports said.

2015-12-01 Clashes Force 40,000 People Out of Homes in Somalia - UN
[Shabelle] United Nations: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that Saturday's renewed fighting between Galmudug and Puntland armed forces in Somalia had forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes.

2015-12-01 Tension in Galkayo As Somali PM Brokering Peace Deal
[Shabelle] Reports reaching us From Galkayo city indicate that there is mounting tension of fighting between Galmudug and Puntland forces amid peace talks.

2015-12-01 Al Shabaab Attacks Military Base in Qoryoley District
[Shabelle] More Details are emerging in a deadly fighting between Al shabaab militants and Somali national army (SNA) in the strategic town of Qoryooley of Lower Shabelle region.

2015-12-01 Operation Atalanta's Flagship Carries Out Joint Counter-Piracy Patrol With French Maritime Patrol
[EU Navfor] On Friday 27 November 2015, Italian flagship, ITS Carabiniere conducted a joint counter-piracy patrol with the French Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) off the Somali Coast.

2015-12-01 The President - 'Somalis Are Thirsty for Peace. There Must Be an Immediate End to the Fighting in Gaalkacyo'
[Dalsan Radio] Mogadishu, 30 November 2015: The President and Commander-in-Chief of National Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in the wake of clashes between the Puntland and Galmudug administrations in Gaalkacyo in central Somalia.

2015-12-01 Welcoming the Findings of the Independent Committee in Regards to the Allegations Made By Somali Eritrea Monitoring Group
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources welcomes the findings of the Independent Committee in regards to the allegations made by Somali Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG). The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia appointed the Independent Committee to conduct with diligence an investigation into the allegations leveled at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. The SEMG accused the Ministry of misusing the capacity building agreement with SOMA Oil and Gas.

2015-12-01 Somalia Regional States Urged to De-Escalate Tensions
[Shabelle] The international community has condemned renewed outbreak of hostilities in the northern Somali city of Galkayo, and called on all parties to immediately ceasefire and open dialogue to find a peaceful solution to the underlying issues.

2015-12-01 Somalia - Puntland and Jubbaland Heads Reach Galkayo Town Amid Peace Talks
[Shabelle] The leaders of Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Jubbaland and Puntland have reached Galkayo amid peace talks, to bring an end to the escalating conflict.

2015-12-01 Three Soldiers Sustain Injures in Al Shabaab Attack On Army Base
[Shabelle] At least Three Govt soldiers have been wounded in a brazen attack on army base in Lower Shabelle region by Al shabaab militants, an spokesman said on Monday.

2015-11-30 PM Leads Efforts to Find Lasting Peace in Galkayo Following Fighting
[Shabelle] The prime minister of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke is having meeting with representatives and elders from Galmudug and Puntland states in northern Galkayo for an effort to halt the conflict.

2015-11-30 President Calls for Ceasefire and an End to Galkayo Conflict
[Shabelle] President of the federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has called out for an immediate cease-fire and reconciliation among the warring in Galkayo town, Mudug regional capital.

2015-11-30 Work Starts on 700km-Long Somalia Border Wall
[Al Jazeera] Kenya has started construction on a 700km-long wall along its porous border with Somalia, in an attempt to shield itself from the armed group al-Shabab.

2015-11-30 Somali PM and South West State President Arrive in Galkayo Town
[Shabelle] Somali prime minister Omar Abdirashid, along with south west state president Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden have reached Galkayo, to defuse the tension between Galmudug and Puntland states.

2015-11-30 UN Refunds Kenya U.S.$22 Million for Somalia Fight
[East African] The United Nations (UN) has eased Kenya's cash crunch after refunding Ksh2.3 billion ($22.5 million) spent on fighting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

2015-11-30 Amavubi Thrash Somalia to Advance to Cecafa Quarters
[New Times] Amavubi have secured their place in the quarter-finals of the ongoing CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Somalia in a Group A match on Friday in Awassa City, Ethiopia.

2015-11-30 Somalia - Four Persons Die, 20 Sustain Wounds in Fatal Road Accident
[Shabelle] At least four persons are reported to have lost their lives and 20 sustained wounds in a fatal car accident near Adalle town in middle Shabelle region, an official said on Sunday.

2015-11-30 Cabinet Affairs Minister Appreciates Firmness of Relations Between Sudan and Somalia
[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ahmed Saad Omer, has affirmed firmness of the fraternal relations between Sudan and Somalia, indicating that the two countries are cooperating in all fields.

2015-11-30 Operation Atalanta Spanish Warship Welcomes Local Somali Leaders On Board
[EU Navfor] On Saturday 28 November 2015, Operation Atalanta warship, ESPS Victoria, welcomed local Somali Leaders on board.

2015-11-30 Galmudug Forces Take Base From Puntland
[Shabelle] Reports reaching us from Galkayo indicate that Galmudug forces have taken a base from Puntland troops following a fierce battle on Saturday morning.

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