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2014-04-16 Somalis Detained in Squalor At Kasarani
[The Star]THE 300 Somalis held at Kasarani police station are living in squalid conditions of poor sanitation and overcrowding. The police station has a maximum capacity of 150 people.

2014-04-16 Somali Federalism Should Be Implemented Without Tribalism, Lawmaker Says
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -In early September 2013, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud convened the Vision 2016 Conference which outlined steps needed to strengthen and rebuild Somalia's government institutions and hold democratic elections in three years.

2014-04-16 Clan Militias Clash Over Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Daynile
[Sabahi]At least one person was killed when two clan-based militias clashed Monday (April 14th) over control of an area in Daynile on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia's Dalsan Radio reported.

2014-04-16 Mogadishu Security Declines As Armed Forces Stretched Outside Capital - Mohamed Mubarak
[African Arguments]In March, the AU and the Somali National Army (SNA) launched their long-awaited offensive against Al-Shabaab. As was expected, Al-Shabaab withdrew from most areas without putting up much resistance. On the surface, the Somali government has won a huge chunk of territory back from the insurgent group. However, the facts on the ground suggest something else.

2014-04-16 Britain Pledges More Aid for Wartorn Somalia
[RFI]UK minister for Africa Mark Simmonds visited Somalia's capital on Tuesday stating that Britain is committed to supporting Somalia with millions of pounds.

2014-04-16 Jubba Officials Gunned Down in Kismayo and Kenya Refugee Camp
[Shabelle]Armed assailants killed various important officials from the Interim Jubba Administration this morning in Kismayo, the provincial capital city of the Lower Jubba region and the Somali refugee camp in Kenya's Ifo town.

2014-04-16 Opium Crops to Be Banned, Says Middle Shabelle Governor
[Shabelle]The governor of the Middle Shabelle region Abdi Jinow Alasow, stated to Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu that the regional administration destroyed crops that were used to grow opium in Jowhar and other towns of the region.

2014-04-16 'UPDF Instructors Trained Al-Shabaab Fighters'
[Dalsan Radio]UPDF instructors trained ten Al-Shabaab fighters using African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) facilities on instructions from their commanders.

2014-04-16 Former Villa Somalia Chief of Staff to Seek Political Asylum
[Dalsan Radio]Former Villa Somalia Chief of Staff Kamal Dahir [better known as Kamal Gutale] is trying to seek political asylum from Kenya or Turkey after fearing for his life, he told President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

2014-04-16 Somaliland Troops Seize Taleh Town Ahead of Clan Convention
[Garowe Online]Taleh -Somaliland forces alongside armed clan militia seized Sool regional district of Taleh from the self-declared administration of Khaatumo in the early hours of Tuesday morning according to witnesses, Garowe Online reports.

2014-04-16 Fatal Car Accident Kills 22 in Mogadishu Outskirts
[Dalsan Radio]Fatal car accident outside Mogadishu killed 22 males after their speedy car collided with a lorry in the main corridor between Mogadishu and Afgoye. Most of those affected by the accident were people returning from a funeral at KM13. At least 15 others were hospitalized after sustaining injuries. Some of them were reportedly in critical condition.

2014-04-16 Armed Men Kill Security Officer in Kismayo
[Dalsan Radio]Unidentified armedmen shot and killed two people including security officer in the south port town of Kismayo where the country's Prime Minister is visiting currently. According to eyewitness, men armed with pistols shot and killed the security officer and a civilian in a business place in the city centre of Kismayo on Tuesday. A third person was reportedly wounded in the attack.

2014-04-15 Return of the Quirky Somali Diasporans
[Dalsan Radio]For the best part of the last three years I've been visiting, working and living in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. During that time a lot has changed. Security has improved thanks to al-Shabab retreating from the city.

2014-04-15 Another Critical Newspaper Shut Down in Somaliland
[IFEX]The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) expresses serious concern over the closure of yet another critical newspaper in Hargeisa by Somaliland's authorities on 7 April 2014.

2014-04-15 Jubba Official Killed in Kismayo
[Shabelle]Gunmen stormed a house in Kismayo belonging to an official from the Interim Jubba Administration, shot him along with his guards and before they escaped.

2014-04-15 Delivering Clean Water in a Conflict-Stricken Country
[AlertNet]Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

2014-04-15 Qoryoley 'Inaccessible' Due to Border Blockages
[Shabelle]Armed assailants from the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab movement stormed a strategic military base last night where dozens of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops were stationed in Qoryoley, a town in the Lower Shabelle region.

2014-04-15 Roadblocks Removed From Lower Shabelle
[Shabelle]Deputy Governor of the Lower Shabelle regional administration endorsing community spirit for the Somali Federal Government Omar Mohamud Elmi Arabey, highlighted that the troops serving under the region have removed the illegal roadblocks that were dumped in some districts under Lower Shabelle.

2014-04-15 Al-Shabaab On the Verge of Elimination
[Shabelle]The Minister of Information for the Somali Federal Cabinet Mustaf Sheikh Ali Dhuhulow, participated in a special ceremony in London hosted by the Somali community residing in England. During the gathering, the Minister updated the audience on the development of Somalia's security as well as highlighting the positive progress it is going through.

2014-04-15 Allied Forces Attack Al-Shabaab Bases in Bakol, Kill 43 Militants
[Sabahi]Somali troops backed by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces attacked al-Shabaab bases in Bur Dhuhulle and Boogan villages in Bakol region on Sunday (April 13th), reportedly killing 43 al-Shabaab militants.

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