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2017-04-23 New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.

2017-04-24 Famine Is Crisis We Created With Our Own Hands
[Dalsan Radio] This is one of the most tragic moments in Somalia's history as more than 500 people and unaccountable livestock animals have lost their lives due to severe droughts that hit the horn of Africa region. According to UN reports, half of Somalia's population, that is around 6 million people, have been affected by the worsening droughts which has left them without food, water and healthcare services.

2017-04-24 Roadside Bomb Kills Six Soldiers in Puntland
[Al Jazeera] A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and wounding another eight.

2017-04-24 Mayor Thabit Surprise Meet the People Visit of "Insecure" Hurwaaa District
[Dalsan Radio] The newly appointed Mayor of Mogadishu Thabit Mohamed made an unsual move to hold his first meeting with District Commissioners at the relatively insecure district of Hurwaa on Thursday night.

2017-04-24 The UAE Promises $45 Million for the Somali People
[Dalsan Radio] United Arab Emirates ambassador to Somalia H.E. Mohamed Al-Othman, has paid courtesy call to the Ministry of Information and met with the Minister for Information H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) in his office, the two officials talked about various issues.

2017-04-24 Somali President Pays His First Visit to Baidoa Town
[Shabelle] A high-level delegation led by Somali President HE Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has on Sunday arrived in Baidoa, the administrative capital of Southwest state.

2017-04-24 Factional Fighting in Al-Shabaab Has Security Agencies on High Alert
[Nation] Security agencies have been placed on high alert after fighting broke out among Al-Shabaab factions in Somalia, with some militants fleeing to Kenya.

2017-04-24 UK Takes Leadership Role to Campaign for Somalia in International Level, Says Eng. Yarisow
[Dalsan Radio] The Minister for Information of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman [Eng: Yarisow] has on Saturday had lengthy meeting with the UK ambassador to Somalia H.E. David Concar.

2017-04-24 Al Shabaab Ambushes Govt Military Convoy Near Afgoye
[Shabelle] Heavily armed Al shabaab fighters have launched an ambush attack on Somali Military convoy near Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region on Sunday, residents said.

2017-04-24 Puntland Soldiers Killed in Bomb Attack in Galgala
[Shabelle] A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others.

2017-04-21 Al-Shabaab Warns Against Western Education
[VOA] Somalia's al-Shabab militants are threatening to punish parents who send their children to Western-style schools and universities.

2017-04-21 SNA Soldier Flees to Alshabaab After Killing Djibouti Troop Over Khat
[Dalsan Radio] SNA Soldier Flees To Alshabaab After Killing Djibouti Troop Over Khat As Hirshabelle's Osoble Arbitrates To Defuse Tension ,Radio Dalsan reporters Hirshabelle Presiden Ali Abdullahi Osoble on Thursday landed in Bulo Burde to defuse tension that led to the killing of a Djiboutien soldier.

2017-04-21 General - U.S. Not At War in Somalia
[Nation] New York -The head of the United States Africa Command (Africom) has indicated that Pentagon will not step up the US combat role in Somalia.

2017-04-21 Hirshabelle President Osoble in Bulo Burde After Djibouti AU Soldier Killed in Fighting Over Khat .
[Dalsan Radio] Hirshabelle Presiden Ali Abdullahi Osoble on Thursday landed in Bulo Burde to defuse tension that led to the killing of a Djiboutian soldier.

2017-04-21 Turkey Donates Millions of Dollars to Somalia for Budgetary Support
[Dalsan Radio] The government of Turkey has donated eight million dollars which is meant to support the Somali government's budget.

2017-04-21 South Korea to Send Anti-Piracy Forces to Somalia
[Shabelle] According to the Yonhap news agency, the one-day drill will involve the 4,500-tonne destroyer Daejoyoung, a 17,000-tonne commercial vessel and 350 sailors.

2017-04-21 Somaliland Editor Detained After Trading Himself for Colleague's Freedom
[CPJ] New York -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ibrahim Osman Ahmed, editor of Hangool News, who has been held without charge since April 15, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ibrahim is in custody in Hargeisa Central Police Station after handing himself over to police to secure the release of Abdirahman Arab Da'ud, also from Hangool News, Guleid Ahmed Jama, chairperson of the Human Rights Center in Somaliland, told CPJ.

2017-04-20 Cholera Kills 25000 Somalis in 3 Months, Health Minister Says
[Dalsan Radio] At least 25000 people have died from cholera within a period of three months, Health and Social Care.Minister Fowsia Abiikar Nur announced today.

2017-04-20 WFP Sends Food Aid From UAE to Drought-Hit Somalia
[Shabelle] A total of $272 million is needed by the United Nations World Food Programme in a span of five months to bring the malnutrition problem that has taken over drought-hit Somalia under control.

2017-04-20 AU Probes Death of Soldier By Colleague in Somalia
[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Thursday it had launched investigations into the killing of one of its soldiers in Bula-burte town in Hiiraan region of central Somalia on Wednesday.

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