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2014-12-20 Ambassador Wei Hongtian Presented the Letter of Credence to the President of Somalia
[Focac]On 15th December, 2014, H.E. Mr. Wei Hongtian, the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Federal Republic of Somalia presented the Letter of Credence to H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, and they had a friendly talk on the China-Somalia relations.

2014-12-18 Divided Kenyans Disagree Over Strategy to End 'Terror' Attacks
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Nairobi -Islamist attacks, knee-jerk security responses, corrupt policing and racial profiling are dividing Kenyans increasingly along religious and ethnic lines, experts said.

2014-12-19 EU Naval Force Flagship Its Andrea Doria Conducts Local Maritime Capacity Building During Visit to Antsiranana, Madagascar
[EU Navfor]On 16 December, during her port visit to Antsiranana, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training with personnel from the Madagascan Navy.

2014-12-19 Two Somali NGOs Among 510 Deregistered in Kenya
[Dalsan Radio]The NGOs Co-ordination Board of Kenya has deregistered 510 charitable organizations for failing to file their audited reports as required by law, frozen their accounts and acquired their assets for redistributing to other NGOs pursuing similar activities.

2014-12-19 Rival Leader to Support New South-Western State
[Sabahi]The leader of a proposed six-region state who previously opposed the creation of Somalia's new Interim South-western Administration (ISWA) agreed Wednesday (December 17th) to a power-sharing agreement, Somalia's Radio Goobjoog reported.

2014-12-19 Somaliland Apprehends 52 Boats Fishing Illegally
[Sabahi]The Somaliland region's coastguard has apprehended 52 foreign boats caught fishing illegally and more than 250 employees of the boats are now in custody, coastguard commander Admiral Ahmed Osman told reporters.

2014-12-18 Somali MPs Welcome the Nomination of Omar Abdirashid As the New PM
[Dalsan Radio]Some of the Somali members of parliament welcomed the nomination of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the new prime minister.

2014-12-18 President Appoints 3rd PM in Two Years
[Dalsan Radio]Omar Abdirashid, current Somali ambassador to United States was announced as the next Somali Prime Minister in an event that took place in Somali Presidential palace famously known as Villa Somalia.

2014-12-19 President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud Appoints a New Prime Minister
[Ethiopia Government]President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud announced on Wednesday (December 17) the appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as Somalia's Prime Minister. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud noted the importance of the Prime Minister's role for Somalia in heading the Federal Government and making certain that the Government carry out its tasks on time, transparently, and accountable so as to serve the interests of the Somali people.

2014-12-18 Tiyeglow Officials Vow to Avenge Women's Murders With the Law
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -Residents of Somalia's Bakol region are shocked and saddened by the brutal murder of seven women in Tiyeglow district last week, but local officials have warned citizens not to take the law into their own hands and perpetuate the cycle of violence and revenge.

2014-12-19 UNSOM Conducts Training of Somali Police Forces On Digital Communication
[Ethiopia Government]The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) completed an eight-day training programme for Somali police Forces. 11 members of the Somali Police Force (SPF) and two members of the AMISOM Police Component attended the training session.

2014-12-18 Central State Formation Committee Training Concludes
[Sabahi]A Somali government training programme for technical committees charged with making appointments for Somalia's new Central State in Mudug and Galgadud regions concluded in Mogadishu Tuesday (December 16th), Somalia's Goobjoog News reported.

2014-12-18 Somali President Names Sharmarke As New Prime Minister
[Sabahi]Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday (December 17th) announced his appointment of Omar Abdirahman Ali Sharmarke as the country's next prime minister.

2014-12-17 Summary of 'Somaliland's Political Transition'
[Africa Research Institute]Summary of "Somaliland's Political Transition" Event with Dr Michael Walls

2014-12-17 Finally Free of Al-Shabaab, Daily Life Resumes in El Bur
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -Life is steadily improving in Galgadud region's El Bur since Somali and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops removed al-Shabaab's blockade of the town two months ago.

2014-12-17 Somalia's Auditor General Takes On Govt Corruption
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -After years of pervasive public perception that public resources are being squandered by officials and government agencies, Somalia's auditor general has taken unprecedented steps to fight systemic corruption.

2014-12-16 Former Al-Shabaab Fighter Tells His Story
[Deutsche Welle]Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Africa. A former al-Shabab member tells DW what made him join the group and why he left it.

2014-12-18 Kenyan Maura Takes Over At Somali Champions Banadir
[CAF]Somali champions, Banadir Sports Club have named Kenyan John Maura as new coach replacing Omar Mohamed Naser who was sacked on Saturday (13 December 2014) after successive losses.

2014-12-18 Jeenyo United Wins Somali Super Cup
[CAF]In a hotly-contested match on Friday, 12 December 2014, that attracted tens of thousands of fans from various destinations across the country, Jeenyo United beat rivals Banadir Sports Club 5-4 in penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time.

2014-12-18 President Mohamud in Kismayo for Sierra Leone Troops Farewell Ceremony
[Dalsan Radio]A delegation lead by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has reached the southern port city of Kismayo for a send off ceremony for Sierra Leone peace keeping troops.

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