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2017-05-29 Somaliland Says UAE Can Launch Attacks From New Base
[VOA] A top official said Friday that forces from the United Arab Emirates could soon be flying fighter jets from a new base in the breakaway republic of Somaliland.

2017-05-29 South Korea Vessel Hijacked Off of Somalia - Official
[VOA] A South Korean Defense Ministry official says a South Korean fishing vessel has apparently been hijacked in the waters off of Somalia.

2017-05-29 Galmudug President Set to Be Inaugurated in Adado
[Shabelle] The newly elected Galmudug state president Ahmed Dualle Geelle Haaf is expected to be formally inaugurated in Adado town of Galgaduud region on Monday.

2017-05-29 Over 50 Somalis Deported From U.S. Land in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] At least 54 Somali nationals on Friday arrived at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, after being deported from the United States over immigration issues.

2017-05-29 Mogadishu Infrastructure to Receive Boost As Repair On 30th Road Begins
[Dalsan Radio] Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre and the Governor of Banaadir Thabit Abdi Mohamed on Sunday laid foundation to the repair of Jiddka Sodonka or 30th Rd one of the key roads in the capital Mogadishu.

2017-05-29 AMISOM Convoy Targeted in Ied Blast Near Marka City
[Shabelle] An armored convoy carrying African Union forces (AMISOM) was reported to have been targeted in a roadside bomb outside the southern coastal city of Marka on Monday morning.

2017-05-29 Gunman Kills Three Civilians in Abudwak Town
[Shabelle] A witness says three civilians were killed, and several wounded after a gunmen opened fire on locally displaced people at a feeding centre in Abudwak town of central Somalia Sunday.

2017-05-29 AMISOM Involved in Inter-Clan Fighting
[Shabelle] African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM) have been accused of involving an Inter-clan fighting erupted in Lower Shabelle region on Saturday.

2017-05-29 Mandera Curfew Varied Over Ramadan Period
[Shabelle] A curfew imposed in Mandera County in October last year has been varied until the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan.

2017-05-29 Premier Bank Now in Hargeisa Somaliland
[Dalsan Radio] Premier Bank Limited on Friday opened its first branch in Somaliland in a colourful ceremony graced by the breakaway's region Vice President. The Hairgeisa branch is expected to attract a big number of lients that will to rival the two branches in Mogadishu.

2017-05-29 Protests Physical Harrasment by Ethiopian AMISOM Troops
[Dalsan Radio] A Somali humanitarian worker Amina Abdikadir and Chinese television CGTN's correspondent Abdiaziz Billow have launched complaints with Amisom after they were allegedly physically harassed in two different incidents in Baidoa by Ethiopian troops.

2017-05-29 Two Dead in a Deadly Blast in Southern Somalia
[Shabelle] At least two people were reported to have been killed, and five others wounded in a deadly explosion in Mahaday district in Somalia's southern Middle Shabelle region on Saturday.

2017-05-29 Puntland Sentences Five Militants Members to Death
[Shabelle] A Puntland military court in the coastal city of Bosaso has sentenced five alleged Al shabaab to death after being convicted of plotting suicide attack in the town.

2017-05-29 Qatar to Help Somalia in Efforts to Enhance Security
[Shabelle] Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani described the talks held here between Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo as 'successful' and 'fruitful.'

2017-05-29 Soldier Injures Top District Official in Elwak Town
[Shabelle] A government soldier has shot and wounded the Deputy District Commissioner of Elwak which lies at Somalia's border with its neighbouring Kenya on Thursday night.

2017-05-29 Former Deputy Parliament Speaker Dies in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Former deputy speaker of Somali Parliament Ahmed Abroone Amin has passed away in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday mid-night, after suffering undisclosed illness.

2017-05-29 PM Lays Foundation Stone for Key Road in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Somalia's new Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has laid the foundation stone for a vital street in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday morning.

2017-05-29 Turkey Delivers Food to Somalia During Ramadan
[Shabelle] Turkey will deliver around 15,000 tonnes of food to Somalia during the holy month of Ramadan, as East Africa continues to edge closer to famine.

2017-05-28 How African Countries Can Harness the Huge Potential of Their Oceans
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth - or what's known as the Blue Economy. The opportunities around Africa's blue economies are enormous with significant potential to create jobs and improve livelihoods.

2017-05-28 Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?
[Deutsche Welle] Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion is also becoming more diverse as a whole.

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