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2014-10-20 Journalism is Booming But Dangerous
[African Arguments]Mogadishu -Mohamed Abdi Warsame's hand shakes as he places it on my knee. "Some say my brother was killed over a woman," he says. "That's not true. He was killed for the sake of the truth."

2014-10-20 UN Envoy Condemns Attack On African Union Troops in Hiiraan Region
[UN News]The UN envoy for Somalia condemned today an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area, which is near the centre of the East African country.

2014-10-20 Somalia Seeks Pirates
[Sabahi]Kenya and Somalia are in discussions to have Somali pirates held in Kenyan prisons transferred to serve their time in Somalia, officials told Sabahi Friday (October 17th).

2014-10-21 Somalia Doesn't Need to Alter Kenya Border
[The Star]THIS case makes Migingo Island look like a storm in a tea cup.

2014-10-20 Burundi to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Abuse By Amisom Soldiers
[Sabahi]The Burundian government will send a team to Somalia to investigate recent allegations of sexual abuse by soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Somalia's RBC Radio reported Thursday (October 16th).

2014-10-20 Barawe Residents Hail End of Al-Shabaab's Reign of Terror
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -Barawe residents, who had endured the harsh and oppressive rule of al-Shabaab for more than six years, are for the first time speaking out against the group's cruel reign.

2014-10-21 Decision to Split Mudug Lays Bare Complexities of Somali Federalism
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -The continuing controversies and questions surrounding the formation of Somalia's Central State highlight the pitfalls of state-building and the need to fast track the creation of a Boundaries and Federation Commission, political analysts and stakeholders say.

2014-10-21 Somali Govt Ready for Talks With Non-Violent Al-Shabaab Factions
[Sabahi]Somalia's Ambassador to Kenya Mohamed Ali Nur said the Somali government has opened the door for talks with members of al-Shabaab who lay down their arms, The East African reported Saturday (October 18th).

2014-10-21 African Union Representative Calls for Calm After Protests, Riots in Hiran
[Sabahi]Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Maman Sambo Sidikou called for calm Sunday (October 19th) after armed men and rioters blocked and attacked African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldiers attempting to enter Defow on a mission to mediate between warring clans in the area.

2014-10-21 Somali Media Stakeholders Call for Immediate Release of Journalists
[Sabahi]Somali journalists on Sunday (October 19th) protested the indefinite detention of three of their colleagues in Mogadishu's central prison and demanded the journalists' immediate release, Somalia's RBC Radio reported.

2014-10-21 Somalia, Burundi Sign Agreement to Reconsider Embassy Closure
[Sabahi]Somalia and Burundi signed an agreement Sunday (October 19th) to reconsider the closure of Somalia's embassy in Burundi, Somalia's Garowe Online reported.

2014-10-21 Date Set for Kenya-Somalia Boundary Case
[The Star]IT is now official that Kenya and Somalia are headed for a legal fight at the International Court of Justice regarding the maritime delimitation of the Indian Ocean.

2014-10-20 Council Conclusions on Somalia
[EU]Luxembourg -Foreign Affairs Council meeting

2014-10-21 Prof. Baadiyow Welcomed in Holland
[Dalsan Radio]A major welcoming party was held in Leidschendam, Holland for Prof. Abdirahman Baadiyow who recently launched a party in Somalia i.e. MIDNIMO Party. The party was attended by many members of the Somali community in Holland who wanted to know more about the party from the professor.

2014-10-21 Government Starts Talks With Sub-Groups of Alshabaab
[Dalsan Radio]The Somali ambassador to Kenya Mohamed Ali America told The East African, a newspaper from Nairobi that the federal government of Somalia was always interested in opening talks with Alshabaab so that peace can be fully restored in Somalia.

2014-10-21 Government Troops Die in Road Accident
[Dalsan Radio]Today, seven government soldiers died in a road accident at Taree Dishe (KM13) on Mogadishu-Afgoye Highway.

2014-10-21 Oil Companies Say They Don't Think There Will Be Outbreak of Ebola in Somalia
[Dalsan Radio]The executive director of Soma Oil and Gas, Robert Sheppard said he doesn't think there will be an Ebola outbreak in Somalia.

2014-10-21 After All We've Done, Somalia Is Very Ungrateful
[The Star]A few days ago, the media reported that the Federal Government of Somalia has sued Kenya at the International Court of Justice.

2014-10-20 Ethio-Somalia Relations Growing - Ambassador
[ERTA]The relationship between Somalia and Ethiopia is growing in all aspects, said the Ethiopian ambassador to Somalia.

2014-10-20 Cleric Supports KDF in Somalia
[The Star]A cleric at the coast region has supported continued stay of the Kenya Defence Force in Somalia to fight militants.

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