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2014-09-02 U.S. Drones Attack Al Shabaab
[VOA]The United States military has carried out an operation against the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia.

2014-09-02 One Million Somalis Starve As Towns Besieged and Food Prices Quadruple
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]More than a million hungry Somalis urgently need food aid due to worsening drought and conflict, a 20 percent increase since January, the U.N. said on Tuesday.

2014-09-02 UK Government Strives to Support Safer Remittance Flows to Somalia
[African Arguments]In recent months, the UK government has worked closely with the Somali community on the issue of remittances. I understand the levels of anxiety in the community, as a result of changes to banking arrangements for key Somali MSBs and the fragility of many peoples' situation in Somalia.

2014-09-02 Millions Face Worsening Food Crisis
[FAO]Nairobi/Washington -The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia. Acute malnutrition increased in many parts of the country, particularly among children.

2014-09-02 U.S Targets Al-Shabab Militants in Somalia
[Deutsche Welle]The Pentagon has confirmed that it launched an operation against al-Shabab militants in Somalia. Washington targeted the al Qaeda-linked group's leader, according to Somali officials.

2014-09-02 UN - One Million Somalis At Risk of Hunger
[VOA]Nairobi -The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished as drought hits southern and central Somalia.

2014-09-02 A Suicide Attack On a Detention Center in Mogadishu
[Ethiopia Government]Al-Shabaab attacked the Godka Jilicow detention centre in Mogadishu on Sunday (August 31) in an apparent attempt free some Al-Shabaab prisoners held there. According to a statement by Ministry of Information, seven Al-Shabaab members, some in security forces uniforms, approached the centre in two vehicles.

2014-09-02 Somalia Forces Halt Shabaab Attack in Mogadishu
[ERTA]Al-Shabaab attacked the Godka Jilicow detention centre in Mogadishu on Sunday in an apparent attempt to free some Al-Shabaab prisoners held there.

2014-09-02 Agreement Reached Between Jubba Admin, Rebel Militia
[ERTA]Representatives of the United Nations, IGAD and the European Union in Somalia issued a statement on Sunday welcoming the agreement by Colonel Barre Adan Shire "Hiiraale" to participate in the Jubba reconciliation process, and his decision that his militia should present themselves for potential integration into the Somali National Army.

2014-09-02 More Details About Bombardment Against Alshabaab Emerge
[Dalsan Radio]The Pentagon press secretary, Admiral John Kirby said in a statement that Pentagon bombarded Alshabaab inside Somalia on Monday.

2014-09-02 FGS Berlin Conducts Local Maritime Capacity Building in the Seychelles
[EU Navfor]Three Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) activities have taken place during EU Naval Force Warship FGS Berlin's recent port visit to the Seychelles. LMCB are conducted by the European Union to build the capacity of security forces of regional partners in the fight against piracy, supporting further training provided by EUCAP Nestor.

2014-09-02 Crackdown On Journalists Condemned
[Shabelle]Muqdisho -The National Union of Journalists of Great Britain and Ireland (NUJ) has condemned the growing crackdown against journalists and trade union leaders in Somalia, that has included the jailing of prominent journalists and threats made against the National Union of Somali Journalist's general secretary Omar Faruk Osman Nur by the Somalian Minister of information Mustaf Sheikh Ali Dhuholow.

2014-09-02 Government Passes Anti-Media Legislation
[Shabelle]Muqdisho -The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) expresses outrage over the passing of the contentious anti-media legislation that introduced strict media restrictions and heavy fines.

2014-09-02 Suspected U.S. Drone Hit Al Shabaab
[Dalsan Radio]Suspected US drone fired at least 4 missiles on al-Shabaab vehicles. Somali intelligence agency has confirmed the attack saying it was targeted at Al Shabaab commanders convoy. Reports say the group has started withdrawing from main strong hold city of Barawe.

2014-09-02 SFF Elect New Officials
[Dalsan Radio]An election to choose by ballot yet another chairperson of SFF was held at Indian Ocean Hotel in Abdulaziz District today. The voters were drawn from the 25 soccer clubs of SFF. Dalsan reporters said Dr. Yassin Abukar Ariif was elected the new chairperson of SFF. In 1990s, Dr. Yassin served different posts for SFF including the post of the secretary general. Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed and Muhiyadin Dhagaxey were elected to be the 1st Deputy Chairperson and the 2ndChairperson respectively. On the other hand, the v

2014-09-02 SNA and AMISON Move Towards Jalalaqsi
[Dalsan Radio]Ahmed Mohamed Shataley of Somali National Army said SNA forces and AMISOM are moving towards Jalalaqsi in Hiiraan. Shataley told Dalsan Radio that the allied forces are at Xarar Lugoole which is at the border between Middle Shabelle and Hiiraan regions.

2014-09-02 ODM MP Opposes Raila's Call to Pull Out KDF From Somalia
[Dalsan Radio]A Kenyan MP from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) opposed the suggestion by CORD Alliance to pull out KDF from Somalia.

2014-09-02 Minister of Information Welcomes Cabinet Approval of Draft Media Law
[Dalsan Radio]H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, the Minister of Information, today warmly welcomed cabinet approval of the draft Media Law, saying: "The Media Law is in the interest of Somalis, it will let us enhance the development of Somali Media."

2014-09-02 President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Strongly Condemns Attack On Nisa Facility in Mogadishu
[Dalsan Radio]Speaking in Ankara, Turkey, while attending the inauguration of the President of Turkey, HE the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud strongly condemned today's attack by al Shabaab on the NISA Facility in Mogadishu.

2014-09-01 Al-Shabaab Attack Intelligence HQ
[RFI]Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. At least 12 people were killed including seven of the al-Shehab attackers, according to the authorities.

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