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2017-03-01 New Leadership, Persistent Problems
[ICG] The recent election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is an important step toward Somalia's recovery after decades of instability. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2017 annual early-warning report for European policy makers, Crisis Group encourages the European Union and its member states to support the government by injecting new life into the national reconciliation talks and boost assistance for sub-national governance.

2017-03-01 Farmaajo Declares Drought a National Disaster
[Dalsan Radio] President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on Tuesday declared the ongoing drought in Somalia a national disaster.

2017-03-01 Govt Declares National Disaster Over Drought
[Al Jazeera] Somalia's new leader has declared a national disaster for a prolonged drought that has forced about half of the country's population to seek urgent food assistance and sparked fears of a potential famine.

2017-03-01 Countdown to AMISOM Withdrawal - Is Somalia Ready?
[IRIN] Kampala -The swearing-in last week of Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way.

2017-03-01 President Farmajo Declares Drought National Disaster
[Shabelle] Somali new elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has on Tuesday declared national disaster for drought following a high-level drought response conference in Mogadishu.

2017-03-01 Puntland President Gaas in Trouble As MPs Set for a Vote of No Confidence Motion
[Dalsan Radio] Puntland Mps are pushing to have a vote of no confidence on President Abdiweli Mohamed Gaas on grounds that he had failed to administer the region. The Mps point out recent incidents of insecurity caused by militant group Alshabaab and pro ISIS grouped based in the region.

2017-03-01 Four Somali Shopkeepers Murdered in South Africa
[Shabelle] A Somali shopkeeper was shot dead during a suspected robbery in Site C Khayelitsha on Monday - bringing the number of foreign business owners killed in the area to four in less than a month.

2017-03-01 Top Army Officer Escapes an 'Assassination Attempt'
[Shabelle] A senior Somali military commander has survived an assassination attempt in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday night, according to witnesses. Somalia military official, Col Adan Rufle, told Radio Shabelle by phone that he norrowly escaped an attempt on his life at Nasteho village in Mogadishu last night.

2017-03-01 Failed Individuals Warned to Reinstate to the Judiciary
[Shabelle] Somali intellectuals and scholars have warned the Somali Federal Government authorities to restore the failed missed official to the country's judiciary justice system.

2017-03-01 Businessman Killed in Mogadishu Car Bombing
[Dalsan Radio] A bomb fitted in a vehicle killed a Mogadishu businesman in Waberi on Tuesday

2017-02-28 Blast Near Mogadishu Hours After Al-Shabab Vows Attack
[Al Jazeera] A car laden with explosives has blown up near an army checkpoint outside Mogadishu, wounding at least four soldiers, according to a Somali security officer.

2017-02-28 Adale , Discovering the Latest Tourist Destination
[Dalsan Radio] Adale is a fishing and trading town found in the Middle Shabelle region some 180km from the capital Mogadishu.

2017-02-28 WHO Scales up Response in Somalia As Drought Affected Millions
[Shabelle] The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response in Somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe drought conditions and a worsening food crisis. However, the Organization urgently requires US$ 10 million as part of the United Nations appeal for the first 6 months of 2017.

2017-02-28 Nephew of Slain Somali Cab Driver Remembers Him As Kind Family Man
[Shabelle] When Shehe Muya heard last week that his uncle had been severely beaten, he left his home in Tucson, Ariz., and started a 30-hour drive to Pittsburgh.

2017-02-28 A Senior Puntland Official Injured in Galkayo Town
[Shabelle] Reports reaching us from Galkayo, in central Somalia indicate that unknown gunman has shot and wounded a top Puntland official in the northern site of the city on Monday evening.

2017-02-27 Mixed Reaction to Norwegian Party's Call to Strip PM of Citizenship
[Dalsan Radio] Somalis in Somalia and the diaspora have given mixed reaction to the call by Norway opposition Progress Party to have Prime Minister designate Hassan Kheyre's Norwegian citizenship stripped off.

2017-02-28 Car Bomb Blast Kills One, Injures 4 in Somali Capital
[Shabelle] A bomber died after his explosives-laden vehicle exploded Monday at a main security checkpoint in Ex-control Junction in Mogadishu, injuring at least four Somali Soldiers.

2017-02-27 Requests Saudi to Intervene UAE's Military Base in Berbera
[Shabelle] Somali President Mohammed Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo request for mediation Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to persuade not to complete the establishment of a military base in "Somaliland".

2017-02-27 Puntland Forces Capture Parliament HQ in Garowe
[Shabelle] Armed soldiers belonging to the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in northeast of Somalia have seized the state's parliament building in Garowe on Sunday morning, Witnesses said. Reports from the Garowe city indicate that the forces are staging a mutiny after the Puntland administration has failed to pay their payments for the past few months.

2017-02-27 Gunmen Kidnap Three Aid Workers in Central Somalia
[Shabelle] An officail says three Somali aid workers with Save the Children charity were 'abducted' by suspected Al shabaab gunmen near Beledweyne town, central Somalia on Thursday.

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