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2017-11-23 Work Starts On New UAE Naval Base in Somaliland
[Shabelle] Divers Marine Contracting has started construction of a United Arab Emirates naval base in a semi-autonomous region of northern Somalia.

2017-11-23 Djibouti National Assembly Speaker Arrives in Mogadishu
[Dalsan Radio] Speaker of the National Assembly of Djibouti, Hon. Mohamed Ali Houmed on Thursday arrived in Mogadishu where he was warmly welcomed by Somali government officials. Lower House Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari accompanied by members of the two houses and other government officials received Houmed at Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport. The Djiboutian delegation was then taken to Villa Hargeisa, home of the House of the People Leadership.

2017-11-23 AMISOM Trains Security Forces On Engendering Women
[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia is facilitating a two-day workshop for members of the Somali National Security Forces, on how to engender women and support the integration of gender issues at work.

2017-11-23 Al Shabaab Raids Somali Army Bases Near Kenyan Border
[Shabelle] Heavily armed Al Shabaab militants have launched an overnight attack on military bases belonging to Somali government forces and their allied KDF troops near Kenyan border.

2017-11-23 Hailemariam, Abdiweli Discuss Issues of Common Interest
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held discussions on Tuesday with Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas, President of the Puntland State of Somalia on Peace and Security issues, economic cooperation as well as education.

2017-11-23 Somalia's Siad Barre Saves Amin From Tanzanians
[Monitor] Forty five years ago, Uganda was at war with rebels who had invaded its territory from neighbouring Tanzania.

2017-11-23 Galmudug MP Shot Dead By Federal MP Bodyguards
[Dalsan Radio] A Somali regional MP Mohamed Abdi Guled was on Wednesday shot dead in Mogadishu when bodyguards of a federal Mp got suspicious over his vehicle. According to police the bodyguards of Federal MP Mohamed Abukate mistook his car as a security threat and open fire.

2017-11-23 Al-Shabaab 'Poster Boy' Faces Execution After Fall Out
[Nairobi News] A Kenyan who rose through al-Shabaab ranks to become a poster boy for the terrorist organisation is on the run, after a fallout with other commanders who want him executed.

2017-11-23 Kenyan Al-Shabaab Leader Flees After Fallout
[Nation] A Kenyan who rose through Al-Shabaab ranks to become the poster boy for the terrorist organisation is on the run after a falling-out with other commanders who want him executed.

2017-11-23 U.S.$50 Million Japanese Funded Somalia Drive Road Project Under Threat
[New Democrat] The US$50 million Japanese funded Gardnesville Somalia Drive Road currently under construction is under threat due to 'legal harassment' from a local company (KNZ Corporation).

2017-11-22 Somaliland Ruling Party Candidate Bihi Wins Election
[VOA] Ruling party candidate Muse Bihi Abdi has been declared the winner of the presidential election in the breakaway republic of Somaliland.

2017-11-22 U.S. Kills Over 100 Al-Shabaab Militants In Airstrike
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The United States has continued to intensify the war on Al-Shabaab, with the latest attack conducted on Tuesday killing more than 100 militants.

2017-11-22 Somaliland Elects Muse Bihi As the New President
[Shabelle] The Electoral commision of Somaliland (NEC) has announced that Muse Bihi Abdi, a candidate from the ruling Kulmiye party as the new President of the self-proclaimed state.

2017-11-22 President Farmajo Congratulates Muse Bihi On His Election
[Shabelle] The president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has congratulated the new president-elect of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi on his election.

2017-11-22 U.S. Says Airstrike Killed More Than 100 Al Shabaab Members
[Shabelle] U.S. forces on Tuesday conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp, killing more than 100 militants, U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement.

2017-11-22 Somali Army Repels Al Shabaab After Attack in Qoryoley District
[Shabelle] Somali government forces have remained in control of Qoryoley town in Lower Shabelle region after al Shabaab militants stormed an army base there on Tuesday night.

2017-11-22 Over 100 Shabaab Militants Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Somalia
[Shabelle] The United States military killed more than 100 people identified by the Pentagon as being affiliated with the Islamic militant group Shabab, continuing a stepped-up pace of strikes against targets in Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

2017-11-22 International Community Backs Kulmiye's Bihii Win Statement By European Unuon
[Dalsan Radio] The International partners are following closely the ongoing electoral process in Somaliland, leading to the election of a new President. A high-level delegation visited a number of polling stations in Hargeisa, on 13 November 2017, to demonstrate the international partners' support for the democratic process in Somaliland.

2017-11-21 Sufi Militants Ahlul Sunnah Wa Jamaa Joins War Against Alshabaab
[Dalsan Radio] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo recently announced a war against al-Shabab and urged the country's federal member states to join the war. For their part, the regional administrations leaders have promised support for the war announced by the President.

2017-11-21 Qabyo MPs in Turkey to Plot Ousting of Ex Ally PM Khaire
[Dalsan Radio] MPs Allied To Ex President Hassan Sheikh Plot To Oust PM Khaire Over "Betrayal"

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