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2017-09-25 Trump Adds Chad to U.S. Travel Ban, Lifts Restrictions on Sudan
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Donald Trump has included Chad in a new list of countries whose citizens are prohibited from entering the United States. But the ban placed on Sudanese travellers earlier this year has been ended.

2017-09-25 Puntland Authorities Seize Weapons
[East African] The authorities in the semi-autonomous northeastern Somalia state of Puntland have seized an assortment of weapons being smuggled into the country.

2017-09-25 Senior General Gunned Down in Mogadishu
[VOA] A senior Somali military officer was gunned down in Mogadishu Sunday evening, security sources told VOA's Somali service.

2017-09-25 Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Travel From 8 Countries
[State Department] "Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens -- to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values." -- President Donald J. Trump

2017-09-25 Al-Shabaab Claims Killing 4 Puntland Soldiers in Attack
[Shabelle] Al shabaab, the Qaeda-linked Somalia-based militants claimed to have killed at least four Puntland state soldiers in an attack near Galgala mountains in Bari region.

2017-09-25 Somali Parliament Urged to Reject Repressive Media Bill
[Shabelle] Somali Scholar and veteran journalist, Abshir Mohamed Aden has called on the country's Federal Parliament not to endorse the contentious Media law presented by the Minister of Information, Eng Abdirahman Omar Osman Yariisow.

2017-09-25 Suspected Al Shabaab Gunmen Carry Out Separate Killings
[Shabelle] A senior Somali military officer was gunned down in Mogadishu Sunday evening, security sources told the media.

2017-09-25 Galmudug President Returns Back to Adado After UAE Visit
[Shabelle] The President of Somalia's central Semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, Ahmed Dualle Geelle "Haaf" and a delegation he was leading has returned to Adado city on Sunday.

2017-09-25 PM Meets With UN Secretary-General in New York
[Shabelle] The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The Secretary-General commended Somalia for the progress made in advancing state-building.

2017-09-25 Lawmaker Warns of New Rift Between Govt and Federal States
[Shabelle] Professor Mohamed Omar Dalha, a member of Federal Parliament of Somalia has warned a new political turmoil in the country, as a rift between central Govt and states are emerging.

2017-09-25 Mogadishu Airport Resumes Night-Time Flights in 27 Years
[Shabelle] A cargo plane carrying 200 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia has landed at night-time at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport on Sunday evening, September 23.

2017-09-25 We Are Not UN Employees, Museveni Tells AMISOM
[Shabelle] President Museveni has told countries contributing troops to the peace keeping mission in Somalia that they are not United Nations (UN) employees but allies offering pan-Africanism services.

2017-09-25 Separate Fatal Car Accidents Kills at Least Four
[Shabelle] At least four people lost their lives, and more than 20 sustained wounds in two separate car accidents in southern Somalia on Sunday morning, September 24.

2017-09-25 Galmudug President Fires State Intelligence Chief Amid Standoff
[Shabelle] The President of Galmudug state in central Somalia, Ahmed Dualle Geelle "Haaf"has sacked the commander-in-chief of his Intelligence Chief amid standoff over the Gulf diplomatic crises.

2017-09-25 AMISOM Troop Contributing Countries Urge World for Support
[Shabelle] Leaders of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi urged the international community for support during troop contributing countries meeting, which was called by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

2017-09-25 Govt Seeks Easing of Arms Embargo in Effort to Defeat Al-Shabab
[Shabelle] The Somali government has repeated its plea for world leaders to lift an international arms embargo, as the aid-dependent Horn of Africa nation continues to struggle with security threats from al-Shabab terrorist group.

2017-09-25 Three Dead, Several Wounded in Gunfight Near Beledweyne
[Shabelle] At least three people were killed, several others wounded in a heavy gunfight near Beledweyne city, about 350km north of Somali capital, Mogadishu on Friday.

2017-09-25 PM Addresses the 72nd UN General Assembly
[Shabelle] It is an honour to address the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. I bring you warm greetings and good wishes from our President, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, and the entire Government and People of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

2017-09-25 Puntland Forces Capture Weapons-Laden Boat From Yemen
[Shabelle] Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday's early hours, the regional maritime police chief said.

2017-09-22 PM Meets With Chinese Foreign Minister in New York
[Shabelle] Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, pledging China's support for Somalia's development.

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