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2015-03-30 Comesa Lends Support for Establishment of EU-Funded Maritime Security Centre in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychelles is on track to establish a European Union-funded Operation Coordination Centre to promote maritime security, after the Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands received regional backing for the proposal from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

2015-03-30 #IDefineMe
[AI London] Kenya hosts hundreds of thousands of people who have fled neighbouring countries. The government has long seen refugees as a possible national security threat, feeding a long-standing history of prejudice and xenophobia against the Somali community. The targeting of the Somali community came to a peak during Operation Usalama Watch in 2014. Amnesty International documented how thousands of people were arrested, harassed and ill-treated, had money extorted, or were rounded up and forced into camps. Hundreds

2015-03-30 Al Shabaab Attacks Popular Hotel in Khartoum
[Dalsan Radio] Armed group Al Shabaab says it is behind the ongoing attack in Mogadishu Maka Al Mukarama. Car bomb followed by heavy gunfire was targeted with the hotel popular with senior Somali government officials.

2015-03-31 Radical Cleric Arrested While Fleeing to Somalia
[The Star] Kenyan security agents have arrested extremist Muslim cleric and Al Shabaab sympathiser Said Swaleh Said Awadh while he was crossing over into Somalia through Kiunga.

2015-03-30 State Seeks 20 Days to Finalise Probe On 'Al Shabaab Brides'
[The Star] The state wants 20 more days to complete investigations on three women arrested on their way to Somalia to allegedly join the al Shabaab.

2015-03-30 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] The United States strongly condemns al-Shabaab's terrorist attack on the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu yesterday.

2015-03-30 Somalia Allows Sudan to Use Berbera Airbase to Hit Houthis
[Dalsan Radio] Federal government of Somalia has permitted Sudanese military jets to use Berbera airbase to attack Houthi Shia rebels in Yemen.

2015-03-30 Three Women Detained in Kenya - Somalia Border, Wanted Join Al Shabaab
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan authorities have arrested three young women in Kenyan border town of Wajir as they attempted to cross into Somalia to join armed group Al Shabaab.

2015-03-30 Lower Shabelle Administration Thwarts Al Shabaab Plots
[Shabelle] A deputy security governor for Somalia's lower Shabelle administration, Ali Nur Mohamed said that its administration continued a plan to ensure the overall security of Marca town; some 90 km to the southwest Mogadishu.

2015-03-30 Security Ministry Rolls Off a Plane to Tighten Hotels' Safety
[Shabelle] Somalia security ministry said that it has been preparing a new plan to make stronger the security of the city's hotels after Al Shabaab attacked on a hotel where was laid siege to 17 hours in which 20 people were killed in Mogadishu.

2015-03-30 Somalia Border Wall Is a Vital Strategy for Kenya
[The Star] Barrier planning along the entirety of Kenya's border with Somalia is long overdue. The deteriorating situation in Yemen will soon give both Al Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula and ISIS new opportunities to penetrate the Horn of Africa via Somalia and Northern Kenya.

2015-03-30 Ban Ki-Moon Meets With Somali President in Sharm El-Sheikh
[Shabelle] The Secretary-General met today with Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, on the margins of the summit of the League of Arab States.

2015-03-30 Hodan DC Denies Allegation Relates an Attack On Hotel
[Shabelle] Hadan district commissioner, has strongly responded to an allegation relates to an attack on hotel in Mogadishu which left 20 people dead and injured 28 others after the co-owner hotel accused him of the attack.

2015-03-30 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somalia
[Shabelle] The United States strongly condemns al-Shabaab's terrorist attack on the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu yesterday. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims killed in the attack and our regrets to the many who were injured. The United States praises the Somali forces for their response to this terrorist attack.

2015-03-30 Huge Roadside Bomb Hits AU Vehicle in Marca Town
[Shabelle] At least 2 people were reported to have died on Monday in a huge roadside bomb that targeted a convoy carrying with African Union peacekeeping forces in the Somalia's coastal town of Marca, according to residents.

2015-03-30 Veteran Somali Representative Laid to Rest in Garowe
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, who was killed in an attack in Mogadishu has been laid to rest in Garowe. The ambassador's body was taken from Mogadishu following a collective mourning held at Aadan Adde Airport on Sunday.

2015-03-30 Internal Security Minister Calls Citizens to Confront Al Shabaab
[Dalsan Radio] Somali Internal Security Minister Abdirizack Omar Mohamed has called upon Somali nationals to confront armed group Al Shabaab.

2015-03-30 Former Puntland President Criticizes Mogadishu's Security
[Dalsan Radio] Former Puntland president Abdirahman Farole has condemned Al-shabab's onslaught on Maka Al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu on Friday. The attack which was a siege killed at least 20 people mostly government officials and civilians.

2015-03-30 UNSC Condemns Al Shabaab Attack On Mogadishu Hotel
[Dalsan Radio] UN Security Council has strongly condemned Al Shabaab attack on Mogadishu Maka Al Mukarama hotel on Friday. In a joint press conference the council said the perpetrators of the heinous act to be brought before the law for face justice.

2015-03-30 UN Condemns Hotel Siege in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The UN Security Council on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu that resulted in the heavy deaths of civilians.

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