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2016-02-12 Closing Up Regulatory Gaps Key in Fight Against Al-Shabaab
[ISS] After 25 years of protracted clan-based conflict, Somalia is finally seeing some positive changes. The country had become a failed state after former president Siad Barre's dictatorial regime was overthrown in 1991. In the years that followed, the dynamics of the conflict changed substantially. What started as grievance-based insurgencies turned into a war economy with widespread looting. The situation then turned increasingly violent, led by extremist groups such as the Islamic Court Union, which was succ

2016-02-11 Al Shabaab Disguise Fighters As Peacekeepers
[East African] Somalia militants Al Shabaab are planning to attack liberated areas disguised in uniforms stolen from the African peacekeepers.

2016-02-12 Mogadishu Orders Removal of English-Language Signboards
[News24Wire] The Somali capital Mogadishu has ordered entrepreneurs to remove English-language signboards so as to protect the Somali language, a spokesperson for the mayor said on Thursday.

2016-02-12 Middle Shabelle Authorities Vow to Weed Out Al Shabaab in the Region
[Shabelle] The administration of southern middle Shabelle has vowed to weed out Al shabaab fighters in the remaining pockets in the region.

2016-02-12 Puntland Throws Out an International Call to Except NCF Result
[Shabelle] Puntland has rejected an international and regional call to agree with other stakeholders on the result of National consultative forum in Mogadishu on the electoral model.

2016-02-11 Al-Shabab 'Planning Somalia Attacks Using AU Uniforms'
[Al Jazeera] The African Union (AU) says the al-Qaeda-linked armed group, al-Shabab, is planning attacks in Somalia using AU troop uniforms as disguises. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said the uniforms were stolen by al-Shabab fighters from military camps belonging to the 22,000-strong UN-mandated mission.

2016-02-11 MPs Discuss Shabaab Attack On KDF Troops in Somalia
[Nation] The National Assembly Wednesday evening discussed the January 15 attack on a Kenya Defence Forces camp in El-Adde, Somalia in which an unknown number of soldiers were killed.

2016-02-11 Top Military Chiefs Meet to Discuss Terrorism
[Citizen] Nairobi -Military chiefs from the countries contributing troops in Somalia are in Nairobi to discuss strengthening in their forces in the war-torn country.

2016-02-10 58,000 Children 'Facing Death' in Drought-Hit Somalia
[Al Jazeera] More than 58,000 children in drought-hit Somalia will starve to death if they do not receive urgent support, the United Nations has warned.

2016-02-10 Military Chiefs in Meeting to Boost Somalia War On Terror
[Nation] Military chiefs from the countries contributing troops in Somalia are in Nairobi to discuss strengthening in their forces in the war-torn country.

2016-02-10 Media Fraternity Stage Country Wide Protest Against Somali High Court Verdict
[Dalsan Radio] At least 100 Reporters, Editors and Media Directors have staged public protest against the recent High court verdict against their union (NUSOJ) in Mogadishu on Monday to show and stand with solidarity, saying the verdict goes against the constitution and hint irregularities in the due process.

2016-02-09 Food Security and Malnutrition Situation Is 'Alarming' - UN Report
[UN News] According to a new United Nations food security and nutrition assessment, the situation in Somalia is alarming and could get worse, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Niño.

2016-02-11 AU Troops Push Al Shabaab Out of Town
[Shabelle] Coalition forces comprising of soldiers from the Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM peacekeepers wrested full control of key area near Mahaday district.

2016-02-11 Drought Spells Disaster for Somali Herders
[IRIN] Hargeisa/Garowe -Two consecutive seasons of drought across northern Somalia are driving tens of thousands of pastoralists into hunger and debt.

2016-02-11 Soldiers Among People Hospitalized in Hudur After Measles Outbreak
[Shabelle] At least sixty people, including Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers were hospitalized in Hudur and nearbt villages after a measles outbreak, an official said.

2016-02-11 TV Station Ransacked By Somaliland Minister's Bodyguards
[Dalsan Radio] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the ransacking of privately-owned Somali Channel TV's offices in the northern city of Buuhoodle by the bodyguards of Dr. Suleyman Isse, the health minister of the self-proclaimed autonomous state of Somaliland. RSF urges the authorities to condemn this act of violence.

2016-02-11 Puntlanders Share Their Views On the Electoral Process With the International Community
[Dalsan Radio] Garowe, 11 February 2016 - An international delegation concluded a three-day visit to the federal member state of Puntland today. The delegation consisted of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating, and senior representatives of the African Union, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the European Union, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, Uganda, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

2016-02-11 Somalia Nationals Shot, Suspects Sought
[SAPS] Potchefstroom -The police in Brits have registered a case of Murder and Attempted Murders after four Somalia Nationals aged between 23 and 35 years were allegedly shot by a group of five suspects also from Somalia, who were driving in a Black Ford Focus with no registration number.

2016-02-11 Human Rights Working Group Press Statement Regarding Somalia's Universal Periodic Review
[Dalsan Radio] The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) on Somalia, consisting of EU member states, the EU, Norway, Switzerland and the United States appreciates the active participation of the Federal Government of Somalia in the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process which took place during the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 22 January 2016.

2016-02-11 Statement of Solidarity From Media Association for Puntland
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia: Supreme Court ruling over "NUSOJ leadership" is a deliberate stab to the nation's media fraternity and offers impunity to spoilers, warns MAP

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