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2014-09-19 Lessons of the Westgate Attack
[African Arguments]A year has passed since Al-Shabaab militants laid siege of the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi.

2014-09-19 Somalia Faces Famine Amidst U.S.-Led War On Terror and Oil Search
[Fahamu]Some 2.9 people are threatened with starvation, but this alarming situation has not received any significant attention. Global focus is on the US-led war against al Shabaab militants and the quiet oil exploration by Western firms

2014-09-19 Flood of Foreign Workers Leave Young Somalis Out of Work
[VOA]Romans Onyango is the site engineer at one of Mogadishu's luxury apartment buildings under construction. While there are no official numbers, the Kenyan national is one of the many foreign workers attracted to the Somali capital by lucrative contracts.

2014-09-19 An International Conference in London On Somali Security
[Ethiopia Government]An international conference aimed at rebuilding Somali National army and improving security in Somalia is being held in London today (September 18). The conference is hosted by the UK government and was opened by Prime Minister Cameron who said he hoped it would produce a long-term security plan to help Somalia build up its army, police and judiciary.

2014-09-19 Somali Ministry of Interior to Open Regional Office in Kismayo
[Sabahi]The Somali government will soon open a regional co-ordination office in Kismayo in an effort to expand the federal government's presence outside Mogadishu, Minister of Interior and Federalism Abdullahi Godah Barre said Wednesday (September 17th).

2014-09-19 Somali Prime Minister - Al-Shabaab Will Not Control Any Territory By 2015
[Sabahi]Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed vowed on Wednesday (September 17th) to expel al-Shabaab from the remaining areas under its control by next year, government-run Radio Mogadishu reported.

2014-09-19 Finland Charges Four With Funding Al-Shabaab
[Sabahi]The Finish government has accused four people of financing al-Shabaab, authorities said Wednesday (September 17th), the first time the country has brought terrorism funding charges.

2014-09-19 UN Envoy to Somalia Hails Kismayo Reconciliation Conference
[Sabahi]United Nations Deputy Special Representative to Somalia Fatiha Serour praised the reconciliation conference in Kismayo as an important step toward establishing a functioning federal Somalia.

2014-09-19 Telephonic Media Briefing With Earl Gast, USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa
[Dalsan Radio]Earl Gast, USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa, Florie Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, and Matt Reese, Coordinator for Trade Africa Initiative and Trade and Investment Hub in East Africa.

2014-09-19 Somalia's Population Census May Be Conducted Soon
[Dalsan Radio]The Federal Government of Somalia says it has done a survey on the population of Somalia and its outcome is ready. At an event in Mogadishu today, the outcome of a survey on Somalia's population that was recently concluded was announced.

2014-09-19 United Nations Conducts Weapons Cutting Training for the Somali Police Force
[Dalsan Radio]Mogadishu, 18 September 2014 - This morning, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Somalia facilitated a demonstration in 'Weapons Cutting', held by the Somali Police Force (SPF) in Mogadishu.

2014-09-19 Hundreds Riot Against the Killing of 9 Year Old Boy by Amisom
[Dalsan Radio]Hundreds of people took to the streets in Mogadishu rioting because of the killing of nine year old boy by AMISOM vehicle which run over him at Florence Road.

2014-09-19 Warta Nabadda District Commissioner Says His District Is No Go Zone for AMISON
[Dalsan Radio]The district commissioner of Warta Nabadda Mr. Yassin Noor Issa said he will not accept AMISOM vehicles to drive through his district especially on Florence Road which connects Villa Somalia and Mogadishu Stadium.

2014-09-19 Middle Shabelle Administration Resettles People Who Were Displaced By River Flooding
[Dalsan Radio]People who have recently been displaced by Shabelle River flooding were resettled by the Middle Shabelle Administration.

2014-09-18 Ivory Poaching Funds Insurgencies
[African Arguments]At the beginning of August, the minutes of a meeting of intelligence chiefs from African states were released, revealing the extent to which poaching and the smuggling of ivory and rhino horn were being used to fund insurgent groups in South Sudan, Al Shabaab in Somalia and the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

2014-09-18 How Will Federal Govt Share Resources?
[African Arguments]Two years have passed since Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was elected the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. He came in to office with a view that federalism in the country needed more debate.

2014-09-17 More Terror Suspects Flee
[Observer]Two key suspected al-Shabab terrorists slipped out of the police's orbit during the weekend crackdown on a cell in the city, The Observer has learnt. Although 25 suspects had been arrested by press time, a well-placed security source told The Observer on Monday that Muhammed Abed Nassir and a one Fazil had escaped.

2014-09-18 Firm to Launch Virtual Banking Services in Somalia
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Rapid Communications Limited, a fully owned Kenyan company recently acquired 16 percent shareholding in Nationlink telecom, a GSM operator, along with the license for banking services.

2014-09-18 Family of Somali-American Fighter in Syria Speaks Out
[VOA]Weeks after photos surfaced of two Somali-Americans allegedly killed fighting with Islamist militants in Syria, the father of one man is still waiting for official confirmation that his son is dead.

2014-09-18 Over 130,000 Somalis Displaced in 2014
[Sabahi]More than 130,000 Somalis have been displaced by conflict, forced evictions and drought since the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday (September 16th).

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