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2014-10-31 Somali Govt Co-Ordinates Aid Distribution in Former Al-Shabaab-Held Areas
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -Amid warnings of a worsening humanitarian crisis in Somalia and the dire need for assistance in areas liberated from al-Shabaab, the Somali government and international aid agencies are reaching out to residents in southern and central Somalia.

2014-10-31 Allied Forces Kill Five Al-Shabaab Militants in El Garas
[Sabahi]Somali troops backed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Tuesday night (October 28th) killed five al-Shabaab militants in El Garas, Galgadud region, Radio Mogadishu reported.

2014-10-31 UAE, Somali Leaders Address Anti-Piracy Conference in Dubai
[Sabahi]The 4th International Counter-Piracy conference opened Wednesday (October 29th) in Dubai, with more than 600 government officials, maritime officials and industry leaders in attendance.

2014-10-31 Mohmaud Suspends 21 Judges Across Somalia
[Sabahi]Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has suspended 21 judges serving across the country, Somalia's RBC Radio reported Wednesday (October 29th).

2014-10-30 UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Lauds Somali Refugees in Dadaab Camp
[UNHCR]Nairobi, Kenya -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday visited the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex and praised the resilience of more than 350,000 Somali refugees there while expressing sympathy for their suffering.

2014-10-30 UK Minister Visits Somalia to Promote the Rights of Women and Girls
[PR Newswire]London -Lynne Featherstone re-affirms strength of UK partnership with Somalia on visit to Mogadishu.

2014-10-30 The UN Secretary-General and World Bank President in Somalia and Kenya
[Ethiopia Government]UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived on Mogadishu on Wednesday on the third stop in a tour of the Horn of Africa aimed at promoting development and consolidating peace and security across the wider region. Mr. Ban acknowledged that after two decades of internecine conflict and humanitarian crises, Somalia was finally waking from a "long nightmare," and reaching a "pivotal moment."

2014-10-30 The Fourth Counter-Piracy Conference Held in Dubai
[Ethiopia Government]The fourth Counter-Piracy conference opened in Dubai on Wednesday (October 29). Around 600 delegates, including foreign ministers of various countries as well as top diplomats, naval officers and industry leaders arrived for the two-day annual conference.

2014-10-30 Fire Razes Property Near Sheikh Muhyadin Ali Mosque
[Dalsan Radio]Last night, fire destroyed property near Sheikh Muhyadin Ali Mosque in Mogadishu. According to Dalsan Reporter the cause of the fire was an electric fault after cables clogged together.

2014-10-30 UAE Cautions About a Relationship Between Al-Shabaab and ISIS
[Dalsan Radio]The foreign affairs minister of AEU, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan warned about a relationship between Alshabaab and ISIS rebels which fight in Syria and Iraq.

2014-10-30 Ahlu Sunnah Wants More Investigations On Explosives Imported Through Mogadishu Sea Port
[Dalsan Radio]The Secretary of Ahlu Sunna in the southern regions of Somalia said the federal government should carry out more investigations on the explosives recently recovered in a container in Mogadishu's main sea port.

2014-10-30 Is Isis Allied to African Groups?
[African Arguments]In August 2014, Africa's spy chiefs met in Nairobi as part of the African Union's Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA). They expressed deep concern about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the likelihood that the radical outfit might influence the continent's own jihadi groups. Areas of concern for the chiefs included an "alliance being built by terror groups worldwide, sophisticated sources of funding, and [Africa's] porous borders."

2014-10-30 UN Head Ban Ki-Moon Visits Somalia
[Deutsche Welle]United Nations leader Ban Ki-Moon has made a brief visit to Somalia, which has been struggling after decades of war. He met the country's president amid heavy security.

2014-10-30 Somali Leaders' Political Feud May Cripple Govt Progress
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -Less than a year ago, growing tensions between Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and former Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon over the ministerial selections for a cabinet reshuffle ended with the Somali parliament voting to unseat the prime minister.

2014-10-30 Somali Police Seize Explosives At Mogadishu Port
[Sabahi]Somali security forces seized a container carrying bomb-making materials, military uniforms, boots and knives at the Mogadishu Port on Tuesday (October 28th), Somalia's RBC Radio reported.

2014-10-30 United Nations, World Bank Chiefs Visit Mogadishu
[Sabahi]United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud under heavy security at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport on Wednesday (October 29th).

2014-10-30 Benadir Administration Allocates U.S. $250,000 to Kahda District for Social Services
[Sabahi]The Benadir regional administration has allocated $250,000 to Mogadishu's Kahda district to launch services in the area, Radio Bar-Kulan reported Tuesday (October 28th).

2014-10-30 South-Western State Formation Conference Opens in Baidoa Amid Protests
[Sabahi]Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Tuesday (October 28th) officially opened the federal state formation conference for the South-western State in Baidoa amid protests in which at least one person was wounded, Somalia's Goobjoog News reported.

2014-10-29 In Somalia, Ban Lauds Country's Progress Towards Stability, Urges 'Continuity'
[UN News]Somalia has made "remarkable progress" as it continues down the road towards economic and political stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he arrived in the capital city of Mogadishu - the third stop in a tour of the Horn of Africa aimed at promoting development and consolidating peace and security across the wider region.

2014-10-29 Somali Women, Girls At Risk of Gender-Based Violence
[Sabahi]Somali women and girls continue to be at high risk for gender-based violence (GBV), with more than 1,000 cases reported in Mogadishu during the first half of 2014, Somalia's RBC reported Sunday (October 26th).

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