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2015-04-26 Rwanda Down Somalia in Kigali
[CAF] Yannick Mukunzi and Kevin Muhire were on target as Rwanda registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Somalia in the first leg, first round of the Africa U-23 Championship qualifier held on Saturday at Amahoro Stadium.

2015-04-26 Two Kajiado Leaders Want Somalis Vetted
[The Star] TWO leaders have called on the government to conduct a head count of all Somalis living in Namanga and Kajiado towns.

2015-04-25 Former Legislator Shot Dead
[Dalsan Radio] Gunmen have shot dead former Somali legislature Ali Aden in the capital Mogadishu.

2015-04-24 Does the Tragedy in the Mediterranean Illustrate a New British Africa Policy?
[African Arguments] Suddenly the British election has an international issue: African migration to Europe. The sight of boatloads of poor Africans heading towards our southern European beaches induces primeval fears of being overrun. Keep them out!

2015-04-24 UN Refugee Chief to Visit to Discuss Return of Somali Refugees
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The head of the U.N. refugee agency will visit Kenya in early May to discuss plans to repatriate more than 335,800 Somali refugees following a massacre by Somali Islamists at a Kenyan university.

2015-04-23 Suspected Al Shabaab Gunmen Kidnap Kenyan Government Official
[Dalsan Radio] Gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab hijacked a miraa van and kidnapped a chief in an attack in Arabia near the border town of Mandera. The attack took place early on Thursday; security agencies said they are pursuing gunmen.

2015-04-23 EU to Wrestle With Migration At Leaders' Summit
[Shabelle] The deaths of shipwrecked African migrants off the Italian coast appear to have goaded European policymakers into action. Meetings are being held but it is uncertain whether they presage change in immigration policy.

2015-04-24 Somalia Coach Resigns to Fate Ahead of Rwanda Clash
[New Times] The Somalia U-23 head coach, Charles Mbabazi has admitted that his side cannot overcome Rwanda in the CAF U-23 qualifier first leg clash scheduled for Saturday at Amahoro stadium.

2015-04-24 UN Flags at Half Mast in Honour of Staff, Including Two Kenyans, Killed in Somalia
[The Star] The United Nations flags flew at half-mast on Thursday across the world for United Nations Children's Fund workers killed in Garowe, Somalia.

2015-04-24 UN Mourns Staff Killed in Somalia
[The Star] THE United Nations flags flew at half-mast yesterday across the world for United Nations Children's Fund workers killed in Garowe, Somalia.

2015-04-23 EU Naval Force Commander Visits Warship Esps Infanta Cristina
[EU Navfor] The Force Commander of Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, has visited Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, during one of her counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. ESPS Infanta Cristina has been deployed as part of Operation Atalanta since March 2015.

2015-04-23 Al Shabaab Kills Senior Military Officer in Mogadishu
[The Star] A senior military officer was shot dead in the Somali capital on Thursday, and al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility.

2015-04-22 Respect for Aid Workers Disappearing, UN Aid Chief Says After Somalia Deaths
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Respect for United Nations and Red Cross staff is "disappearing", the U.N. aid chief has said following the killing of four U.N. workers in Somalia, as other agencies raised concern about aid workers in Yemen and South Sudan.

2015-04-22 Somaliland - Activist Who Decried Executions Detained
[HRW] Nairobi -Somaliland authorities on April 18, 2015, detained a prominent human rights activist, apparently for criticizing the government's execution of six prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Guleid Ahmed Jama after he made statements on the radio denouncing the executions, the first in Somaliland in nearly a decade. The authorities should immediately release him and drop the charges against him.

2015-04-22 Kenyan Opposition Figure Wants Troops Pulled Out of Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan opposition figure Raila Odinga has called on the Government to work on a strategy to pull Kenyan troops out of Somalia as a way to curb increasing insecurity crisis facing the country.

2015-04-22 Somali Refugees Ready to Return Home - UNHCR
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said immigrants living at the Dadaab Camp in Kenya were willing to return to Somalia voluntarily.

2015-04-22 Deadly Car Bomb Blast Hits Mogadishu Restaurant
[Deutsche Welle] Several government soldiers and civilians were killed in a bomb blast in a downtown area of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials say. Somalia has recently suffered multiple attacks by al-Shabab Islamists.

2015-04-22 Team Formed to Speed Up Refugee Shift Plan
[The Star] James Mbaka -KENYA, Somalia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees yesterday formed a tripartite committee to hasten the repatriation of Somali refugees.

2015-04-22 'Respect for UN Flag Disappearing,' Says UN After Deadly Attacks
[UN News] Yesterday's "horrific" attack on the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) staff in Somalia is a reminder of the dangers faced by many aid workers on a daily basis, the top UN humanitarian official said today, urging that those who perpetrated the attacks be held accountable.

2015-04-21 Deadly Explosion Hits Mogadishu Restaurant
[Al Jazeera] At least four people were killed and 10 others wounded when a car rammed into a busy restaurant and exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu, local sources told Al Jazeera.

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