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2014-04-24 Stowaway's Father Says Allah Protected Son
[VOA]The father of a teen stowaway who survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii this week hidden in a jetliner's wheel well said Allah saved him from the dangers and extreme temperatures.

2014-04-24 UN Envoy Reaffirms World Body's Strong Resolve to Stay the Course
[UN News]The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country's international partners to boost support to aid peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab militants.

2014-04-24 Somalia's Progress in Peril, Kay Says
[Sabahi]United Nations Special Representative to Somalia Nicholas Kay on Tuesday (April 22nd) warned that much of the progress Somalia has witnessed in the past 18 months is in peril.

2014-04-24 Gunmen Shoot UN Staff, Hijack Vehicle in Hagadera Refugee Camp
[Sabahi]Suspected al-Shabaab gunmen on Wednesday (April 23rd) hijacked a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) vehicle outside Hagadera camp in the Dadaab refugee complex, shooting and injuring the driver in the process.

2014-04-24 Somalia's Security Agency Unable to Prosecute Criminal Suspects Due Pressure From Officials
[Sabahi]Somali government officials are interfering with the prosecution of arrested terror suspects and other criminals, Director of Somalia's National Security Agency (NSA) Bashir Mohamed Jama said Tuesday (April 22nd) at the conclusion of the Conference on Strengthening National Security in Mogadishu.

2014-04-24 Nine Somalis Charged in Kenya Over Illegal Residence
[Sabahi]Nine Somali nationals appeared in an Eldoret court Tuesday (April 22nd) on charges of being in Kenya illegally and living outside designated refugee camps, Kenya's The Standard reported. Eight of those charged were women, many of them with young children. Six of the women were charged with being outside of Kakuma refugee camp.

2014-04-24 Somali Parliament to Review Lawmakers' Security Following Assassinations
[Sabahi]The Somali parliament held a special session Tuesday (April 22nd) to discuss the safety of lawmakers following the assassination of two of their colleagues in 24 hours.

2014-04-24 Al-Shabaab Imposes Hefty Taxes Galhareri Residents in Galgadud
[Sabahi]Al-Shabaab has substantially increased taxes on business owners and pastoralists in Galhareri village in Galgadud, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported Tuesday (April 22nd).

2014-04-24 Sierra Leone Sends Women Peacekeepers to Somalia
[Dalsan Radio]Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers. Half of the 50 Sierra Leone military personnel participating in a recent workshop by USIP on negotiations and communication in peacekeeping were women, an important development considering the unit will be deployed in Somalia.

2014-04-24 Long-Term Stability Depends On Professional, Well-Resourced Security Forces
[Shabelle]The long-term stability of Somalia hinges on well-resourced and professional security forces, top Somali Government officials have said. Speaking at the end of a four-day National Security Conference organised by the Ministry of National Security, Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed appealed to the international community to help strengthen the security agencies of his government.

2014-04-24 Al-Shabaab Suffer Significant Losses Due to Battle With AMISON, Gov't Forces Last Night in Bay Region
[Shabelle]An intense violent confrontation erupted late last night near Awdinle of the Bay region between co-allied African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army against Al-Shabaab terrorist insurgents.

2014-04-24 Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Lays Foundation Stone for the Aviation Training Academy At Aden Adde Airport
[Dalsan Radio]The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, accompanied by the Minister of Air and Land Transport and his deputy, the Minister of Finance, the Turkish Ambassador and the General Manager of Aden Adde International Airport, laid the foundation stone for the building of the Aviation Training Academy at Aden Adde International Airport.

2014-04-24 H.E Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Lays Foundation Stone for the Aviation Training Academy At Aden Adde Airport
[Shabelle]H.E Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed lays foundation stone for the Aviation Training Academy at Aden Adde Airport Mogadishu, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 -- The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, accompanied by the Minister of Air and Land Transport and his deputy, the Minister of Finance, the Turkish Ambassador and the General Manager of Aden Adde International Airport, laid the foundation stone for the building of the Aviation Training Academy at Ade

2014-04-24 Car Explodes, Killing Four in City
[Shabelle]Two police officers were among four people who were killed when a vehicle they were escorting to Pangani Police Station in Nairobi was blown up on Wednesday night. The officers had been manning a road block a few kilometres from the station when they intercepted the car and ordered the occupants to drive to Pangani Police Station for further investigations.

2014-04-24 Teen Jet Stowaway Aimed for Somalia, Dad Says
[Shabelle]The Santa Clara teenage who survived a five-hour trip in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines plane is a "very cool boy," but struggled recently and had hoped to return to his native Somalia, his father said in an interview.

2014-04-24 SINHA Condemns the Assassination of Radio Dalsan Journalist.
[Dalsan Radio]The Somali independent media houses association (SIMHA ) is painfully mourning the murder of a Dalsan Radio journalist in Mogadishu's Bakaro market on late Monday, the latest in a string of violence against journalists and media workers in Somalia.

2014-04-24 Prime Minister - 'Local Communities and Security Forces Must Have a Close Relationship'
[Dalsan Radio]His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, today closed the National Security Conference held in Mogadishu, telling attendees that "local communities and the security forces must have a close relationship - we are one people with one enemy".

2014-04-24 Senior Al-Shabaab Officials Attacked in Hudur .
[Dalsan Radio]Somali National Army has confirmed that a senior Al-Shabaab militant group member was killed and another one wounded in Hudur Bakool region . According to a Government official the Hudur Maalim Mohamed the attack was pre planned after receiving intelligence report that senior militant group were hiding in the area.

2014-04-24 No Intention of Leaving Somalia - UN
[Dalsan Radio]MOGADISHU, April 23 (Xinhua) -- UN Somalia Mission spokesman on Wednesday denied reports that the world body would withdraw from the Horn of African nation if it suffered "significant attacks" by militants.

2014-04-24 Federal Govt Troops Foil Attack On Police Station in Central Town
[Garowe Online]Beledweyne -The Somali Federal Government troops manning a police station in Hiraan regional capital of Beledweyne of central Somalia have foiled an attack on their compound overnight on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.

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