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2016-05-29 National Consultation Forum Meeting Kicks Off in Mogadishu
[Dalsan Radio] The President of the federal republic of Somalia has on officially opened the national consultation forum in Mogadishu on Sunday.

2016-05-29 Why the International Community Should Recognise Somaliland
[Nation] On May 18, I was invited to Somaliland to participate in celebrations of her independence from Somalia on May 18, 1991, after entering into a legally non-binding union with Somalia in 1960.

2016-05-28 Threat to Close Dadaab Camp Plays On International Refugee Fears
[The Conversation Africa] The Kenyan government says that it plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp. It had also threatened to close the country's other major refugee camp, Kakuma, but has subsequently said it won't. Speaking at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Deputy President William Ruto declared that Dadaab will be closed by the end of the year.

2016-05-28 Repatriation of Somali Refugees Is Not Reversible, Says President Kenyatta
[Kenya Presidency] Kenya's decision to repatriate Somali refugees back to their country is not reversible, President Kenyatta has said.

2016-05-28 Dahabshiil Funding Helps in Reducing Unemployment in Hargeisa
[Capital FM] While unemployment in Somalia has forced many young people to leave the country, Dahabshiil is turning around the lives of many unemployed youth in Somaliland capital Hergesa by funding their business ideas.

2016-05-27 President Pledges Support for Wounded Journalist
[Dalsan Radio] President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has pledged to support wounded Somali Journalist Abdirahman Jamac black. Speaking during meeting with Journalists in Villa Somalia palace on Thursday President Mohamud promised to cater for the expense of the Journalist who is currently in Mogadishu hospital.

2016-05-27 President Receives Credentials From New Uganda Ambassador
[Dalsan Radio] The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has received diplomatic credentials from new Ugandan ambassador to Somalia.

2016-05-27 Terrorism in Dadaab Camps Not Verified, Says UN
[Nation] Kenya's claims of terrorist activity inside the Dadaab camps have not been verified, the president of the United Nations Security Council suggested on Wednesday.

2016-05-25 FBI 'Set Up' Our Sons Somali-American Defendants' Mothers Say
[VOA] The mothers of two Somali-Americans on trial for allegedly planning to join Islamic State say their sons were "set up" by an FBI informant. The women spoke to VOA Somali outside a Minneapolis court Monday, after the government's star witness, informant Abdirahman Bashir, told the court under cross examination that the FBI paid him $100,000. The mother of defendant Abdirahman Daud called Bashir a "criminal" motivated by money.

2016-05-25 Army Kills 21 Shabaab Militants in Somalia
[Nation] Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops killed 21 Al-Shabaab militants in Hawina, Somalia, on Monday.

2016-05-26 View Repatriation of Refugees Positively - DP Ruto
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto says that the repatriation of refugees should not be viewed as punishment but as a means to allow people to return and reconstruct their countries.

2016-05-26 25 Shabaab Militants Killed in Botched Ambush on KDF
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Defence Forces have killed 21 Al Shabaab terrorists who had ambushed them in Somalia.

2016-05-26 Kenyan Army Says Kills 21 Shabaab Militants in Somalia
[East African] The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops have killed 21 Al-Shabaab militants in Hawina, Somalia, on Monday.

2016-05-25 Security Council Commends Advancements, Urges Accelerated Peace - and State-Building
[UN News] The Security Council welcomed the political and security progress in Somalia during a mission to the capital, Mogadishu, on 19 May, where representatives of the 15-member body met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, regional leaders, Somali civil society and women's groups.

2016-05-25 Somaliland's Quest to Enforce Rule of Law
[Deutsche Welle] Somaliland's hybrid judicial system comprises three options for resolving disputes. Sharia law, customary law and formal law. Legal experts say they should be better integrated

2016-05-25 NUSOJ New Leadership Takes Office
[Dalsan Radio] The newly elected officials of National Union for Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) have officially taken the office. The secretary general and the chairman were sworn in a colorful ceremony held in Mogadishu hotel on Tuesday.

2016-05-25 Somali Intelligence Detains Radio Director for Interviewing Regional MP
[Dalsan Radio] Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) have detained Goobjoog radio director on Wednesday. According to Googjoog management, Hassan Mohamud was summoned by NISA at the intelligence headquarter in Mogadishu before he was put behind bars.

2016-05-25 World Leaders Urge Kenya to Reconsider Stand On Refugees
[Nation] The United Nations has urged the government to reconsider its decision to move refugees to Somalia.

2016-05-25 UN Chief Not Accepting Kenya's Decision to Shut Dadaab Camps
[Nation] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his concerns on Kenya's planned shutdown of the Dadaab refugee camps during talks in Istanbul on Monday with Deputy President William Ruto.

2016-05-25 Kenya-Somalia Wall to Enhance Security
[Kenya Presidency] The wall the Government is building along the Kenya-Somalia border is not aimed at deterring movements of people but to enhance security, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

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