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2015-05-24 MP Killed in Drive-By Shooting
[Dalsan Radio] Somali Member of Parliament who was wounded in a drive by shooting has succumbed to the injuries in Mogadishu hospital on Saturday.

2015-05-24 At Least 20 Killed in Heavy Fighting
[Shabelle] Heavy fighting between Somalia National Army and Al Shabab militants has killed at least over 20 government soldiers in Mubarak and Awdhegle villages, 70 km south of Mogadishu.

2015-05-24 Deaths As Al-Shabab Fighters Attack Two Somali Towns
[Al Jazeera] Dozens of fighters from the armed group al-Shabab have attacked two towns in southern Somalia, sparking clashes with government troops that left at least 18 dead, according to a Somali military official.

2015-05-21 Soft Approach to Hardcore Groups in Africa
[Al Jazeera] The al-Shabab attack on Garissa University in Kenya, the ongoing battle with Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the arrival of ISIL in Libya highlight the expansion of violent groups in Africa.

2015-05-21 Burundi Might Leave Somalia As U.S. Cuts Aid
[Observer] The African Union Mission to Somalia might have to work without Burundian soldiers who form the second largest contingent there.

2015-05-22 Illegal Roadblocks Mount in South of Somalia-Governor
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -Somalia's regional governor of lower Shabelle region, Abdukadir Mohamed Nur said that illegal roadblock has been mounted an area between Burhakaba and Afgoye towns in south of Somalia.

2015-05-22 Somalia Listed As Worst Country for Maternal Health
[Shabelle] The British aid group Save the Children ranks Somalia as the worst country on Earth for being a mother. The ranking is based on statistics for maternal health, child mortality, education and women's income in Somalia.

2015-05-22 Police Gives Details On Security Matters in Jowhar
[Shabelle] Jowhar, Somalia-Police command has given details on security issues in Jowhar, an agricultural rich town in south of Somalia lies 90 km (50 miles) north Mogadishu.

2015-05-22 Well-Known Elder Shot Dead in Kismayo
[Shabelle] Kismayo, Somalia-unknown gunmen have shot and killed a renowned elder in the coastal town of Kismayo lies 328 miles (528 km) southwest of Mogadishu, witnesses said.

2015-05-22 Al Shabaab Fighters Enter Kenya Mosque for Preaching
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan authorities in North Eastern town of Garissa have confirmed that heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters, stormed two mosques in Ijara Sub-county in Garissa on Tuesday night, and breached the worshippers to listen for two hours before disappearing into a nearby forest.

2015-05-22 Over 1000 Somali Refugees From Yemen Arrive Back Home
[Dalsan Radio] A boat carrying more than 1000 refugees including 30 Yemenis has arrived Somali port city of Berbera in Somaliland. The refugees are fleeing the violence between Houthi Shia rebels and Saudi led coalition that has entered the second month.

2015-05-20 World Must Not 'Squander' Opportunity in Somalia, UN Envoy Tells Security Council
[UN News] While it is too soon to celebrate definitive success in Somalia, and while the situation remains challenging, progress is being made and the international community would be missing a strategic opportunity if it failed to realize how much is being achieved, the top United Nations in the country told the Security Council today.

2015-05-21 Puntland is Feeling the Strain of the Refugee Influx from Yemen
[Ethiopia Government] Well over 5,000 refugees are estimated to have arrived in the port of Bossaso since the beginning of April from Yemen and thousands more were expected during last weeks' ceasefire.

2015-05-20 Kenya Jets Bomb Al Shabaab Base in Gedo
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan air force fighter jets is reportedly to have hit Al Shabaab base in Gadoon-Dhawe in Gedo region inside Somalia. It is not immediately clear the damages caused by the strike.

2015-05-21 Adado Conference Goes On Smoothly - Technical Committee
[Shabelle] Adado -Somalia's deputy technical committee for state formation, Mohamud Hashi Abdi said that Adado central state formation conference is going on smoothly.

2015-05-21 Kenyan Fighter Jets Bombed Al Shabab Bases in Somalia
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -Kenyan military fighter jets are reported to have targeted Al Shabab militants' training comps in an area just outside south of Somalia's Gedo region, dozens were feared dead, residents said.

2015-05-19 Somalia - Meeting Maternal and Child Health Needs in a Complex Operating Environment
[IFRC] "About two months ago a teenage girl committed suicide. She was pregnant. Pregnancy before marriage is not acceptable in this society. Even if the girl was to go to a clinic, she would have been turned away. She simply would not have been able to access the required care. Talking about sexual and reproductive health is still regarded as a taboo in my society, young people need increased access to education in reproductive health", says Mahmuud Suleiman Mohamed, a volunteer with the Somali Red Crescent Soci

2015-05-19 U.S. Funding Cuts to Burundi Military Forces in Somalia
[Shabelle] The African Union Mission to Somalia might have to work without the support of their second largest contingent of soldiers after the African Union and the United States proposed a cut in funding to the Burundian soldiers fighting in Somalia.

2015-05-20 UN Envoy Tells Security Council Opportunity in Somalia
[Shabelle] Adds Ababa -While it is too soon to celebrate definitive success in Somalia, and while the situation remains challenging, progress is being made and the international community would be missing a strategic opportunity if it failed to realize how much is being achieved, the top United Nations in the country told the Security Council today.

2015-05-20 AU Mission in Somalia to Obtain Fighter Jets-UN
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia-UN Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay said that peacekeeping forces from AU mission in Somalia are to be received air-crafts, engineers and military big trucks in order to increase fighting against Al Shabaab.

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