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2018-02-20 Govt Appoints Police and Intelligence Commanders
[Shabelle] Somali cabinet has overwhelmingly voted Monday to endorse the appointment of the new Police and Intelligence Agency [NISA] during a meeting in Mogadishu. According to a statement released by the cabinet, General Bashir Ahmed Mohamed was appointed as the new commander of the Somali Police Force.

2018-02-20 Cabinet Endorses Director of Somalia's Communications Authority
[Shabelle] The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia's Communications Law 2017.

2018-02-20 Failure to Register New Somali Refugees Exposing Them to Risk
[Nation] It has been a year since the government's plan to shut down Dadaab refugee camp was scuppered.

2018-02-19 Turkish Deputy PM Scheduled to Pay an Official Visit to Somalia
[Shabelle] Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu is scheduled to pay a two-day official visit to Sudan and Somalia starting on Tuesday.

2018-02-19 Bakaro Market Closed for the 2nd Day Over Increased Tax
[Shabelle] Traders in Somalia's largest market, Bakara, on Sunday boycotted the business over what they termed as punitive tax measures imposed by the government.

2018-02-19 A Sheikh Linked With Being Member of Al-Shabab Charged
[Shabelle] A Sheik accused of being a member of Al Shabaab and radicalizing Kenyan youths has been charged with 10 counts of terrorism.

2018-02-19 Forces Carry Out Massive Operation Near Barawe Town
[Shabelle] Somali National Army backed by Africa Union troops have begun a joint military operation in parts of the southern Lower Shabelle region on Sunday.

2018-02-19 Police Arrest Suspected Rapist in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Somali Police authorities on Monday arrested a suspect in the rape occurred on the northern outskirts of the capital Mogadishu. Col Mohamud Hussein, a senior Police officer told Radio Shabelle that the suspect has been detained at Gubadley village following a tip-off by the local residents.

2018-02-19 Humanitarian Crisis Far From Over, Says UN Official
[Shabelle] The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis is far from over.

2018-02-19 Kenya Police Seize Vehicle Carrying Weapons From Somalia
[Shabelle] Kenyan police have confiscated a vehicle carrying weapons suspected to have imported from Somalia.

2018-02-19 Eleven Migrants Evacuated From Libya Arrive in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The Somali government and the UN refugee agency on Saturday evacuated 11 migrants from Libya who had been held in areas controlled by militia.

2018-02-19 11 Somali Migrants Back Home From Libya
[Nation] Eleven Somali migrants have been repatriated from Libya.

2018-02-18 Somali Migrants Returning From Libya Tell of Abuse, Horror
[VOA] It was an emotional moment for the nearly dozen Somali migrants who were repatriated to Mogadishu from Libya on Saturday.

2018-02-18 Mandera Slowly Reviving After Years of Al-Shabaab Attacks
[Shabelle] Mandera town is slowly getting back to life after years of endless deadly attacks by the dreaded Al-Shabaab militants from neighboring Somalia.

2018-02-18 Somalia Trying to Repatriate 30 More Citizens Stranded in Libya
[Shabelle] The Somali government is working to return to their homeland a large number of Somali migrants who are in Libya.

2018-02-18 What Kenya Has to Show for Sending Troops Into Somalia Seven Years Ago
[The Conversation Africa] On 16 October 2011, Kenyan troops crossed the border into Somalia. The official reason was that Kenya's national security was threatened by the Somalia-based Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. The terrorist group had in fact carried out a number of cross-border raids during the months preceding the operation.

2018-02-17 Migrants in Libya Don't Want to Go Home
[VOA] Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia.

2018-02-17 Kenyan Police Kill Al Shabaab Member, Arrest Two in Isiolo
[Shabelle] A terror suspect was killed while two others were arrested on Friday after engaging security officers in a gun battle at their hideout in Merti, Isiolo County.

2018-02-17 Lower Shabelle Residents Complain About Army Operation
[Shabelle] The local residents in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia say they are complaining about the ongoing Somali and AMISOM military operations against Al Shabaab.

2018-02-17 Germany Arrests Suspected Member of Al-Shabab Militia
[Shabelle] German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the extremist militia al-Shabab.

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