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2016-05-04 Special Force Overrun Islamic Militants Training Facility
[Dalsan Radio] Somali special forces have overrun Islamic state training camp in Janale,South of the capital Mogadishu. According to Somali National News Agency (SONNA) the raid was conducted on Tuesday.

2016-05-04 Kenya to Increase Number of Consulate in the Country
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan government has announced that it will increase the number of consulate in Somalia.

2016-05-04 Alshabaab Demotes Lower Shabelle Representative
[Dalsan Radio] Armed group Alshabaab has demoted Lower Shabelle representative. According to reports by VOA Somali the demotion of Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdalla follows peace agreement by Somali tribes that live in the Lower Shabelle region sometimes back.

2016-05-04 Journalists Converge in Conference Ahead of NUSOJ Elections
[Dalsan Radio] Somali Journalists across the country have gathered in Mogadishu for three days national conference. The conference which kicked off on Tuesday and was used to mark World Press Freedom Day and challenges facing Journalists in the recuperating state was discussed.

2016-05-03 Hyenas Attack Hungry Women As Somaliland's Drought Deepens - Charity
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Somaliland risks descending into famine amid a severe drought that has killed thousands of livestock, an international aid agency warned on Friday, adding there were reports of some women being set upon by hyenas after collapsing from hunger.

2016-05-03 Somali, AU Forces Recapture Strategic Village in Southern Somalia
[Focac] Mogadishu -Somali National Army (SNA) and African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) have retaken Runir-good village in Middle Shabelle region in southern Somalia barely a day after Al-Shabaab wrestled it back.

2016-05-03 Let's Be Proud of Our Joint Efforts to Bring Peace to Somalia
[Monitor] Since the very first days that the African Union's Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) decided in 2007 to launch its AU-led peace support operation, Amisom, in Somalia, the European Union has partnered this important effort. The EU's financial assistance to Amisom was soon followed by its support to other African-led efforts to address peace and security challenges on the African continent. In the past years, demands have grown exponentially. From the Central African Republic to the Comoros, Guinea Bissau

2016-05-03 World Press Freedom Day - How Reporters Risk Death in Somalia
[Daily Maverick] Somalia is the worst place in Africa, and one of the worst places in the world, to be a journalist. On World Press Freedom Day, a new Human Rights Watch report looks at why it is so hard to report from there - and speaks to the people who do it anyway. By SIMON ALLISON.

2016-05-03 Horrified Shipwreck Survivors Watched As Hundreds Drowned
[UNHCR] Athens, Greece -All Yasin Osman Ibrahim and his three-year-old son Abdulrahman could do was watch in horror as more than 500 migrants and refugees drowned two weeks ago, in one of the Mediterranean's worst shipwrecks in modern history.

2016-05-03 Somaliland Detains 22 for Aiding Migrants
[Dalsan Radio] Authorities in Hargeisa Somaliland said they have arrested 22 people suspected to be involved in trafficking migrants.

2016-05-03 Somalia - Journalists Under Attack
[HRW] Nairobi -Both the Somali government and the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab are using abusive tactics to sway media coverage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on World Press Freedom Day. The government should act decisively to end intimidation and violence against journalists by state security forces and Al-Shabab militants. Somalis' need for a free and vibrant media is especially important in light of the electoral process planned for 2016.

2016-05-03 Scared. Silenced. Shot. The Life of a Somali Journalist. #WorldPressFreedomDay
[HRW] Journalists in Somalia are increasingly coming under attack. For many years, the main threat to the media has come from Al-Shabaab, the Islamist armed group that controls large parts of the country. But, as a new report by Human Rights Watch has found, journalists are also now being threatened, harassed, and attacked by Somalia's government and state security forces. With elections set to take place later this year, it's an important period for ensuring access to information. And as Laetitia Bader told Ste

2016-05-03 British Troops Arrive in Somalia to Fight Terrorism
[RFI] A British Army team has arrived in Somalia as part of a UN-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to counter Islamist militants.The move reinforces the UK's commitment to targeting terrorism around the world

2016-05-02 UK Troops Arrive to Beef Up AU Operation
[Dalsan Radio] British Armed Forces personnel have arrived in Somalia to support a United Nations-backed mission in Africa, the Defence Secretary has announced.

2016-05-02 22 Somali Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabab Attack
[VOA] Militant group al-Shabab attacked and recaptured a town in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region early Sunday morning, killing 22 Somali soldiers, an official told VOA on condition of anonymity.

2016-05-02 Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle Responds to Ongoing Speculation for His Candidacy
[Dalsan Radio] Over the past few days, there has being strong rumors circulating in Somalia and African media that Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, a leading Somali civil Society activist and Peace campaigner may enter in upcoming Somalia's presidential campaign.

2016-05-02 European Union Amisom Funding to Continue Despite Cut
[East African] The European Union will continue supporting the African Mission in Somalia (Amisom) in its efforts to stabilise the country, despite the recent funding cut.

2016-05-02 President Orders Establishment of Disable Fund Box
[Dalsan Radio] The President of the federal republic of Somalia has ordered the establishment of trust fund to help disable community in the recuperating state.

2016-05-02 Five Sentenced to Death for Baidoa Attack
[Dalsan Radio] Somali military court has on Saturday sentenced five people to death for their role in Baidoa attack on February.

2016-05-02 Somaliland Kicks Off Electoral Registration Process
[Dalsan Radio] Electoral registration process has kicked off in the self-declared state of Somaliland. The process was delayed before due to disagreement over date of elections in the semi outonomous region that declared self-independence from Somalia in early 1992.

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