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2015-07-02 Nine Killed in Mandera Attack From Somalia
[Nation] Nine people were killed and six others injured in Arabia, Mandera County, in an attack by a clan militia from Somalia.

2015-07-02 The New Galmudug Interim Administration to Elect a President At the End of the Week
[Ethiopia Government] The Assembly of the Interim Administration of new Galmudug State in Somalia elected a Speaker and deputy speakers at the end of last week on Saturday (June 27).

2015-07-02 Unity of Purpose On the Part of All Underlines Amisom's Success in Somalia
[Ethiopia Government] Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping, held under the theme: "AMISOM: What Lessons to Learn?", emphasized the support given by the host country; IGAD's contribution in facilitating the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia; and the political, financial and logistical support extended by the African Union, the European Union, the United Nations and other international partners

2015-07-02 Somalia Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of Independence Today
[Ethiopia Government] Somalia is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its independence today, July 1 with celebrations across the country.

2015-07-02 Govt Denies Seeking Out of Court Settlement With Kenya
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia would like to clarify and reiterate its commitment to the legal case and proceedings at the International Court of Justice in The Hague within the framework of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In recent days, some statements have emerged in the news suggesting that Kenya and Somalia have agreed to pursue arbitration outside The United Nation's High court. Thus, declaring that the two nations are seeking an out of court settlement.

2015-07-02 U.S. Congratulates Somalia for the 55th Independent Anniversary
[Dalsan Radio] United States Special Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty has congratulated federal government of Somalia for its 55th Independence Anniversary on July 1.

2015-07-02 AU Special Representative Sends a Message of Goodwill to Somalia On Its 55th Independence Day
[Shabelle] The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has congratulated Somali President His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the people of Somalia, on the occassion of the country's 55th Independence Day.

2015-07-01 Nation's Football Revival Lures Foreign Players
[Al Jazeera] Mogadishu -Mustapha Izekor left his home in Nigeria's Kano State to pursue his childhood dream of playing football in a professional league. This dream of playing in a big stadium in front of thousands of cheering fans brought him to the opposite side of the continent to Somalia, at the Horn of Africa.

2015-07-01 IDPs Face Increasing Sexual Violence in Mogadishu
[Fahamu] Sexual violence remains one of the most pressing problems faced by the IDPs who live in insecure areas controlled by armed militias in the Somali capital. The rainy season has already started and those forcefully evicted by the government are once again suffering from the cold weather.

2015-07-01 Senior Officer Shot Dead Near Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Unknown gunmen have on Tuesday shot and killed senior officer serving for Afgoye administration of Somalia government in an agricultural rich town near Mogadishu.

2015-07-01 University of Nairobi Students On Al Shabaab Payroll - Police
[Shabelle] Some University of Nairobi students are paid members of ISIS and al Shabaab, the head of the National Counter Terrorism Center has said.

2015-06-30 Kenya, Somalia in Talks to End Border Row Out of UN Court
[Shabelle] Kenya and Somalia are seeking an out-of-court settlement over the long-running border dispute linked to lucrative oil and gas reserves in the Indian Ocean.

2015-07-01 Somali President Calls On the Media On Responsible Journalism
[Dalsan Radio] Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has called upon the media to practice responsible journalism and take part in the reconciliation and unity process in the country.

2015-07-01 UN Envoy Congratulates Somalia On 55th Independence Anniversary
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay congratulated the people and Government of Somalia on their 55th Independence Anniversary. He commended the efforts they are making to overcome over two decades of instability as well as the progress achieved in the ongoing peace building and state-building processes.

2015-07-01 Somalia Is Making a Comeback, Says President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
[Shabelle] Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the country is making a comeback. President Mohamud spoke ahead of the country's July 1st Independence Day celebrations. As Somalia counts down to the day it gained self-rule 55 years ago, the President speaks candidly about how far Somalia has come, the political situation, the country's capability to hold national elections in 2016 and the state of the economy. Here is his Q&A.

2015-07-01 University Students On Shabaab Payroll
[Shabelle] Nairobi -Kenya-Students in institutions of higher learning are being recruited into violent extremist organisations at an alarming rate, National Counter Terrorism Centre director Isaac Ochieng has warned.

2015-07-01 President Greets Somalia On National Day
[Shabelle] New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the government and people of Somalia on the eve of its National Day.

2015-06-29 Alshabaab Abducts Over 30 Soldiers and Senior Government Official
[Dalsan Radio] Sources have confirmed to Radio Dalsan that armed group Al Shabaab have abducted government soldiers and government official in Lego,Lower Shabelle Region.

2015-06-29 The Need for Unity Against Terrorism
[Ethiopian Herald] It is tragic and unfortunate to realize that recently our world is being rocked and traumatized by acts of terror in various corners more than ever before. International terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda as well as regional terrorists like al-Shabaab in East Africa, Boko Haram in West Africa (particularly in Nigeria) and the Taliban in Afghanistan have stepped up their brutal and indiscriminate acts of terror against governments and innocent civilian peoples.

2015-06-29 UN Official Commends Election of Speaker of Regional Assembly
[UN News] The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended today the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country.

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