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Somalia Fires Security Heads After Presidential Villa Attack

Somalia’s government fired the country’s police commissioner and head of national security after Islamist militants attacked the presidential compound in the capital yesterday. Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab insurgents entered the compound in ...
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‘Al-Shabab members deserve to die’ former mayor of Mogadishu

The former mayor of Mogadishu, Mohamoud Nur has defended comments he made earlier this year that members of Islamist militant group al-Shabab should be “eliminated on the spot,” rather than arrested. The comments were made after ...
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Somalia: Al-Shabab fighters attack hotel in Somalia

At least two Djiboutian soldiers and two al-Shabab fighters have been killed in an attack on a hotel used by African Union troops in Somalia, the AU has said. The attack happened at the Amalow hotel in Buulobarde on Thursday. Al-Shabab fighters ...
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African Union representative to Somalia announces resignation

Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Mahamat Saleh Annadif announced his resignation from his post on Wednesday (June 18th) in private meetings with the Somali leaders. Annadif, who has held the ...
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Uhuru: Political groups to blame for Mpeketoni killings

The President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the deadly attacks in Mpeketoni are not the work of the Somali militant group al Shabaab, instead blaming local political networks for the killings. “Evidence indicates that local political networks ...
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Ambassador job opening soon! (In Somalia)

It’s been 23 years since the United States has had an embassy in perennially war-torn Somalia — best known for warring militias, chaos and pirates. (Remember the great Tom Hanks movie “Captain Phillips” last year?) But in the hope that ...
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Mohamed found guilty of trying to join Somali terrorist group

Jurors have found a Toronto man guilty of attempting to join Al-Shabab, the Somali terrorist group responsible for last year’s massacre at a Nairobi shopping mall. Mohamed Hersi, a 28-year-old former security guard at the downtown building ...
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Somalia: New Governor for the Somali Central Bank Appointed

Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Axmed has appointed a new governor for the Central bank and has been approved by the country’s cabinet in their weekly meeting on Thursday. Bashir Issa Ali, who has been the temporary governor of the Bank ...
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Photo: UN Police section visits rehabilitated Mogadishu Police..

Somalia’s UN Police Section today paid official visits to police stations in Darkinley and Wadajir, two of four police stations that have recently been rehabilitated by the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) with funding from the Japanese ...
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Brandeis withdraws honor for Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University on Tuesday canceled its plan to award Somali-born author Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree after campus criticism of the selection of an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam. The university ...
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