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Monday, 08-31-15, 14:24Hunger Rises in Somalia As El Nino Floods Loom[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The number of Somalis in hunger has risen in the past six months, the United Nations said on Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. read more...
Monday, 08-31-15, 8:25Somali Forces Take Control of Halgan Area[Shabelle] The government forces, along with African Union troops have managed to take back control of Halgan area from Al Shabaab militants following fierce clashes, according to officials. read more...
Saturday, 08-29-15, 9:40Nearly Ten Elders Arrested By Ija Soldiers in Kismayo[Shabelle] Somalia's interim Jubaland administration (IJA) soldiers have arrested at least 8 traditional elders in the coastal town of Kismayo, local elders said. read more...
Saturday, 08-29-15, 9:39Ten Al Shabab Fighters Died in Deadly Battle in Hudur[Shabelle] The government troops, along with African Union (AMISOM) forces clashed with Al Shabaab fighters in Hudur town in Bakol region. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 13:13On the Run Again - Somali Refugees Return Home From Yemen[WFP] Bossaso, Puntland -More than 28,000 people - nearly half of them children - have arrived in Somalia fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Most are Somalis returning to their homeland.  read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 6:39Face to Face With Somalia's Warriors From the North[IFEX] Danish-Somali director Nasib Farah spoke to IFEX about his latest documentary, Warriors from the North, and what it was like getting up close and personal with young Al-Shabaab fighters and defectors. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 6:03Mogadishu Book Festival Brings Somali Talents Together[Al Jazeera] The Somali capital, Mogadishu, is hosting an international book fair, the first such event in the city in more than two decades. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 12:20Winning Women a Greater Say in Somaliland's Policy-Making[IPS] Hargeisa -Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland's 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 12:1943 Dead in Fierce Gun Battle in Gedo Region[Shabelle] Deadly battle has left at least 43 people and wounded 11 others in two areas in south of Somalia's Gedo region, officials and witnesses said. The government claims that it killed at least 32 Al Shabaab militants during an ambush attack on military base located in Kabis area in Gedo region. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 14:30Warriors From the North[Al Jazeera] His back turned to the camera as he looks out over a nondescript housing development in Copenhagen, "The Shadow" describes how he fell victim to recruiters from the armed Somali group al-Shabab. read more...

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