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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...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 12:30Al Shabaab Ambushes Gov't Troops Outside Baidoa[Shabelle] Heavily armed Al Shabaab gunmen have reportedly launched an ambush attack on army base manned by government soldiers outside Baidoa town. read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 12:57Farah Has Reason to Be Confident Ahead of 10,000 Metres Final[RFI] Beijing -His good mate Usain Bolt dubbed himself a living legend after winning the 100 and 200 metres at the Beijing and London Olympics. Mo Farah could dream up a few ego boosters if he completes a 5,000 and 10,000 metres double from the Moscow and Beijing world championships. read more...

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