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Saturday, 11-22-14, 20:17Alshabaab Militants Kill Tens in Mandera[Dalsan Radio]The website of the Standard newspaper from Nairobi reported that Al-shabaab militants killed at least 28 persons in Mandera County. The deceased were some of the passengers of a bus bound for Nairobi. read more...
Saturday, 11-22-14, 20:04Somalia's Al-Shabab Claims Kenya Bus Attack[Deutsche Welle]Islamist militants from the group Al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Kenya-Somalia border. The group singled out non-Muslims and executed them. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 15:28EU Counter-Piracy Operation Atalanta Extended to End of 2016[EU Navfor]The Council has extended the EU's counter-piracy Operation Atalanta by two more years, until 12 December 2016. The Operation's main focus is the protection of World Food Programme vessels delivering humanitarian aid to Somalia; and the deterrence, repression and disruption of piracy off the Somali coast. In addition, Operation Atalanta contributes to the monitoring of fishing activities off the coast of Somalia. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 8:40Leveraging State-Building in Somalia - Learning From Somaliland's Non-Roadmap[African Arguments]Hope and optimism accompanied the installation of the new Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in September 2012, but today, the administration appears to be drifting towards failure once again. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 8:19Impunity Guaranteed for Violence Against Journalists[RSF]Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist Abdirisak Ali Abdi's murder on 18 November 2014 in Galkayo, in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland. This unclaimed killing has yet again highlighted the urgent need to break the cycle of impunity in Somalia, one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 13:36Power-Sharing Pitfalls in Somalia[Chatham House]Political infighting in Somalia is threatening to set back the implementation of the country's timetable towards elections in 2016. The latest dispute is a contest over institution-building, and may represent something of a turning point in the federal project. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 11:32Ten Political Parties Unite to Form Umbrella[Dalsan Radio]In an event held in Mogadishu, 10 political parties have united. The event was attended by many leaders some of them serving the federal government of Somalia. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 13:51Broadcast Journalist Murdered[RFI]In Somalia gunmen have shot dead a journalist with Radio Daljir in the central Somali town of Galkayo. Tuesday night's attack brings to three the number of reporters to be murdered in the country in as many months. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 8:19Somalia Donor Summit Set to Open in Copenhagen[Sabahi]An international donor conference for Somalia set to open in Copenhagen on Wednesday (November 19th) aims to maintain momentum in the political transition process and foster dialogue and reconciliation in Somalia. read more...
Tuesday, 11-18-14, 12:15Terrorism Fears Cripple Rotten Aid System in Hungry Somalia - Expert[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Nairobi -Aid workers in Somalia, which faces worsening hunger three years after famine struck the country, believe the humanitarian system is "rotten" and are hamstrung by fears of being prosecuted for aiding terrorists, an expert said. read more...

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