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Thursday, 02-26-15, 9:35Government Welcomes President Obama Nomination[Dalsan Radio]The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia has welcomed the Presidential nomination of H.E Katherine Simonds Dhanani to be the first US Ambassador to Somalia since 1991. read more...
Wednesday, 02-25-15, 9:08White House Nomination of United States Ambassador to Somalia[State Department]President Obama, today, nominated Katherine S. Dhanani to serve as the first United States Ambassador to Somalia since 1991. This historic nomination signals the deepening relationship between the United States and Somalia. read more...
Wednesday, 02-25-15, 9:04USA/Somalia - Rising Threat to Remittances[AfricaFocus]When President Obama addressed the White House Conference on Countering Violent Extremism last week, the media buzz focused on his message that it was a counterproductive error to equate Islam and terrorism. Some critics also pointed out the contradictions in trying to win hearts and minds by parsing language while continuing to fuel terrorism with drone strikes and collaboration with repressive regimes. Virtually invisible, however, was the deep collateral damage from the "financial war on terror," which read more...
Tuesday, 02-24-15, 16:03State Dept. On Attacks On Somalia Central Hotel[State Department]Washington, DC -STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON read more...
Tuesday, 02-24-15, 14:54Statement By the Spokesperson On Attack On the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia[PR Newswire]Brussels -The attack carried out today by Al-Shabaab on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, which also targeted Government ministers and Members of Parliament, is an act of terrorism by those who want to undermine progress towards a stable and secure Somalia. We won't let them succeed. read more...
Tuesday, 02-24-15, 5:50Kenyan Deputy President Says Kenya Will Open Embassy in Mogadishu This Year[Ethiopia Government]Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said on Friday last week (February 20) that Kenya would open an embassy in Mogadishu this year to help deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. My Ruto said he would also be visiting the country later in the year. read more...
Monday, 02-23-15, 10:21My Niqab Is My Bullet Proof Vest - Female Suicide Bomber[Dalsan Radio]Somali born Dutch national Lul Ahmed was one of the favorite staff for the chairman of Somali unity and democracy party (UDP) Salat Ali Jelle at the central hotel. read more...
Monday, 02-23-15, 7:57Woman Detonates Suicide Bomb at Mosque Entrance[Dalsan Radio]Dozens of people including two members of parliament have lost their lives while scores of other people were wounded in a suicide attack in central hotel in Mogadishu. read more...
Monday, 02-23-15, 7:56Al Shabaab Threatens to Strike US, UK and Canada in a New Video[Dalsan Radio]Somali Al Qaida linked militant group Al Shabaab has called its members to carry out attacks such as September 2013 Nairobi Westgate shopping mall attack in US, UK and Canada. read more...
Saturday, 02-21-15, 4:22Several Dead After Al-Shabab Attacks[Deutsche Welle]At least 20 people have been killed and several others, including Somalia's deputy prime minister, have been wounded in a suicide attack in the capital. Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the blast. read more...

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