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Jul 30th, 2014
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Alshabab Fighters in Bulomarer-Somalia Lamu ( DIPLOMAT)- A Somali national was taken to court in Lamu on Monday over murder and destruction of property. Officer Paul Abogi attached to the CID in Lamu West told the court that Ahmed Hassan is suspected of being among a group of people that committed br...
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Jul 30th, 2014
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Mogadishu (Agencies + DIPLOMAT) – For years women in Mogadishu have been on the side-lines in the fight against al-Shabaab, but more recently they have begun to play a more active role by providing critical information about suspicious activity and people to security agencies, officials told Sa...
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Jul 30th, 2014
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Washington ( DIPLOMAT)- When Hani Garabyare was a little girl, she prayed that she would be an American. The 27-year-old Somali native is now a U.S. citizen and finds herself walking up Capitol Hill each day to work in the Senate. When Garabyare was 3 years old, Somalia descended into civil war. Both...
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Jul 30th, 2014
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Istanbul (DIPLOMAT) — Among the labyrinth of winding narrow streets just outside a major shopping centre in the Kumkapi neighbourhood of Istanbul is a rundown road, congested with shops and apartments stacked atop one another. Cars somehow manage to come barrelling down the street as people slowly mo...
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Jul 28th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- Deputy Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia Yusuf Heile Jimale announced that Eid al-Fitr would begin on Monday July 28, as Muslims around the world mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Qat...
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- More than 350,000 people in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu are in acute need of food aid, the United Nations has warned. In a report published on Saturday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) raised concerns over “alarming malnutrition rates” i...
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Jul 25th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the attack on journalist’s car with explosive device attached to the car, near the Waberi police station in Mogadishu on Friday July 25, 2014, in which the journalist survived, after the car exploded, making the second su...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Jowhar (DIPLOMAT)- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply concerned about the decision of the Middle Shabelle Governor to evict Radio Jowhar from its premises within24 hours, a decision deemed as unfair, leaving the only radio station in the region to close and calls for the decis...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Washington (DIPLOMAT)- A Kent woman was among three suspected supporters of a Somali jihadist group arrested Wednesday in an international sweep of suspected al-Shabaab backers. Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, was arrested in Kent on charges of supporting a terrorist organization. Federal prosecutors in Was...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT) – A member of Somalia’s parliament famous for the political and patriotic songs she sang for decades has been assassinated in Mogadishu. The Islamist group al Shabab has claimed responsibility. The assailants pulled up alongside a car transporting Saado Ali Warsame, a...