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MOGADISHU, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has appealed to the international community for humanitarian support to help ... were still moving Saturday from their homes in central regions as the River Shabelle burst its banks inundating Baladweyne town in central Somalia.
MOGADISHU, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The UN top envoy in Somalia has called for more investment in Somalia's renewable energy sources. Michael Keating ... Beco which was founded in May 2014 and currently supplies 50 MW of power annually to consumers in Mogadishu and other five towns. He said the ...

Mogadishu, 29 April 2018 - The Mayor of Mogadishu H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) today launched a report of the incident that took place on 29 and 30 December 2017 in which 4,220 families of internally displaced people were forcedly evicted in Kaxda district of the capital city of ...
... killing three security officials and two soldiers," said Ahmed Abdullahi Yusuf, the minister of security for Puntland, a federal state in northeastern Somalia. Eight people were injured, said Capt. Abdi Jama, a police officer in the town. He cautioned that the death toll may rise as some of the injured were in a ...
Local Administration Calls for International Assistance, after Central Somalia Town of Beletwein Submerges After Heavy flooding. 0 ... In a press conference held inside flooding of the villages effected, President Waare said that the situation has become of out control and called for urgent international ...
MOGADISHU, April 27 (Xinhua) -- More than 427,000 people have been affected by heavy flooding across Somalia since April, the UN humanitarian ... "In Hiraan region, the Shabelle River has already burst its banks, displacing over 122,000 people in Belet Weyne town and nearby riverine villages," said ...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) More than 200 audiences and some more panellists are either shedding tears or are closely to shed tears, after watching a fact based clip about a young Somali boy forgiving a soldier unconditionally without seeing him after this soldier shot him at a checkpoint.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Blasts and gunfire heard in Mogadishu after armed militants launched an attack against a Somali military base in Mogadishu, the ... Al-Shabab was driven out of the seaside city in 2011 by Somali and African Union forces, but, the extremist group still capable of staging attacks, ...
Turkey's ambassador to Somalia said that bilateral ties are growing along with strong brotherhood and solidarity, and stressed the necessity to prioritize economic ... Underscoring that the Turkish state strives to allow its Somali brothers and sisters to live a normal life, the envoy said that governmental and ...
HARGEISA, Somaliland - A new investigation revealed Wednesday that Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has a stake an Oil Company that imports fuel through Berbera port city, Garowe Online reports. The anti-corruption committee of Somaliland House of Representatives announced the report ...
MOGADISHU, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Somali forces on Wednesday took control of five villages in Middle Shabelle regions in southern Somalia which had been under ... "When the al-Shabab heard the forces were heading to the village, they withdrew immediately," Aweys Abdi, a resident told Xinhua.
Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by African Union forces recaptured new villages in Hiiraan region of central Somalia from Al Shabaab on Tuesday. Mohamed Nur Agajof, a military spokesperson in the region, told Radio Shabelle that the allied troops gained control of areas located between ...
Kenyan troops carried out free medical checks for residents of Busaar town in Somalia on Wednesday. The soldiers in the Amisom peacekeeping mission attended to the children, pregnant women and the elderly. The beneficiaries are among people most affected by a ban by terror group al Shabaab, ...
Federal jurors convicted three men on Wednesday of plotting to blow up an apartment complex where Somali refugees live and pray in Garden City, Kan. The domestic terrorism verdict came at a time when threats against religious and racial minorities are rising nationally, and the case drew interest from ...
But Bass became intrigued with Lewiston a little under 20 years ago, when she learned about an influx of families from Somalia. "So a lot of these folks were coming from other refugee relocation sites, particularly in the outskirts of Atlanta," she says. "They didn't want big city life. They wanted space for larger ...
The Trump Administration has increased American military involvement in Somalia to levels not seen since eighteen American soldiers were killed by clan ... areas and unable to seriously threaten the Somali government's hold on the capital city of two and a half million people, as well as other large towns.
Since withdrawing from Mogadishu in 2011, the al Qaeda-linked group has lost control of most of Somalia's cities and towns. But it still retains a strong presence in regions outside the capital. The militants initially detonated two suicide car bombs that hit one AU vehicle and one Somali military vehicle, ...

Al Shabab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers' base in the town Bulamarer, 130 kilometres to the northwest of the capital Mogadishu, around 9 a.m. local time, ... Since withdrawing from Mogadishu in 2011, the Al Qaida-linked group has lost control of most of Somalia's cities and towns.
The men — Curtis Allen, Patrick Stein and Gavin Wright — allegedly plotted to set off a bomb in 2016 at a Garden City, Kan., apartment complex where Somali immigrants were living. The plans were foiled by federal investigators, and the three were arrested and charged by October 2016. The three men ...
A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the ... But Hussein downplayed the overall extremist threat, noting that IS, which briefly captured a town east of Bossaso in 2016, now only has between 40 ...
It's a far cry from Harrow, north London, where Aden lived and worked before returning in 2012 to Somalia, from where he fled as a refugee in 1994. Now he is the director of Galkayo hospital, the main facility for the inhabitants of Somalia's third city and for those living for hundreds of miles around in the ...
BRIAN PETERSON Osman Mohamed Ali, center, gave a tour of the Somali Museum of Minnesota to a visiting delegation including Donald Yamamoto ... Center and Somali Museum have brought over more than 120 items from Africa for the exhibit, including a family's nomadic home from northeast Somalia.
The plot to bomb an apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in western Kansas was just the beginning of a plan by three militia members to ... of mass destruction for allegedly planning to detonate truck bombs in the meatpacking town of Garden City, 220 miles (350 kilometers) west of Wichita.
At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Thursday. ... Thursday's blast comes almost exactly a month after two car bomb explosions in Mogadishu shattered a months-long period of calm in the city, killing at ...
Sounds of bleating goats and sheep, camel bells ringing and running water signals the onset of a busy morning in Qodqod village, located in Galgaduud region. Herders fill their jerry cans with water as goats, sheep and camels jostle for room along the water troughs. At the centre of all this activity is a ...
Somali Federal Government forces have retaken control of a strategic town in Middle Shabelle region on Saturday from Al Shabaab militants, authorities said. A regional official said the US-trained Bancroft took Gambale, about 45Km east of Jowhar early in the morning without encountering a resistance ...
Reports have emerged of how al Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving communities. ... However, in a contradicting move, the group has warned residents in some towns that they would be punished if they have any contact with humanitarian agencies or the AMISOM troops for ...
The Al-Qaeda-aligned Al Shabaab militants have withdrawn from Burdhubo district in Gedo region in Southern Somalia hours after it capturing it from Somali troops on Monday night. The residents in the town have told Radio Shabelle region that al-Shabab battle-wagons loaded with their weapons had ...
As Frank Morris of member station KCUR reports, it has also sparked an exodus of immigrants from one of the towns. FRANK MORRIS, BYLINE: The bomb plot allegedly took root right where I'm standing here by an old, rusty, metal Quonset hut in Wright, Kan., a few miles from Dodge City. Patrick Stein lived ...
A Chinese navy officer who led a mission last year to rescue a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, which also resulted in the capture of three pirates, has been honoured as a hero in his home city, according to local media reports. Gong Kaifeng was visited by the vice-mayor of Fuzhou, in eastern China's ...
Mandera town is slowly getting back to life after years of endless deadly attacks by the dreaded Al-Shabaab militants from neighbouring Somalia. Businesses are now thriving in the border town following the prevailing security courtesy of concerted efforts by security agencies, local leaders and members of ...
It was an emotional moment for the nearly dozen Somali migrants who were repatriated to Mogadishu from Libya on Saturday. Some fell to their knees, crying; others placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer; while some chanted the Somalia national anthem as they disembarked from a Turkish ...
BARDHERE, Somalia - A senior member of the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militant group has surrendered himself to the Somali authorities in Gedo ... the governor of Gedo region confirmed to GO that Abdinur Moalim Hassan surrendered to the security officials in the Bardhere city after defecting from his ...
The delegation arrived in Tripoli Monday, and its members say they have visited detention camps and received some migrants at the Somalia embassy, ... While the Somali delegation members were in Libya, a migrant truck flipped over near Bani Walid town Wednesday killing more than 20 migrants mainly ...
Somali government forces retook control of the key town of Toratorow which lies in the southern Lower Shabelle region, officials said Friday. The Somali National Army [SNA] troops backed by foreign soldiers thought to be Americans seized the town following the withdrawal of Al-Shabaab militants.
Somali forces backed by AMISOM on Tuesday recaptured a town in the Lower Shabelle region as the military intensified attacks against Al-Shabaab fighters. ... The group still controls remote areas in South and central Somalia after losing control of the major towns to the allied forces. Source halbeegnews.
Security officials in the Somali town of Afgoye say they are not aware of the presence of pro-Islamic State militants in the town, despite a series of social media posts by the group ... In another incident in January, the group said it killed a man who worked for the national intelligence agency of Somalia.
Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by AU and US forces recaptured key villages in Lower Shabelle region after an offensive against the militant group of Al-Shabaab, officials said. Somali military said the allied troops took control of Mubarak, Darussalam, and Awdhiigle towns in the region during the ...
Two children were killed and two were seriously wounded Monday after ordnance detonated in a central Somali village, witnesses said. ... After two decades of internal conflict, "Somalia is significantly contaminated with mines" and explosive remnants of war (ERW), such as grenades, artillery shells, mortar ...
Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country's gross domestic product. ... Farm (“Ari” means “goat” in Somali) is to get investors to purchase livestock from locals, injecting much-needed cash into the market and potentially making a profit ...
Uganda's military has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from a regional force in Somalia, a military official said Thursday, marking the beginning of the end of an African Union team that has battled violent Islamic extremists. Some 281 troops will leave Somalia by Dec. 31, said Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki ...
A Somali village south of the capital Mogadishu, in an area mostly controlled by Al Shabaab militants, has been targeted in an air strike, Reuters reports. ... The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has also been helping the Somali military to fight Al Shabaab in an attempt to bring security and order ...
In Somalia's Puntland region, Bossaso's local market provides a source of income for local traders. For women, however, the market is especially important. After years of conflict, many households are reliant on money generated by women to survive. In some households, women contribute more than 70 ...
MOGADISHU - The African Union's plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force (AMISOM) will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset the troop decrease, the mission's leader told Reuters on Monday. The force of 22,000 deployed a decade ago is set to lose 1,000 soldiers this year as part ...
Tucked into a nondescript Cleveland Avenue strip mall, between an Irish pub and "Waterbeds and Stuff," Hoyo's Kitchen has the curious honor of being the city's only "fast casual" Somali restaurant. In fact, it's one of the few Somali restaurants here at all – surprising for the city with the second-largest ...
When rookie writer and proud Canadian Jay Bahadur (Evan Peters) has a chance encounter with his journalist idol (Al Pacino), he decides to uproot his life in the name of research for his first book. Abandoning his comfortable life, he moves to Somalia to investigate a still-unfolding situation with pirates off ...
Last August, the US State Department warned Americans to avoid traveling to Somalia because of widespread terrorist and criminal activity. The warning said al-Shabaab and ISIS "operate with relative impunity throughout large parts of the country, including Mogadishu, and attack civilian, military, and ...
The Minister finally thanked the sponsors of the conference, namely SomTel, Somali Optical Network, Premier Bank and City University for ...
MOGADISHU — When inaugurated in February 2017, Somalia's president, ... the capital city was struck again with a deadly double bombing that killed more ... Like their AMISOM counterparts, the movements of the Somali army are ... armed forces resigned following last month's attack in the town of Bariire, ...
Night had fallen over the Ethiopian village of Melkabulo when local Oromo ... park warehouse sheltering evicted Oromo on the outskirts of the city of Harar. ... Oromia and Somali are the two largest regions in Ethiopia by area ...


 

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