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AMISOM Vehicle Wound Somali Journalist in Mogadishu, NUSOJ Calls for Investigation into the Incident

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls for a thorough investigation into the today’s incident which AMISOM vehicles wounded a broadcast journalist. Abdirahman Mohamd Ibrahim known to many as Gacan was working for Radio Mogadishu, voice of the Somali Army. He was injured by an AMISOM vehicle outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Saturday, according to Kulmiye Radio. ...

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Al-Shabab Overruns Somali Military Base

Al-Shabab militants briefly captured an army base in southern Somalia Friday — the latest of several high-profile attacks the group has carried out this month. Ali Nur, deputy governor of the Lower Shabelle region, told VOA’s Somali Service that militants attacked and took control of the Yaqbariweyne army base, about 120 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu. He said Somali soldiers managed to ...

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Somali-American pleads guilty in Minneapolis to trying to help Islamic State

A Somali-American man from Minnesota pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to provide support to Islamic State militants, the second young adult in a week to do so in connection with a federal probe into the group’s recruiting, prosecutors said. Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 20, could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. The guilty plea before U.S. District ...

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Uganda sends new commander to Somalia

A new commander has been appointed for Uganda Battle Group 16 in Somalia as his predecessor is suspended over allegations of laxity in the line of duty.According to an army statement on Wednesday, Lt Col Peter Emola has replaced Lt Col Bosco Mutambi. Mutambi was suspended following the recent deadly attack by al-Shabaab militants on the Ugandan AMISOM base in ...

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Thailand: Release Dozens of Asylum Seekers

(Bangkok) – Thai authorities should release 64 asylum seekers detained in a recent raid who are being held in immigration detention, Human Rights Watch said today. The asylum seekers – including 7 children – are from Pakistan and Somalia, and possess “person of concern” documents issued by the United Nations refugee agency. “People who are seeking refugee protection should not ...

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Ocean stars attend luncheon at Somali embassy in Addis Ababa

SOMALIA’S NATIONAL Football Squad [Ocean stars] were invited to a well-organized luncheon held at the Somali embassy in Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa over the weekend.   Somali ambassador to Ethiopia, Ahmed Abdisalam Haji Aden, and consular Abdirashid Sheik Said organized the honor lunch in a bid to encourage the team who will battle against Niger on October 9, in the ...

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Science should address poverty and inequality: Pandor

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has urged all delegates attending the third World Social Science Forum (WSSF) to use this opportunity to find innovative solutions which will address global challenges such as poverty and inequality. Pandor was speaking at the official opening of the four-day conference held in Durban themed, “Transforming Global Relations for a Just World”. The conference ...

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AU troops expected to leave stadium Mogadishu

After the long struggle by Somali Football Federation to get Stadium Mogadishu back into its hands, the president of the federal republic of Somalia, professor Hassan Sheik Mohamud, has now announced that AU troops will vacate the national facility, although he didn’t mention which date. Addressing the nation on Friday evening, the Somali president, professor Hassan Sheik Mohamud, made the ...

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Guelleh Battal FC wins 2015 Djibouti cup

THE 2015 DJIBOUTI CUP is now over with Guelleh Batal Football Club being crowned the winners of the competition which is the second most-watched sporting event in the country after the national league.   Guelleh Batal FC who finished 3rd in the last season beat their AS Port FC rivals by 2-0 in the hotly-contested match on Friday afternoon.  The ...

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Defendant in ISIL terror case to plead guilty Wednesday

Hanad Musse, one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to leave the United States to fight alongside terrorists in Syria, is expected to plead guilty in federal court in Minneapolis, according to documents filed Tuesday. Plea negotiations are also underway for at least two other defendants, and agreements could be reached within the next week to 10 days, according to ...

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