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Somali News Update -Wednesday - August 20, 2014

The African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), a peace keeping mission operated by the African Union would be leaving Somalia in 2016, according to the latest assessment by stakeholders.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - August 19, 2014

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somali security forces have arrested one of the country's most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said Tuesday.

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Somali News Update -Monday - August 18, 2014

Human Rights Watch said Kenya’s counter-terrorism unit probably carried out extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances and called on the government to explain the deaths of three Muslim clerics.

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Somali News Update -Sunday - August 17, 2014

Information Minister, Mustafa Duhulow said the cabinet had agreed to ban independent militia groups, clan militias and organized armed groups in the capital Mogadishu.

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Somali News Update -Saturday - August 16, 2014

Unconfirmed reports say a young Calgarian is dead after joining Islamic militants in the Middle East.

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Somali News Update -Friday - August 15, 2014

A Somali militia commander in the capital, Mogadishu, has told the BBC he is on the run after the government launched an operation to disarm him.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - August 14, 2014

Lasanod, Somalia (HOL) - Former Somali Prime Minister and current parliament member Dr. Ali Kahlif Galeyr has been elected president of the semiautonomous regional state of Khaatumo at a conference held in the Saax-Dheer village in the Sool region, north of the Somalia.

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - August 13, 2014

Members of the United Nations Security Council arrived in Mogadishu this morning on a landmark visit to Somalia to review progress made by the Federal Government with assistance from the international community, and to demonstrate their continued support for the country’s efforts to ensure a sustainable peace.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - August 12, 2014

In the two months since Colonel Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare took over as chief of Somalia's military court, the court has handed down the death penalty to convicted al-Shabaab members, carrying out nine executions so far.

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Somali News Update -Monday - August 11, 2014

At least six people have been injured and more than a dozen properties destroyed after African Union forces opened fire on demonstrators in the Somali coastal town of Marko, witnesses and officials have told Al Jazeera.

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Somali News Update -Sunday - August 10, 2014

Standing in the same place he did a year and a half ago, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urged Somali-Americans gathered Saturday night at the University of Minnesota's Northrop Auditorium not to raise money for al-Shabaab, and he called on parents to prevent their children from being brainwashed by the militant group.

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