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Somali News Update -Sunday - September 28, 2014

MOGADISHU – The Somali government on Saturday announced a $2 million bounty on the head of new Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Omar Abu Ubeyd.

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Somali News Update -Saturday - September 27, 2014

MOGADISHU, (Reuters) - Somali al Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe on Friday after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery, the militants and witnesses said.

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Somali News Update -Friday - September 26, 2014

The local Muslim community is calling on the federal government to help fund more programs to engage youth in the wake of the apparent death of a 20-year-old Hamilton man fighting with ISIS.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - September 25, 2014

Cheers and laughter filled Safari Restaurant and Event Center in Minneapolis Wednesday night as members of the Somali-American Police Association (SAPA) presented the organization’s mission and service to the community — with lots of jokes.

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - September 24, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Negotiators paid a $1.6 million ransom for the release of a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia and held for two years and eight months, a commander of pirates who held him said Wednesday.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - September 23, 2014

A group of gay activist in Dallas, Texas last Wednesday forced two hotels to deny President Museveni accommodation, saying he is a human rights violator.

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Somali News Update -Monday - September 22, 2014

Hania, Greece - When Doa al-Zamel and her fiance embarked on a voyage across the Mediterranean in an Egyptian fishing trawler, they felt their dream was coming true.

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Somali News Update -Sunday - September 21, 2014

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has zeroed in on Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the country, as a target-rich recruiting ground for fighters .

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Somali News Update -Saturday - September 20, 2014

There is a suburb of Nairobi, not far from town, with the quaint English name of Eastleigh. Like a lot of inner suburbs there are multistorey concrete tower blocks reminiscent of soviet Russia, tight alleyways, and open-air markets with hawkers selling everything from padlocks to fruit and vegetables.

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Somali News Update -Friday - September 19, 2014

Romans Onyango is the site engineer at one of Mogadishu's luxury apartment buildings under construction. While there are no official numbers, the Kenyan national is one of the many foreign workers attracted to the Somali capital by lucrative contracts.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - September 18, 2014

Kenya's Attorney-General Githu Muigai has assembled a team of international maritime lawyers to defend Kenya in a long-running border dispute with Somalia as Kenya prepares for a meeting with the UN’s top court next week.

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