2014-09-14
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Sunday - September 14, 2014



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Somali News Update -Saturday - September 13, 2014

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A senior Somali national security officer was gunned down while riding in his car in Mogadishu on Saturday, in the latest eruption of violence since the al Shabaab Islamic militants named a new leader a week ago.

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Somali News Update -Friday - September 12, 2014

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday night attended an event organized by Heritage Institute of Policy Studies in Mogadishu to mark the end of his second year in office.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - September 11, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS - About seven years after Somali Minnesotans started to see dozens of young men volunteer for a war across the globe, the community is struggling with the latest effort to recruit their young adults.

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - September 10, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya – Wajir North Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Saley has given the Wajir County Commissioner a two-week ultimatum to overturn a decree stopping the issuance of identity cards to Wajir residents most of whom are Kenyans of Somali origin.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - September 9, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (HOL) -- Somalis across the world have expressed outrage, dismay and anger at a new report that accuses African Union peacekeepers in the country of raping Somali women -- and even pre-teen girls -- and using humanitarian aid and money to buy sex on military bases.

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Somali News Update -Monday - September 8, 2014

Somalia's Islamist rebel group bombed African peacekeepers and government vehicles on Monday in twin attacks that left at least 12 civilians dead, marking al Shabaab's first major attack since promising revenge for the killing of its leader last week.

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Somali News Update -Sunday - September 7, 2014

Somalia has removed its top intelligence official and is on high alert following the Monday killing of al-Shabab's leader in a U.S. airstrike.

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Somali News Update -Saturday - September 6, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named Abu Ubeid Ahmed Omar to be their new leader following the killing of previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, said a commander of the group.

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Somali News Update -Friday - September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (CBS) -- The Pentagon says U.S. officials have confirmed the death of the leader of the al-Shabaab terror group in a U.S. airstrike on Monday.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - September 4, 2014

Buurane, Somalia - Drones, Americans, French, South Africans, Fijians, Burundians and private security contractors are all on the march deep in the sand-covered shrub lands of southern Somalia alongside the Somali national army. They are on the hunt for al-Shabab fighters. This is an offensive like no other, military officials say.

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - September 3, 2014

Mogadishu, Somalia (HOL) -Somali forces backed by AMISOM tanks have entered the central Somalia town of Jalalaqsi after Islamist militant, Al-Shabaab vacated it.

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