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Somali News Update -Wednesday - May 20, 2015

We need your help. That’s the message from Somalia’s former prime minister as he tours the U.S. to meet with Somali diaspora communities.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - May 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that al-Shabab militants are expected to do everything they can to derail elections next year and urged military forces to prepare to respond to any sign the Islamist group is benefiting from its links to extremist groups in nearby Yemen.

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Somali News Update -Monday - May 18, 2015

MOGADISHU — The Somali police force has banned its officers from drugging themselves with a popular local stimulant while on duty, police chief Mohamed Hassan Haamud announced Monday.

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Somali News Update -Sunday - May 17, 2015

MOGADISHU (HOL) ----The Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia said their fighters seized a suspected US drone which has crashed in a rebel-held area in southern Somalia on Sunday.

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Somali News Update -Saturday - May 16, 2015

This past week, at a pre-trial hearing for five young Somali-Americans accused of attempting to join the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis announced that he would consider moving the men from prison to a halfway house while they awaited trial

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Somali News Update -Friday - May 15, 2015

I arrived in the city — the capital of Romania, in Eastern Europe — in 1991. I was 16. With my parents and sister gone, I’d raided the cache of money in our house in ­Mogadishu and bought a ticket to Cairo then Bucharest, where I moved from house to house. You are not a refugee ­simply because you have no home and no country. No, you become a refugee little by little.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - May 14, 2015

MOGADISHU (HOL) ----The central government of Somalia faces tough choices in dealing with regional states whereby some regional states' leaders call the Somali President as their 'counterpart'

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - May 13, 2015

Two suspected members of the Islamist group al-Shabab have been executed by firing squad in the Somali capital.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - May 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick to be the first American ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years has withdrawn her nomination, the White House told lawmakers on Monday, an unexpected suspension in U.S. plans to deepen ties with the African nation plagued by violence and instability.

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Somali News Update -Monday - May 11, 2015

MOGADISHU (AMISOM ) — The European Union (EU) has announced the opening of an EU Delegation office to Somalia.

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