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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Somalia - Ultimately Al-Shabaab Will Fail

By Mark T. Jones - So far 2017 has proved a costly year in terms of the havoc wreaked by Al-Shabaab.

Saudi Arabia Deports Qatari Camels - Video

Saudi Arabia Deports Qatari Camels - Video

Djibouti opens salt port, latest in series of shipping projects

NAIROBI, June 22 (Reuters) - Djibouti opened a $64 million port on Thursday, the third of four ports designed to boost the tiny Horn of Africa nation's position as a trading hub, its ports authority said.

Blackwater founder's FSG signs security deal with Somali region

(Reuters)- Frontier Services Group (FSG) , co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia.

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service said Thursday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Somaliland- bribery and corruption with in the police - Story

(Hargiesa) A couple of days ago, I went to visit some friends of mine from Hargeisa. About 6 pm, they asked their brother and cousin to take some dinner to their other brother who was being held in Kilinka police station.

Somaliland exchange student finds home away from home

(bcdemocrat) - When Naima Faarax boarded a plane home to Somaliland, she took with her a love for rain, for tacos and for the kindness of locals in Brown County.

The Somalilanders dying to get married -Video

(BBC)- Many young Somalis risk everything trying to seek a better life in the Middle East or Europe - often because this is the only way they can afford to get married.

Saudi king ousts nephew for son

(BBC)- Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

15 killed in Mogadishu minibus attack

MOGADISHU (AFP) -
At least 15 people were killed when Shabaab Islamists drove an explosives-laden minibus into local government offices in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, according to the security ministry.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Somali soldier sentenced to death for minister's killing

NAIROBI, June 19 (Reuters) - A Somali soldier was sentenced to death on Monday for killing a government minister after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, an army officer said.

Virginia -Remains of a missing teen girl found; man charged

(NBC)- A teen girl who was missing in Fairfax County is dead and a man has been charged in her murder, police say.

United Kingdom announces new humanitarian assistance for Somalia

( Relief web) - Mogadishu, 18 June 2017 - The United Kingdom has announced an additional aid package of 60 million British pounds (about $77 million) to Somalia to help tackle the current humanitarian crisis caused by the prolonged drought.

First Somali-American lawmaker Ilhan Omar: Muslims 'no longer alone'

(azcentral) -The Minneapolis bus was crowded, but Ilhan Omar felt alone.
It was just after Sept. 11, and the "visibly Muslim" Somali refugee had noticed neighbors, colleagues and teachers growing increasingly suspicious of people who looked like she did.

London- man dies and 10 injured after a van drove into worshippers near Mosque

(BBC)- A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque.