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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Somalia News in Brief

Somali lawmakers in fresh threat to reject cabinet list
Turkey’s opening to Africa
Somali board warns shop owners in Sout Africa to stay away
Somalia Aims to Improve Lives of Children
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Somali suicide bomber lived in Switzerland
Somali PM names new 20-minister cabinet
Al-Shabaab leader quits terror group 
Somali leader of Islamist extremist group with $3m bounty on his head 'quits



List of the new Somali cabinet of ministers

Photo : Courtesy of HOL 
(Medeshi)- Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke announced today a new cabinet   which consists of 20 ministers after mid January  dismissal of the earlier appointed cabinet.

Somalia suicide bomber had lived in Switzerland

(Medeshi)- BERLIN (AP) -- A suicide bomber who last week killed himself and three others at a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu had previously lived in Switzerland.
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Somali pub comments 'misrepresented', says Lib Dem MP

(Medeshi)- Communities Minister Stephen Williams has defended his remarks in Parliament about the threat to pubs in his constituency from population changes.

Eight cooperation agreements signed between Turkey and Djibouti

(Medeshi)- The visit of President Recep Tayyib Erdogan of Turkey to Djibouti was the occasion for signing sign eight cooperation agreements between the two countries on Saturday (January 24).

Bristol MP under fire over claims Somali immigrants have contributed to pub closures

(Medeshi)- MP for Bristol West Stephen Williams has been forced to defend himself over claims that an influx of Somali immigrants has led to pub closures.

Eagan - Somali boy, 13, fatally shot by brother playing 'cops and robbers'

(Medeshi)-  By Nick Ferraro , Twin Cities -  The 13-year-old Eagan boy who died Sunday morning was accidentally shot in the chest by his older brother with their father's handgun during a game of "cops and robbers," police said Monday.

Al-Shabaab kidnaps 42 in Somalia's Bay

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - Al-Shabaab militant group has kidnapped 42 people during a raid in the southern Somali region of Bay, a government official said Tuesday.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Qatar to extend charity mission to Somalia

(Medeshi)- DOHA: Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to further relief, development and capacity building activities.

UK- MP says Somalis lead to fewer pubs in part of Bristol

(Medeshi)- Pubs in parts of a city have closed as a result of the arrival of Somali immigrants, communities minister Stephen Williams has said.

Human rights warning issued over UK £5.9mn Saudi prisons contract

(Medeshi)- RT  - The British Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has submitted a bid for a £5.9 million ($9 million) contract to help run prisons in Saudi Arabia, despite human rights concerns.

UK- 'Somali immigrants' cause pub closures, says minister

(Medeshi)- The Telegraph - Pubs are closing as a result of Somali immigrants arriving in Britain, a Government minister has said.

London - M. Nassir jailed three years for drug dealing

(Medeshi)- A drug dealer caught in Hounslow with 25 wraps of heroin and cocaine has been jailed for three years.

Turkey's Erdogan Pledges 10000 New Somali Homes During Visit

(Medeshi)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Somalia amid tight security, pledging 10,000 new homes to help the country rebuild after more than two decades of conflict.

Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia

(Medeshi)- Berlin (AFP) - Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of "instability in the region," German daily Bild reported on Sunday.

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