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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia to privatise all airports by year-end

(Trade Arabia)- All airports in Saudi Arabia will be privatised this year in order to improve services being rendered to passengers and cut public expenditure, a senior official has revealed.

19-year-old woman from south London murdered in Kingston

(Surrey Comet)- Tributes have been paid to a 19-year-old found dead at a property in Kingston.

Somali state opens sharia court to rival al Shabaab justice system

Somalia’s HirShabelle region has on Monday opened sharia and appeals courts in the regional capital Hiiraan to rival al Shabaab’s justice system.

DP World reports 10.7% gross volume growth in second quarter of 2017

Press Release - Dubai, UAE, Tuesday 25 July 2017 –

Kenyan college to admit first batch of 50 Somali students in September

(The Star) - The first batch of 50 Somali students will be admitted to the Mandera Medical Training College as from September 2017.

Saudi-led coalition blamed for Somali deaths off Yemen coast - Video

(Al Jazeera) - UN investigators are reported to have accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali refugee boat off Yemen, saying the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame.

Somalia: Clashes between military and spy units kill 6

(APA)- Six government forces, including a senior National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) commander, were killed and several others wounded in clashes between the military and spy units in Mogadishu on Wednesday, authorities said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

London - Tributes pour in for Muslim teen ‘raped, murdered & stuffed in freezer

(RT)- Online tributes are pouring in for Celine Dookhran, the 19-year-old whose body was found mutilated and stuffed inside a freezer at a £1.5 million London property.

Somalia's struggling government sparks concern in West

(Africa Intelligence)- Somali president Mohamed Farmajo and his prime minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, seem confronted by a whole range of complicated political and security dilemmas that they didn't initially expect to face.

Ethiopia urges illegal workers in Saudi Arabia to come home

(BBC)- Ethiopia says that only a fraction of its citizens working illegally in Saudi Arabia have returned home before today's amnesty deadline.

Somaliland and the never-ending drought

(France24)- Despite declaring its independence from Somalia in 1991, Somaliland has yet to gain international recognition.

US-Somalia mission detains suspected al-Shabab

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The U.S. military says a mission in Somalia has detained a suspected associate of the al-Shabab extremist group who once lived in the United States.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

(Al Jazeera) - At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwestern Somalia, police said.

Foreign minister looks to put Somaliland on FDI map

Saad Ali Shire, the foreign minister of 'de facto state' Somaliland, tells Timothy Conley about the difficulties of attracting investment to a country not recognised by the UN.

Video: Somaliland's longstanding drought has crippled the economy

(France24)- Somaliland’s three-year-long drought has crippled the economy of the breakaway, semi-desert territory in the Horn of Africa.