2014-10-02
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Somali News Update

Thursday - October 2, 2014



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    Somali News Update -Wednesday - October 1, 2014

    When Somalia's government wanted to rebuild the country's war-shattered economy in 2009, it hired lawyers to recover what it believed was more than $100 million of government funds frozen by foreign countries during two decades of civil conflict.

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    Somali News Update -Tuesday - September 30, 2014

    The family and friends of a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Bristol who is suspected of flying from Britain to join Islamist fighters in Syria have spoken of their shock and confusion.

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    Somali News Update -Monday - September 29, 2014

    Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, according to a new survey.

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    Somali News Update -Sunday - September 28, 2014

    MOGADISHU – The Somali government on Saturday announced a $2 million bounty on the head of new Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Omar Abu Ubeyd.

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    Somali News Update -Saturday - September 27, 2014

    MOGADISHU, (Reuters) - Somali al Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe on Friday after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery, the militants and witnesses said.

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    Somali News Update -Friday - September 26, 2014

    The local Muslim community is calling on the federal government to help fund more programs to engage youth in the wake of the apparent death of a 20-year-old Hamilton man fighting with ISIS.

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    Somali News Update -Thursday - September 25, 2014

    Cheers and laughter filled Safari Restaurant and Event Center in Minneapolis Wednesday night as members of the Somali-American Police Association (SAPA) presented the organization’s mission and service to the community — with lots of jokes.

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    Somali News Update -Wednesday - September 24, 2014

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Negotiators paid a $1.6 million ransom for the release of a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia and held for two years and eight months, a commander of pirates who held him said Wednesday.

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    Somali News Update -Tuesday - September 23, 2014

    A group of gay activist in Dallas, Texas last Wednesday forced two hotels to deny President Museveni accommodation, saying he is a human rights violator.

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    Somali News Update -Monday - September 22, 2014

    Hania, Greece - When Doa al-Zamel and her fiance embarked on a voyage across the Mediterranean in an Egyptian fishing trawler, they felt their dream was coming true.

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    Somali News Update -Sunday - September 21, 2014

    Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has zeroed in on Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the country, as a target-rich recruiting ground for fighters .

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    Somali News Update -Saturday - September 20, 2014

    There is a suburb of Nairobi, not far from town, with the quaint English name of Eastleigh. Like a lot of inner suburbs there are multistorey concrete tower blocks reminiscent of soviet Russia, tight alleyways, and open-air markets with hawkers selling everything from padlocks to fruit and vegetables.

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