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Somali News Update

Friday - December 19, 2014


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Somali News Update -Wednesday - December 17, 2014

MOGADISHU (HOL) — Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister in a press conference held at Villa Somalia.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - December 16, 2014

MOGADISHU (AA) — Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed to have collected $9 million in zakat, or alms, in areas that it controls in the central and southern parts of the war-torn country.

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Somali News Update -Monday - December 15, 2014

The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way - but why is there such a strong bond between these two countries?

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Somali News Update -Sunday - December 14, 2014

Somalia's Government and the international community must work to strengthen the country's rule of law institutions and safeguard its full transition to peace, stability and democracy, a United Nations human rights expert urged today.

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Somali News Update -Saturday - December 13, 2014

AFGOOYE, Somalia — Armed with machetes, the men push their way through the densely packed rows of trees, emerging every few minutes with large bundles of green bananas over their shoulders. A guard, his chest crossed with bullet belts, his hands cradling a Russian-made rifle, scans the tree line for intruders as the men throw the bananas on a trailer before dashing back into the plantation for another load.

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Somali News Update -Friday - December 12, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya — The first bill to define and address sexual offences in Somalia is expected to be presented to the cabinet before the end of this year, updating legislation that has been in place since 1930.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - December 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed efforts to solve the current political crisis in Somalia "through the proper Parliamentary channels," saying that the 15-nation UN body will continue its "resolute support for the peace and reconciliation process" in the Horn of Africa country.

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - December 10, 2014

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants have beheaded two Somali policewomen, prompting a policeman to kill five women linked to the group who were being held for a possible swap of captives, an official said on Wednesday.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - December 9, 2014

SEATTLE - Officers arrested a 26-year-old man early Sunday after he called a taxi driver a "terrorist" and beat him unconscious, causing the cab to drift out of control and strike several parked cars before slamming into an apartment building in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, police said.

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Somali News Update -Monday - December 8, 2014

The price of oil may have fallen off a cliff recently, but that has not deterred energy giants like Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Chevron from reactivating plans to drill in Somalia.

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