Somali pirates freed 11 Sailors that were held captive for 4...

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Nairobi - Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their...
The presidential compound has been the subject of many attacks over the years

Somali troops retake presidential palace

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Somali troops have retaken the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu after al-Shabab fighters forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with soldiers...
Armed Somali police on July 9, 2014, guard a traffic police officer near the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Mogadishu. [Shukri Mohamed/Sabahi]

Somali traffic police seek arms to defend against al-Shabaab attacks

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Somali traffic police officers say they are ready to take up arms to defend themselves after al-Shabaab issued specific threats against them and killed...
U.N. special representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay

U.N. – Somalia could slide backwards if world loses interest

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hard-won security gains in Somalia could be undermined unless the rest of the world steps up support to improve Somalis' lives,...
Al-Shabab is fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

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Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. The nomadic woman was killed outside...
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Bus bomb leaves 20 dead near Mogadishu

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A roadside bomb hit a passenger minibus near the Somali capital Mogadishu early Thursday, with witnesses putting the death toll at 15. Police officer Nur Hassan was...
Somali government soldiers walk outside the Parliament during a clash with Al Shabaab militants in the capital Mogadishu last month.

Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts

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Islamist rebels shot dead three members of Somalia's security forces in the capital on Sunday, police and witnesses said on the first day of...
A Somali soldier passes by a damaged building as he patrols a street in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab infiltration of Somali government raises new security alarm

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Somali citizens and analysts are taken aback by the revelation that a man working inside the Villa Somalia presidential compound helped al-Shabaab pass through...
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Al-Shabab killed scores of AU troops in attack

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Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia have killed "scores" of African Union troops in an attack south of capital, Mogadishu, a spokesman for the armed group...
Turkey Government delegation at Sayla for arrangements of road works commencement

Turkey Funded Sayla Djibouti Road Commences

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SAYLA (Somalilandsun) – The road linking Somaliland with Djibouti is to be tarmacked. This was informed by the Selel regional governor Abdirizaq Waaberi Roble while...
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