Djibouti President tells Minnesota Somalis to rally behind government

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Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh who was among more than 50 African head of states who attended US-Africa summit has urged Somali Diaspora in...
Under heavy security, Somali lawmakers and relatives attend the burial of slain Somali lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame on July 24, 2014, in Mogadishu. [Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP]

Living in fear, Somali lawmakers struggle to serve country

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Somalia's parliament has been officially in recess since July 24th, but the prospect of a 30-day vacation is not bringing much relief to lawmakers...
Al-Shabab is fighting the government to create an Islamic state in Somalia

Somali MP shot dead outside mosque by al-Shabaab

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A Somali MP has been assassinated in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year. Aden Madeer was shot when he...
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...

AMISOM captures al-Shabaab camp, kills senior commanders

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African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces on Thursday (July 24th) captured an al-Shabaab training camp in Gedo region in the latest push of...
Somali women's groups launch a campaign against female genital mutilation at a rally in Mogadishu, 2004. Photograph: EPA

Djibouti, Somalia, Guinea, Egypt and Sierra Leone have highest FGM rates

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Female genital mutilation and child marriage still prevalent in parts of global south, but Kenya making 'huge progress' on FGM through community action. Girls in...

Explosion at Somalia militia leader’s house kills 5

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Somalia - An explosion at the house of militia leader and politician Iftin Hassan Basto in Kismayo left at least five people dead Saturday...
A photo posted on Radio Al-Furqaan website shows young children siting at a centre purportedly for disadvantaged youth opened by al-Shabaab in Barawe on June 29th.

Al-Shabaab forcefully abducting children from areas in Somalia

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Al-Shabaab has been forcefully abducting children from areas it controls in Somalia under the guise of providing shelter and education to homeless and neglected...

10 killed in fresh clan clashes in Somalia

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Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on Tuesday called for an immediate ceasefire between two clan militias in Hiran region after renewed clashes in...
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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