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Somalia’s al-Shabab Publicly Executes 3 for Spying

Somali militant group al-Shabab has executed three of its own members for alleged spying on behalf of Western intelligence agencies, local residents and regional officials said.  El Bur district commissioner Colonel Nur Hassan Gutale says the three men were executed…

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Somalia: President replaces security chiefs, appoints new Mogadishu mayor

MOGADISHU, Somalia’s president announced a major shake-up of the country’s security chiefs as well as a replacement for the mayor of Mogadishu after Abdirahman Omar Osman died of his wounds following a suicide bomb attack last month.Al Qaeda-linked mil…

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United States, Iran Trade Accusations during Security Council Debate on Causes of Conflicts, Instability in Middle East

Washington Supports Meaningful Efforts, Says Secretary of State, as Tehran’s Delegate Assails Involvement in Iraq, YemenAmid recent developments in the Persian Gulf and the wider Middle East, the Security Council discussed today how to ease tensions an…

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Asylum seekers stranded in Cyprus, as government seeks help with influx

The woman fleeing years of war in Somalia thought she was sailing to Italy, only to be dumped by smugglers on the shores of Cyprus. With no chance of leaving the island, she applied for asylum. That was five years ago. She’s still waiting.Her case is e…

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IGAD FACILITATES VALIDATION OF ASSESSMENT ON DURABLE SOLUTIONS FOR RETURNEES IN SOMALIA

(MOGADISHU, Somalia): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Migration Programme today wrapped up a workshop in Mogadishu to validate a country-level report titled ‘Capacity and Institutional Assessment for Area-based Development (ABD) i…

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Much More Must Be Done to Ensure Full Protection for Abducted, Detained Youngsters, Delegates Tell Security Council, in Day-Long Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

We Need You People to Stand Up, Briefer Tells Members, as Survivors from Sierra Leone, Sudan Describe Horrors from Child’s PerspectiveCalling attention to the plight of tens of thousands of children detained in war-torn countries and 420 million others…

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U.S. air strike kills suspected Daesh coordinator in Somalia

MOGADISHU, A U.S. air strike killed a facilitator for Daesh-aligned militia in northern Somalia, a statement from the American military’s Africa Command said. There were no further details given about Saturday’s hit in the northern Golis mountain regi…

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Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:The Secretary-General strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Mogadishu today, directed against the offices of the Benadir …

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DELEGATION FROM ZHEJIANG NORMAL UNIVERSITY IN CHINA VISITS IGAD SECRETARIAT

(DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): A Delegation from the Institute of African Studies at the Zhejiang Normal University in China, headed by Mr. Shu Zhan, paid a courtesy visit to the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti t…

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Somali foreign minister receives African Union delegation led by Mbeki in Mogadishu

Mogadishu(SONNA) � Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad, received today at the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu a delegation from the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) led by forme…