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Somalia — From Great Hope to Failed State Moments For Diplomatic Studies and training

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Somalia — From Great Hope to Failed State Moments For Diplomatic Studies and training

While today the mention of Somalia may conjure up images of a destitute nation run by warlords, such was not always the case. When it gained independence and the territories of British Somaliland and Italian Somalia were unified to create what we know today as Somalia, there was great optimism about the country’s political future. […]

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Somalia jihadists al-Shabab launch Mogadishu attack

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Somalia jihadists al-Shabab launch Mogadishu attack

The Somali jihadist group al-Shabab has carried out an attack in the country’s capital Mogadishu. A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a training centre for the national intelligence agency on Sunday morning. Government officials said that soldiers “foiled the attack” and at least three militants died. The militants have vowed to intensify attacks during […]

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MF reviews Somali economy for first time in 25 years

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MF reviews Somali economy for first time in 25 years

The International Monetary Fund has completed its first economic consultation on Somalia in more than 25 years, saying the economy of the nation that is rebuilding after decades of conflict grew by 3.7 percent in 2014. Somalia’s growth may lag others in the region but the government will be encouraged by the mere fact that […]

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Security forces prevented a suicide attack against a political conference in central Somalia on Thursday, killing three gunmen and the driver of a car packed with explosives, police said. The Islamist al Shabaab group, which wants to topple the Western-backed government in Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the raid in Adado. It also […]

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How KDF trailed Lamu attackers, military intelligence conducted surveillance for weeks

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How KDF trailed Lamu attackers, military intelligence conducted surveillance for weeks

A woman passes by killed al-Shabaab fighters in Mpekatoni, Kenya June 15, 2015. Kenya’s army said it killed a regional commander from Somalia’s al-Shabaab group, and possibly also a Briton who joined the militants, in fighting over the weekend. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic KENYAN Military Intelligence had tracked the al Shabaab militiamen killed on Sunday morning for […]

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SA cannot arrest Bashir until AU summit declared over

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SA cannot arrest Bashir until AU summit declared over

Johannesburg – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir cannot be arrested while Sandton, the area hosting the African Union summit, is still under the jurisdiction of the organisation, the South African Institute of International Affairs said on Monday. “As we know, because the AU was holding a conference in Sandton, that area has been declared as belonging […]

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Deputy Defense Secretary Hosts Somali Leaders at Pentagon

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Deputy Defense Secretary Hosts Somali Leaders at Pentagon

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2015 – Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work yesterday hosted the Somali prime minister and defense minister in their first meeting at the Pentagon. In a statement summarizing the meeting, Defense Department officials said Prime Minister Omar Ali Sharmarke and Defense Minister Gen. Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Dini met with Work to discuss the […]

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Somaliland: Inaugural flydubai Flight Launches a Direct Service to Hargeisa

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Somaliland: Inaugural flydubai Flight Launches a Direct Service to Hargeisa

“We strive to provide underserved markets with direct air links to Dubai” States Ghaith Al Ghaith the CEO of the Dubai-based carrier which is the first airline outside of Africa to launch direct flights to Hargeisa flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith and Somaliland Vicd president Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail commit to partnership HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) — Dubai-based […]

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I was tricked into joining Al-Shabaab against my will

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I was tricked into joining Al-Shabaab against my will

A man from Nyanza has sensationally claimed that he was tricked into joining Al-Shabaab five years ago after being promised a job in Qatar. The man, a teacher, said he worked at a private primary school but was experiencing financial difficulties due to the low salary when a friend told him that there were lucrative […]

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As radical recruiters again zero in on Minnesota’s East African community

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As radical recruiters again zero in on Minnesota’s East African community

Courtesy Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Clockwise, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, Guled Omar, 20, Zacharia Yusuf Adurahman, 19, and Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. They are four of six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIL.  Nationwide, more than 40 […]

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