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200 youth on the radar of police over terrorism links.

NIS is monitoring the activities of 200 youth in Mombasa who are suspected to have returned from Somalia after being radicalised.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Amid danger, Somali refugees in Yemen return home.

In first UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return movement, 133 refugees departed for Somalia

- UN - INT

Museveni, UK's Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi.

Uganda was the first country to deploy in Somalia in 2007, under AMISOM

- Daily Monitor - UG

Czech Appeals Court Upholds Hijab Ban at a School.

A Czech appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that went against a Somali student who accused a nursing school of discrimination because she wears a hijab.   Ayan Jamaal Ahmednuur demanded an apology and 60,000 koruna in compensation but the Prague 10 district court ruled in January there was no evidence of ...

- Voice of America - US

Boom for Kenyan miraa traders as shortage hits Somaliland.

Conflicts in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions causes shortage.

- Daily Nation - KE

Anti-terror police holding Al-Shabaab suspect in Isiolo.

Man suspected to be a recruiting agent for Al-Shabaab.

- Daily Nation - KE

Trump's Childhood Home Becomes Weekend Retreat for Refugees in Charity Stunt.

A group of refugees stayed at U.S. President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York over the weekend as part of a stunt to highlight the plight of people feeling conflict and persecution around the world, a charity said on Monday. Aid agency Oxfam said it rented the house and invited refugees from Somalia, Vietnam and ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar.

A Somali regional state has declared it would side with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute

- News24.com - ZA

Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar.

A Somali regional state has declared its support for Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute.

- FOX News - US

US forces increase Somalia airstrikes amid uncertainty over future.

An intensifying U.S. airstrike campaign against Somalia is unlikely by itself to defeat a resilient band of al-Qaida-aligned militants, a fact that could tempt the U.S. to wade deeper into a country faced with the departure of an African force that has offered protection for a decade.

- Stars and Stripes - US

A group of refugees spent the weekend living in Trump's boyhood home.

President Trump's childhood home in Queens, New York, was posted on Airbnb last month and, being filled with Trump family memorabilia and a life-size cutout of 45 himself, the residence appears to be the perfect place to stay if you're a superfan of the president. This weekend, though, it was utilized by some of Trump's ...

- The Week - US

In Somali business success, trust plays a vital role

Other Kenyan importers have no honour system and cannot trust their colleagues

- Daily Nation - KE

Australia gives $20m grant to South Sudan, Somalia

September 17, 2017 - The Australian government has donated $20 million in humanitarian assistance in South Sudan and Somalia. The donation is aimed at providing further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in the two war-hit countries. “Our assistance will help deliver ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Somali Militants Assassinate Intelligence Official

The al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior intelligence officer and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in southern Mogadishu. Mohamud Moallim Hassan Qoley was fatally injured in the Midday shooting Sunday in Dharkaynlay district, officials said. Qoley was chief of intelligence at ...

- Voice of America - US

Ethiopia: 55,000 People Displaced Amid Ethnic Clashes

More than 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced from Ethiopia's Somali region after a week of clashes with Somalis in which dozens were killed, the regional government of Ethiopia's restive Oromia region said on Sunday.   The statement from the Oromia government follows claims by Somali regional officials earlier this ...

- Voice of America - US

Deadly ethnic clashes displace over 55,000 in restive region in Ethiopia

More than 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced from Ethiopia's Somali region after a week of clashes with Somalis in which dozens were killed, the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Al Shabab Kills Four, Injures Three in Central Somalia

At least four soldiers were killed and three others injured early Sunday when al-Shabab militants attacked an army checkpoint in central Somalia, according to a police official. Hiiran Police Commander Col. Issak Ali Abdulle said the attack occurred in Kalabayr, a strategic road junction some 25 kilometers away from ...

- Albawaba - UK

Ethiopia: 55,000 people displaced amid ethnic clashes.

The provincial government of Ethiopia's restive Oromia region says 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced by ethnic Somalis in the neighboring Somali region after a week of unrest in which dozens were killed.

- FOX News - US

News24.com | Ethiopia sending troops to region of deadly ethnic clashes

Ethiopia's government says it is sending troops to a region where deadly clashes have broken out between Oromo and Somali ethnic groups.

- News24.com - ZA

Push for hate crimes law after ugly incident in North Dakota

It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota's largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting "We're going to kill all of you" at three Somali women in a Walmart parking lot.

- FOX News - US

Push for hate crimes law after ugly incident in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota's largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting "We're going to kill all of you" at three Somali women…

- Billings Gazette - US

At Least Six Killed as Rival Somali Troops Clash in Mogadishu

At least six people were killed and eight others wounded Saturday when rival Somali government forces clashed in the capital, Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said. “We have the dead bodies of at least six people and eight injured civilians have been so far admitted at our facility,” said Dr. Mohamed Yusuf, the ...

- Voice of America - US

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions?

Fighting has broke out between Ethiopia's Oromo and Somali communities. The BBC looks at why.

- BBC - UK

Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces -police

Fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital on Saturday, police said.

- The Daily Star - LB

Mogadishu readies airport go down for more khat cargo

Somalia-bound khat cargo planes will be required to land at the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu, a government official said Friday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Al-Shabab Fighters Temporarily Occupy Somali Town, Raid Storage Facility

Al-Shabab militants have attacked another key town near the border with Kenya, continuing their recent escalation of attacks against government institutions. Residents in El-Wak say Al-Shabab fighters entered the town after a brief gunfight with a small number of local security forces who then escaped across Somalia’s ...

- Voice of America - US

Somalia Gets First Forensic Lab Dedicated to Rape Investigation

A new forensic lab launched in central Somalia could transform how the Puntland state government handles cases of rape and gender-based violence, and possibly create a model for the rest of the country to follow. The Puntland Forensic Center, funded by the Swedish government and supported by the U.N. Population Fund , was ...

- Voice of America - US

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions?

Eighteen people have been killed and thousands displaced since the fighting broke out between Ethiopia's Oromo and Somali communities.

- BBC - UK

Ethiopia sending troops to region of deadly ethnic clashes

Ethiopia's government says it is sending troops to a region where deadly clashes have broken out between Oromo and Somali ethnic groups.

- FOX News - US

Cholera, aid shortfalls plague desperate refugees of conflict

Starvation, conflict and displacement threaten millions of people in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, but there is another looming nightmare: rising waves of epidemic disease, especially cholera, made worse by the constant movement of refugees seeking any kind of respite from chaos and mayhem.

- FOX News - US

Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debated

Somali refugee Asho Manangara Ibrahim has a dream. She wants to educate herself and her children in the United States. For 10 years she went through a rigorous process of interviews and screening and finally she was cleared to travel to the United States.

- Stars and Stripes - US

News24.com | Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debated

Somali refugee Asho Manangara Ibrahim has a dream. She wants to educate herself and her children in the United States.

- News24.com - ZA

Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debated

Somali refugee Asho Manangara Ibrahim has a dream. She wants to educate herself and her children in the United States. For 10...

- Deseret News - US

Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debated

Somali refugee Asho Manangara Ibrahim has a dream.

- FOX News - US

3 killed by bandits in Mwingi

MACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 15 - Three people were killed on Thursday night by Somali bandits in Mwingi in fight over pasture. Kitui Administration Police Commandant Benson Wasike says the three, two men and a woman, were shot last night at Mandongoi area. He says police from Kitui and Tana River counties have started an operation

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Somalia Opens First Forensic Lab Dedicated to Rape Investigation

Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits. Sexual assault is widespread in the country, according to human rights groups, but few victims come forward and few perpetrators are punished. The new forensic lab in Somalia's Puntland region has been hailed as a step in the right direction, but a long ...

- Voice of America - US

Number of acutely malnourished Somali children increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of 2017

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Somalia UNICEF and partners have scaled up to respond to the critical nutrition situation reaching 160,744 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for SAM to date Highlights The post-Gu Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit assessments was released in August indicating a ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Clashes In Ethiopia As Thousands Flee

Thousands of people are fleeing Ethiopia rsquo;s Somali region following clashes in recent days. Eighteen people are confirmed dead following protests which erupted in towns in the east of the country, Adisu Arega, spokesperson of the Oromia regional government, told the BBC. He said 12 of the dead were ethnic Somalis while ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ethiopia: Clashes over boundary dispute displaced hundreds

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle September 13, 2017 - Renewed fighting between armed factions from Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regional states has forced hundreds of civilians to flee their homes. The fighting which erupted on Tuesday has displaced at least 600 people from both regions. Minister of Government Communication Affairs ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

50 per cent increase in acutely malnourished Somali children since the beginning of 2017

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Somalia The projected number of children who are, or will be, acutely malnourished has increased to 1.2 million, including over 232,000 who may suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition, notes UNICEF. Highlights The post-Gu Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

At Least 32 Killed in Ethiopia's Oromia, Somali Regions

At least 32 people have been killed in clashes across Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions following clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces, a former Ethiopian lawmaker said. Speaking to VOA Somali Service, Boqor Ali Omar Allale said at least 32 ethnic Somalis, including his younger brother, were killed on ...

- Voice of America - US

Six Al Shabaab terrorists said killed in US drone strikes

September 13, 2017, 7:58 PM The US military said Wednesday that it killed six fighters from the Al Shabaab terrorist group on Wednesday in three drone strikes on targets about 260km south of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. The US Africa Command did not provide any further details on the fighters or the location of the strikes.

- DEBKAFile - IL

Four beheaded by suspected Shabaab attackers in Lamu buried

Residents urge police to increase patrols in the villages.

- Daily Nation - KE

Somalia facing complex immediate and long-term challenges, UN Security Council told

Highlighting complex immediate and long-term challenges in Somalia, the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country called for practical support, as well as political encouragement to the Somali leadership, both at the Federal and the state levels.

- UN - INT

The Latest: Man accused in Kansas bomb plot blames others

The Latest on three men accused of plotting to bomb a Kansas apartment complex housing Somali refugees : 3:30 p.m.

- FOX News - US

News24.com | US says drone strikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab members

The US has carried out three drone strikes in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabaab extremist group, the military has said, as efforts increase to combat Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist organisation.

- News24.com - ZA

Man caught red handed trafficking drugs

A Somali national residing at the Hal Far Open Centre was marched to court and remanded in custody today, just hours after having been allegedly caught red-handed trying to sell cannabis resin. Abdi Ali Jama, 29, was sighted by police patrolling the St Julian's area trying to strike a deal with another person. Upon closer ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

From Refugee Camp to Runway, Hijab-wearing Model Breaks Barriers

Somali-American model Iman was one of the most sought-after fashion models of the 1970s and 1980s. Now, another Somali-American model is making headlines, as the first hijab-wearing woman to walk the runway in New York and Italy. Faith Lapidus introduces us to Halima Aden.

- Voice of America - US

Justice Okalany wins World Prosecutor of the Year award

Fifteen defendants were extracted from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania while investigations stretched from the East African region to Somalia, United Kingdom and USA with 82 witnesses called

- Daily Monitor - UG

Supreme Court lifts restrictions on Trump's travel ban

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a federal appeals court ruling issued last week that would have let refugees with support from resettlement agencies enter the United States, despite President Trump's travel ban. About 24,000 people could be affected by the ruling, which was issued without comment and with the support ...

- The Week - US

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