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Exclusive: U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen.

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Suspected al-Shabab associate captured in U.S.-Somali raid.

Abdirizak Tahlil is accused of "facilitating the use of improvised explosive devices in Somalia" and is detained by Somalia's government

- CBS NEWS - US

U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen.

U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Somaliland: Government of Somalia Negates PM Khaire Hargeisa Visit, upholds Dahabshiil integrity.

Somaliland: Government of Somalia Negates PM Khaire Hargeisa Visit, upholds Dahabshiil integrity...

- MENAFN - JO

Joint US-Somali raid nabs suspected US resident.

A joint US-Somali military raid on an al-Shabaab target in Somalia on Sunday resulted in the capture of an al-Shabaab facilitator who is suspected of being a lawful US resident, two US defense officials told CNN.

- CNN Top Stories - US

IED attack kills at least four soldiers in Somalia's Bay.

AT LEAST four soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in an improvised explosive device attack targeting a military convoy near the town of Baidoa in Somalia's Bay region on 23 July, Al Jazeera reported. Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.

- Jane’s - US

Sky is the limit for refugee who fled Somalia.

Arriving in Canada as refugee was overwhelming for Osman, but now he has found his feet and is determined to help others.

- UN - INT

Reporter's notebook: Somaliland and the never-ending drought.

Despite declaring its independence from Somalia in 1991, Somaliland has yet to gain international recognition. In addition, it has been hit by a severe drought in the last three years. Read this, our Reporter's notebook, to find out more.

- France24 - FR

Somali pirates are back...they never really left.

They need to be stopped, or even more angry fishermen will join the ranks of the pirates.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Advertising Mogadishu style: Somali artist's charming murals on over 100 shops draw customers in.

Brightly coloured murals allow potential customers to see what is on offer inside shops that don't have large display windows.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu.

Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as 'Shik Shik', is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu.

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Tsvangiria, Lesotho

President Robert Mugabe has appealed to Zimbabweans living abroad to return home and help revive the economy, and Somalia's al-Shabaab has called President Donald Trump "a brainless billionaire".

- News24.com - ZA

OSINT Summary: Somali militant Islamist leader Mukhtar Robow reportedly forced to negotiate by Al-Shabaab

Key Points The removal of founding Al-Shabaab member Mukhtar Robow from the US Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program on 23 June led to rumours that Robow was seeking to negotiate his defection with the government. An army colonel confirmed on 30 June that

- Jane’s - US

In Ethiopia, model drought defenses are put to the test

Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But over the past two decades, nations that once produced searing images of famine's toll have moved to thwart it by strengthening ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Trump 'a brainless billionaire', says Somalia's Shabaab in new video

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against the extremist group.

- News24.com - ZA

New al-Shabab video calls Trump a 'brainless billionaire'

The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Somali leader upset with rhetoric in wake of Minneapolis shooting

Justine Damond, who was white, was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, who is Somali-American.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Somali leader upset with rhetoric in wake of Minneapolis shooting

Justine Damond, who was white, was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, who is Somali-American.         

- USA TODAY - US

New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

U.S. earlier this year approved expanded military operations against al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Al-Shabab mocks Donald Trump in new video, calls him 'brainless billionaire'

The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as US steps up military efforts against the extremist group. The post Al-Shabab mocks Donald Trump in new video, calls him 'brainless billionaire' appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Somaliland: A Decade of an Internationally Acknowledged International Book Fair

Somaliland: A Decade of an Internationally Acknowledged International Book Fair...

- MENAFN - JO

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack on security convoy near Baidoa in country's southwest.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Iraqi envoy Noori recommends strategies to end terrorism

Kenya is currently battling Al-Shabaab militants hiding in Boni Forest, Lamu County.

- Daily Nation - KE

20 killed as militias clash in Herale, Somalia

Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna wal-Jamea fighters battle over control of Herale town.

- Daily Nation - KE

Girl Dies in IDP Camp Blast in Somalia, 17 Injured

A child died and 17 people were injured Saturday when a grenade went off among a group of people at an IDP camp in Somalia’s Sool region, a local official told VOA. “A child picked up an unexploded bomb somewhere near the camp and brought it among a group of IDPs resting under the shade of a tree and started ...

- Voice of America - US

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu

More than 100 Somalis, recently released from Ethiopian detention facilities and handed over to the Somali government, arrived in Mogadishu on Saturday, government officials told VOA Somali. The 114 prisoners smiled and some of them kneeled as they got off the plane and kissed the soil. Parents and relatives waiting for ...

- Voice of America - US

Video: Somaliland's longstanding drought has crippled the economy

Somaliland's three-year-long drought has crippled the economy of the breakaway, semi-desert territory in the Horn of Africa.

- France24 - FR

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

An unarmed Australian woman's fatal shooting by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's Somali community

- ABC News - US

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

MINNEAPOLIS — The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive.

- Billings Gazette - US

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

- Townhall.com - US

Africa in the News: Electoral tensions arise in Mali and Congo, Ivorian president reshuffles cabinet, and Somalia's internet returns

Tensions over elections fester in the Republic of the Congo, while Mali weighs expanding presidential power and creating an autonomous Tuareg region Two million citizens in the Republic of the Congo will head to the polls for the first round of parliamentary elections this coming Sunday. Though no violence is expected, ...

- Brookings - US

EUCAP Somalia Holds Legal Maritime Seminar in Mogadishu

EUCAP Somalia Holds Legal Maritime Seminar in Mogadishu...

- MENAFN - JO

Dasani Scoring Low Rating in US, Finds Ready Market in Somaliland

Dasani Scoring Low Rating in US, Finds Ready Market in Somaliland...

- MENAFN - JO

When A Somali-American Woman Was Attacked, Support Came From An Unlikely Source

Asma Jama was struck in the face with a glass mug after speaking Swahili in a restaurant in Minnesota. After the trial ended and the attacker pleaded guilty, the attacker's sister reached out to Jama.

- NPR - US

Officer in Minnesota Shooting Was Celebrated in Somali Community

Mohamed Noor was celebrated when he became a Minneapolis police officer 21 months ago, joining a handful of other Somalis on the police force in a city with one of the United States' largest Somali communities. Now he is now under investigation in fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an Australian woman who had made ...

- Voice of America - US

Fox News is unusually focused on the nationality of the officer who shot Justine Damond

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters On July 17, developments emerged in two cases of fatal officer-involved shootings, but Fox News rushed to cover only one of them and focused disproportionately on the officer’s nationality in doing so. On the day Balch Springs, Texas, police officer Roy Oliver was indicted for the fatal ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Minneapolis Somali community shocked by police killing , worried about backlash

While the killing has rocked the city still grappling with a string of police-related killings over the past couple years, it has also sown concern among some in Minneapolis' large Somali community that there may be a backlash against them or incidents of Islamophobia.

- FOX News - US

Officer in Minnesota shooting was celebrated in Somali community

Mohamed Noor was celebrated when he became a Minneapolis police officer 21 months ago, joining a handful of other Somalis on the police force in a city with one of the United States' largest Somali communities. Now he is now under investigation in fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an Australian woman who had made ...

- Yahoo! News - US

PS's bodyguard killed in Lamu Shabaab attack buried

Officer described as hardworking and disciplined.

- Daily Nation - KE

SC: grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court has dealt President Donald Trumps government a fresh setback, saying its controversial travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close relatives of people living in the United States -- for now.The court yesterday accepted a Hawaii federal judges ruling last week that the Trump administration ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

WATCH: World News 07/19/17: Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner to Testify on Capitol Hill Next Week

43 major wildfires are burning across western United States; The race against time to save 20 million in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen from starvation

- ABC News - US

Explaining the rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the US

Muslim women hold signs to express opposition to hate crimes and rhetoric. AP Photo/Seth WenigHate crimes against Muslims have been on the rise. The murder of two samaritans for aiding two young women who were facing a barrage of anti-Muslim slurs on a Portland train is among the latest examples of brazen acts of ...

- The Conversation - UK

International community needs to 'change narrative' about Africa - UN chief Guterres

Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.

- UN - INT

Food security likely to deteriorate further in Somali Region

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia Severe drought over the past year has resulted in very large livestock losses in the region, food insecurity is worsening to extreme levels following interruptions in humanitarian assistance. Severe food insecurity in Somali Region likely to deteriorate further ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Switzerland: The most stable place on earth

A new report rates 136 countries on their preparedness to cope with shocks of all kinds: financial, political and natural. Switzerland and Sweden top the list, while Somalia is the least well prepared.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

The Somali pirates are back

Somali piracy used to be all about cargo and ransom, now it’s about smuggling

- UN - INT

Police release photos, names of Shabaab terrorists planning fresh attacks

Police offers Sh2 million reward for information that would lead to the arrest of any of them.

- Daily Nation - KE

Somaliland: 'I Will Eliminate Corruption, Raise Living Standards' Irro

Somaliland: 'I Will Eliminate Corruption, Raise Living Standards' Irro...

- MENAFN - JO

Somaliland: Wanted, Budget Analyst at UNOPS, Mogadishu, Somalia

Somaliland: Wanted, Budget Analyst at UNOPS, Mogadishu, Somalia...

- MENAFN - JO

What The IC and USA Strategy in Somalia Can Learn From the Somaliland Experience

What The IC and USA Strategy in Somalia Can Learn From the Somaliland Experience...

- MENAFN - JO

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