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Somalia President's Statement on IGAD Submit

0 Visits: 1740 | Saturday May 25, 2013 - 12:19:49
"The Federal Government sent a committee to Kismayo to start dialogue and reconciliation based on a roadmap that outlines the way forward until a federal unit is established in these regions"

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AU Marks 50th anniversary in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 2006 | Friday May 24, 2013 - 06:43:38
May 24, 2013. Qalin News Mogadishu (Qalin) - African Union mission in Somalia market the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the pan African organisation in Mogadishu, with the presence of African Union Mission in Somalia AMISOM.

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Scores die as fighting brokeout between Alshabab and locals

0 Visits: 1764 | Thursday May 23, 2013 - 10:34:40
May 23, 2013. Baladweyne (Qalin) - At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 others were wounded after Alshabab attacked Far-Libah village 50kms west of Baladweyn town of Hiran region, central Somalia.

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Somali parliamentarians retreat a motion against the government

0 Visits: 1731 | Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 19:23:49
May 22, 2013. Mogadishu (Qalin) - Members of the Somalia Federal Parliament withdrew Wednesday a 'no confidence motion' against the government of Prime Minister Abdi Shirdon Saacid after discussion between the president and some key political figures in the motion signatories.

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Somali premier holds talks with UA representatives in the capital

0 Visits: 1615 | Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 17:56:34
Mogadishu: 22 May 2013(QALIN)-Prime minister of the Somalia Abdi Farah Shirdon had Wednesday talks with African Union delegation led by special representative to Somalia, Ambassador Mohamed Saleh Anatif at his office in State house in Mogadishu.

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Defense minister of Somalia meets Sudanese president in Khartoum

0 Visits: 1694 | Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 17:30:24
Khartoum: 22 May 2013(QALIN)-Defense minister of the Somali Federal Government, Abdulhakim Haji Mohamud, who was fficially visiting in Sudan held talks the President of Sudan Omar Hassan Al-Bashir discussing cooperation and ties between the countries.

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Mogadishu: Security sweep out as mortars targeted to Villa Somalia

0 Visits: 1603 | Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 08:32:07
Qalin News. May 22, 2013. The join Somalia and Africa Union forces in Somalia AMISOM are conducting house to house search in Mogadishu following mortar attacks against the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

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Jubbaland controversy: The Somalia president concerned about the outcome

1 Visits: 2525 | Sunday May 19, 2013 - 10:20:49
Mogadishu - The Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamed opposed the formation of Jubbaland state and the election of the regional president of the administration.

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Somalia: 4 killed in fight between Alshabab and givernment forces in Elberde

0 Visits: 1541 | Saturday May 18, 2013 - 06:56:53
Elberde- At least 4 people were killed and more than a dozen were wounded after heavy fighting started overnight in Elberde town in Somalia-Ethiopia border.

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IGAD delegation in Mogadishu to discuss stabilization

0 Visits: 1664 | Saturday May 18, 2013 - 06:34:36
Mogadishu- an Intergovernmental Authority on Development - IGAD delegation visited Mogadishu Friday to discuss about the formation of adminitration of Jubba Regions in souther Somalia.

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Somalia: Hardliner, Aweys, speakes out, condemned the amir of Alshabab

0 Visits: 1854 | Saturday May 18, 2013 - 05:56:12
Mogadishu (Qalin) - The Somalia hardliner Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys public confirmed the existance of the internal conflict among his militant group Alshabab, in an interview with a Somali TV Channel.

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Oilmen ready for risky push into Somalia

0 Visits: 1662 | Thursday May 16, 2013 - 12:49:20
Foreign companies are getting ready to undertake the risky business of exploring for oil in war-torn Somalia, a quest that could trigger new conflicts.

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Ex-Islamist Somali warlord elected ‘president’ of key region

0 Visits: 1775 | Thursday May 16, 2013 - 12:10:05
NAIROBI (AFP) — Former Islamist warlord Ahmed Madobe has been elected "president" of Somalia's volatile southern Jubaland region following weeks of tense negotiations between rival factions, officials said Wednesday.

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European Union Training Mission to train Somali forces in Somalia

0 Visits: 1555 | Thursday May 16, 2013 - 11:52:00
Mogadishu — The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today welcomed the deployment of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) to Somalia, calling it a "paradigm shift in relations" between the EU and Somalia.

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UN flights banned as Somalia, Somaliland battle for control of airspace

0 Visits: 1424 | Thursday May 16, 2013 - 11:46:09
The breakaway region of Somaliland has banned all UN flights from its airports following a spat with the Mogadishu-based federal government of Somalia.

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Happy Mother’s Day… not, for Somalia's child-bearers

0 Visits: 1923 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 11:31:31
Somalia is the second most dangerous place in the world to give birth, after the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Save the Children's latest annual "State of the World's Mothers" report. Worse still, as the report's Birth Day Risk Index reveals, Somalia is the worst place in the world to be…

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A two-day Consultation Meeting on Media Law Reform concluded in Garowe

0 Visits: 1945 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 10:18:01
More than 40 members from media stakeholders including the Puntland civil society organizations Puntland regions and ministry of information in concluded a two-day media law reform consultation meeting in Garowe, on Sunday 12, 2013.

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Woman abducted by Somali pirates 'felt like animal on display'

0 Visits: 1529 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 09:56:01
Today News by: Eun Kyung Kim Monday, May 13, 2013 While working as a humanitarian worker in war-ravaged Somalia, Jessica Buchanan knew she lived with danger. Even so, she never thought she was at risk for abduction.

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'Accountant for Somali pirates' arrested as asylum seeker in Germany

0 Visits: 1472 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 09:48:50
Police say fingerprints link suspect to ship for which 'several million dollar ransom' was paid. German police have arrested an asylum seeker alleged to have acted as an accountant for Somali pirates who seized an oil tanker in 2010.

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Analysis: Somali security sector reform

0 Visits: 2380 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 07:02:46
NAIROBI (IRIN) - At Gashandiga barracks in Mogadishu, Somalia, Pvt Mohamed Sheikh Issak pulled back his military fatigues to show his scarred right shoulder. "I was shot by Al-Shabab when they still controlled half of Mogadishu," he told IRIN. "I was at home, but they knew I was a soldier."

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