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Somali News Update

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Somali News Update -Saturday - December 20, 2014

MOGADISHU — With the 2016 elections fast approaching, Somalia's new prime minister must move quickly to select his cabinet and foster collaboration among stakeholders, observers say.

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Somali News Update -Friday - December 19, 2014

A former British citizen detained in Djibouti in 2012 alleges he was threatened with physical and sexual abuse and “strongly encouraged” to cooperate with American interrogators before being rendered to New York, court documents reveal.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - December 18, 2014

THE police have unmasked two al Shabaab terror commanders linked to the spate of attacks in Kenya and appealed for information on their whereabouts.

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - December 17, 2014

MOGADISHU (HOL) — Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister in a press conference held at Villa Somalia.

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - December 16, 2014

MOGADISHU (AA) — Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed to have collected $9 million in zakat, or alms, in areas that it controls in the central and southern parts of the war-torn country.

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Somali News Update -Monday - December 15, 2014

The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way - but why is there such a strong bond between these two countries?

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Somali News Update -Sunday - December 14, 2014

Somalia's Government and the international community must work to strengthen the country's rule of law institutions and safeguard its full transition to peace, stability and democracy, a United Nations human rights expert urged today.

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Somali News Update -Saturday - December 13, 2014

AFGOOYE, Somalia — Armed with machetes, the men push their way through the densely packed rows of trees, emerging every few minutes with large bundles of green bananas over their shoulders. A guard, his chest crossed with bullet belts, his hands cradling a Russian-made rifle, scans the tree line for intruders as the men throw the bananas on a trailer before dashing back into the plantation for another load.

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Somali News Update -Friday - December 12, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya — The first bill to define and address sexual offences in Somalia is expected to be presented to the cabinet before the end of this year, updating legislation that has been in place since 1930.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - December 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed efforts to solve the current political crisis in Somalia "through the proper Parliamentary channels," saying that the 15-nation UN body will continue its "resolute support for the peace and reconciliation process" in the Horn of Africa country.

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