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U.S. troops risk inflaming clan conflict after deadly Somalia raid


MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A raid involving U.S. troops in Somalia has caused a rift between the precarious U.S.-backed government and a powerful clan that says innocent farmers were massacred, months after President Donald Trump approved stepped-up operations there. The U.S. Africa command, Africom, has acknowledged that U.S. forces participated in a ground operation in support of Somali troops in the ...

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Al-Shabab Defectors Being Rehabilitated to Re-enter Somali Society

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Last June, al-Shabab militants attacked an Ethiopian base in the Somali town of Halgan, one of several raids on African Union military camps. The Ethiopian troops repelled the attack, causing massive casualties. One of the al-Shabab fighters, Mohamed Daud Mohamed, known as Mohamed Dhere, said his unit lost 45 men. “It was a difficult fight; we left behind the wounded ...

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St. Cloud Somali Market Receives 15K Grant, to Better Serve Community


ST. CLOUD — A Somali market can now provide more culturally based foods for the St. Cloud metro area. With the help of a $15,308.72 grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Good Food Access Program, Minnesota Halal Meat and Grocery will be able to provide more healthy and culturally significant foods to the Granite City. The grocery store is ...

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AMISOM Honours Sierra Leonean Police Officers For Contributing To Peace In Somalia


Individual Police Officers (IPOs) from Sierra Leone have been commended by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for their performance in mentoring and advising their Somali counterparts during their deployment in Mogadishu. Speaking on Saturday during a medal award parade for the 10 IPOs who are rotating out after completing their one year tour of duty in Somalia, the ...

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Elders protest after Somali troops kill ‘jihadists’


Mogadishu – Somali officials said on Friday they had killed eight jihadist fighters during an overnight operation, denying claims from local elders that they had shot civilians dead, two of them children. Somali community leaders accused the troops, accompanied by US military advisors, of having killing the nine civilians in the overnight operations. An initial government statement said its troops ...

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Somalia with the support of the World Bank is making huge progress in managing its own funds and its own reforms


The Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia with the support of the World Bank launched strategic communications initiative and held two days workshop to focus on the latest Multi-Partner Fund progress report (MPF), showing development of fifteen Somali projects. The aim of the two-day workshop on 22nd and 23rd of August 2017 was to ...

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Knife-wielding Somali arrested for attacking Pakistani man


A 3-year-old Somali man has been arrested for attacking a Pakistani with a chopping knife in Yau Mai Tei in Kowloon on Saturday. At 3:18pm, police received a report that the Somali, named Jibriils, was wielding a knife near 189 Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei and had attacked a 34-year-old Pakistani man, Sing Pao reported, which said both the ...

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Somali President Jets Off to Egypt


President of the Federal government of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has left Mogadishu for Cairo on Sunday morning on state visit. President Farmajo and a delegation he was leading flew to Egypt, after receiving an official invitation from his counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, according a source at the Presidency. Somali President, accompanied by Ministers and high-ranking officials on his visit ...

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Somalia stops all football activities for 7 days in mourning


Somali Football Federation headquarters has been closed down for 7 days to mourn for the death of executive committee member Osman Jama Diraa who was killed in the capital on Thursday evening. During an extraordinary executive committee meeting on Saturday, the decision to close the headquarters was reached. All football-related activities will also stop for a period of seven days from Saturday. “We have ...

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Somali-American Picked as US Youth Observer to UN


A Somali-American from Minnesota will speak on behalf of youth at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York and other events. Munira Khalif, who will be a junior this fall at Harvard University, was chosen from 350 applicants as the 2017-2018 U.S. Youth Observer to the U.N. “When you are the youngest person in the room, you think, ...

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