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2017-05-28 Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?
[Deutsche Welle] Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion is also becoming more diverse as a whole.

2017-05-29 Over 50 Somalis Deported From U.S. Land in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] At least 54 Somali nationals on Friday arrived at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, after being deported from the United States over immigration issues.

2017-05-28 How African Countries Can Harness the Huge Potential of Their Oceans
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth - or what's known as the Blue Economy. The opportunities around Africa's blue economies are enormous with significant potential to create jobs and improve livelihoods.

2017-05-29 Qatar to Help Somalia in Efforts to Enhance Security
[Shabelle] Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani described the talks held here between Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo as 'successful' and 'fruitful.'

2017-05-29 Soldier Injures Top District Official in Elwak Town
[Shabelle] A government soldier has shot and wounded the Deputy District Commissioner of Elwak which lies at Somalia's border with its neighbouring Kenya on Thursday night.

2017-05-27 Al-Shabaab Remains a Threat As Attacks Increase
[East African] Al-Shabaab has stepped up its terror attacks in recent months, demonstrating its "resilience and adaptability" despite "internal squabbles and fracturing," the United Nations chief says in a new report.

2017-05-27 Authorities Receive Five U.S. Drones to Combat Bombings
[East African] A former US intelligence specialist has donated surveillance drones to police in Somalia, aiming to help combat a jump in deadly bombings by al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents.

2017-05-27 U.S. Deports 45 Somalis
[Dalsan Radio] Forty-five Somali nationals on Friday landed at the Abdi Abdulleh International Airport after US government deported them.

2017-05-26 Al-Shabaab Increases Assassination of the Electoral Delegates
[Dalsan Radio] Galmudug Electorate Delegate Shot Dead Months After Seeking Govt Protection. Halima Elmi Yussuf a Galmudug electorate delegate was on Thursday night shot dead by gunmen in Mogadishu.

2017-05-26 Somaliland Freed the Detained Journalist Mr Oldon With Presidential Pardon.
[Dalsan Radio] The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the release of Somali journalist by the Somaliland authority on Thursday 25 May, 2017 from Hargeisa prison.

2017-05-26 Military Court Executes Soldier for Killing
[Shabelle] A Somali military court on Thursday executed an Al-Shabaab militant behind the killing of a senior security officer in Middle Shabelle region mid last year.

2017-05-26 Wednesday Suicide Bomber Targetted Students Sitting for National Exams, Police Reveal
[Dalsan Radio] The Wednesday suicide bomber who exploded a vehicle and killed eight people near the Mogadishu Port had targetted exams sitting students, Abdihakim Dahir (Saacid) the Somalia Police Chief revealed.

2017-05-26 Somaliland Gets U.S.$442 Million to Upgrade Berbera Port
[East African] Dubai-based DP World is investing $442 million in the upgrade of Somaliland's Berbera port to handle more cargo, especially for Ethiopia.

2017-05-26 Africa and Turkey At the Threshold of a Lastıng Partnership
[Dalsan Radio] Africa is undergoing immense change. The positive transformation is fueled by the hard work, resilience and perseverance of Africans young and old who are determined to turn the page of poverty. We have every reason to believe that Africa's future looks promising. In fact, we can see the positive momentum reflected through reduced geopolitical risks, sustained stability, economic growth, expanding trade, enhanced welfare and better living conditions across the Continent. Challenges to peace and security st

2017-05-25 Militants Attack 14 Southern Villages
[VOA] Al-Shabab militants have attacked some 14 villages in southern Somalia, in an apparent attempt to disrupt a planned government offensive.

2017-05-25 Al-Shabaab Claims Somalia, Kenya Attacks
[VOA] The African extremist group al-Shabab said it carried out three attacks in Somalia and Kenya on Wednesday that killed 16 people, most of them police and security officers.

2017-05-25 Turkey to Help Somalia Rebuild Infrastructure, SNA
[Shabelle] Turkey has been helping to heal the wounds of the people of Somalia for years, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on humanitarian aid, infrastructure projects, schools, hospitals and in every other possible way.

2017-05-25 IS Kills Five in First Suicide Attack in Somalia
[Shabelle] The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia that left five dead as it steps up activities in a region dominated by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab.

2017-05-25 Two Killed in a Renewed Inter-Clan Battle
[Shabelle] At least two people were reported to have been killed, and several others wounded in a renewed Inter-clan fighting in central Somalia on Thursday morning.

2017-05-25 President Meets With Emir of Qatar
[Shabelle] Somali President HE Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has arrived in Doha, the capital of Qatar on a state visit on Wednesday afternoon.

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