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2017-03-29 Somalia Re-Launches Direct Flights From Mogadishu to Nairobi
[Shabelle] Somalia has re-launched direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi on Wednesday morning following an agreement between the leaders of the two countries last week.

2017-03-29 3,000 People a Day Fleeing in Cholera-Stricken Somalia As Famine Looms
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"These are clear hallmarks of a catastrophe in the making ... Now is our last chance to avert a famine" - NRC Somalia country director Victor Moses

2017-03-29 Kenya Extends Curfew in Border Over Al Shabaab Attacks
[Shabelle] The Kenyan government has extended 12-hour curfew in border region of Mandera for three months following Al-Shabaab terror attacks in the remote region that borders Somalia.

2017-03-29 Young Girl Gang Raped in Galkayo, Central Somalia
[Shabelle] A gang rape of a teenage girl was reported in the central town of Galkayo on Monday, sparking an outrage among the local communities. twelve men allegedly rapped the girl who identity was not released at gunpoint in northern Galkayo city, which is under the control of Puntland state of Somalia.

2017-03-29 Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed - Help the Somali People
[Al Jazeera] Somalia's president said on Thursday almost half his country's people are facing acute food shortages and about 15 percent are facing famine. He urged the world to help.

2017-03-29 Famine in Somalia - Twice in Six Years?
[IRIN] A commentary from 10 leading academics and humanitarian professionals

2017-03-29 27 Million People Lack Safe Water in Countries Facing or At Risk of Famine
[Unicef] New York/Dakar/Nairobi/Amman -Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

2017-03-29 Kenya Troops Slay Somalia Militants
[CAJ News] Nairobi -THE Kenya Defence Forces has reported a major breakthrough with the killing of over 30 Al-Shabaab militants in neighbouring Somalia. The terror group members were killed a raid on their command and logistics base 40 kilometres from the Kenyan border. The group's vehicles were destroyed and an assortment of weapons and communication equipment and food were recovered. KDF spokesman, Joseph Owuoth, told media the military was yet to ascertain if the militants planned attacks on military bases or to cross the

2017-03-29 Two Govt Soldiers Murderd in Mogadishu Shooting
[Shabelle] Two member of Somali security forces have been killed in an attack in Mogadishu's Bakaro market on Monday afternoon by unknown gunmen, witnesses and police confirmed. Several armed men raided the soldiers outside their station in the drug section of Bakaro market, and killed them on the spot, according to a witness, speaking with Radio Shabelle.

2017-03-28 Number of Kenyans Going Hungry Doubles to 3m - Red Cross
[Monitor] The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens.

2017-03-27 Call to Repatriate Somalia Refugees
[East African] Nairobi and Pscu -Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday appealed for action to fully bring back Somalia into the fold of the international community.

2017-03-27 Farmaajo Asks Parliament to Drop Petition Against New Cabinet
[Dalsan Radio] President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has asked parliamentarians to drop petition against the proposed cabinet that was announced last week by Prime Minister Hassan Khayre. Farmaajo told a Press Conference in Mogadishu upon arrival from the Nairobi Igad Heads of State Summit that he was confident about the new team.

2017-03-27 Military Exercises by Amisom and US Focus on Somalia Exit
[Nation] New York -A US-sponsored military exercise last week focused on Somalia's troubled transition from reliance on African Union troops to a leadership role for local forces.

2017-03-27 KDF Raid Al-Shabaab Bases, Kill 31 Terrorists
[Nation] Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia.

2017-03-27 UN Peacekeeping, African Debt, and a Referendum in Turkey - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN's team of editors takes a look ahead at what's lurking on the humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

2017-03-27 Farmaajo Meets Museveni 5yrs After 'Wise Advice'
[Dalsan Radio] Two Leaders Discuss Security Cooperation

2017-03-27 Pirates Seize Fishing Trawler Off Coast
[Shabelle] Police say Somali pirates have seized a fishing trawler owned by a local businessman and forced the mostly foreign crew to disembark. Col. Mohamed Hassan told The Associated Press on Friday that the pirates used a small skiff to board the trawler off the village of Eyl in the northern semiautonomous state of Puntland.

2017-03-27 HRW - Attack On Somali Refugee Boat 'Likely War Crime'
[Shabelle] An attack attributed to the Saudi-led military coalition on a boat carrying Somalian civilians off the coast of Yemen was likely a war crime, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

2017-03-27 Ethiopian Troop Withdrawal From Elbur Shocks DC
[Shabelle] The district commissioner of Elbur town located in Somalia's central Galgaduud region Abdi Hassan Mohamed has expressed fear and shock over possible Ethiopian troop withdrawal.

2017-03-27 AU Team Now Gauging Somalia's Capacity in Exit Strategy
[East African] The African Union Peace and Security Council has begun assessing Somalia's governance and security institutions, the results of which will form the basis for an exit strategy from the country.

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