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2018-03-16 Turkey to Rebuild Somali Parliament
[East African] Somalia has signed an agreement with Turkey to rebuilt the former's parliament in Mogadishu known as the People's House.

2018-03-16 Between Stone and a Hard Place
[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia's venture in jointly developing the Port of Berbera with DP World and Somaliland has raised eyebrows from its neighbours in the east and the south. Leaders, both in Djibouti and Somalia, have shown their displeasure, prompting Ethiopia's senior diplomats to shuttle to Djibouti, reports Tamrat G. Giorgis, Fortune Staff Writer.

2018-03-15 Japan Pledges U.S.$4.5 Million Humanitarian Aid for Somalia
[Shabelle] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

2018-03-15 Win for Non-Local Teachers, Won't Be Posted Near Somalia Border
[Shabelle] Teachers working along the the-Somalia border have been redeployed to perceived 'safer grounds', a move local leaders called discriminatorily.

2018-03-15 E-Dahab Complies With Somaliland Govt Regulations on Money Transfer
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mobile money transfer company eDahab will comply with the new financial regulation set by the Somaliland government which mandates all mobile payments under $100 be made in Somaliland currency.

2018-03-14 AMISOM to Aid Hirshabelle Overcome Security Challenges
[Shabelle] The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira today held discussions with the President of HirShabelle state Mohamed Abdi Waare on the security transition plan by the regional peacekeeping force and how to intensify the war against the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

2018-03-14 Somaliland Admin Assembly Denounces Somalia's Parliament Decision
[Shabelle] The parliament of Somaliland administration has on Tuesday voted to approve the second time the deal between the state and the UAE's DP World over Berbera port investment.

2018-03-14 Somaliland - Between Democracy and Prosperity
[Daily Maverick] Democracy helps keep things together, and radicalism in check, in Somaliland. Democracy in this Muslim country also has to be implemented in an environment beset by poverty, and where Islamic radicalism is an attractive alternative for some. By GREG MILLS & JACO-LOUIS DU PLESSIS.

2018-03-14 Senate Debates Berbera Port Agreement
[Shabelle] The members of Somalia's Upper House chamber of Parliament are set to debate the controversial Berbera port agreement signed between Somaliland and UAE's DP World.

2018-03-14 More Than 100 MPs Submit Motion Against Lower House Speaker
[Shabelle] More than 100 Somali MPs have submitted a motion of no confidence against the speaker of the Lawer house chamber of the Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari on Wednesday.

2018-03-14 Mogadishu Residents Urged to Work With Security Agencies
[Shabelle] The Ministry of Internal security for Somalia's Federal Government has called on local residents in Mogadishu to collaborate with the security agencies in the peace restoration. Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim, the spokesman of the Ministry told reporters in Mogadishu that the security is vital to all citizens in the capital, and urged everyone to contribute to peace.

2018-03-13 Jubbaland Forces Launch Offensive Against Al Shabaab Bases
[Shabelle] Jubbaland state forces have launched an offensive against Al Shabaab bases in Lower Jubba region on Tuesday, authorities said.

2018-03-13 Significant Military Movements Spotted Near Mahaday Town
[Shabelle] Somalia's government has reinforced its troops in Middle Shabelle region following series of Al Shabaab attacks against SNA and AMISOM forces.

2018-03-13 Galmudug State Warns Against Illegal Roadblocks in Its Territory
[Shabelle] Somalia's Federal Member State of Galmudug has warned the freelance militias against setting up illegal roadblocks in its territory.

2018-03-13 NISA Forces Carry Out Security Operation in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Troops from Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA] were reported to have carried out a massive security operation in Kahda district, south of Mogadishu.

2018-03-13 Somali Soldiers Open Fire On Auditor General's Vehicle in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Somali security forces have opened fire on a bullet-proof vehicle belonging to the country's auditor general Mohamed Mohamud Afgoye in Mogadishu on Monday morning, witnesses said.

2018-03-13 Somali Parliament Votes Against UAE Port Deal
[East African] The Federal Parliament of Somalia Monday overwhelmingly voted against the Dubai Port Operator (DP World) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operating in the country.

2018-03-12 U.S. Spends U.S.$140 Million On Terrorism Fight in East Africa
[Shabelle] The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is visiting the region, praised the work of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for stabilizing the region.

2018-03-12 What US Secretary of State Tillerson Discussed With Djibouti Govt
[State Department] The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

2018-03-11 East Africans Want Peacekeepers to Stay
[East African] Nairobi -The troop-contributing countries to peacekeepers in Somalia now want the United Nations Security Council to reconsider its resolution on phased withdrawal issued last September.

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