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DP World layoffs hundreds from port in Somaliland


AlleastAfrica Monday February 27, 2017 HARGEISA – The international ports operator, DP World which signed a 30-year contract with the breakaway northern Somalia republic of Somaliland to manage its largest port had laid off 250 local port workers last week, ...

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Visiting Poets Series draws record crowd


Monday February 27, 2017 By Jennifer Eng On Thursday, Ladan Osman, Somali-American poet and teacher, and Donika Kelly, assistant professor of English at St. Bonaventure, read pieces from their poetry collections as part of the university’s Visiting Poets Series. Approximately ...

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Over 100 Somali refugees fleeing conflict in Yemen arrive in Mogadishu


Monday February 27, 2017 Over 100 Somali refugees fleeing conflict in Yemen arrive in Mogadishu from UNSOM on Vimeo. One hundred and six Somali refugees returned to Somalia today after fleeing the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The returnees, who consisted ...

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Major famines of the last 100 years


Monday February 27, 2017 By Magdalena Mis Muhumed Surow grieves following the burial of his 12-month-old daughter Liin Muhumed. PHOTO: DW The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on February 21 nearly 1.4 million children were at “imminent risk” of death ...

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Al-Shabaab executes two men by firing squad


Al Shabaab militants in Somalia have shot and killed two young men with on Monday morning, accusing the men of being soldiers in the Hiiraan government army. Ahmed Yusuf Hassan, 26; and Ahmed Nur Abdi Osoble, 20; were killed by ...

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Residents in Lower Shabelle report seeing low flying aircrafts


Residents in Lower Shabelle report seeing low flying aircrafts over Owdegley. It is believed that they are American military aircrafts. The Owdegley area is currently controlled by Al-Shabaab. Residents who spoke to  confirmed that the planes were visible and worry ...

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Car bomb at a checkpoint outside Mogadishu wounds 4 soldiers


Hiiraan Online Monday February 27, 2017 Soldiers examine a vehicle that was detonated at checkpoint outside Mogadishu on Monday. A car packed with explosives at a checkpoint outside of Mogadishu injured 4 soldiers on Monday afternoon. According to witnesses, a ...

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Blast near Mogadishu hours after al-Shabab vows attack


Monday February 27, 2017 A car laden with explosives has blown up near an army checkpoint outside Mogadishu, wounding at least four soldiers, according to a Somali  security officer. Soldiers reportedly chased the driver before he detonated the explosives. “We ...

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Somali gov’t and AMISOM to combat use of child soldiers


Monday February 27, 2017 Speaking at the training, the British Ambassador to Somalia David Concar, said there is need to combat the vice so as to stifle the disturbing practice in the country, of turning children into combatants. Last week, ...

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Somali Bantu cab driver mourned as suspects remain at large


Post-gazette Monday February 27, 2017 Hundreds of people mourned the Somali Bantu cab driver who died after he was beaten in Beltzhoover, offering a solemn prayer Sunday afternoon at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. While two of the four suspects ...

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