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Kenyan, Somali Leaders Hold Talks On Security

[Shabelle] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks on Wednesday with visiting Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo focusing on security issues, the presidency said. (AllAfrica)

Italy Commits $1.2 Million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund

[Shabelle] The African Development Bank has participated in a signing ceremony that occasioned Italy's contribution of ?1 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF). (AllAfrica)

UN Pledges $2.7 Million to Help Somaliland Communities Affected By Cyclone

[Shabelle] The UN on Tuesday pledged 2.7 million U.S. dollars to help Somaliland communities affected by the cyclone which left at least 25 people dead and displaced a thousand others. (AllAfrica)

IOM Helps Somali Migrants Stranded in Libya to Return Home

[Shabelle] IOM, the International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the Libyan and Somali Governments and with support from the European Union, facilitated the voluntary return to Mogadishu of 150 Somali migrants stranded in Libya. The majority of them had been held in Government-run detention centres. (AllAfrica)

Terrorists Common Enemy

[Nation] Visiting Somali President Mohammed Farmaajo was admirably blunt in his criticism of the terrorist group in his country that has caused untold suffering both at home and in the region. He didn't mince his words, mentioning Al-Shabaab by name and casting doubt on its claim to be based on religion. (AllAfrica)

American Al-Shababab Militant Sentenced to 35yrs

[Dalsan Radio] A Maryland man was sentenced on Tuesday to 35 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to support the militant group Al Shabaab by travelling to Somalia to receive military training from the extremists, federal prosecutors said. (AllAfrica)

Communiqué On the Meeting Between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Prime Minister of Somalia

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire of the Federal Republic of Somalia, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, on 27 May 2018. The two leaders discussed the situation in Somalia and the progress made so far by the Federal Government in implementing a reform agenda in the political, economic and security spheres. (AllAfrica)

President Kenyatta Holds Bilateral Talks With Somalia President

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday held talks with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia who is on an official visit in the country. (AllAfrica)

Farmaajo in Nairobi for a 'Work Visit'

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday arrived in the Kenya capital for a one day trip, Radio Dalsan reports. (AllAfrica)

Mandera Court Jails 2 Women for Trafficking Minor From Somalia

[Nation] Two women have been fined Sh30 million each or serve 30 years in jail by a Mandera court after pleading guilty to human trafficking charge. (AllAfrica)

150 Somali Returnees Arrive From Libya

[Dalsan Radio] 150 Somalia nationals arrived at the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu from Libya where many had been stranded. This is the latest batch of Somali returnees repatriated from Libya since the government initiated the process in December 2017. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Envoys Call for Action On Corruption in Kenya

[Dalsan Radio] Joint Statement by the Heads of Mission in Kenya (AllAfrica)

Three Al-shabaab Militants to Face Firing Squad for Hotel Attack

[Dalsan Radio] Three Al-Shabaab militants will face the firing squad after a Somali Military court found them guilty of taking part in the Mogadishu Hotel Nasa Hablod attack of October 29 2017 Farhan Mohamed Mohamed Samatar, Abdinasir Dhaqane Hassan and Abshir Mohamed Haji Bulu had last week pleaded guilty of the killing of at least 20 people in the attack. The three had been identified by witnesses as part of the militants who raided the hotel in a complex attack that led to the firing of the then Somalia Intel Chief. (AllAfrica)

Somaliland Arrests Demonstrators, Journalists Covering Rally in Las Anod

[Shabelle] Police in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region arrested more than 40 protesters and two journalists at a demonstration in a town whose ownership is disputed by a neighbouring region, a police officer said. (AllAfrica)

Bashe Ahmed Sworn in As Chief Justice

[Dalsan Radio] Bashe Yusuf Ahmed was Tuesday sworn in as Somalia's new Chief Justice at the Presidential Palace Villa Somalia in the capital Mogadishu, Radio Dalsan reports. (AllAfrica)

Kenyan Police Arrest Three Al Shabaab Suspects

[Shabelle] Kenya Police have arrested three Al shabaab suspects in Nyeri County and put key installations in Mt Kenya under surveillance. Two institutions in Nyeri, one in Meru County and several roads are under 24-hour radar. Two of the suspects, according to Nyeri County criminal investigations officer Charles Mutua, were arrested in Othaya. (AllAfrica)

Helping to Bring Perpetrators to Justice at Home

[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes. (AllAfrica)

AMISOM Explores Sea, Air Options to Deliver Supplies

[Dalsan Radio] Already hamstrung by logistical challenges over the area it controls, the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia is exploring water and air transport to deliver supplies and troop reinforcements. (AllAfrica)

Mogadishu Trader Shot Dead

[Dalsan Radio] A butcher was on Tuesday morning shot dead by unknown men in the Somalia capital Mogadishu, Radio Dalsan reports. The trader has been identified as Muhudin Osoble who operated a butchery in Sukyare market in Darkeynley district. (AllAfrica)

Koranic Teacher Shot Dead in Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] Unknown assailants on Wednesday invaded the house of a known Koranic school teacher and shot him several times before fleeing the scene. The Koranic teacher was later pronounced dead after he succumbed to gun wound injuries. (AllAfrica)

Parliamentary Staffer Shot Dead in Mogadishu Attack

[Shabelle] Armed Assailants believed to be Al-Shabaab assassins have on Monday afternoon shot dead Parliamentary staffer in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, Police and witnesses said. The victim, Omar Dhalahow has been assassinated near Shaqaalaha junction in Mogadishu's Waberi district after gunmen sprayed bullets upon his vehicle. (AllAfrica)

Mogadishu Security Is Improving, Says Mayor

[Shabelle] The mayor of Mogadishu, Abdirahman Yarisow is now optimistic about the security of the capital amid ongoing routine operations to restore peace and stability. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia to Allow All Africans to Visit Without Visas 'Very Soon' PM Abiy Ahmed Says

[Dalsan Radio] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will "very soon" follow Rwanda's example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. (AllAfrica)

PM Khaire Criticised Over Gender Bias in Ministerial Appointments

[Dalsan Radio] Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire has come under criticism from women rights activists for non-inclusion of female ministers in the latest appointments to the portfolios. (AllAfrica)

President Sacks Supreme Court Chief, Appoints Successor

[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Sunday sacked the country's Chief Justice Hassan Ibrahim Idle Suleiman. (AllAfrica)

AU Urges External Actors to Refrain From Action Against Progress in Somalia

[Shabelle] The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, expressed concern on Sunday over increasing instances of external interference by non-African actors in Somalia's internal affairs. (AllAfrica)

Gunmen Kill a Prominent Elder in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] Suspected Al-Shabaab assailants have shot and killed a prominent Somali elder in Mogadishu on Sunday afternoon, the latest in a string of killings in the country's capital. (AllAfrica)

Kenyan Security Forces Detain 10 Somalis At the Border

[Shabelle] The security forces of Kenya were reported to have arrested at least 7 Somali nationals at Liboi, a town near the border between Somalia and Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Car Bomb Explosion Kills At Least One Person in Somali Capital

[Shabelle] A witness says at least one person was killed in a huge car bomb blast in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday morning. The explosion has resulted from an improvised explosive device [IED] fitted into a vehicle said to be belonging to a member of Somali security force. (AllAfrica)

Farmaajo Sacks CJ Suleiman Appoints Somaliland Opposition Leader Bashe

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Sunday fired the country's Chief Justice Ibrahim Idle Suleiman, Radio Dalsan reports. (AllAfrica)

Anti Al-Shabaab War Enters Critical Stage

[Nation] Nearly seven years after Kenyan troops crossed the border to fight the Al-Shabaab in Somalia, the war has entered a crucial phase which could see the soldiers return home in 2020. (AllAfrica)