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Somali National Jailed for 30 Years for Spying for Al-Shabaab

[Nation] A Mandera court has jailed for 30 years a Somalia national accused of spying for Al-Shabaab terror group. (AllAfrica)

Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Tours Baidoa

[Dalsan Radio] Sheikh Mukhtar Robow today reached Baidoa in Bay region and was welcomed well. (AllAfrica)

Alshabab Attack in Gubad Galole

[Dalsan Radio] Reports emerged to say that last night, a heavy war broke out between Alshabab and security forces of the local administration at Gubad Galole which is a small town near Hudur in Bakol Region. (AllAfrica)

A Somali National Sentenced in Kenya

[Dalsan Radio] A court of law in Mandera County, North Eastern Kenya has sentenced a Somali National by the name Abdirahman Abdi Takow to 30 years of imprisonment. (AllAfrica)

Severe Drought, Conflict Displace 32,000 in October - UN

[Shabelle] About 32,000 people have been displaced by conflict and severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia in October, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Continent's Editors Hope for New Era in Zimbabwe

[SANEF] The African Editors Forum (TAEF) has welcomed the political change in Zimbabwe and has expressed hope that the presidency of Emmerson Mnangagwa will usher in a new era for media freedom in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Galmudug & Aswj Ink a Power Sharing Deal to End Impasse

[Dalsan Radio] A Power sharing deal between the Galmudug administration and the Sufi Ahlu Sunnah Wa Jamaa movement has been signed following a meeting organised by Igad in Nairobi Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Puntland Sends Message to the Federal Government Over Rights of Security Officers

[Dalsan Radio] The Puntland administration yesterday handed over 400 security officers to the federal government of Somalia. This followed a push by the latter that each regional state should contribute some security officers to form an integrated army that will serve the larger Somalia. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Marks Milad-UN-Nabi Celebrations

[Dalsan Radio] Sufi adherents in Somalia on Thursday came out in large numbers to mark the Milad-Un-Nabi celebrations in pomp and color. (AllAfrica)

Ahlusuna Wal Jama'a Retakes Dagahyale Town From Alshabab

[Dalsan Radio] It was reported that Ahlusuna Wal Jama'a took over Dagahyale, a small town located on the west of Guri Eel district in Galgadud region. This followed an attack carried out by Alshabab which later took the said town from the local administration that was in place. (AllAfrica)

Code of Conduct Workshop for Media Practitioners

[Dalsan Radio] A code of conduct workshop to train news editors was today held at Mogadishu Hotel. More than 30 editors from different media houses attended the training that was organized by Somalia Independent Houses Association (SIMHA) and sponsored by International Media Support -Fojo. (AllAfrica)

An Explosion in Bosaso

[Dalsan Radio] Six people injured in an attack carried out by unidentified criminals in Bosaso. The injured were three Puntland security forces and three civilians. The explosion resulted from a hand grenade thrown at the officers when they were passing by Masjidu Rahma village in that town. (AllAfrica)

Commanding Attention - a Female Al-Shabaab Ex-Commander Speaks Out

[ISS] 'I have to go,' she says. And is gone. A few moments later, he calls her back, as he has several times, and she talks some more - anxiously and assertively all at once. He translates her Somali into English as she negotiates her mistrust for the people to whom she is telling her story on the one hand, and her desire for her story to be heard on the other. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Denies Allegations of Civilian Massacre in Somalia

[Shabelle] The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) on Wednesday denied allegations that an operation carried out in August by American troops in Somalia resulted in civilian deaths. (AllAfrica)

Three Wounded in a Fresh Airstrike On Al Shabaab Camp

[Shabelle] At least three people were reported to have been wounded in a fresh airstrike on Al Shabaab-held town in Southern Somalia on Wednesday night, residents said. (AllAfrica)

Govt Forces Ambush Al Shabaab Bases Near Qoryoley Town

[Shabelle] A Somali Police officer says government forces have launched an overnight assault against Al Shabaab bases on the outskirts of Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region. Confirming the incident, Qoryoley district Police commissioner Ali Mohamed Aden said the national army troops regained control of the area after overpowering the militants. (AllAfrica)

AMISOM Police Commissioner Ends Tour of Duty in Somalia

[Dalsan Radio] Brigadier General Anand Pillay, the Police Commissioner with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has left the Mission, after the end his tour of duty. Brig. Gen. Pillay who joined the AU Mission in 2014, is credited with championing and operationalizing key reforms in the Somali police sector, in the federal government and regional states. Under his leadership, AMISOM Police rolled out an elaborate capacity building plan for the Somali Police Force, which included screening, recruiting, training (AllAfrica)

U.S. Denies Civilian Deaths in Barire Airstrikes

[Dalsan Radio] U.S. on Thursday denied any civlian casualties in the August 25 airstrike that it said had targeted Alshabaab militants in Barire Somalia. In a statement the US Afrocom said that casualties from the incident "were those of armed enemy combatants". Photos of ten men alleged to be local farmers went viral on social media attracting condemnation on the USA and fueling propaganda by Alshabaab. (AllAfrica)

President Farmaajo to Leave for Ivory Coast, to Attend EU-Africa Summit

[Dalsan Radio] President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmaajo" is expected today to travel to Ivory Coast to attend the African Union-European summit to be held in Abidjan on Wednesday. The two-day EU-Africa summit will, seek to enhance the partnership between the two continents which share a lot of mutual interest. (AllAfrica)

Ex Alshabaab Leader Roobow Returns Home

[Dalsan Radio] On Nov 29, 2017 (AllAfrica)

An Airstrike Hits Al Shabaab Stronghold Area in Somalia

[Shabelle] Reports reaching at Radio Shabelle's news desk from Lower Shabelle region indicate that an airstrike struck an Al Shabaab base in the town of Toratorow on Wednesday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Al Shabaab Retakes Town in Central Somalia

[Shabelle] Heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters mounted in battle wagons wrested control of a strategic town in Hiiraan region, central Somalia from Ethiopia's Liyu Police forces on Wednesday. In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the militants said they have retaken El Adde town, about 70Km away from Beledweyne city after an attack on notorious soldiers. (AllAfrica)

Hirshabelle President Unveils His New Cabinet

[Shabelle] The President of Somalia's southern semi-autonomous region of HirShabelle Mohamed Abdi Waare has announced his new council of ministers on Wednesday, Nov 29. The President has unveiled a leaner cabinet made up of 20 Ministers, 20 deputies, and 17 state ministers, among them former ministers reinstated in Awaare's line-up. The newly appointed council of Ministers will seek an approval from the state Parliament in the coming days. (AllAfrica)

Somali Pirates in Seychelles to Complete Jail Terms Back Home

[Shabelle] Somali prisoners serving various jail terms in Seychelles will be released December to serve the rest of their terms in Somali prisons, Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf Garaad had said. (AllAfrica)

President Attends EU-AU Summit in Abidjan

[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo arrived Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit slated for Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. The President was received at the Houphet Airport by Ivoiren President Alassane Ouattara. (AllAfrica)

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 2 Police Officers in Coastal Kenya

[Shabelle] Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Tuesday killed two police officers and injured two others in Kenya's coastal town of Lamu in its latest attack in the tourism resort region. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Raid Kills Top Islamic State Commander in Somalia, Says Minister

[Shabelle] A Somali Minister says a U.S. airstrike killed a top Islamic State commander in northeastern Somalia on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Top Islamic State Commander in Somalia Killed in U.S. Airstrike

[Dalsan Radio] Somalia government has identified the militant killed in the Monday IS airstrike as a top pro Islamic State commander. In a statement issued via Twitter by the Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman the militant is said to be Abdulaziz Gure a logistics commander. (AllAfrica)

Southwest Forces Carry Out Security Sweep in Baidoa, Nab Suspects

[Shabelle] A minister says Southwest regional forces have carried out an operation in the southern strategic city of Baidoa on Tuesday to deter possible Al Shabaab attacks. (AllAfrica)

Officials Visits Prison in Seychelles, Encourages Anti-Piracy Cooperation

[Shabelle] Maritime security is important for all countries bordering the Indian Ocean, and these countries need to work together to combat piracy, the Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Monday. (AllAfrica)

'We're Looking At Africa in 2050', Says Top Official

[Deutsche Welle] We need to create jobs, help facilitate trade and address the challenges of the Africa of the future, says Donald Yamamoto, who is in charge of African affairs at the US State Department. (AllAfrica)