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Press Release: Refugees’ Somalia in Yemen Crisis


NAIROBI, Monday, August 31, 2015 — The United States is pleased to announce more than $6 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those fleeing the conflict in Yemen and seeking refuge in Djibouti and Somalia.  This new funding brings ...

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Somalia grenade attack injures two soldiers


Two Somali soldiers were wounded in a grenade attack at their base in the central Somali town of Beledweyne, officials said on Wednesday evening. The attack happened as soldiers were dinning at their base to break their day-long fasting as parts ...

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Somalia denies out-of-court border row settlement with Kenya


MOGADISHU (DBN) —-Somalia’s government has dismissed denied claims by Kenyan foreign minister that it’s seeking an out-of-court settlement over the long-running border dispute linked to lucrative oil and gas reserves in the Indian Ocean. In a statement issued in response ...

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Militants parade surrendered AU soldier


MOGADISHU (DBN)—-The Al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab group in Somalia has paraded an Ethiopian AU soldier whom they said surrendered to their fighters last week. AU sources told DBN that the soldier has wandered away from his army base after clashes with ...

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Security tightened in Kismayo amid fears of attacks


KISMAYO (DBN) —Security was tightened the port city of Kismayo, and authorities ordered security forces to be on “full alert” for attacks by the al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group in Somalia during the holy month of Ramadan. The development comes one ...

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2,900 migrants rescued off Italy coast


Muqdisho (DBN)—- Italian coast guard ships and vessels from a multi-nation naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out ...

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Somali militants execute three over espionage


  MOGADISHU (DBN) —- Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab has executed by firing squad three men accused of spying for pinpointing two top militant commanders who were killed in two US drone attacks last year. The men, who were members ...

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UN lauds Galmudug parliament’s speaker election


MOGADISHU (DBN) — The United Nations envoy  for Somalia Nicholas Kay welcomed the election of the Speaker of the Galmudug regional assembly by members of the assembly in Adaado. Mr. Kay congratulated the newly elected speaker, Mr. Ali Ga’al Asir, ...

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