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Four Mosques Have Burned In Seven Weeks — Leaving Many Muslims and Advocates Stunned.

Four Mosques Have Burned In Seven Weeks — Leaving Many Muslims and Advocates Stunned.

On January 7, the Islamic Center of Lake Travis, in Austin, Texas, which had been under construction, caught on fire. A week later, on January 14, the Islamic Center of Eastside, in Bellevue, Washington, burned. Two weeks after that, on January 27, several hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, a fire ...

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Countdown to AMISOM withdrawal: Is Somalia ready?

The swearing-in last week of Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way. He won by a landslide, on a wave of nationalist fervour. But the fact that the ceremony took place in a highly secured airport zone, under the ...

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Somalia’s new president declares drought emergency.

Somalia’s new president declares drought emergency.

A drought emergency has been declared by Somalia’s new president, Abdullahi Mohamed, as emaciated people stream into Mogadishu. The UN estimates that half of the 10-million Somali population need assistance Two years of failed harvests amid al-Shabab extremist attacks prompted Somalia’s President Mohamed on Tuesday to declare a “national disaster” at a UN-sponsored Mogadishu conference to discuss how to deal ...

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Car bomb kills one businessman in the capital Mogadishu.

Car bomb kills one businessman in the capital Mogadishu.

At least one person was killed in a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu, KNN reports on Tuesday. The explosion in the Hamar-Jajab area is said to be came from a car driven by someone who is dead in the blast. Police said investigation is going on to establish more on the accident. Police said the bomb was attached to ...

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Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; UN health agency scales up response

Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; UN health agency scales up response

Less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, the United Nations health agency today said, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis “Somalia is now at a critical point as a result of this drought and environmental hazards and lack of basic ...

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Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; UN health agency scales up response

Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; UN health agency scales up response

Less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, the United Nations health agency today said, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis “Somalia is now at a critical point as a result of this drought and environmental hazards and lack of basic ...

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Somali leader offers regional hope

Somali leader offers regional hope

The election of President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmajo offers Somalia’s international partners a new opportunity to step up efforts for peace and stability. Yet the hope of a stable Somalia may be short-lived if the mistrust felt by regional powers is not effectively addressed. Mr Farmajo’s near-landslide election victory on February 8 is without parallel. Although the eruptions of joy ...

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Massive blaze at Bakara Market kills three, devastating a large parties of the market

Massive blaze at Bakara Market kills three, devastating a large parties of the market

Massive fire broke out at Bakara Market in Mogadishu, devastating a large parties of the market this morning. At least three people are dead in the fire according to witnesses said Monday. Firefighters were trying to extinguish the fire which spread out many parties of the market. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

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Somalia: Regional president leaves office for illness

Somalia: Regional president leaves office for illness

Galmudug’s president Abdikarin Hussien Gulled announced his resignation while in India for medical reasons, KNN reportson Sunday. Mr. Gulled has been suffering with heart problems since many months. He has also been facing rifts from regional Galmudug lawmakers who fired him last month in a vote no confidence.    

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Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said. The recommendations sent to the White House would allow U.S special operations forces to increase assistance to the Somali National Army in the ...

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