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Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

Last month, Soma Oil and Gas, a London based energy company, searching for hydrocarbon deposits off the coast of Somalia, announced that it had completed a seismic survey to ascertain the potential for recoverable oil and gas deposits. Although further details have yet to be released, chief executive Rob Sheppard announced that the results were […]

Somalia: Uganda wants compensation for lost lives

By Pascal Kwesiga and Faith Amongin Uganda has expressed dissatisfaction about the delay in compensating the families of soldiers killed and military assets lost under the UN funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). According to the defense minister, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga, Uganda has not yet been compensated for the lives of soldiers killed and […]

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Somalia’s al-Shabab kills ‘CIA and Ethiopian spies’

Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab has killed by firing squad four men accused of spying for the CIA and other intelligence agencies. The men, who included two government soldiers, were shot in front of a large crowd in the southern town of Bardhere, witnesses said. A court run by al-Shabab had earlier convicted them of […]

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Somali’s Must Learn to Compromise and Approach A Middle Ground In Order for Rebuild the Country   By: Mohamud Shalab

Firstly, I’d like to wish you all a happy new year. I hope for peace and stability in order of the world to become a better place to live for everyone, without terrorism, piracy, and prejudice.   The progress in Somalia over the last decade or so is certainly admirable especially in the last year. […]

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Somali Bank Puts Conflict Behind It – Presented by: The Aol. On Network  Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/video/somali-bank-puts-conflict-behind-it-518569958#ixzz3MdgOKsxo

Getting your cash out of an ATM. It’s an everyday experience for many of us. Here in Somalia, it’s still a novelty. This one in the capital, Mogadishu, is the country’s first – and only just recently installed. It’s a sign Somalia is open for business. And now, a new bank is handling foreign transactions […]

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Somalia faces famine despite oil and US involvement –

Early in September United States President Barack Obama announced that he had carried out a targeted assassination killing the leader of the Al-Shabaab Islamic resistance organization in Somalia which has been fighting against the Federal Government and a regional military force for over six years. In a matter of days Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for retaliatory […]

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Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting ‘imminent attack’: US

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting ‘imminent attack’: US Kampala (AFP) – Ugandan security forces stopped a cell of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently “planning for an imminent attack,” the US embassy said Saturday. Related Stories U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation Reuters Somalia’s Shebab rebels appoint new […]

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Rapidly responding to urgent needs in South Sudan

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Rapidly responding to urgent needs in South Sudan

Some 83 per cent of South Sudan’s population lives in isolated areas, and the number is estimated to be on the rise due to more and more people being uprooted from their homes because of the ongoing conflict. But most of these areas are hard to reach with vital aid due to their remoteness, a […]

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Survivor of war-torn Somalia ruled mentally unfit to stand trial for murder

A man who grew up in war-ravaged Somalia has been found unfit to stand trial for the murder of a complete stranger repeatedly stabbed in the neck with a broken beer bottle in a Fitzroy street. A Supreme Court jury found Fatah Issa, 26, would be incapable of understanding the evidence at his trial or […]

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MP captured in this mornings battle in Sahdeer, North of Somalia

Lasanod, Somalia – Atleast 20 people were killed in the heavy fighting in Sah-Dhere in the region of Sool this morning and a further thirty were injured. This violent incident took place 75km south of Lascanood district, the capital of Sool. The news from observers and witnesses stated that the leaders of Khatuumo and some […]

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