October 24, 2014 | Morning Headlines.

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Puntland President: Our natural resources will remain private

23 Oct – Source: Radio Danan – 153 Words

The President of Semi Autonomous regional State of Puntland Abdi-Wali Gaas has boycotted the recently concluded summit of Somalia’s Oil and Gas at London. During his official visit in UK, the president stated that Puntland state was not invited to the meeting.

“Every body knows what it means if you ignore one of the main regional stakeholders, we are not accepting its results” Prof Abdi told media. “We have the right to run our natural resource and it will remain private for Puntland.

Somali federal government is planning to start new schemes on assessing and producing oil with in six years following years of turmoil and devastating civil war. The horn of African nation has its own ambition to execute the scheduled process.

Abdi-wali Gaas has, however, attended the global African investment summit in London, which is closed yesterday after two days of high level panels and roundtables to explore investment opportunities in Africa.

Key Headlines

  • Somali president meets elders in Beledweyne (Radio Danan/Radio Muqdisho/Star FM)
  • Garbaharey consultation conference due to conclude (Radio Muqdisho/Radio Goobjoog)
  • Community policing launched in Mogadishu (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Puntland President: our natural resources will remain private (Radio Danan)
  • Five Somalis arrested along Kenyan-Ugandan border (Radio Bar-kulan)
  • Terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab further remanded (New Vision)
  • Danes insist on refugees for cash (Daily Nation)
  • Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio’s apparent bid to join militants (Los Angeles Times)
  • Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help (Worldbulletin.net)

SOMALI MEDIA

Somali president meets elders in Beledweyne

23 Oct – Source: Radio Goobjoog/Radio Muqdisho/Radio Danan/Star FM – 128 Words

High level delegation led by Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mahamud arrived in Beledweyne district, the headquarters of Hiran region.
The delegates from the federal government who accompany president Hassan are the minister for information Mustaf Dhuhulow, the assistant minister for interior, Jabutian ambassador to Somalia and military commanders.

Hassan Sheihk Mahamud’s trip to Beledweyne is aimed at assessing the current situation of the region and how to end clan clashes in Defow locality in Hiran region.
He is also meeting with Hiran administration, traditional elders and religious leaders in the region.

Somali president addressed hundreds of people who gathered at the center Baladweyne district, he said that the government is committed to restoring social service such as clean water, education, hospitals and infrastructure to the people in the area.


Garbaharey consultation conference due to conclude

23 Oct – Source: Radio Goobjoog/Radio Muqdisho – 127 Words

The first phase of the consultation conference in Garbaharey, the headquarters of Gedo is due to be concluded today. Mohamed Adan Ali, the spokesman of the conference confirmed that senior government officials will attend the conclusion of the conference.

The spokesman added that they hope the second phase of the conference to start after the participants confirm the support to the outcome of the first conference.
Garbaharey conference was started a time when the second phase of Juba reconciliation conference opened by Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was going on in Kismayo.

The organizers of Garbaharey conference including top officials who boycotted Juba conference say the aim of meeting is to unify the people of Gedo region so as to achieve self reliance and gain political momentum.


Community policing launched in Mogadishu

23 Oct – Source: Alshahid.net – 525 Words

Somalia’s police forces have launched a community policing program in Mogadishu, the latest in a series of initiatives to improve security in the seaside capital. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Information and involved women, youth groups and senior citizens who were invited to give their views and insight to the police.

“This meeting is very encouraging because it brings together many different parties of Somalis such as religious leaders, civil society and the youth. It also shows the great role that AMISOM and Somali police play when they work together. As the Ministry of Information, particularly the Department of Public Policy, are ready to support this programme that is aimed at the public as a whole.

It is very important that we work very closely with the Somali police, army and AMISOM,” said Mustaf Ali Dhuhulow, Somalia’s Minister of Information,Posts, Telecommunications and Tourism. The initiative – which promotes closer interaction between police and community leaders – is already operational in other parts of Somalia like Baidoa, Kismayo and Beletweyne.

“The reality is that our people and country need AMISOM to restore peace and stability and AMISOM has that mandate. AMISOM did not come by itself but we the Somalis requested for them. AMISOM provides training and their experience to our army as well,” said Col. Yusuf Mohammed Farah, the Somali Police Force’s Public Information Officer. The Somali police and their AMISOM partners also announced plans to recruit volunteers in neighborhoods across the country to serve as liaisons between their officers and the communities they serve.

“AMISOM police, Somali police and the community must work together. We need to have good relations between Somali people and AMISOM police. We are happy to have community policing in Somalia,” said Fatima Abdi Wasame,the chairperson of the Somali National Youth Council.

“When you see people coming together like this, that’s the first major step you see, the first major indicator that the conflict is over and the process of rebuilding has started. People begin to engage with the government, people begin to engage agencies and international bodies and people begin to express themselves and express their opinions on what they think is right and what they think is wrong, how the society should be rebuilt and how they think that gaps should be refilled,” said Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Akin Fakorede, AMISOM’s Police Reformed Unit Adviser.

The event ended with extended discussions between community representatives and police officials about security in the city and the other issues affecting


Puntland President: Our natural resources will remain private

23 Oct – Source: Radio Danan – 153 Words

The President of Semi Autonomous regional State of Puntland Abdi-Wali Gaas has boycotted the recently concluded summit of Somalia’s Oil and Gas at London. During his official visit in UK, the president stated that Puntland state was not invited to the meeting.

“Every body knows what it means if you ignore one of the main regional stakeholders, we are not accepting its results” Prof Abdi told media. “We have the right to run our natural resource and it will remain private for Puntland.

Somali federal government is planning to start new schemes on assessing and producing oil with in six years following years of turmoil and devastating civil war. The horn of African nation has its own ambition to execute the scheduled process.

Abdi-wali Gaas has, however, attended the global African investment summit in London, which is closed yesterday after two days of high level panels and roundtables to explore investment opportunities in Africa.


Five Somalis arrested along Kenyan-Ugandan border

23 Oct – Source: Radio Bar-kulan – 121 Words

Five Somali nationals who traveling by bus from Uganda border to Kenyan capital Nairobi through the Malaba border have been arrested by police in Bungoma town near Uganda -Kenyan border on Wednesday.

Three others managed to escape from the police and are at large. Police said the three who are in custody will be arraigned in court for being in the country illegally as they continue to search for others who escaped.

Eyewitness said they alerted police when they saw eight Somalis boarding the bus to Nairobi. Right groups have accused Kenyan police of harassing Somali refugees through extortion of money and threat of arrest during strongly criticized security operation in predominantly Somali suburb of Eastleigh in Nairobi earlier this year.


Jubaland business men deny UN monitoring report allegations

23 Oct – Source: Radio Bar-kulan – 109 Words

Businessmen from the Juba land federal state of Somalia have strongly denied UN Monitoring group for Somalia and Eritrea report linking them to illegal charcoal trade.
The chairman of the Jubaland business association Shafi Rabi Kahin has termed the report as baseless.

He told Bar-Kulan that the sources of the report have interest in Somalia and thus cannot be trusted. Shafi however acknowledged that there are some businessmen who he said are involved in the charcoal to fuel the conflict in Somalia without giving further details. He said his business association will try its best to cap illegal business which is responsible for massive deforestation in the area.

REGIONAL MEDIA

Terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab further remanded

24 Oct – Source: New Vision – 314 Words

Police are yet to conclude investigations in a case involving 10 terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab arrested last month from Kisenyi in Kampala. State prosecutor, Edward Muhumuza, on Thursday told Buganda Road Court that Police were yet to conclude investigations.

Grade One Magistrate Simon Zirintuusa remanded the suspects to Luzira Prison until November 7. They are battling charges of aiding and abetting terrorism contrary to Section 8 of the Anti-Terrorism Act. On conviction, the penalty is death. Additionally, they are charged with the offence of belonging to a terrorist organisation contrary to Section 11(1) of the  Anti-Terrorism Act.


Danes insist on refugees for cash

22 Oct – Source: Daily Nation – 365 Words

A Danish opposition party insists that Somali refugees arriving in Denmark could be sent to Kenya at a fee. In an article in the Politiken, one of the leading newspapers in Denmark, the party, which might ascend to power next year, suggested that Sh15 million should be set aside yearly to fund a refugee camp on Kenyan soil.

“It is no big surprise that the Kenyan Government is rejecting the proposal. Kenya has previously accepted Somali pirates arrested by the Danish Naval Forces, even though the government initially did not like the idea. So it would not be the first time for us to negotiate an arrangement with Kenya,” Mr Martin Henriksen, Danish People’s Party’s spokesperson on alien affairs told Politiken.

Yesterday, the government, through the Interior ministry, took exception to the remarks and maintained that such a request would be turned down. “We are in the middle of repatriating willing refugees to their countries. So, how would the government explain to Kenyans that we are taking new refugees from another country?” asked Mr Mwenda Njoka, the Interior ministry spokesman.

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio’s apparent bid to join militants

22 Oct – Source: Los Angeles Times – 894 Words

Abi Mohammed was dashing about his small kitchen early Wednesday preparing rice and goat for the lunchtime rush when he paused to get something off his chest. “I don’t care if they are young, they should be prosecuted,” said Mohammed, owner of Kin Restaurant in a south Denver strip mall jammed with East African businesses. “They need to charge them or we are all going to pay for it.”

Mohammed, like so many Muslims in Denver, was struggling to make sense of the news that three local teenage girls had been stopped in Germany apparently on their way to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State. Although he couldn’t specify what sort of punishment, he felt some sanction was required to prevent further incidents.

The news has caused widespread shock and anxiety among Denver’s Somali community, whose members say they fear the case will cast suspicion on all of them. A handful of Somalis from Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio, have joined Islamic militant groups such as the Shabab in Somalia, and major efforts are underway in those cities to preempt the further radicalization of Somali youths.


Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

23 Oct – Source: Worldbulletin.net – 1, 033

The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises.

Outsourcing port operations to Turkey’s Albayrak Group is one more sign of Somalia’s slow rehabilitation, a dramatic shift from more than two decades of war when clans battled for control of Somalia’s most valuable asset and let its facilities decay.

Yet the award of the 20-year contract has highlighted other challenges facing the government, which has been struggling to build public confidence after years of chaos and has been trying to reassure donors worried about corruption. In the wake of the deal, members of parliament have accused the government of making the award without proper oversight, while labourers, fearing they will lose their jobs, have staged frequent protests.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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“Each and every one of these allegations is completely and categorically false.  These claims are reckless, malicious, and grossly defamatory.  I have never assisted Al-Shabaab in any way, shape, or form.  I have never had any dealings whatsoever in the arms trade.  I have never set up or operated an armed security company in Mogadishu or anywhere else.”


In response to Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea

Oct 23 – Hiiraan Online – 2, 225 Words

My name is Musa Haji Mohamed “Ganjab”.  I am a Somali businessman and an active member of the Somali Diaspora community.  I have spent all of my adult life working tirelessly to help Somalis prosper and succeed.  Since 2001, I have been actively engaged as a concerned private citizen to help organize and rebuild a functioning central government in Somalia, as well as the related political and civic institutions that are vital to bringing our country out of its prolonged period of anarchy.
I have a long and proud track record of supporting charitable organizations within Somalia and throughout the Diaspora.  I have personally organized and funded the construction of schools, water systems, and places of worship.

Unfortunately, the task of addressing these problems is made exponentially more difficult by spoilers both inside and outside of Somalia who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo which cripples us as a nation.  In my opinion, one such spoiler is Jarat Chopra of the United Nations Monitoring Group.  Chopra leads a cabal of international meddlers in Somalia, a powerful force that seeks to keep Somalia and Somalis dependent on the financial largesse of the international community, much of which passes directly into the hands of Chopra, his compatriots, and their organizations and never reaches the intended recipients in Somalia.


“For some Somalis, being returned to al-Shabaab-controlled areas is akin to being handed a death sentence…By sending Somalis to volatile areas where their lives are in danger, the Dutch government is also responsible for the human rights abuses they face on their return.”


Forced returns to south and central Somalia, including to al-Shabaab areas: a blatant violation of international law

23 Oct – Source: Reliefweb – 611 Words

Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’. The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to forcibly return Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.

International law requires that states do not return people to areas where their lives or freedoms are at real risk, such as certain situations of armed conflict. Amnesty International has called on other governments including Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Saudi Arabia to end their policy of returning Somalis to south and central Somalia.


“It’s a story, in part, about how and why soccer has survived in Somalia even while the country has been at war.”


How soccer survived war in Somalia

22 Oct – Source: MPR News – 9:23 Minutes

Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith spent a year following two friends who played for the national soccer team in Somalia. He’s working on a documentary that will tell the story of their dream to one day play professionally – in the face of some steep odds.

It’s a story, in part, about how and why soccer has survived in Somalia even while the country has been at war. Biersmith is just wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. Biersmith joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the Somali national team, the process of filming the documentary and what he learned along the way.

October 24, 2014 | Daily Monitoring Report.

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Al-shabab attacks government forces in Afgoye’s outskirts

24 Oct – Source: Radio RBC  – 104 Words

Somali government forces and Al-shabab fighters have battled in Sabiib village of the outskirts of Afgoye district last night.

This confrontation has come after Al-shabab militants carried out attack on the government forces stationed in Sabiib village. Government forces are reported to have pushed back the Al-shabab fighters who launched the assault.

The village’s governor Mayow Mayow had spoken to the press and stated that government forces have pushed back Al-shabab fighters. There were casualties although not clearly established as the governor indicated. The village is experiencing calm today and Somali government forces are continuing operations to hunt down Al-shabab fighters in the area.

Key Headlines

  • Kismayo residents visit free AMISOM medical clinic (Alshahid.net )
  • Parliamentary committee questions foreign minister (Radio Goobjoog)
  • Aid groups worry Somalia’s military gains are yet to translate into predictable humanitarian access(Radio RBC)
  • Al-shabab attacks government forces in Afgoye’s outskirts (Radio RBC)
  • Gunmen kill two civilians in Marka outskirts (Radio Danan)
  • High alert as Shabaab flee Somalia war (Daily Nation)
  • Al-shabaab no longer a serious threat to Somalia: Ambassador (waltainfo.com)
  • UN moves to enforce Somalia arms charcoal embargoes (AFP News)

SOMALI MEDIA

Kismayo residents visit free AMISOM medical clinic

23 Oct – Source: Alshahid.net – 314 Words

African Union peacekeepers have conducted a free medical camp for residents in the port city of Kismayo. The free consultations took place at the main AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) base in Kismayo. Over 100 locals including women, children and men were treated. The patients were suffering from a variety of ailments including malnutrition and a range of infections.

Kismayo’s residents, like most people in the towns and villages of southern Somalia, were some of the worst-affected by decades of internal conflict. Extremist group Al-Shabaab blocked humanitarian aid from reaching people in the region.

Medics from AMISOM’s Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) worked through the day to examine patient and dispense free antibiotics and other drugs. “AMISOM is doing incredible work and we are really happy because they have also made it part of their work to help the community. They treat very poor people who can’t afford medical treatment, like women, children and the elderly. We are very grateful to them and we will always remember the support AMISOM gives us,” said Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Hajji from the Interim

Juba Administration’s Ministry of Health. Joint forces made up of the Somalia National Army and AMISOM troops recently captured the strategic town of Bula-Gadud town – about 30 kilometers north of Kismayo. Bula-Gadud has been a gateway for Al-Shabaab militia who used it as a base for springing attacks on Kismayo and its environs.


Parliamentary committee questions foreign minister

23 Oct – Source: Radio Goobjoog  – 181 Words

The parliamentary committee of foreign affairs in the parliament have questioned the minister for foreign affairs and investment Abdirahman Duale Beilah in the parliament building on Thursday.

The members of the committee questioned the minister about the closure of foreign embassies, Somali passport, foreign investors and Somali refugees. Responding to a question about the closed embassies abroad, the minister said the government has decided to shut down the embassies due to financial problems and scandal resulting from poor administration of foreign embassies.

He underlined that the embassies will remain closed until the federal government is be able to fully manage. Minister Beilah also stated that some of the countries currently investing in Somalia like China have a lot of their national held captive by Somali pirates therefore making difficult for foreign investment to take root.

He called on the pirates holding over 25 Chinese nationals to free them without condition. One of the parliamentary foreign committee members Aweys Mohamed who briefed the media after the meeting said they are satisfied with the minister’s responses to the questions asked.


Aid groups worry Somalia’s military gains are yet to translate into predictable humanitarian access

24 Oct – Source: Radio RBC – 259 Words

The military offensive by the Somali National Armed Forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia to recover Al Shabaab controlled areas in southern and central Somalia continues.

More than 7,000 people have fled their homes in August and September due to the military offensive, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). People have largely been temporarily displaced in Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions. Since the initial launch of the military operation in March this year, over 80,000 people have been uprooted from their homes, with more than 73,000 during the first phase.

It is hoped that if the military operation leads to the establishment of proper administrative structures in the newly controlled areas, it may provide an opportunity for humanitarian organizations to have a safe and predictable access to people in need in those areas.

Road access is severely constrained in 28 districts in southern and central Somalia due to insecurity, fighting along major supply routes, road blockages and encirclement of newly recovered areas by non-state armed actors.

Illegal check-points, banditry and demands for bribes are experienced even in areas where there has been no active conflict. In the first nine months of 2014, 2,200 conflict incidents with humanitarian implications were registered, of which 107 incidents were related to checkpoints.


Al-shabab attacks government forces in Afgoye’s outskirts

24 Oct – Source: Radio RBC  – 104 Words

Somali government forces and Al-shabab fighters have battled in Sabiib village of the outskirts of Afgoye district last night.

This confrontation has come after Al-shabab militants carried out attack on the government forces stationed in Sabiib village. Government forces are reported to have pushed back the Al-shabab fighters who launched the assault.

The village’s governor Mayow Mayow had spoken to the press and stated that government forces have pushed back Al-shabab fighters. There were casualties although not clearly established as the governor indicated. The village is experiencing calm today and Somali government forces are continuing operations to hunt down Al-shabab fighters in the area.


Gunmen kill two civilians in Marka outskirts

24 Oct – Source: Radio Danan  – 129 Words

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two civilians in Shalanbood locality near Marka district, the provincial capital of lower shabelle region. One of the deceased civilians was a well known teacher in Shalanbood neighborhoods.

Reports from the area indicate that murders were wearing Somali force uniforms and they have escaped the scene instantly after the killing. “I know them very well, one of them was a teacher while the other was a shopkeeper in here “ witness has told radio Danan.

It’s too early to know the motive behind the killing. Marka residents have called regional administration and the federal government to seek out justice for the venerable people in here. Marka district has experienced a wave of killings in the last five months.

REGIONAL MEDIA

High alert as Shabaab flee Somalia war

23 Oct – Source: Daily Nation – 586 Words

Security agencies were Thursday placed on high alert over fears of an influx of Al-Shabaab terrorists into Kenya.

Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo said the ongoing massive multi-national offensive against the terrorists in Somalia had caused them to abandon their camps in droves, with most of those fleeing likely to seek refuge in Kenya.

“This operation has been going on for some time and has recorded significant achievement so far. It must be understood however, that in spite of these efforts, the elements who are being fought may most likely seek to escape as the pressure on them intensifies,” Mr Kimaiyo said.

He added: “Our country being one of the immediate neighbours of Somalia, is likely to be one of the areas where these insurgents and militias may seek to escape to. The possibility that they may want to further their agenda (here) cannot be down-played.”


Al-shabaab no longer a serious threat to Somalia: Ambassador

23 Oct – Source: .waltainfo.com – 461 Words

Ambassador of Somalia to Ethiopia, Abdisalam Mohamed said that al-shabaab is no longer a serious threat to the peace and security of Somalia.

In an exclusive interview with WIC, Ambassador Mohamed said the al-Qaeda-linked militant group, which was the biggest obstacle for peace and stability in Somalia, is now at its weakest position following a joint military operation by the Somali National Army and AMISON.

“Al-shabaab is now driven out of all major areas of Somalia. There is no place which it controls as military and political bases like before. The only thing it can do now is to terrorize the people by planting bombs and other means,” he said.

Though al-shabaab is at its weakest position, Somalia is not immune from the militant group’s threat, he said. “I will not say Al-shebab is finished completely. But, it is time for all to collaborate and finish it soon,” he said.

According to him, the Federal Government of Somalia is working strenuously to clear the scar and the hatred ideology left by the militant group in the country. “We are working at community, district, regional and federal levels to make sure that the hatred ideology planted by al-shabaab is cleared out and to heal the scar left by the group,” he said.

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

UN moves to enforce Somalia arms, charcoal embargoes

24 Oct – Source: AFP News – 380 Words

The UN Security Council is set to approve Friday a resolution allowing inspections of ships off the coast of Somalia that are suspected of carrying arms and charcoal, in violation of a UN embargo.

The draft resolution seen by AFP also demands that the Somali government provide a full accounting of the arms shipments it has received after the weapons embargo was partially lifted last year.

The measure authorizes countries to conduct snap inspections of vessels in Somali territorial waters and on the high seas for a period of 12 months.

The UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea said the charcoal cargos continued to Gulf countries, including Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, in violation of the embargo. The Group counted 161 vessels exporting charcoal from Shebab-controlled sites between June 2013 and May 2014, worth a total of more than $250 million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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“Kenya will not succeed in grabbing Somalia’s territorial waters because the Somali cause is just. There are books, articles and archive material supporting the Somalia case.”


There is no dispute – Kenya will not succeed in grabbing Somalia’s territorial waters

23 Oct – Source: The Star – 405 Words

I have read a few articles in the press on the issue of Somalia suing Kenya over the maritime border dispute. I must say, I expected more of Kenyan journalists. For example, it was unprofessional for Mutua Ndonga to choose not to do any research for his article in the Star of Monday, October 20 ‘After all we’ve done, Somalia is very ungrateful’

This whole issue arose because a Norwegian company advised the Kibaki administration they could lay a claim because the Kenya-Tanzania maritime border due south does not follow the land border. The Kenyan government made gullible Somalia government officials sign a document where the term ‘dispute’ was introduced — for the first time in history — to the maritime border between the two countries. Kenya will not succeed in grabbing Somalia’s territorial waters because the Somali cause is just. There are books, articles and archive material supporting the Somalia case.


“The hijackers wanted money and one armed with an AK-47 rifle told him it was just “business, relax.”


The real Captain Phillips brings story of piracy to St. Vincent College

Oct 24 – Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  – 639 Words

The American ship captain held hostage for four days by armed Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009 said he expects that shipping in the Mideast will continue to be the target of piracy, particularly with so many terrorists operating in the region.

“I’m expecting more ships to be hijacked … with all those terrorist groups. There’s hundreds of ships being hijacked, even in front of the Navy, and they (pirates) succeed,” Capt. Richard Phillips said prior to a speechThursday at St. Vincent College in Unity that drew more than 700 people.

Phillips became famous in April 2009 when Somali pirates hijacked the container ship MV Maersk Alabama off the Somali peninsula in Northeast Africa. He was rescued by Navy SEALs, who killed his three captors after he was held for four days in a lifeboat the pirates had commandeered from his vessel.

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Banadir Regional Administration jointly with the Somali Women Development Center and AMISOM Police yesterday launched a Community Based Policing Initiative
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