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    1. Musicians arrested over Somali flag

      BBC worldSep 28 03:41 AM

      Members of one of Somaliland's best-known groups, the Horn Stars, are under arrest for allegedly waving Somalia's flag during a concert.

    2. [SAIIA] In 2011, at the height of piracy attacks along the Somali coastline and the Gulf of Aden, 237 separate attacks were reported. This figure has fallen drastically over the years, with only 12 attacks being reported in 2014. This decline has been attributed to the collective efforts of the international community to address Somali piracy.

    3. Be it women wearing trousers or men with earrings, there is growing antagonism from those who want to maintain a ‘pure’ culture Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, is transformed between June and September every year as Somalilanders arrive from Europe, north America, the Gulf and the rest of Africa. Traffic jams clog the rough roads, salons fill up, hipster beards and skinny jeans appear ...

    4. The friends of a Yemeni man who set himself ablaze Monday say he took the action because he did not receive support promised to him by the U.N. refugee agency. Jehad Mohamed, 25, set himself on fire using gasoline and a match outside the UNHCR office in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Security guards and other refugees put out the flames and Mohamed was rushed...

    5. The Somali coast guard carry out a patrol off the coast of Bosaso in Puntland.

    6. More than 114,000 flee Yemen war: UN

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsOct 06 08:02 AM

      More than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and the figure could reach at least 200,000 by the end of 2016, aid officials said Tuesday. Fighting escalated in March when Saudi-led airstrikes began targeting Yemen's Huthi rebels to defend embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. "Close to 70,000 people fleeing the crisis have arrived in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan," the UN ...

    7. Somalia Travel Warning

      Kansas City InfoZineOct 02 07:12 AM

      There is no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic facility in Somalia at this time. Consequently, the U.S. government is not in a position to assist or effectively provide services to U.S. citizens in Somalia. In light of this and continuous security threats, the U.S. government recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all travel to Somalia.

    8. A ruling in Virginia on Wednesday could render impotent the Alien Tort Statute, the legislation widely used to prosecute human rights abuses Almost three decades after he was imprisoned and tortured by henchmen of brutal Somali dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, Farhan Warfaa is still haunted by the moment the army officer interrogating him drew out a pistol and shot him five times at close range ...

    9. [African Arguments] European countries are wrangling over how many (or few) refugees they take in. But how do refugee numbers compare across the world and in Africa?

    10. More than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and the figure could reach at least 200,000 by the end of 2016, aid officials said on Tuesday.

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