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    1. Somalia's al Shabaab fighters attack village in Kenya

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsMay 22 06:05 AM

      Militants from Somalia-based al Shabaab attacked a village in northeast Kenya but were beaten back by security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. "Security forces swiftly mobilized and engaged the militants in a gunbattle. Al Shabaab, which has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya in recent years to try to force Nairobi to pull its troops out of Somalia, attacked a university in the...

    2. 7,000 Somalia refugees return home from Yemen

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 19 08:53 AM

      About 7,000 refugees have fled to Somalia from war-torn Yemen since a Saudi-led bombing campaign was launched, compounding the dire humanitarian situation in Somalia, a UN envoy said Tuesday. Nicholas Kay, the special representative for Somalia, also warned the Security Council that vigilance was required to prevent Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants from getting fresh support from extremists in ...

    3. Somali militants attack Kenyan police, at least one dead

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsMay 26 03:54 AM

      By Humphrey Malalo and George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Islamist militants from Somalia attacked two police patrols in neighbouring Kenya on Tuesday, triggering a gun battle in a rural area hit by a string of cross-border raids, both sides said. Somalia's al Shabaab fighters said they had killed 25 Kenyan officers, an account contradicted by the police force that said one of its men had died...

    4. Somalia: Militants kill lawmaker in capital, attack 2 towns

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 23 10:37 AM

      NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali lawmaker was shot and killed by gunmen in the capital Saturday, as dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia, clashing with government troops in fighting that killed 18 militants and soldiers, Somali security officials said.

    5. The Security Council today adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) as the Horn of Africa country continues down its road towards political recovery and increased security.

    6. The nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Somalia has withdrawn, slowing down the appointment of the first envoy since the United States pulled out a military mission in the early 1990s as the country plunged into civil war and chaos. The withdrawal of the military mission, which had been supporting an aid effort, was prompted by the "Black Hawk Down" incident in which 18 U.S. soldiers were killed ...

    7. Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 26 05:42 AM

      KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday.

    8. Obama's pick to be US ambassador to Somalia withdraws

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 11 01:55 PM

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick to be the first American ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years has withdrawn her nomination, the White House told lawmakers on Monday, an unexpected suspension in U.S. plans to deepen ties with the African nation plagued by violence and instability.

    9. Somalia outrage at remittance bans

      BBC NewsMay 21 12:23 AM

      How Somali firms are getting round money-transfer ban

    10. Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 05 10:06 AM

      MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.

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