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Jowhar.com-Somali News Leader

At least seven people have been killed in an attack on the higher education ministry in a busy area of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say. ...

A meeting in Mogadishu, Forum for unity and democracy presented that a Proportional Representation is appropriate in Somalia in 2016; they said that PR is easy and can be used for a country like Somalia. ...

Dear Mohamed Mokhtar ,The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resource : Somalia has finally emerged from the two decades of civil war. The country’s population is looking up for better ways of living, and catching up with the rest of the world. ...

  The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Maman Sidikou has described the role of  the Somali National Army (SNA) in liberating areas previously held by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab as a critical contribution towards peace and stability in the country. ...

Somalia’s government has placed a bounty on the top 11 leaders of the militant Islamist al-Shabab group. ...

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has called on the United Nations to close the Dadaab refugee camp and relocate more than 500,000 Somalis. ...

The National Union of Somali Journalists condemns in the strongest terms possible the assassination attempt against a Somali journalist in Mogadishu’s Hodan district on Friday afternoon around 5:00pm local time, the latest in a string of violence against the media professionals in Somalia. ...

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Egypt should free ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi from jail and lift death sentences against his supporters before Ankara could consider an improvement in relations with Cairo. ...

NAIROBI, Kenya— Kenyans confronted by armed Islamic extremists should fight back and avoid being killed “like cockroaches,” a senior police official said Thursday at a Nairobi morgue holding the bodies of some of the 148 people who died in last week’s attack on a college. ...

The Kenyan government has dismissed a claim that 166 students are still unaccounted for after the attack on Garissa University College. ...