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Jowhar.com : Somali News Leader

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says security forces arrested a senior pirate commander in Mogadishu. ...

KENYA is seeking $100 million (Sh8.8bn) from the international community for the repatriation of more than half a million Somali refugees. ...

FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon announced early Monday that he would deploy the Missouri National Guard to this St. Louis suburb, ratcheting up efforts to quell unrest that has paralyzed the city since an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer. ...

More than 20 people were released hours after being taken hostage by suspected Somali militiamen in Mandera town northern Kenyan border. Local government officials said militia men are believed to be from Somalia ambushed a vehicle ferrying quarry workers from Arabia to Mandera town at around midday, before droving them toward Somalia border and later released them unharmed.   Mandera...

Hargeisa, 18 August 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, arrived in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, this morning and pledged to step up UN support. ...

 Hundreds of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer, took to the streets in the rain on Saturday night ahead of a planned curfew called for by the state’s governor. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the Aug. 9...

The Somali people are highly segmented people and deeply divided. That is the truth. Firstly, their culture, heritage (oral genealogy – the Abtiris), the oral traditions and the way Somali perceives politics is based on clans, genealogy affiliations and clan-families. ...

Mogadishu 16th August 2014- In yesterday’s early morning cordon and search operation in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, Somali Government forces with the support of African Union troops recovered 15 guns, assortment of ammunition and 20 of militia were arrested when they were overpowered by the forces.  The operation followed a tip off that there are arms cache in a...

Mogadishu, 16 August 2014 – HE the Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media in Mogadishu, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. ...

A heavy battle erupted between Somali government forces aided by AMISOM and well known Wadajir district based politician in the Somali capital as part of ongoing operations in Mogadishu by the government to disarm politicians, former warlords and militias. According to residents Somali security forces attacked the residence of former Wadajir district commissioner, Ahmed...