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News Topic - Somalia

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VIDEO: Celebrating books in Mogadishu Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.
BBC News | Aug 27, 2015 7:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Somalia to Ban Female Genital Mutilation Hope at last for girls in Somalia as the government signals its intentions to ban female genital mutilation, a brutal practice girls in Somalia have been forced to undergo for years. If the new law is enacted, those found practicing the act would face cri
Voice of America | Aug 27, 2015 12:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Dozens killed as Somali Shebab ambush troops: government Dozens have been killed in Somalia after Shebab gunmen ambushed an army convoy, officials and local elders said Thursday, the latest battles with the Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents. Shebab fighters launched attacks on the army convoy near the village of Tulo-
Yahoo! News | Aug 27, 2015 07:17 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Islamists kill at least seven in southern Somali attack MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least seven people including a regional official and local police commander in an attack on a government convoy in southern Somalia on Wednesday, officials and the group said.
Reuters | Aug 26, 2015 4:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sufi Sect Leaders in East Africa Pledge to Fight Extremism About 300 Muslim scholars and imams from eastern African countries said they would join their respective governments in combating terrorism. The scholars, from the Sufi sect of Islam from Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Repub
Voice of America | Aug 26, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mpls. teen reportedly killed in Somalia The family of a teenager born and raised in Minneapolis is asking for help getting his body back to Minnesota after the boy was reportedly killed in Somalia.
kare11.com | Aug 25, 2015 10:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Convictions Upheld for Rochester Women Who Helped Terrorists A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of two Rochester women who were found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.
KAALtv.com | Aug 25, 2015 10:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Austin, Minnesota
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Government troops kill 12 al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia Fred LambertGARBAHEREY, Somalia, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Somalia's military says it killed 12 al-Shabab militants during a battle for the town of Garbaherey, in the country's south.
United Press International | Aug 25, 2015 9:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Family of US teen killed in Somalia wants answers Read full story for latest details.
Fox News | Aug 25, 2015 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Convictions Upheld For Women Who Raised Funds For Al-Shabab A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of two Minnesota women who were found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.
WCCO TV | Aug 25, 2015 6:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Minneapolis, Minnesota