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Communiqué of the First Plenary Meeting of Somalia’s National Consultative Forum

The first plenary session of the National Consultative Forum on the electoral process in 2016 took place in Mogadishu on 19-20 October 2015. 1.         The first plenary session of the National Consultative Forum on the electoral process in 2016 took place in Mogadishu on 19-20 October 2015. 2.         Among the attendees were the President of the Federal Republic, Hassan Sheikh ...

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Remarks by DSRSG Raisedon Zenenga at the closing session of the National Consultative Forum

Mogadishu, 20 October 2015 – HE President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud,Hon Speaker, Deputy Prime Minister, Presidents of the Federal Member States and Interim Regional Administration, Members of Parliament, Ministers Representatives of civil society, Fellow Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the entire United Nations family, I wish to congratulate the National Consultative Forum for the successful completion of deliberations at the ...

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Four al Shabaab in teacher’s kidnap identified, search on – Saleh

The police have identified four al Shabaab terrorists who escaped during an operation to rescue a kidnapped teacher, and are searching for them. Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh did not reveal the names of the militants but said authorities will not relent in the search. “We will not rest until they are captured or killed. We are working closely with ...

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Five Kenyans wanted over Al-Shabaab links

Security agencies have released the photographs of five Kenyans, among them a suspected female suicide bomber and her husband, who are wanted for links to Al-Shabaab. The five are believed to be in Al-Shabaab camps in Somalia, but intelligence reports have revealed they are planning to sneak into Kenya to carry out attacks. A report seen by the Nation says ...

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US lifts travel warning on Kenyan coast

The US has lifted travel restrictions it had issued to its citizens on visits to most parts of the Kenyan coast. The US also cautioned those visiting Old Town in Mombasa, saying they should do so during the day. The Barack Obama administration asked its citizens in Kenya to be vigilant and be aware of their own The United States ...

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Imam charged with joining terror cell was expelled from Maseno

A Muslim convert accused of recruiting children to Al Shabaab was expelled from Maseno University in February 2012 after stabbing a fellow student, a witness told a court Monday. The witness said the suspect was never arrested, although a report was made at Maseno Police Station. Samuel Wanjala Wabwile, who took the name Salim Muhamud Wabwile after converting to Islam, ...

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Statement of SRSG Nicholas Kay at the first National Consultative Forum Plenary

Salam aleikum,HE the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hon Speaker of the Federal Parliament,HE the Prime Minister of the FGS, Presidents of the Federal Member States and Interim Regional Administration,Members of Parliament, Ministers, Representatives of civil society and women’s organisations, Fellow Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen What a great honour it is to be invited here today. Less than ...

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More support needed for Somali refugees going back home from Kenya

Nearly 5,000 Somali refugees from Kenya’s Dadaab camps have returned home since December 2014 and a further 4,500 have signed up to go back, the UN refugee agency announced today. UNHCR has helped the returning refugees with transport to their places of origin. Mostly these have been the southern port of Kismayo, the capital Mogadishu, the towns of Baidoa and ...

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Abducted Kenyan Teacher Freed In Somalia

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers backed by their counterparts from the Somali National Army have successfully rescued a Kenyan teacher who had been kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants in Garissa County. Miss Judy Mutua was rescued inside Somalia and later airlifted to Nairobi where she was received by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and other senior government officials.  KDF says one ...

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