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HRW urges justice in Somali health workers’ killings

LONDON — Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Somalia’s authorities to intensify investigations into the abduction and killing of seven health workers and a pharmacist, saying government investigations “have not resulted in arrests or prosecutions.” “On May 27 at about 1:30 p.m., five masked gunmen entered the compound of …

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3rd Somalia-Turkey medical days begin in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU —Turkey’s Ambassador to Somalia Mehmet Yilmaz on Thursday officially opened the third Somalia-Turkey Medical Days attended by medical professionals. It was a “great pleasure to participate in the opening ceremony of the Third Somalia-Turkey Medical Days,” said Yilmaz, who opened the ceremony at the Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Somalia …

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AMISOM troops support a primary school in Barawe

BARAWE — AMISOM Ugandan contingent has donated items to Embresso Primary School in Barawe district, to support the delivery of education services in the South West State of Somalia. Col. Edward Kaddu, the commander of the Uganda Battle Group XXIX who represented the Contingent Commander, Brig. Gen. Richard Otto handed …

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Somalia remains 8th-largest sesame producer

MOGADISHU —  Somalia is known globally as the largest exporter of live animals most of them heading to the Middle East markets but little is known about the country’s production of sesame seeds. The Horn of Africa nation is the eighth largest exporter of sesame seeds despite limited production owing …

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5 dead, 8 wounded in suicide bombing in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Police in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu. Spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali says eight other people were wounded in the blast on Tuesday. He said the bomber targeted a restaurant frequented by …

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African ministers decry Al-shabab’s recruitment drive

MOGADISHU — African ministers from countries that are contributing troops to Somalia have expressed concern about the continued recruitment drive by al-Shabab in the Horn of African nation. The ministers who met virtually to review the security situation in Somalia in a joint statement issued on Thursday also expressed deep …

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Heavy fighting erupts again in Mudug region

GALKAYO — Reports from Mudug region say that fierce clan fighting has erupted again in Huldooyale area under Amara region. The fighting between two clan militias is based on previous clan killings in the area, according to local sources. Reports say that fighting that broke out in Huldooyale district again …

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