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News Somalia » Security: HotSpots H2O: Spotlight on Somalia

News channel or source: http://www.circleofblue.org/2018/hotspots/hotspots-h2o-spotlight-somalia/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

In late December 2017, Somali security forces bulldozed several camps without warning, leaving more than 4,000 families homeless. A Drought Impact and Needs Assessment was launched in January 2018 and details various impacts of Somalia’s ongoing drought.

News Somalia » Security: Hunted and hated, Somali tax collectors gird for battle

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-tax/hunted-and-hated-somali-tax-collectors-gird-for-battle-idUSKCN1G00XW
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Somalia has been wracked by civil war since 1991, and the cash-starved, U.N.-backed government in Mogadishu is desperate to claw in the revenue it needs to pay staff and provide services like security. The military, which is supposed to fight al-Qaeda ...

News Somalia » Security: What Kenya has to show for sending troops into Somalia seven years ago

News channel or source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/19/what-kenya-has-to-show-for-sending-troops-into-somalia-seven-years-ago_c1716870
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

On 16 October 2011, Kenyan troops crossed the border into Somalia. The official reason was that Kenya’s national security was threatened by the Somalia-based Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. The terrorist group had in fact carried out a number of ...

News Somalia » Security: Somalia: Humanitarian Crisis Far From Over, Says UN Official

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802190399.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Mr de Clercq - who also serves as the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Somalia and the UN Resident Coordinator - was visiting Puntland to meet with security, planning and humanitarian officials from the local government, as well as ...

News Somalia » Security: Security forces retake Somali villages from al-Shabaab

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/198767/security-forces-retake-somali-villages-from-al-shabaab
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Security forces backed by African Union’s peacekeeping mission AMISOM on Monday captured villages from al-Shabaab armed group during an operation in Lower Shabeelle region, according to a regional deputy governor. The villages of Awdhigle and Mubarak in ...

News Somalia » Security: Can Somalia’s fishing industry keep pirates out of business?

News channel or source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/can-somalias-fishing-industry-keep-pirates-out-of-business
Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

From 2010 to 2012, pirates ruled Somali waters, costing commercial ships billions of dollars in ransoms. Over the last few years, increased naval patrolling and security improved the situation drastically and many former pirates turned to fishing to earn ...

News Somalia » Security: Somali journalist arrested, held without charge

News channel or source: https://cpj.org/2018/02/somali-journalist-arrested-held-without-charge.php
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

a broadcast journalist with the privately owned Somali Cable TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sabir was arrested by regional security forces in the semi-autonomous state of Jubbaland on February 8 and has been held without charge in the ...

News Somalia » Security: Somalia: Stealthy Pirates And Kiddie Killers

News channel or source: https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20180212.aspx
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

... agreements including some that included Israeli assistance in planning and building the security fence along most of the 869 kilometer Somali border. Construction was supposed to start in October 2015 but was delayed because of corruption (money to ...

News Somalia » Security: Somali court sentences man to death for October bombing

News channel or source: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/world/article/Somali-court-sentences-man-to-death-for-October-12554418.php
Publication date: onday 05 February 2018

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. However, Somalia's government has blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab for the bombing on a crowded street. Security officials said the bomb weighed between 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) and 1,700 ...

News Somalia » Security: Somalia participates in Cutlass Express for the first time (lower thirds)

News channel or source: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/584686/somalia-participates-cutlass-express-first-time-lower-thirds
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

The country of Somalia participated in Cutlass Express 2018 at Camp Doraleh ... promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. (Video Imagery provided by U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt.