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Somalia Launches Digital Counter-extremism Center

Somalia Launches Digital Counter-extremism Center

Somalia's government has launched a digital counter-extremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabab and Islamic State....
Al-Shabab Stones Man to Death in Somalia

Al-Shabab Stones Man to Death in Somalia

A 44-year-old man has been stoned to death by the al-Shabab militant group in Rama Addey town in southern Somalia's Bay region, reports say....
VOA Exclusive: Dozens More US Troops Deployed to Somalia

VOA Exclusive: Dozens More US Troops Deployed to Somalia

Dozens of American soldiers have deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) forces fighting extremism in...
US Ambassador’s Gift to Somali President Leads to Confusion on Social Media

US Ambassador’s Gift to Somali President Leads to Confusion on Social Media

Controversy is surrounding Friday’s meeting between U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz, who was appointed by former president Barack Obama, and new Somali President...
Somali Rape Law Gets First Test

Somali Rape Law Gets First Test

A gang rape video recorded in central Somalia could serve as a powerful test case for Puntland state's new sexual violence statute, and potentially...
Somali Officials Vow to Retake Puntland Town

Somali Officials Vow to Retake Puntland Town

Somali regional authorities in Puntland are vowing to retake a town captured by pro-Islamic State militants this week. The president of the region, Dr....

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