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JUL 31, 2015 - Eurasia Review

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Diagnosing Somalian Piracy: Symptom Or Disease? – Analysis

By Prerna Bakshi While history recounts the plunderous eras when pirates reigned over high seas, sabotaged trade and caused anarchy on land, Somalian piracy materialises this into the grim reality of the 21st century. What started off in the war torn region of Somalia as a local effort by fishermen to protect their coastline, soon … Continue reading Diagnosing Somalian ...

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JUL 30, 2015 - Seattle Times

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Somalia president: No elections in 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. Opposition parties charge that that his government is taking advantage of poor security to extend its mandate through postponement of elections. National elections are impossible amid rampant violence […]

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JUL 29, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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UN says Somalia making progress despite election delay

The UN envoy for Somalia on Wednesday insisted the country was making progress, a day after the government said elections cannot be held as promised in next year. On Tuesday, Somalia's government admitted that insecurity and lack of political progress means there cannot be "one man, one vote" elections in 2016 as envisaged by the United Nations, foreign diplomats and ...

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JUL 29, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Somalia hotel bomber identified as former German resident

Somalia's intelligence agency on Wednesday identified a suicide truck bomber who attacked a hotel in Mogadishu as a 30-year-old Somali who had lived in Germany but returned to join the Shebab. A statement from the National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA) also said the death toll from the massive explosion on Sunday had risen to 17, with more than 10 ...

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JUL 28, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Somalia unable to hold full elections in 2016: parliament

War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, lawmakers said Tuesday, although it remained unclear whether some kind of voting process would still be held. The current President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and parliament were appointed by clan elders in 2012 with foreign backers promising full democracy in 2016, signalling an end to decades of chaos ...

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