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Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame has appeared in a civilian court in New York after being held on a US warship offshore for two months  following his capture. While in detention the Somali man was questioned in line with the Geneva Convention, but he was not read his rights, officials said. (more…)

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In a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab, men and women are banned from shaking hands. (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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In Puntland, Somalia’s semi-autonomous region, a court has jailed a journalist for interviewing a Muslim leader with ties to al-Qaeda-inspired fighters, local media and an international watchdog have said. (more…)

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President Obama told People magazine that he has “no intention” of sending US troops to Yemen or Somalia (map) in order to combat militant groups there. (more…)

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For committing what a judge has said was adultery, a Somali woman has been stoned to death.

On Tuesday, the 20-year-old divorcee was executed. She had previously confessed to having had sex with a 29-year-old unmarried man. (more…)

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Originally proposed by the oposition, the decision to implement sharia (Islamic law) accross Somalia has unanimously been taken by the country’s parliament on Saturday, the parliamentary deputy speaker has said. (more…)

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Foreign governments have been urged by the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide navale escorts, in order to protect its food ships from pirates off the Somali coast.

On Friday, the United Nations’ food agency warned that the lives of millions of starving people are threatened by disruptions to food shipments and attacks on aid workers inside the country. (more…)

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