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Somali News Update -Saturday - August 18, 2012

MOGAIDHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali leaders are on the verge of naming a new parliament that is supposed to elect a president by Monday, but it's hard to find any ordinary Somalis excited by the political changes: They don't have the right to vote.

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Somali News Update -Friday - August 17, 2012

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- As date for the presidential vote on Aug 20 draws ever more closer and political activities in the city intensifies with campaigning by the burgeoning number of presidential aspirants builds up, Mogadishu is visibly in election mood.

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Somali News Update -Thursday - August 16, 2012

Mo Farah's double Olympic gold brings a much-needed positive image for the Somali people whose name has unfortunately become synonymous with anarchy and lawlessness.

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Somali News Update -Wednesday - August 15, 2012

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU (IRIN) - Even before it kicks off in earnest, the assault on Somalia's port city of Kismayo is causing jitters. A preliminary push by UN-backed African Union troops on the last bastion of Somalia’s Al-Shabab insurgency has already added to Somalia’s civilian casualties, and there are fears that more may lie ahead as air....

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Somali News Update -Tuesday - August 14, 2012

NAIROBI (AFP) — The United Nations warned Tuesday of an impending assault on the southern Somali port of Kismayo, the largest remaining stronghold of the country's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents.

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Somali News Update -Monday - August 13, 2012

NAIROBI (AFP) — Somalia's government must end a wave of assassinations that has struck the volatile capital Mogadishu as leaders jostle for power ahead of elections next week, the AU and UN warned Monday.

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