updated 4:01 AM MDT, May 24, 2017
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China says ship, crew hijacked off Somalia in June rescued

BEIJING ,(Dillapress.com) A Singapore-flagged cargo ship with 19 Chinese crew that was hijacked in June by pirates off the coast of Somalia has been rescued, the Chinese transport ministry said.

The MV Golden Blessing, a petroleum and chemical tanker, was travelling to India from Saudi Arabia when it was hijacked in late June, maritime authorities said at the time.

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Etihad cargo shipment ban


Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has stopped cargo shipments from Yemen and Somalia, a spokesman said, as security measures are increased after two US-bound parcel bombs from Yemen were intercepted in Britain and Dubai.

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From Somalia's Chaos, Housing Market Is Born

As Thousands Flee Mogadishu, Mr. Nur Builds Homes on Safer Outskirts; Pitching a German-Style Villa

MOGADISHU,(Dillapress.com) The flight of more than one million people amid Somalia's bloody power struggle has created a massive humanitarian challenge.

For Abdullahi Nur, it has opened up a new line of business.

Mr. Nur is among a band of property developers in Somalia who are catering to displaced people—getting into the real-estate business when most are getting out. "I can get a German-style villa or a two-story house for you," Mr. Nur said into his cellphone on a recent day, fielding call after call from potential buyers as he gave a tour of some of his properties. "Whatever you prefer."

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Kenya: Refugee influx into Mandera DREF operation no. MDRKE013

Source:The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

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15 killed in Somali clan feud

MOGADISHU ,(Dillapresss.com)  At least 15 people were killed in central Somalia when fighting erupted between two feuding clans over land issues, elders and witnesses said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday near the village of Dhabad, located north of Mogadishu, about half way between the towns of Adado and Galkayo, near the Ethiopian border.

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