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Cholera outbreak kills 3 , infects 100 in Borama + Video



 BORAMA-Somalia (dillapress.com) Awdal official says 5 people  died while 100 were admitted to hospital following a Cholera outbreak in Borama  district of Awdal region.
According to local Authority outbreak seems to be intensifying. The Hospital Authority Urged local community to contact hospital official
immediately  if they see anyboday who has symptoms of diarrhea.
Cholera outbreak is spreading through Somalia.

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Somali security forces rescued Indian cargo Ship but pirates take crew

 The pirates had refused a call by the local authorities to release the vessel and local forces forcefully engaged them, local security official Qoje Abdulahi told AFP by phone. Somali security forces exchanged fire with the hijackers who fled to the shore aboard a fast boat, taking eight of their hostages with them, Ali said. Picture courtesy Twitter for representation

The pirates had refused a call by the local authorities to release the vessel and local forces forcefully engaged them, local security official Qoje Abdulahi told AFP by phone. Somali security forces exchanged fire with the hijackers who fled to the shore aboard a fast boat, taking eight of their hostages with them, Ali said. Picture courtesy Twitter for representation
Somali security forces have liberated an Indian cargo ship from the pirates who hijacked it, but only two of the ten-man crew were rescued, authorities in central Somalia have said. Abdulahi Ahmed Ali, district commissioner for the pirate-hub region of Hobyo, told local press yesterday that the "Al Kauser" ship had been held off the Indian Ocean coast near Yemen after the hijacking on March 31.

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Suspected Somali pirates attack ship off Yemen



MOGADISHU, Somalia – Suspected Somali pirates have again hijacked a vessel on one of the world’s crucial trade routes, authorities said Saturday night, the latest in a string of attacks after several years of silence.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations piracy watchdog said on its website it had received a report from a vessel under attack and possibly boarded off the coast of war-ravaged Yemen. It gave no further details.

Somali pirates in recent weeks have hijacked at least two vessels with foreign crews in the waters off Somalia and Yemen, marking a return of the threat after half a decade.

A source with the ports ministry in Somalia’s northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland said armed pirates hijacked a ship flying under the Tuvalu flag and were steering it toward Somalia’s northern coast. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

Graeme Gibbon Brooks, the CEO of the British firm Dryad Maritime, said security officials believed the vessel to be a bulk carrier.

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Somalia's new army chief survives car bomb At least 15 dead




Mogadishu - Somalia's new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack on Sunday that killed 13 people, police say.

General Mohamed Ahmed Jimale had just been sworn into office and was traveling in a convoy with senior military officials when the bomb exploded near Somalia's defense ministry compound in Mogadishu, police say.

Five soldiers and at least 8 civilians travelling in a passing minibus were killed, said Captain Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabaab, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland sentences journalist to two years in jail


Somali journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon holds a sign during a demonstration in support of the newly elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Mogadishu, Somalia
Somali journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon holds a sign during a demonstration in support of the newly elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Mogadishu, Somalia February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A court in Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland has sentenced a reporter to two years in jail for what it said was endangering peace and security, a journalists’ rights group said on Saturday.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said that Abdimalik Muse Oldon was detained in February upon his return from the Somali capital and charged with “anti-national activity and violating the sovereignty and succession of Somaliland.”

NUSOJ said Oldon had gone to Mogadishu to cover the presidential elections.

“This sentence is all about cowing independent media into submission to government’s control and it is preposterous to even suggest these journalists represent a danger to peace and security,” it said in a statement.

Somaliland government officials were not immediately available for comment.

Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognized. It has largely been spared the unrest and insurgency driven by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab in the rest of Somalia.

In addition to being targeted by violence, journalists in Somalia are often targeted by officials and by al Shabaab for the content of their work.

In 2013, a court in Somaliland sentenced two journalists for what it said was the publication of false news.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Ros Russell)

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