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Issue 487 -- 28th May- 03rd June 2011

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Somaliland News

News Headlines

Milton Keynes Shootings: Tests Confirm Fatal Wounds

Iran Ready To Help Resolve Somali Crisis

Local and Regional Affairs

Unrecognized Somaliland Celebrates 20 Years Of Self-Rule

Money Man Serves The Somali Diaspora

Coca-Cola Boosts Somaliland Economy

Second Teenager Dies Following Double Shooting In Milton Keynes

Uganda Warns Of Al Shabaab Attacks In Coming Days

Explore Ways To Move Forward, Somalia Urged

Somali Police Arrest Foreigners With Cash 'For Pirates'


Somaliland Government’s Security Approach Not Working

Features & Commentary

Millions In Cash Payments Missing In Somalia

Bonhams To Sell Work By US President's Friend Who Survived Attacks By Leopards & Elephants

Marriage Over The Phone Thrives Among Somali Community

Global Peace Dividend Could Reach $8 Trillion A Year, Study Says

Flying For Kosovo, A Case For Self-Identity

International News


Open Letter To The President Of Somaliland‏

Somaliland's Recognition: The Undiscovered Secret

18 May, The Good Decision Day

Uganda Warns Of Al Shabaab Attacks In Coming Days

Kampala, Uganda, May 28, 2011 - Uganda police warned soccer fans on Friday that Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents could attack them while they watch Saturday's Champions League final.
Abbas Byakagaba, the director of the police anti terrorism unit, told a news conference that the al Qaeda-affiliated insurgents could also strike on June 3, the Matyrs' Day public holiday and that they had boosted security in the country.
Al Shabaab, which has waged an insurgency against Somalia's Western-backed government, claimed responsibility for the bombings in Kampala while fans watched last year's World Cup final on television, killing 79.
The Somali insurgents have in the past issued warnings of possible strikes the east African country to try to force it to withdraw its peacekeeping troops deployed in Somalia, as part of an African Union mission (AMISOM).
"We have several events coming up: we have European Champions League finals, there's the Martyrs Day and the information we have is that al Shabaab is targeting these events," Byakagaba said, referring to the match at London's Wembley stadium between Manchester United and Barcelona.
Byakagaba said they had intelligence indicating that an unspecified number of al Shabaab operatives had entered the country and were planning to launch attacks on crowded areas and big events, adding: "We have heightened our vigilance."
Earlier this week Uganda's opposition dismissed as scaremongering a police warning that al Shabaab was planning to assassinate their leaders and said it was a ploy to scare them off protests against food and fuel riots.
Al Shabaab has criticized Ugandans for re-electing President Yoweri Museveni, who they blame for invading their country.
AMISOM -- which also comprises soldiers from Burundi -- says its forces now control more than 60 percent of Mogadishu. Horn of Africa experts say they are all that prevent the insurgents from toppling an administration plagued by rifts and corruption. (Editing by George Obulutsa).
Source: Reuters







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