News from Somalia and Somaliland
Sunday, January 15, 2012
NAIROBI, Kenya — By Associated Press - An increasingly vocal Islamist group says its leader has been appointed to represent an al-Qaida-linked Somali militia in Kenya, a development that underscores the dangers Kenya faces from Somalia’s insurgency.
* Journalists arrested for protesting station closure
* Government says station broadcast anti-Somaliland propaganda
HARGEISA Jan 15 (Reuters) - Somaliland has shut down a private television station it accuses of airing anti-government propaganda, and arrested 13 journalists as they held a protest against the move, a minister said on Sunday.