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An elephant returns to Somalia for first time in 20 years

0 Visits: 299 | Wednesday March 09, 2016 - 19:40:51
An elephant marched hundreds of kilometres and briefly crossed into Somalia this month marking the first time the animal has been seen in the country in 20 years, conservationists said Wednesday.

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Press Release EU joins Somalia in commemorating International Women's Day.

0 Visits: 266 | Wednesday March 09, 2016 - 16:26:06
Mogadishu, March 8 - Dozens of Somali leaders including first lady Zahra Omar Hassan, Minister of Women and Human Rights Development Sahra Samatar, Minister of Health Hawa Mohamud and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mahad Abdallah Awad joined the EU Ambassador to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso,

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Suicide car bomb kills three outside police center in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 227 | Wednesday March 09, 2016 - 10:42:18
The bomber targeted a café outside the academy where cadets were taking a short break before resuming their morning classes in the academy. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast; however, the attack carried hallmarks for AL Shabab group which continues guerrilla attacks across…

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Mpls. man who pleaded guilty to threatening agents is released from jail

0 Visits: 267 | Wednesday March 09, 2016 - 10:37:14
Abdulkadir's aunt used her overflowing headscarf to wipe away the tears of joy and hugged Abdulkadir's mother, Deqa Warsame. "I'm very happy today," Warsame said outside the courtroom.

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Somali terror group al-Shabab's ambitions grow

0 Visits: 310 | Wednesday March 09, 2016 - 10:25:05
The Somali terrorists have shown signs of resurgence, staging deadly attacks and assassinations in recent months, despite the billions of dollars being spent by the United States to fight them. That has prompted the Islamic State to try to woo them away from al-Qaida, as U.S. and other Western intelligence…

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Somali president appeals for unity amid security challenges

0 Visits: 236 | Tuesday March 08, 2016 - 19:41:23
Somali president has appealed for unity by members of the country's parliament in the midst of pressing security challenges facing the government which is struggling to stop deadly attack by Al Shabab group.

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Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance amid major drought, warns UN agency

0 Visits: 378 | Tuesday March 08, 2016 - 19:33:10
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have devastating effects on the lives…

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Djibouti president meets UN envoy on Somalia situation

0 Visits: 197 | Tuesday March 08, 2016 - 19:31:05
Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh on Monday held talks in Djibouti with the new UN Special Envoy in Somalia, Michael Keating.

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Strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed

0 Visits: 502 | Tuesday March 08, 2016 - 19:28:40
WASHINGTON — American aircraft on Saturday struck a training camp inSomalia belonging to the Islamist militant group the Shabab, the Pentagon said, killing about 150 fighters who were assembled for what American officials believe was a graduation ceremony and prelude to an imminent attack against…

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Sudanese Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi dies at 84

0 Visits: 280 | Sunday March 06, 2016 - 20:10:35
Turabi was rushed from his office at the PCP premises in the neighborhood of Al-Manshia to the intensive care unit of Khartoum's Royal Care hospital after suffering a heart attack in the morning and died there.

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Somali extremist sentenced to death for journalist killings

0 Visits: 228 | Thursday March 03, 2016 - 21:56:19
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A former journalist accused of belonging to an Islamic extremist group has been sentenced to death for his alleged role in the killings of five Somali journalists.

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50,000 dead, 2.2 million displaced in two-year South Sudan war - UN official

0 Visits: 260 | Thursday March 03, 2016 - 21:49:54
At least 50,000 people have been killed in South Sudan's two-year civil war, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday, a five-fold increase in the death toll given by humanitarian agencies in the early months of the conflict.

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Somalia's al-Shabab journalist Hassan Hanafi sentenced to death

0 Visits: 260 | Thursday March 03, 2016 - 21:45:17
A Somali military court has sentenced to death a former journalist who helped al-Shabab kill five former colleagues.

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Court confirms 16 year and a half sentence to six Somali men attacking Izurdia

0 Visits: 165 | Thursday March 03, 2016 - 11:22:16
"The appellant is not right'. This forceful statement was made by Manuel Marchena, president of the Second Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court and rapporteur of the sentence which has confirmed 16 year and a half imprisonment for six Somali citizens who in October 2012 pestered and fired at…

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Fadumo Dayib: Somalia's future president?

0 Visits: 202 | Thursday March 03, 2016 - 11:19:39
Somali-born Fadumo Dayib has lived as a refugee with her four children in Finland since the early 1990s and worked as a nurse. But now she wants to return to her home country and make history.

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Somali PM, security chiefs grilled in parliament over security failures

0 Visits: 165 | Thursday March 03, 2016 - 10:50:24
Al Shabab fighters have carried out at least three deadly attacks in Mogadishu and Baidoa town since last week. Both attacks have killed at least 50 people. The group has also targeted the hilltop presidential palace with mortar shelling, killing three people in a nearby residential area.

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Djiboutian Tycoon, Boreh Acquitted

0 Visits: 198 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 19:31:50
A court in Britain which heard a Djibouti Govt. case versus, a Djiboutian business tycoon who was once the director of the sea ports authority and the trade preferential area in Djibouti,Mr. Abdirahman Boreh and his firms acquitted Mr. Bore and his companies.

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KDF soldier killed in Somalia laid to rest

0 Visits: 166 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 12:13:23
A KDF soldier was laid to rest yesterday at Mathakwaini village in Tetu, Nyeri county. Peter Ndegwa, 39, was among soldiers killed by al Shabaab at El Adde military camp, Somalia, on January 15. This comes a week after another one was buried at Gakawa, Kieni East.

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Barclays confirms Africa exit, but local unit stays put

0 Visits: 193 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 12:11:32
British banking giant Barclays Plc finally confirmed its planned exit from the African market on Tuesday, even as the local unit of the British lender gave guarantees to its customers "it is here to stay".

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Bin Laden Predicted 'Islamic State' Would Fail

0 Visits: 149 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 12:09:15
Osama bin Laden predicted the demise of the Islamic State (IS), warning before his death that any effort by jihadists to declare a caliphate before defeating the West would be doomed to fail.

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