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Somalia beach attack: Survivor tells of ordeal at hands of al-Shabab

0 Visits: 253 | Saturday February 06, 2016 - 16:25:25
advertisements The Jan 21 attack by al-Shabab on a popular beachside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu has now claimed more than 40 lives. Many of the victims died from their injuries in the days following the attack.

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Mystery deepens as investigation into blast in plane widens

0 Visits: 197 | Friday February 05, 2016 - 13:38:11
advertisements "The investigation is progressing, and no conclusion has so far been made." He said in an interview with the BBC Somali Service Thursday.

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SRSG Keating welcomes Jubbaland's reaction to the Federal Govt's decision on the electoral model

0 Visits: 251 | Friday February 05, 2016 - 13:35:20
advertisements Ambassadors and representatives from the international community – the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), Ethiopia, Italy and Sweden – led by SRSG Keating, visited Kismaayo on 4 February. The…

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Kenya: Four Somali nationals fined Sh5.5m each over illegal travel documents

0 Visits: 271 | Friday February 05, 2016 - 13:31:05
Four Somali nationals who were arrested at Mandera Airstrip boarding a flight to Nairobi have been fined Sh5.5 million each or serve 10 years in prison. advertisements

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Rwanda recruiting refugees to oust Burundi president - UN

0 Visits: 277 | Friday February 05, 2016 - 13:28:11
advertisements Rwanda recruited and trained refugees from Burundi, among them children, whose ultimate goal was to remove President Pierre Nkurunziza from power, UN experts told the Security Council.

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Militant group Al Shabaab leading suspect in Somalia plane blast: U.S. government sources

0 Visits: 233 | Thursday February 04, 2016 - 10:53:23
Investigators suspect the Al Shabaab militant group was behind a likely bomb blast that forced an Airbus A321 into an emergency landing this week in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, U.S. government sources said Wednesday.

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Somali Presidential Palace Targeted by Mortars; One Person Dies

0 Visits: 209 | Monday February 01, 2016 - 23:47:07
advertisements Mortar rounds hit the vicinity of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least one person in an attack claimed by al-Qaeda-linked militants.

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KENYA:How insecurity has changed the way we work

0 Visits: 243 | Monday February 01, 2016 - 11:56:52
advertisements First, I wish to pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives in Somalia, fighting to keep our nation safe. Our indomitable soldiers, part of African Union Mission on Somalia (AMISOM), are not living a luxury; they are on a mission to root out terrorists…

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IGAD urges Somali govt to complete Hiiraan, Middle Shabelle state formation

0 Visits: 312 | Monday February 01, 2016 - 11:28:59
Foreign ministers of the East African bloc IGAD have called for the Somali government to rapidly conclude the remaining Hiraan and Middle Shabelle state formation process despite boycott by Hiiiraan elders.

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Africa threatens to quit United Nations

0 Visits: 211 | Sunday January 31, 2016 - 19:35:24
advertisements Africa has threatened to withdraw from United Nations if reforms are not done in its Security Council to include African states.

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Three dead, several injured after attack by suspected Shabaab militants in Lamu

0 Visits: 197 | Sunday January 31, 2016 - 19:33:59
advertisements Three people have been confirmed dead, several injured and a house torched at Kaisari Village in Pandanguo, Lamu County after a Sunday morning attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.

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Turkey accuses Russia of new airspace violation

0 Visits: 209 | Sunday January 31, 2016 - 19:32:30
advertisements Turkey on Saturday accused Russia of a fresh violation of its airspace, warning Moscow it would "face consequences" as relations between the two countries hit a new post-Cold War low.

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Alleged Somali war criminal first exposed by the fifth estate now in landmark U.S. case

0 Visits: 179 | Saturday January 30, 2016 - 11:41:03
An alleged war criminal from Somalia, first exposed bythe fifth estatein 1992, now finds himself in the middle of a landmark human rights lawsuit in the U.S. Yusuf Abdi Ali, also known as Colonel Tukeh, was first investigated bythe fifth estatein 1992 for allegations that he executed, tortured and maimed…

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Kenya: Local clan in El Adde might have betrayed KDF

0 Visits: 192 | Tuesday January 26, 2016 - 09:32:19
The board of inquiry formed to probe what really happened during the attack on the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) camp in El Adde, has started its work amid claims of betrayal. Preliminary findings showed the local clan might have played a role in the attack's planning and execution. The Marehan clan…

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Somalia's human rights record examined under the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

0 Visits: 210 | Saturday January 23, 2016 - 12:00:56
22 January 2016 - Geneva - Somalia's human rights record was reviewed under the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group yesterday for the second time in history.

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Somalia: UN condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attacks against civilian targets in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 200 | Saturday January 23, 2016 - 10:57:50
advertisements The United Nations Security Council condemned in the strongest terms today's attack in Mogadishu perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, "which has resulted in a number of deaths and injuries of innocent civilians going about their daily lives."

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Death toll from an Al-Shabab attack on a beachfront Mogadishu restaurant has risen to 25

0 Visits: 191 | Friday January 22, 2016 - 14:57:47
advertisements Death toll from an Al-Shabab attack on a beachfront Mogadishu restaurant has risen to 25 with four wounded victims died from their wounds at the hospital in Mogadishu, sources say Friday.

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Somali Prime Minister condemns Lido barbaric attack

0 Visits: 207 | Friday January 22, 2016 - 13:13:58
Mogadishu, January 22. 2016------The Prime Minister of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has unreservedly condemned the

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A neuroscientist explains: Trump has a mental disorder that makes him a dangerous world leader

0 Visits: 325 | Wednesday January 20, 2016 - 09:49:34
According to a number of top U.S. psychologists, like Harvard professor and researcher Howard Gardener, Donald Trump is a "textbook" narcissist. In fact, he fits the profile so well that clinical psychologist George Simon told Vanity Fair, "He's so classic that I'm archiving video…

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Muslims urged to return to work and press for prayer breaks at Ariens Co.

0 Visits: 429 | Wednesday January 20, 2016 - 09:47:13
Somali Muslims who left their jobs at Ariens Co. in a dispute over prayer breaks have been urged to return to work and continue pressing the issue. Whatever is going to happen to their employment status will happen, Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Tuesday.

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