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Iran is new transit point for Somali charcoal in illicit trade taxed by militants: U.N. report

0 Visits: 158 | 09 October, 2018
Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report seen by Reuters.

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UK Minister for Africa holds talks with the Head of AMISOM

0 Visits: 256 | 08 October, 2018
Weeks after announcing additional funding to the AU Mission in Somalia to combat terrorism, the United Kingdom has reiterated its commitment to aiding AMISOM through its transition.

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Islamic State a threat seven years after we went to Somalia

0 Visits: 204 | 08 October, 2018
october 2018 marks seven years since the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) crossed the border into Southern Somalia on October 16, 2011 in pursuit of the al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab group, which had kidnapped foreign tourists and aid workers inside Kenya.

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Cameroon vote count begins, President Paul Biya likely to return

0 Visits: 144 | 08 October, 2018
Results of the presidential election, marked by violence in Anglophone areas, expected within two weeks.

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UN says 8 aid workers killed, 12 others injured in Somalia by September

0 Visits: 139 | 07 October, 2018
Attacks on aid workers delivering supplies in Somalia resulted in the death of eight staff and injuries of 12 others between January and September, the UN humanitarian agency said in a report on Friday.

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International community calls for end to Hergeisa and Mogadishu hostilities

1 Visits: 168 | 03 October, 2018
Pressure is mounting on Somaliland and Somalia to sit on a round table and sort their political and border disputes.

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Indonesia quake, tsunami toll jumps to 1,234: Disaster agency

0 Visits: 189 | 02 October, 2018
At least 1,234 people killed in the quake and tsunami disaster as people in parts of Palu city struggle to receive aid.

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Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May

0 Visits: 192 | 02 October, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she is preparing to make a new offer to the European Union aimed at breaking the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations."We will be setting forwards those proposals.

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Turkey will strengthen observation posts in Idlib, Erdogan says

0 Visits: 145 | 02 October, 2018
Turkey will strengthen its observation points in Syria's northwest and work with Russia against radical groups, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

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Shabaab forces recapture strategic Village Burey Haraaw from Southwest Forces

0 Visits: 208 | 02 October, 2018
Goofgadud Burey village lies on the main supply route from Baidoa to Waajid district,Bakool region, It not really clear why AMISOM/SNA vacated their base at this critical momement it could be due to mounting military pressure from Al-Shabaab(AS

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US airstrike kills 9 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia-AFRICOM

0 Visits: 229 | 02 October, 2018
Nine Al-Shabaab militants were killed Monday in a US airstrike in the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayu, US military has said.

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Somali army kills 5 al-Shabab militants in southern region

0 Visits: 172 | 01 October, 2018
Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday killed five al-Shabab militants and injured several others during a fierce fighting between the soldiers and insurgents in the southern part of the Horn of Africa nation.

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SNA and AMISOM to intensify the war against Al-shabaab

0 Visits: 203 | 30 September, 2018
omali national army and AMISOM troops are starting an operation against Al-shabaab in Hiran region of Hirshabele administration, military officials told BANA

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Uganda warns UN on troops cut in Somalia

0 Visits: 158 | 30 September, 2018
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Thursday warned world leaders gathered for the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York that any reduction of peacekeeping troops in Somalia should match the strengthening of the country's security forces.

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Somali FM calls for end to UN arms embargo

0 Visits: 171 | 30 September, 2018
Somalia's foreign minister is telling the U.N. General Assembly that his young government has made significant strides in fighting violent al-Shabab militants, and called on the world body to lift its long-standing arms embargo.

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Haysom's 1st take: Unity between FGS and FMS key to progress in Somalia

0 Visits: 150 | 30 September, 2018
Incoming UN envoy for Somalia Nicholas Haysom has given his first assessment of the situation in Somalia in which he emphasized unity between the Federal and State Governments for any meaningful progress in the Horn of African nation.

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Ethiopia charges five with terrorism over grenade attack at PM's rally

0 Visits: 155 | 29 September, 2018
Ethiopia's attorney general on Friday filed terrorism charges against five suspects held for involvement in a grenade attack at a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in June.

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AU awards police officers for peace contribution in Somalia

0 Visits: 142 | 29 September, 2018
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Friday awarded 30 police officers deployed in Somalia to boost stabilization efforts for their distinguished service.

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Palestine takes US to ICJ over Jerusalem embassy move

0 Visits: 146 | 29 September, 2018
The Palestinian Authority has lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the U.S. move to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian foreign minister.

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Al-Shabaab fighters seize areas in Bala'd district, Middle Shabelle

0 Visits: 179 | 29 September, 2018
Reports from Middle Shabelle region indicate that Al-Shabaab fighters have taken over areas near the Bala'd district of Middle Shabelle region of Somalia.

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