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A suicide bomber has rammed his vehicle into a UN convoy near Mogadishu’s airport

Kasmaal  3-Dec  At least four people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomber in the Somali capital Mogadishu rammed a car packed with explosives into a UN convoy, police said. The attack took place close to the heavily fortified gates of the airport in Mogadishu, the entrance to the “green zone” and base of […]

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vows war on al-Shabab

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said “we will not flinch” in the war against Islamist group al-Shabab after a massacre near the Somali border. “This is a war against Kenya and Kenyans,” he said on national TV. “It is a war that every one of us must fight.” Kenya’s police chief, David Kimayo, and Interior […]

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Ethiopia is One of The Five Fastest Growing Countries in World: IMF

ADDIS ABABA—International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that  Ethiopia is one of the five fastest growing countries in the World. In its 2014 yearly report, IMF announced that the  2015 GDP of the is  expected  to be 10.5 per cent. Quoting CIA World Factbook,    the report indicated that  agriculture has made up nearly half of the […]

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Safety of Journalists a Major Concern in Somalia

U.N. agencies, the Somali government and the Somali journalists’ union are working to address the problem of censorship and the threat of violence against journalists in Somalia. This year, at least three journalists have been killed in Somalia and three more badly wounded. Abdirizak Ilmi, a local TV journalist, was the latest victim. Unknown gunmen […]

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Somaliland: Talks With Somalia To Resume In Turkey

Mohamed Behi, Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, informs on internationally monitored negotiations with Somalia to take place in Ankara.   Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: Internationally sanctioned talks between the two neighboring countries of Somaliland and Somalia are to resume under the stewardship of the Turkish government in Ankara. This was informed […]

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Terrorism hits education, health in Kenya’s marginalized Mandera

SHARE Photo: Moulid Hujale/IRIN Teachers have faced calls to leave northern Kenya following a recent terrorist attack NAIROBI, 28 November 2014 (IRIN) – People in northern Kenya’s marginalized Mandera County face a devastating loss of basic services as teachers, healthcare workers and other state employees face calls to leave in the wake of a terrorist […]

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Explosion hits Central Mosque in Kano during Friday prayers

Three bombs exploded in the mosque of one of the most famous spiritual leaders Nigeria , Sanusi Lamido Sanusi , Emir of Kano , in the turbulent north – east of the country . The victims of successive explosions would not less than 120 , with 270 wounded . The emir only last week had […]

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Thirteen men have been convicted of running a sex ring that saw teenage British girls abused

Thirteen men have been convicted of running a sex ring that saw teenage British girls abused, raped and prostituted. Victims were sexually abused and passed around the men’s friends for money in Bristol. The court heard several of the girls were groomed to the extent they believed abuse was part of loving relationships they were […]

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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

ii   Degan Ali, a Somali-American humanitarian, describes herself on Twitter as a “social justice activist, Muslima.” Courtesy of Adeso In 2011, drought hit Somalia hard, triggering a famine that ultimately killed some 260,000 people. Now, after a poor rainy season, the Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that the country could be on the […]

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KDF says 49 more al Shabaab militia killed in Somalia

The Kenya Defence Forces on Wednesday evening said it has killed 49 al Shabaab fighters. In a statement, the KDF said, its troops under AMISOM carried out an air strike on al shabaab camps at Hargeisayere and Minyonta in Jilib at 12.15pm on Tuesday. Among those killed were five senior commanders, while 27 others were […]

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