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•The number of militants said to have been killed has since been revised to 115 militants

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Monday claimed it employed both ground and air operations to kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants who executed 28 Kenyans in Mandera on Saturday. The Department of Defence (DoD) Monday said ground troops and helicopter gunships killed the attackers at three locations — one inside Kenya and two in Somalia. The […]

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No-Confidence Motion Sparks Parliamentary Row In Somalia

A session of the Somali parliament ended abruptly on Monday following the distribution of a proposed motion to withdraw confidence from the government, which caused a row between rival MPs, according to parliamentary sources. The draft motion was distributed to MPs before the speaker had arrived to parliament. Opposing MPs tore up the draft, however, […]

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The President of Somalia has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted bus passengers in Kenya

22 November 2014 – The President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted bus passengers in Kenya’s north. Gunmen ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi, killing at least 20 passengers and hijacking a dozen more. The President extends his deep condolences […]

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Al-Shabaab extremists singled out and killed 28 passengers who could not recite Islamic creed, Kenyan police say

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic extremists […]

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Al-Shabab claims Kenya bus passenger killings

  Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said today. Two police officers said that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 31 miles from the town […]

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Minnesota urban planner killed in Somalia wanted ‘to give back’ to his country of origin

The Brooklyn Park civil engineer thought hard about the risks before he returned to Somalia last year to help repair the waterworks infrastructure of his war-torn country. On Monday the risks became real when he was murdered. Even with the dangers, a growing number of Minnesota professionals born in Somalia are going home, for long […]

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Somalia: UN envoy calls for political stability ahead of Copenhagen conference

Special Representative Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Ilyas A. Abukar Kasmaal .com– The top United Nations official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has met with country leaders in Mogadishu to discuss the ongoing political crisis days  ahead of the first high-level meeting held in Copenhagen to review the embattled nation’s progress to political reconciliation. According to his office, Mr. […]

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Majority of Somali Cabinet Urges Prime Minister to Resign

A majority of Somalia’s 22-member federal cabinet has written to Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed giving him an ultimatum to resign or President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will appoint a replacement. Mohamud has instructed his cabinet to ignore a cabinet reshuffle made by Ahmed after the president said he was never consulted. A parliamentary debate for a […]

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251 youth arrested in massive police raid at radical Mombasa mosques

Police officers in their vehicle during a security operation at Masjid Musa mosque in Majengo, Mombasa, on Scores of youths were arrested in a major security operation by police launched Sunday night targeting Masjid Musa and Sakina mosques in Majengo as well as the Kisauni area in Mombasa County. More than 600 General Service Unit, […]

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Somalia’s charcoal inspections uncover weapons

More details have emerged about the contents of a container inspected at Mogadishu port as part of efforts to counter the illegal charcoal trade. When it was inspected on 28 October, the container was found to contain explosives, military uniforms, knives and magnetic devices used in improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the Somali government’s minister of […]

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