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United Nation Kenya’s stand on Dadaab –

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United Nation Kenya’s stand on Dadaab –

The United Nations (UN) has finally bowed to Kenya’s firm stand on closing the Dadaab camp and pledged to seek funds to ensure the refugees are repatriated safely. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said President Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a meeting on the sidelines of the European Union Development Day […]

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Somali Women urged to fully participate in this year’s elections

Mogadishu, June 13, 2016 – The Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia Ms Lydia Wanyoto has urged Somali women to pray for peace during the holly month and fully participate in the forthcoming electoral process. She noted that the country was making tremendous progress towards sustainable peace […]

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Somalia has rejected Kenya’s bid for an out-of-court settlement of a maritime dispute

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Somalia has rejected Kenya’s bid for an out-of-court settlement of a maritime dispute

Somalia has rejected Kenya’s bid for an out-of-court settlement of a maritime dispute currently at the International Court of Justice at The Hague. In documents submitted on Friday, Somalia Attorney General Ahmed Dahir said his government will only “seek justice” at the court, ruling out dialogue with Kenya. Somalia had until last Friday to explain […]

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Somalia incapable of weakening Shabaab cash sources, US says

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Somalia incapable of weakening Shabaab cash sources, US says

United Nations and Amisom staff medics help wounded civilians at Mogadishu airport on February 29, 2016 after an Al-Shabaab attack. The US estimates that Al-Shabaab has several thousand members, including a small cadre of foreign fighters. PHOTO | AFP The Somali government and judiciary are not capable of striking at individuals or organisations funding Al-Shabaab […]

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President Erdoğan in Somalia opens world’s largest Turkish embassy, other projects

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President Erdoğan in Somalia opens world’s largest Turkish embassy, other projects

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Somalia Friday, on the third and last leg of his East African tour to open Turkish sponsored projects including health facilities and the largest Turkish embassy in the world. Erdoğan and his delegation were given a warm welcomed by Somali government officials at the Mogadishu International Airport, according to […]

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Somali lawmakers among 16 killed in Mogadishu bomb, gun attacks

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Somali lawmakers among 16 killed in Mogadishu bomb, gun attacks

Security forces examine the scene Thursday after a bomb attack on Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabaab, stormed the hotel, often frequented by government officials and business executives. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/The Associated Press) Dr Abdillahi Jama Somali authorities said on Thursday at least 16 people were killed and 55 wounded in […]

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AMISOM Hails the Federal Ministry of Gender for Spearheading the Adoption of the National Gender Policy

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AMISOM Hails the Federal Ministry of Gender for Spearheading the Adoption of the National Gender Policy

Mogadishu, 28 May 2016 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) recognizes the importance of gender mainstreaming in the development and implementation of public policies. As a result of this recognition, the Mission provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Women and Human Rights, in drafting its first National Gender Policy. AMISOM is pleased […]

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Kampala bombings: eight convicted, five acquitted

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Kampala bombings: eight convicted, five acquitted

Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia was acquitted after prosecution failed to prove his involvement High Court Judge Alfonse Owiny-Dollo on Thursday convicted 8 and acquitted 5 in connection to masterminding the July 11, 2010 Kampala bombings that left 76 dead and scores injured. Omar Awadh Omar, Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia and Abubakari Batemetyo were acquitted after prosecution failed […]

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KDF kill 21 al-Shabaab an dHouse team urges Kenyans to support KDF mission

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KDF kill 21 al-Shabaab an dHouse team urges Kenyans to support KDF mission

KDF troops in Somalia. Kenya Defence Forces troops in Somalia say they killed 21 al-Shabaab militants in a clash in Dobley area and recovered 17 AK47 rifles, five rocket propelled grenades and other assorted ammunition. The incident happened Tuesday after the troops had come under attack as they travelled from Dobley to Tabda. According to […]

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BLOODY DAY IN SOOL AND SANAAG REGIONS OF SOMALIA

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BLOODY DAY IN SOOL AND SANAAG REGIONS OF SOMALIA

Interim President of North East State, Ali Fatah The Northeast Federal State of Somalia Office of the President For Immediate Release The Northeast State of Somalia condemns the violent actions of Somaliland against the innocent civilians in Sool and Sanaag regions of Somalia. We mourn the heartbreaking loss in Laas Anood and Erigabo. The violence […]

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