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Nine killed, scores wounded in twin bomb attack in Somali town

At least nine people were killed Friday in a twin bomb attack in the central Somali town of Baidoa, police said, the latest in a string of attacks. Two of those killed were journalists and three others were among the scores wounded, colleagues said. “A suicide bomber detonated himself amongst a crowd of people drinking […]

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Mandera Governor Ali Roba hosts peace meeting following terror attack

Mandera Governor Ali Roba Thursday asked non-residents not to relocate from the county over the recent terrorist activities. (Photo:File/Standard) Mandera, Kenya: Mandera Governor Ali Roba Thursday organised a peace meeting meant to pacify hundreds of Kenyans seeking to be evacuated from the area following the killings in the area on Saturday. Tension has been high […]

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Islamic State cedes little ground despite air attacks

They have made enemies across the globe and endured three months of US-led air strikes, but Islamic State fighters have surrendered little of their self-declared caliphate to the broad sweep of forces arrayed against them. Across thousands of square miles in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamists face an unlikely mix of Iraqi and Syrian […]

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Kenya, Ethiopia in talks to create buffer zone in Somalia

Kenya and Ethiopia are in discussions to create a buffer zone inside Somalia along their respective borders to deter Al-Shabaab attacks, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Deputy President William Ruto decried that the existing 800km porous border which Kenya shares with Somalia has made it difficult to curb cross-border terror attacks mounted by […]

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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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