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Victim of Shabaab attack yet to have bullet removed

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Victim of Shabaab attack yet to have bullet removed

Khadija Abdi, a survivor of an Al-Shabaab ambush on a police vehicle, in her bed at the Coast Provincial General Hospital on July 20, 2015. With her is her uncle Awadh Mardhi. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT |  NATION A bullet is still lodged in the right ankle of a woman who was shot at by […]

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AU troops announce new offensive against Shabab

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AU troops announce new offensive against Shabab

MOGADISHU: African Union troops said Sunday they had launched a new offensive against Al-Qaeda-affilated Shabab rebels in southern Somalia, vowing to flush the insurgents out of rural areas. The African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, said “Operation Jubba Corridor” was launched Friday in the Bay and Gedo regions south of the capital Mogadishu along with Somali government troops. […]

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We must do more to curb the spread of graft to counties

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We must do more to curb the spread of graft to counties

  Idd Mubarak to all! As Ramadhan comes to a close, a group of young Kenyans from North Eastern concluded a month-long arduous 1,000 km trek across the region dubbed ‘Walk of Hope’, to inspire confidence and restore hope. The movement by the group of professionals and activists is triggered by the growing insecurity, underdevelopment […]

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Build me a house-President Obama’s charcoal dealer aunt cries

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Build me a house-President Obama’s charcoal dealer aunt cries

Obama’s aunt, Mama Hawa Auma Mama Hawa Auma (pictured) wagged a finger and turned in her seat. It wasn’t the best Saturday afternoon for the 73-year-old, tough-talking charcoal seller. The mere mention of President Barack Obama and his July trip to Kenya was causing her agitation because despite being Obama’s paternal aunt, her ‘ancient’ house […]

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Full-fledged UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be ‘high-risk undertaking,’ Security Council told

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Full-fledged UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be ‘high-risk undertaking,’ Security Council told

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Somalia. UN Photo/Loey Felipe 16 July 2015 – A United Nations peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be a “high-risk undertaking,” considering the threats posed by Al-Shabaab militants and despite advances made by the African Union Mission in the country […]

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Somali al-Shabab commanders ‘killed in drone strike’

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Somali al-Shabab commanders ‘killed in drone strike’

At least two senior commanders from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab have been killed in a drone strike in south-west Somalia, residents say. Several loud blasts were heard in the town of Bardere at dawn and the bodies were found later, they said. There has been no official confirmation from the al-Qaeda-linked group, but a […]

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Machine gun killer convicted after he left his wallet at Edinburgh murder scene

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Machine gun killer convicted after he left his wallet at Edinburgh murder scene

Mohammed Ahmed left his wallet at the murder scene A gang member who gunned down a drug rival in a leafy suburb was yesterday convicted of murder. At the High Court in Glasgow, 29-year-old Mohammed Ahmed was found guilty of killing Mohamed Abdi, 25, in Edinburgh two years ago while acting with others. Ahmed, also […]

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25 militants were killed Monday in fighting between Africa Union and Alshabaab

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25 militants were killed Monday in fighting between Africa Union and Alshabaab

MOGADISHU, July 13 (Xinhua) — A total of 32 people, including 25 militants were killed Monday in fighting between Africa Union (AU) forces and the Islamist group Al-Shabaab in the southern Somali district of Rage Celle, a local official said. Al-Shabaab militants launched an attack on the district but were repulsed by government troops and […]

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Somali militants attack base, kill at least four soldiers

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Somali militants attack base, kill at least four soldiers

MOGADISHU: Gunmen from Somali militant group Al-Shabab Monday attacked a military base in central Somalia, killing at least four soldiers, officials and militants said. Al-Shabab, which wants to topple a Western-backed government in Mogadishu, has in the past stepped up the number of raids during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began in mid-June […]

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Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo’s ancient citade

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Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo’s ancient citade

A bomb explosion has caused part of the walls of Aleppo’s ancient citadel to collapse. Built in the 13th Century, it overlooks Aleppo’s Old City and is part of a UN-listed World Heritage site. Syrian government forces have been using the citadel as a military position. Government and rebel forces have been fighting for control […]

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