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According to sources at the summit, the EAC still wants to assess Somalia’s readiness to join the bloc.

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According to sources at the summit, the EAC still wants to assess Somalia’s readiness to join the bloc.

As leaders of the EAC met in Arusha in northern Tanzania, one man was conspicuously missing. Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, did not attend even though his country was bidding for the chairmanship of the bloc. The last time Nkurunziza attended an EAC summit, rebels staged a failed coup in his absence. The group, however, rejected […]

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At least 30 killed in Somalia restaurant bombings claimed by Islamists

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At least 30 killed in Somalia restaurant bombings claimed by Islamists

MOGADISHU: At least 30 people have been killed in twin bomb attacks claimed by Shebab Islamists at a busy restaurant in the Somali city of Baidoa, the regional governor said Monday. “The official number of the dead has reached 30 people — all of them civilians — and 61 others have been wounded, 15 of […]

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Militants have stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab. The attackers set off a car bomb outside the heavily fortified Somali Youth League hotel before moving in. An explosion also targeted a popular park known as the Peace Garden. Police say the […]

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A file photo of National Aseembly Majority leader Aden Duale. Aden Duale has quipped at Onyango Oloo via Twitter, following the TNA secretary general’s remarks to Jubilee leaders concerning the Sh791 million NYS scam. Oloo told those named in the NYS scam not to drag the Jubilee Coalition into the matter and instead seek to […]

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KDF denies Somalia president’s claim 200 soldiers killed in El Adde

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KDF denies Somalia president’s claim 200 soldiers killed in El Adde

Children watch as members of the Kenya Defence Forces attend prayers to pay respects to the Kenyan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), who were killed in   KDF has denied the Somalia President’s report that 180-200 Kenyan troops were killed in the attack in El Adde, Somalia on January 15. […]

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Referring to Turkey’s support for Somalia, the Turkish president said Ankara would “never let it down.”

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Referring to Turkey’s support for Somalia, the Turkish president said Ankara would “never let it down.”

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has described Syria as an “exporter of terrorism,” with chaos in the country providing a breeding ground for terrorist organizations. “The chaos in Syria has provided an environment for terrorist organizations like Daesh, al-Nusra, the PYD [Democratic Union Party] and the YPG [Peoples’ Protection Units] to grow and disperse ,” Erdoğan […]

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Omar Abdirashid was detained for several hours in Nairobi

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Omar Abdirashid  was  detained for several hours in Nairobi

Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke was yesterday detained for several hours in Nairobi for breaching protocol. The embarrassing incident that could test diplomatic relations between Kenya and war-torn Somalia happened mid-morning yesterday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Sharmarke could not be cleared in Nairobi because his plane had not been inspected at Wajir […]

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2016 Uganda Elections: Museveni declared president

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2016 Uganda Elections: Museveni declared president

President Museveni and first Lady Janet Museveni during the last campaign in Kololo. Photo by European Press Agency The Electoral Commission Chairman has announced President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the winner of the 2016 presidential elections with 5,617,503 votes, a percentage of 60.7. After a tense campaign and a jumbled election, President Museveni rolled to […]

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Al-Shabaab deputy commander Mahad Karatey killed in KDF strike

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Al-Shabaab deputy commander Mahad Karatey killed in KDF strike

An Al-Shabaab deputy commander said to be behind the El-Adde attack was killed in a Kenyan military strike in Somalia. Mahad Mohammed Karatey, alias Mahat Karate, who was also the head of the Alamnyat, Al-Shabaab’s intelligence wing, was killed together with 10 middle-level commanders and 42 recruits in the airstrike on the Nadaris camp on […]

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Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal dies at 92

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Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal dies at 92

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egypt’s most prominent journalist and commentator, died today at the age of 92 in Cairo after a brief illness that ended an accomplished life and remarkable career. Heikal will be buried today in a family service. Born in 1923, Heikal started his career as a journalist in the fall of 1942 at […]

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