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Somalia: Security Council calls for unity amid political crisis

 The United Nations Security Council announced today that it has taken note of a recent parliamentary vote of “no confidence” resulting in the political ouster of Somalia’s Prime Minister amid a surge of political instability and extremist violence in the East African country. The Somali Parliament dismissed Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on 6 December […]

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First Somali refugees in Kenya decide to return home as part of a new pilot project

Kasmaal 10/12/2014 With the first Somali refugees crossing the border from Kenya to return home, new and significant steps are taken towards pioneering durable solutions to what for many has been years and even decades of displacement. This is a significant step to address the needs for lasting solutions to one of the world’s most […]

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‘Hate crime’: Taxi driver recounts brutal attack   

SEATTLE – Officers arrested a 26-year-old man early Sunday after he called a taxi driver a “terrorist” and beat him unconscious, causing the cab to drift out of control and strike several parked cars before slamming into an apartment building in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, police said. Investigators labeled the attack a “hate crime.” Adam Gaal, […]

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Police: SUV Involved in Teen’s Death Displayed Anti-Muslim Message in Rear Window

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (TheBlaze/AP) — An SUV involved in the death of a teenager outside a Somali community center had an anti-Muslim message displayed in the rear window at the time of the crash, Kansas City police confirmed. Ahmed H. Aden, 34, deliberately ran the boy over, authorities said, adding that they’re charged him with murder. The FBI […]

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Somali Prime Minister loses no-confidence vote

MOGADISHU, 06 Dec.2014 – The Somalia parliament officially dismissed the Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed through a motion of no confidence against his government, which the Lawmakers approved Saturday. Speaker of the House, Mohamed Osman Jawari announced the result of the vote moments after the counting, and announced that the PM lost his post […]

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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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