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Kenya acquires armoured vehicles to fight terror

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Kenya acquires armoured vehicles to fight terror

Over 30 state-of-the art armored vehicles were on Sunday offloaded at the GSU headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi. The fighting wagons were imported last week and were dispatched to Nairobi at dawn, under tight security. This comes a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta assured county police chiefs that new modern vehicles will be purchased to help […]

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Announcing political ‘breakthrough,’ UN envoy says Somalia’s success depends on managing threats

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Announcing political ‘breakthrough,’ UN envoy says Somalia’s success depends on managing threats

Troops of the Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia, line up in a convoy on the road leading up to the Al-Shabaab stronghold of Barawe. Photo: AMISOM/Tobin Jones. 28 January 2016 – The Security Council heard today from the top United Nations official in Somalia that success in the country this […]

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Nigeria, Somalia leaders join Uhuru at service for fallen KDF

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Nigeria, Somalia leaders join Uhuru at service for fallen KDF

Eldoret was Wednesday sucked by an unprecedented whirlwind of protocol as three presidents landed for a requiem service for Kenya Defence Forces. Host President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto welcomed Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Eldoret International Airport early afternoon, shortly after Somalia’s Head of State Hassan Sheikh Mohamud had landed at […]

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Veteran Somali journalist dies, aged 80

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Veteran Somali journalist dies, aged 80

MOGADISHU (HOL) – One of Somalia’s most celebrated veteran journalists has died suddenly at a hospital in the Somali capital Tuesday, family announced. Abdi Haji Gobdon, a pioneering long-time journalist as well as a former government spokesman has died after a brief illness at Daru Shifa hospital, his brother Abukar Gobdon announced. His work largely […]

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Kenya Defence Force jets and ground assault troops continued to bombard al Shabaab strongholds in Gedo

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Kenya Defence Force jets and ground assault troops continued to bombard al Shabaab strongholds in Gedo

Kenya Defence Force jets and ground assault troops continued to bombard al Shabaab strongholds in Gedo region a week after the January 15 El Adde camp attack. The process of identifying the fallen heroes will begin this week. The jets and helicopters hit al Shabaab camps near Bardheere town in Gedo region, Daar and Ali […]

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DUTCH-SOMALI MASTERMINDED MOGADISHU BEACH BOMBINGMOR 20 KILLED

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DUTCH-SOMALI MASTERMINDED MOGADISHU BEACH BOMBINGMOR 20 KILLED

  terrorist Guled &his wife The Ministry of Foreign Affairs could not confirm the arrest to the broadcaster. Guled is also believed to have been involved in an attack on the Central Hotel in the same city last year, as well as in an attack in Dijbouti in 2014 in which six Dutch soldiers were […]

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Somalia: UN condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attacks against civilian targets in Mogadishu

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Somalia: UN condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attacks against civilian targets in Mogadishu

The United Nations Security Council condemned in the strongest terms today’s attack in Mogadishu perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, “which has resulted in a number of deaths and injuries of innocent civilians going about their daily lives.” In a press statement, the members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of […]

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US imposes new visa rules on some travellers with Mideast ties

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US imposes new visa rules on some travellers with Mideast ties

The United States on Thursday began enforcing new visa rules on some travellers who have visited or who have dual nationality with states considered seedbeds of terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security said would-be US visitors who have been to Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria since March 2011 will now always have to apply for […]

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Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

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Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

Somalia’s security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed in the attack, a police official said Friday. The security forces took control of the restaurant just before dawn, said Capt Mohamed Hussein, speaking from the scene of the attack in Mogadishu. It was not […]

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Somalia: Gun and bomb attacks at Lido beach in Mogadishu

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Somalia: Gun and bomb attacks at Lido beach in Mogadishu

Popular beachfront restaurants have been hit by car bombs and gunmen in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The first car bomb went off in the early evening, followed soon after by as many as five gunmen approaching from the beach. A second car bomb went off half an hour later, BBC Somali reports. One report said […]

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