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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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Barack Obama goes back to Kenya: ‘It’s like JFK going back to Ireland’

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Barack Obama goes back to Kenya: ‘It’s like JFK going back to Ireland’

There’s excitement on the streets at the president’s visit, which offers a chance to mend strained relations with the west  Senator Barack Obama holds his step-grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama on a visit to his ancestral rural village of Kogelo in Kenya in August 2006. Photograph: RaduThe silver-grey walls of the Godown Arts Centre, a […]

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Mandera leaders ask government to step up security over attacks

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Mandera leaders ask government to step up security over attacks

Kenya Defence Forces bomb experts arrive at the scene where 14 people were killed and 11 others injured in Soko Mbuzi, Mandera Town on July 7, 2015. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP Mandera Council of Elders have asked the government to step up security in the county over recent attacks. The elders condemned the […]

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Number of Syrian refugees tops four million mark: UN

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Number of Syrian refugees tops four million mark: UN

  More than four million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees in the surrounding region — a million of them in the past 10 months alone, the United Nations said on Thursday. “This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation,” UN refugee chief Antonio […]

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Mandera terror attack survivors recount ordeal

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Mandera terror attack survivors recount ordeal

Mr Charles Mwangi from Laikipia County can only thank God after he miraculously survived a terror attack at a village in Mandera County which left 14 people dead. While speaking to the Nation on Tuesday at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), the 35 year old quarry worker said he was suddenly woken up by a loud bang […]

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