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Thirteen men have been convicted of running a sex ring that saw teenage British girls abused

Thirteen men have been convicted of running a sex ring that saw teenage British girls abused, raped and prostituted. Victims were sexually abused and passed around the men’s friends for money in Bristol. The court heard several of the girls were groomed to the extent they believed abuse was part of loving relationships they were […]

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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

ii   Degan Ali, a Somali-American humanitarian, describes herself on Twitter as a “social justice activist, Muslima.” Courtesy of Adeso In 2011, drought hit Somalia hard, triggering a famine that ultimately killed some 260,000 people. Now, after a poor rainy season, the Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that the country could be on the […]

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KDF says 49 more al Shabaab militia killed in Somalia

The Kenya Defence Forces on Wednesday evening said it has killed 49 al Shabaab fighters. In a statement, the KDF said, its troops under AMISOM carried out an air strike on al shabaab camps at Hargeisayere and Minyonta in Jilib at 12.15pm on Tuesday. Among those killed were five senior commanders, while 27 others were […]

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Workers in Mandera ‘will not be evacuated’

Non-Muslim civil servants camp at the Mandera airstrip as they demanded to be evacuated in the wake of the terrorist attack. The government asked them to stay on. The government Tuesday refused to evacuate tens of terrified civil servants and their families camping at a military airstrip with their belongings after Al-Shabaab killed 28 of […]

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•The number of militants said to have been killed has since been revised to 115 militants

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Monday claimed it employed both ground and air operations to kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants who executed 28 Kenyans in Mandera on Saturday. The Department of Defence (DoD) Monday said ground troops and helicopter gunships killed the attackers at three locations — one inside Kenya and two in Somalia. The […]

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No-Confidence Motion Sparks Parliamentary Row In Somalia

A session of the Somali parliament ended abruptly on Monday following the distribution of a proposed motion to withdraw confidence from the government, which caused a row between rival MPs, according to parliamentary sources. The draft motion was distributed to MPs before the speaker had arrived to parliament. Opposing MPs tore up the draft, however, […]

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The President of Somalia has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted bus passengers in Kenya

22 November 2014 – The President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted bus passengers in Kenya’s north. Gunmen ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi, killing at least 20 passengers and hijacking a dozen more. The President extends his deep condolences […]

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Al-Shabaab extremists singled out and killed 28 passengers who could not recite Islamic creed, Kenyan police say

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic extremists […]

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Al-Shabab claims Kenya bus passenger killings

  Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said today. Two police officers said that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 31 miles from the town […]

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Minnesota urban planner killed in Somalia wanted ‘to give back’ to his country of origin

The Brooklyn Park civil engineer thought hard about the risks before he returned to Somalia last year to help repair the waterworks infrastructure of his war-torn country. On Monday the risks became real when he was murdered. Even with the dangers, a growing number of Minnesota professionals born in Somalia are going home, for long […]

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