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Security beefed up in Mogadishu airport as new police facility opens

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Security beefed up in Mogadishu airport as new police facility opens

Security has been beefed up at Mogadishu’s Aden Ade Airport barely days after a flight with the country’s Daallo airlines made emergency landing following a suspected bomb inside the plane Tuesday. In a move aimed at enhancing security of the airport, the African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) Saturday handed over a newly built police station […]

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White House hopefuls Trump, Sanders capture New Hampshire by Reuters

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White House hopefuls Trump, Sanders capture New Hampshire     by   Reuters

Reuters : Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire’s Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary. Disenchanted with the economy and Washington politicians, voters in the first two U.S. primary voting races have responded enthusiastically to candidates for […]

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In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is ‘alarming’ – UN report

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In Somalia, food security and malnutrition situation is ‘alarming’ – UN report

8 February 2016 – According to a new United Nations food security and nutrition assessment, the situation in Somalia is alarming and could get worse, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Niño. “We are deeply concerned that the proportion of severely food insecure people […]

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Troops ‘retake’ Somali port city from al-Shabab militants

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Troops ‘retake’ Somali port city from al-Shabab militants

Somali and African Union troops have reportedly recaptured Marka after losing control of the key city to al-Shabab militants the previous day. The group briefly instated Sharia law before retreating. After falling to al-Shabab militants on Friday, the port city of Marka was recaptured by Somali government troops and African Union (AU) peacekeepers on Saturday, […]

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US court clears way for torture lawsuit against alleged Somali war criminal

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US court clears way for torture lawsuit against alleged Somali war criminal

Virginia court denies immunity for for Colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, who fled to Canada and the US after serving in Somali army during Siad Barre dictatorship The decision by the fourth circuit court of appeals in Virginia has opened a path for an individual lawsuit for torture and attempted murder against Colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, […]

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Duale dares Governor Rasanga to replace Uhuru’s portrait with Raila’s

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Duale dares Governor Rasanga to replace Uhuru’s portrait with Raila’s

Aden Duale has dared Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta’s portrait in his office with the Opposition chief’s. Rasanga said all 24 Cord Governors should demonstrate honour to the coalition’s leadership by hanging leader Raila Odinga’s portrait in their offices. “Rasanga must know that it is only the portrait of President Uhuru […]

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UN-brokered Intra-Syrian talks officially start in Geneva with opposition meeting

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UN-brokered Intra-Syrian talks officially start in Geneva with opposition meeting

1 February 2016 – The delayed intra-Syrian talks to end five years of bloody warfare officially started in Geneva today with two hours of talks between the United Nations mediator and the opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC). “As far as we are concerned, their arrival at the Palais des Nations and initiating the discussions with […]

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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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