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Five policemen injured in Yumbis Al-Shabaab attack

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Five policemen injured in Yumbis Al-Shabaab attack

Security officers patrol the Kenya-Somalia border. At least five policemen were injured after At least five policemen were injured after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed their vehicles at Yumbis in Fafi Sub-County, Garissa County. The police officers were in a convoy of four vehicles heading to Yumbis hours after their colleagues were injured in another attack on […]

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Magazine Read: The surgeons of Mogadishu

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Magazine Read: The surgeons of Mogadishu

  Twenty-eight-year-old Dr Mariam Osman Salad has been a surgical resident at Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital for the past two years [Adriane Ohanesian] Half way down the dimly lit main hallway of Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital, a sign indicates the entrance to the delivery ward. It reads: “Women are not dying of diseases we can’t treat. They […]

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County official says Al-Shabaab hoisted flag in Yumbis village

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County official says Al-Shabaab hoisted flag in Yumbis village

At least 20 armed Al-Shaabab militia on Thursday evening invaded Yumbis village in Fafi, Garissa County, and lectured locals for more than six hours. Fafi sub-County Commissioner Geoffrey Taragon confirmed the incident, saying the gunmen hoisted their flag at an abandoned Administration Police post. Speaking to the Nation, terrified locals said the heavily armed militants, […]

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Swedish Large Banks fined 85 million for money laundering deficiencies

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Swedish Large Banks fined 85 million for money laundering deficiencies

Two of the major banks punished for not having followed the rules on money laundering . Banks have thus made ​​it possible to finance terrorism , says the FSA. Nordea will pay the maximum amount of SEK 50 million , while Handelsbanken penalty lands of 35 million . Finansinspektionen writes in a press release that […]

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Security beefed up after leaflets warn of attacks

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Security beefed up after leaflets warn of attacks

Security has been beefed up following circulation of leaflets containing terrorist attack threats. County commissioner Wilfred Nyagwanga has confirmed that leaflets written “Al-Shabaabtunakuja” were recovered at Egoji Teachers Training College and Maua Methodist Hospital last Thursday and Friday respectively, but noted that security had been intensified. Mr Nyagwanga told journalists in his office on Monday […]

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Who really rules Somalia? – The tale of three big clans and three countries

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Who really rules Somalia? – The tale of three big clans and three countries

Compared to the great majority of African countries, Somalia is one characterised largely by distinctive homogeneity. Regardless of regional distribution all Somalis speak the same language, practice the same religion – virtually all belong to the “Shafi i Rite” of the Sunni faction of Islam – and eat the same food – with only minor […]

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Two 20-year-old girls who disappeared last Wednesday have shocked their relatives who have received a message saying that they are in Syria. If true, the youths will become the first confirmed cases of Kenyans who have joined the ISIS. The two childhood friends – Salwa Abdalla and Twafiqa Dahir – who are residents of Nairobi’s […]

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Former Garissa Deputy County Commissioner Dominic Kyenza and stores clerk Mr Abdullahi Ahmed in a Garissa court

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Former Garissa Deputy County Commissioner Dominic Kyenza  and stores clerk Mr Abdullahi Ahmed in a Garissa court

A former Garissa Deputy County Commissioner Dominic Kyenza and a stores clerk Abdullahi Ahmed were on Monday morning charged in a Garissa court with stealing relief food meant for vulnerable people. The two were accused of deceitfully acquiring and fraudulently disposing public property contrary to section 41[1] of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003. […]

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Egypt court issues preliminary death sentence to Morsi in ‘jailbreak case’

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Egypt court issues preliminary death sentence to Morsi in ‘jailbreak case’

Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday issued a preliminary death sentence to former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and 105 other defendants in the trial known in the Egyptian media as the Natroun jailbreak case. The court has sent its decision in the Natroun case to the country’s grand mufti, a senior Muslim cleric, for a consultative […]

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Obama’s pick to be first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years withdraws nomination

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Obama’s pick to be first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years withdraws nomination

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to be the first American ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years has withdrawn her nomination, the White House told lawmakers on Monday, an unexpected suspension in U.S. plans to deepen ties with the African nation plagued by violence and instability. An administration official said Katherine Simonds Dhanani, a […]

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