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Al-Shabaab deputy commander Mahad Karatey killed in KDF strike

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Al-Shabaab deputy commander Mahad Karatey killed in KDF strike

An Al-Shabaab deputy commander said to be behind the El-Adde attack was killed in a Kenyan military strike in Somalia. Mahad Mohammed Karatey, alias Mahat Karate, who was also the head of the Alamnyat, Al-Shabaab’s intelligence wing, was killed together with 10 middle-level commanders and 42 recruits in the airstrike on the Nadaris camp on […]

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Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal dies at 92

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Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal dies at 92

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egypt’s most prominent journalist and commentator, died today at the age of 92 in Cairo after a brief illness that ended an accomplished life and remarkable career. Heikal will be buried today in a family service. Born in 1923, Heikal started his career as a journalist in the fall of 1942 at […]

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KDF silent on claims soldiers captured in Somalia attack

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KDF silent on claims soldiers captured in Somalia attack

Somalia’s al Shabaab group said on Sunday it had captured some Kenyan soldiers during an attack last week on a military base in the west of Somalia near the Kenyan border. The group, which did not say how many soldiers were held after Friday’s assault, also said in a statement that more than 100 Kenyan […]

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Two KDF soldiers killed in Somalia laid to rest

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Two KDF soldiers killed in Somalia laid to rest

Two Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al-Shabaab insurgents during a raid on their camp in Somalia last month were buried in Siaya and Turkana counties. A sombre mood Sunday engulfed Ururi Village in Bondo Sub-County, Siaya County, during the burial of Mr Eliakim Omenda, 29. Hundreds of people came to pay their last respects […]

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Syria: UN-backed task force seeks aid access to besieged areas ‘without delay’

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Syria: UN-backed task force seeks aid access to besieged areas ‘without delay’

A boy drinks the remaining water in his jerrycan while waiting with other children in a queue for safe water in the town of Douma in the East Ghouta area of Rural Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Bassam Khabieh 12 February 2016 – Following agreement late yesterday by diplomats meeting in Munich as part of the International […]

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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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