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Al-Shabab fighters temporarily overran a Somali government military base

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Al-Shabab fighters temporarily overran a Somali government military base

Al-Shabab fighters temporarily overran a Somali government military base in Laanta Buur, a former prison about 40 kilometers west of Mogadishu, officials said. The militants attacked the base at around 1:30 a.m. Monday local time, killing soldiers and seizing weapons and military trucks, security officials said. The attack began with a suicide car bomb at […]

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Calls for unity dominated the prayers with Kenyans being urged to be tolerant of each other’s views

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Calls for unity dominated the prayers with Kenyans being urged to be tolerant of each other’s views

Muslim faithful hold prayers at Isiolo stadium during the Idd ul-Fitr celebrations on July 7, 2016. PHOTO | VIVIAN JEBET | NATION MEDIA GROUP Calls for unity ahead of the 2017 general elections dominated Idd ul-Fitr celebrations across the country as Muslims ended their fasting. Kenyans were also urged to observe high standards of hygiene […]

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American Muslims make most of the holy month

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American Muslims make most of the holy month

COLUMBUS, OHIO: With sixteen and a half hours of fasting during hot summer days, Ramadan can be tough. How are Muslims faring in a country with no shortened work days, few concessions, and at times a lack of understanding or appreciation for the deed? As Ramadan 2016 draws to an end, American Muslims of all […]

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Lamu police on high alert after al Shabaab rumours

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Lamu police on high alert after al Shabaab rumours

Police in Lamu are on high alert following reports that heavily armed al Shabaab militia were spotted in the county. Lamu county AP commander Abdullahi Adan said police had been tipped by the public that suspected terrorists were sighted in Milimani area, Lamu East on Friday morning. Adan said following the reports, KDF soldiers who […]

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Ministry acknowledges Diaspora engaged in tourism, culture sectors

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Ministry acknowledges Diaspora engaged in tourism, culture sectors

 The Ministry of Culture and Tourism acknowledged 200 Ethiopian Diaspora engaged in tourism and culture sector investment Tuesday. The Ministry recognized investors engaged in promoting culture and tourism destinations of their country in hotel, lounge, resort, travel and tour operations. Minister Eng. Ayesha Mohammad said that Diaspora investment in tourism has a huge role in […]

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36 killed, 147 injured in Istanbul Atatürk Airport terror attacks

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36 killed, 147 injured in Istanbul Atatürk Airport terror attacks

At least 36 people were killed, 147 injured Tuesday in a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s main Atatürk airport, in the latest deadly strike to rock Turkey’s most-populated city. The assessments show that 3 suicide bombers carried out the attacks in 3 different spots at the airport, Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said […]

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Erdoğan expressed regret for downing of Russian jet in letter to Putin: Kremlin

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Erdoğan expressed regret for downing of Russian jet in letter to Putin: Kremlin

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed regret for the downing of a Russian military jet to Vladimir Putin, Presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın and Putin’s spokesman said on Monday, an attempt to mend ties which were deeply strained last November. A statement released by the presidential spokesman said that President Erdoğan sent a letter to President […]

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At least 14 reported dead after al-Shabab gunmen storm Somali hotel | Somaliwayn

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At least 14 reported dead after al-Shabab gunmen storm Somali hotel | Somaliwayn

At least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital and took an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police and medical workers said Saturday, before security forces hunted down the attackers and ended an hours-long assault that began with an explosives-laden vehicle blowing up at the hotel gate. Islamic extremist […]

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Going back to Somalia will mean lost livelihoods for refugees, who have invested heavily in Dadaab camp

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Going back to Somalia will mean lost livelihoods for refugees, who have invested heavily in Dadaab camp

Cold sodas, ice cream, beef, chicken burgers and DStv connections are all up for sale in the bustling hub that is Hagadera Market in one of the five camps that make up Dadaab Refugee Camp complex. So vibrant is Hagadera that it has attracted traders from all over the country, who have set up stalls […]

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Al Shabaab kills four police officers, injures five in Mandera bus ambush

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Al Shabaab kills four police officers, injures five in Mandera bus ambush

Five police officers were killed after suspected al Shabaab militants attacked their vehicle in Dimu, Mandera county, on Monday. Another officer was reported missing after the incident that took place while they escorted a Makkah bus to the county. The car the officers were travelling in was destroyed. Governor Ali Roba condemned the attack saying […]

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