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Referring to Turkey’s support for Somalia, the Turkish president said Ankara would “never let it down.”

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Referring to Turkey’s support for Somalia, the Turkish president said Ankara would “never let it down.”

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has described Syria as an “exporter of terrorism,” with chaos in the country providing a breeding ground for terrorist organizations. “The chaos in Syria has provided an environment for terrorist organizations like Daesh, al-Nusra, the PYD [Democratic Union Party] and the YPG [Peoples’ Protection Units] to grow and disperse ,” Erdoğan […]

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Omar Abdirashid was detained for several hours in Nairobi

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Omar Abdirashid  was  detained for several hours in Nairobi

Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke was yesterday detained for several hours in Nairobi for breaching protocol. The embarrassing incident that could test diplomatic relations between Kenya and war-torn Somalia happened mid-morning yesterday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Sharmarke could not be cleared in Nairobi because his plane had not been inspected at Wajir […]

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2016 Uganda Elections: Museveni declared president

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2016 Uganda Elections: Museveni declared president

President Museveni and first Lady Janet Museveni during the last campaign in Kololo. Photo by European Press Agency The Electoral Commission Chairman has announced President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the winner of the 2016 presidential elections with 5,617,503 votes, a percentage of 60.7. After a tense campaign and a jumbled election, President Museveni rolled to […]

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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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