US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 militants

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabab that killed seven extremists. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Tuesday’s airstrike occurred in Quy Cad in the Mudug region. The strike was carried out a day after two other U.S. airstrikes killed 37 extremists with the al-Qaida-linked More...

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By Shamso Nuur On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Somali president meets with Italian PM in Rome

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s discussions largely focused on advancing strong bilateral relations built on historical ties, mutual respect, More...

By Shamso Nuur On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Italian NGO worker kidnapped in Kenya, 5 injured

An Italian settler was on Tuesday night kidnapped during an attack by gunmen in Kilifi County. Police say, five people, among them a 12-year-old boy was shot and seriously injured during More...

By Shamso Nuur On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Two US air strikes kill 37 Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Two air strikes by the United States forces in Somalia have killed 37 Al Shabaab militants. The first air strike left 27 militants dead while 10 others were killed in the second attack. In More...

By Shamso Nuur On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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EU training mission in Somalia extended with new budget

The European Union [EU] said it has extended the mandate of EU military training mission EUTM Somalia until 31 December 2020. In a statement issued on Monday, EU Council agreed on a budget More...

By Shamso Nuur On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Kenya beefs up security along border with Somali after foiled attack

Kenya has beefed up security along its porous border with Somalia after the police foiled an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in northeast region on Monday. Joseph Boinnet, inspector-general More...

By Shamso Nuur On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Djibouti Vows to be Part of Regional Integration

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh on the sidelines of the 11th African Union Extraordinary Summit in Addis Ababa. The two horn of Africa leaders discussed More...

By Shamso Nuur On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Former Somali president arrives in Kismayo city

Former President of the Federal Republic of Somalia has on Monday started his tour to the regional administration headquarters. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud arrived in Kismayo, the interim capital More...

By Shamso Nuur On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Al Shabaab still a threat to Kenya, new UN report says

Al Shabaab still remains a real security threat to Kenyan and East African security agencies, according to the latest report by the UN Monitoring Group. It warns of pitfalls that cloud More...