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Kenya to Remain with AU Mission in Somalia Amid Tensions

Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta has said his forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia and leave the country when it's secure and stable. The president's statement came at a time Kenya's forces are facing hostility in...

UPDF flags off over 1800 soldiers to Somalia

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on Thursday flagged off 1,822 soldiers for Somalia mission in the horn of Africa. Maj Gen Sam Kavuma, deputy commander land forces cautioned the soldiers to always be fit and disciplined, if they are to...

Blast Kills 4, Injures 13 at Somalia Soccer Match

A bomb exploded during a local soccer (football) game in southern Somalia's restive Lower-Shabelle province on Thursday, killing at least four people, security officials said. "An improvised explosive device went off during the semifinal of a local soccer team's cup"...

Somalia to halt UAE funding for troops as relations sour

As relations with the United Arab Emirates sour over the seizure of millions of dollars in cash, Somalia announced Wednesday it would end UAE funding for its armed forces. Defense Minister Mohamed Mursal's comments to reporters came shortly after the...

Somalia, UAE Trade Barbs Over Seized Money

Somalia and United Arab Emirates have exchanged barbs over the seizure of millions of dollars from a plane chartered by Emirati diplomats to transport the cash to Mogadishu. The Somali government seized three bags containing $9.6 million on Sunday and...

UAE condemns Somali authorities’ seizure of private jet, funds

The UAE has condemned the seizure of its civilian aircraft carrying millions of dollars by authorities in Somalia on Sunday. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that the jet was seized at Mogadishu airport...

Somalia Seizes Nearly $10M From UAE Plane in Mogadishu

Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Senior security officials said thar three suitcases containing $9.6 million have been put In storage in...

Somalia parliament speaker quits ahead of motion against him

The speaker of Somalia’s parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, has resigned ahead of a confidence motion against him, a lawmaker said, ending weeks of political tension. “We were in the parliament house this morning ready for the motion against the...

Somali wrongly convicted in Alpi case gets 3 mn euros

A Somali man wrongfully convicted in the Mogadishu murder of RAI reporter Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Milan Hrovatin on Friday got three million euros in compensation for his almost 17 years in jail. Hashi Omar Hassan received 3.181...

Puntland Police on Alert as Somalia Terror Threat Moves North

BOSSASO, SOMALIA —  A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the economic hub of the semi-autonomous Puntland state. The two extremist groups...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...