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Turkey condemns double car bombings in Somalia

“We wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives in the attacks, convey our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and wish speedy recovery to the wounded,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Turkey will...

Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45: government official

The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the...

18 killed by car bombs in Somali capital

At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded when two car bombs exploded on Friday near the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service said. Jihadist rebels claimed the attack. "We...

Somali children abused in anti-insurgency crackdown, families say

Somali children suspected of links to the Islamist insurgency are being held in adult jails where they are vulnerable to abuse, and tried in military courts, Somali families said, backing up allegations in a human rights report. Human Rights Watch...

Somali Maritime Police Hone Skills in Djibouti during Cutlass Express ’18

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States as well as several international organizations, completed the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Feb. 7, 2018. This year's exercise also included...

Somalia Appoints New Security Chiefs to Combat al-Shabab

The Somali government has appointed new security chiefs, nearly four months after firing the previous commanders after a series of deadly al-Shabab attacks. But experts warn that the new security chiefs are not "miracle" workers and need support from...

Ethiopia emergency to last six months

 Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell "chaos and unruliness". The council of ministers declared the country's second emergency decree in two years on Friday evening. It...

International Community Welcome Latest Decision Of Somalia’s National Security Council

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and United States welcomed the decisions taken at the meeting of Somalia’s National Security Council (NSC) from 6-10 February 2018. The NSC addressed fundamental issues...

Idris Elba and Somali-born Model Sabrina Dhowre are Engaged!

Idris Elba and his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre are engaged — or at least they appear to be. The 45-year-old actor popped the question on Saturday at Rio Cinema in London, before a screening of his big screen directorial debut Yardie. “‘Another @riocinema first! Still...

Somali Gets Death Sentence for Deadly October Truck Bombing

A Somali military court has given the death penalty to a man convicted of leading the unit behind an October truck bombing that officials say killed at least 500 people. Hassan Ali Shute, the chairman of the tribunal, said the...
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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...