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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...

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 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...

Ethiopia to swear in new prime minister Abiye Ahmed on April 2

Ethiopia’s prime minister-elect Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in on Monday, its parliament said, after the ruling coalition chose him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as its chairperson. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition on Tuesday voted in the...

Somalia calls for UN action against UAE base in Berbera

Somalia has urged the United Nations Security Council to take action against the construction of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) military base in Somaliland. Speaking at the Security Council on Tuesday, Abukar Osman, Somalia's ambassador to the UN, said the agreement between...

We created Jubaland to secure Kenya’s borders, Deputy director of the National Intelligence Service and DPP nominee tells MPs

Kenya’s plan to carve out a semi-autonomous region called Jubaland in Somalia had already been finalised as early as 2010. The final process, which placed Kenya at loggerheads with the Somali government in Mogadishu, took place in January 2013 in...

Deadly car-bomb blast near Somalia’s parliament in Mogadishu

A car bomb detonated near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least two people and wounding several others, a senior police officer said. The bomb exploded at a security checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle,...

Deadly car bomb blast rocks Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

At least 14 people have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to a government official. The explosion on Thursday happened near Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Al-Mukarrama Road. A spokesman for...

Somaliland’s $442m port project with DP World and Ethiopia will go ahead

Investment will establish Somaliland as a regional trading and maritime hub and create a container terminal with a capacity to handle up to 1.25 million TEUs a year In April 2016, the Republic of Somaliland, an African nation situated in the...

Two men arrested for seeking terrorism training in Somalia

Two men were on Wednesday arraigned in court and charged with travelling to Somalia for terrorism training. Salama Salim Mohammed and Suleiman Hemed Mwandilo were arrested on March 7 at Takaba in Mandera County enroute to the war-torn nation. They denied 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...