Al-Shabaab militants raid Komor Haile mosque, preach for hours

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants invaded a mosque on the Kenya-Somalia border and preached to the residents for about five hours. A Mandera police report revealed an unknown number of heavily armed militants arrived at Komor Haile mosque on Thursday at about 10pm and left at around 2am. A local resident who spoke to the Nation on condition of anonymity More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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US airstrike in against al-Shabab near Mogadishu kills 10 fighters

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike outside Somalia’s capital that killed 10 Al-Shabaab militants. The U.S. Africa Command says it has carried out 14 such airstrikes so far this year against More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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AU confirms ISIS infiltration in countries, including Somalia

Islamic State has come to be known as the most dangerous jihadist groups, after making gains in Syria and Iraq in the recent past. The group, initially known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Al-Shabaab attacks separate military bases in Lower Shabelle region

The Al Qaeda-allied Al-Shabaab militants have launched well-organized overnight attacks on several Somali military bases in the country’s southern volatile Lower Shabelle region. The first attack took place More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Puntland parliamentarian shot dead in Galkayo, central Somalia

Suspected al-Shabaab gunmen killed a member of parliament in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland state late Wednesday, officials said. Mohamud Ali, a police officer in Galkayo town, told the media by phone that More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Heavy fighting between Puntland and Somaliland erupts in Tukaraq

A heavy fighting between Puntland and Somaliland regional forces has erupted on Thursday morning in Tukarak area of Sool region, military sources confirmed to Radio Shabelle. The the two states have issued immediate More...

By Shamso Macalin On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Somali alien charged with illegal gun, bullet possession and forgery

A citizen of Somalia living in Mombasa has been charged with illegal gun and ammunition possession. Ahmed Abdiweli Dahir (pictured), was charged yesterday before Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Rabera with More...

By Shamso Macalin On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Canadian freed from Ethiopia wants review

A Canadian who says he was unfairly imprisoned in Ethiopia in abysmal conditions for more than a decade wants an independent review of Ottawa’s actions in his case. In his first public comments since being More...

By Shamso Macalin On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Suspected US jets carry out airstrike in southern Somalia

Suspected American fighter jets were reported to have carried out an overnight airstrike in Lower Shabelle region, targeting Al-Shabaab bases, residents said. The strike happened on the outskirt of Arbiska village, More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Somaliland detains five for making fake passports

Somaliland authorities have on Tuesday raided several buildings in the state capital, Hargeisa and arrested five people accused of issuing fake Somali passports. The suspects have taken into custody and expected More...

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