Four Kenyan Police officers killed in Lamu attack

Al Shabaab has claimed to kill at least four Kenyan Police officers in a fresh attack in the coastal town of Lamu, the latest in series of raids on Somalia’s border with Kenya. The attack was targeted a Police station in Mararaani village located in Lamu county and engaged in a heavy gunfight with the Kenyan forces, which More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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AU, UN envoys assess security in Somalia ahead of troops exit

The United Nations and African Union envoys in Somalia have kicked off security assessment visits across the Horn of Africa nation ahead of the troops exit next year. The UN and African More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Al Shabaab retakes fresh location from Somali Govt forces

The Al Qaeda-linked Somalia-based Al Shabaab militants were reported to have retaken control of a strategic location in the country’s southern middle Shabelle region. Residents said More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Somalia begins child rights bill drafting process

Somalia and the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) on Thursday launched the drafting process of its Child Rights Bill as part of its efforts to strengthen the rights of children in the Horn of Africa nation. The Child More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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US military steps up Somalia drone strikes

The US military has quietly upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab militants and other jihadists. Since the start of the More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Assailants murder prominent elder outside a mosque in Mogadishu

Suspected Al Shabaab assailants have gunned down a prominent Somali elder in the capital, Mogadishu on Thursday, the latest in string of killings in the seaside city over the past few months. The elder who was More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Somali PM vows to flush out Al Shabaab from while country

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has vowed to root out Al Shabaab from its remaining positions in the south and central Somalia in a major anticipated military offensive. PM Khaire, speaking in the southern More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Greek police block migrants’ march to border with Macedonia

Police blocked some 200 migrants and asylum-seekers Wednesday from leaving a city in northern Greece for the Macedonian border in hopes of traveling on to other European Union countries. Dozens of officers in More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Suspected pirate vessels in Gulf of Aden dispersed by Chinese navy

A destroyer from the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce successfully dispersed a number of suspected pirate vessels aiming for two container ships, reports China Central Television. At approximately 4:30pm local More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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UN urges KDF to stop Somalia charcoal export

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday urged the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) to implement a ban on charcoal exports which earns Al-Shabaab at least Sh1 billion ($10 million) a year. In adopting a resolution More...

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