Kenya to deploy additional police along Kenya-Somalia border

The government will deploy at least one thousand additional police reservists along the Kenya-Somalia border in Wajir County as efforts to counter violent extremism intensify. Northeastern regional coordinator regional Mohammed Birik says the process of training the police reservists has been concluded and the officers are properly equipped. And in More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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Calm returns to Baidoa city following days of deadly riots

The situation in Baidoa, capital of Bay region was calm this morning, after three days of deadly clashes between Police and supporters of the jailed candidate Mukhtar Robow. Additional security forces are seen More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters

The U.S. military says it has killed eight members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike south of Somalia’s capital. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Saturday More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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International community urges dialogue to resolve crisis in Southwest State

International envoys have called on Somali leaders to pursue dialogue to resolve political differences ahead of regional elections in South West State. The envoys from the United Nations, EU, Africa Union, More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Indian naval ship seizes illegal arms from fishing vessel off Somalia coast

An Indian Navy ship deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden made a second arms seizure in six days from a fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia, a defense official said here on Friday. On More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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AMISOM appeals for restraint on political standoff in Southwest State

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC) and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, has been following closely the events in the South West State More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Eritrean president wraps up his visit to Somalia after talks with Farmajo

The Federal Republic of Somalia and State of Eritrea have agreed to strengthen diplomatic, trade and investment cooperation between the two states. President Abdullahi Farmajo and his counterpart Esias Afwerki More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Clashes between police and protesters in Baidoa city leave 11 dead

At least 11 people were killed in Somalia’s city of Baidoa in clashes between security forces and supporters of a former al Shabaab leader who is seeking election as a regional president, a military officer More...

By Shamso Macalin On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Qatar and Somalia sign cooperation agreements

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khairi, witnessed the signing of a number of agreements More...

By Shamso Macalin On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Tension in Baidoa as Ethiopian troops arrest Presidential candidate

High tension is reported in Baidoa, the interim capital of southwest state after Ethiopian troops in the town allegedly arrested former Al-Shabaab deputy leader, Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur. Abu Mansour was More...

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