AU to deploy an extra 500 police officers to Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) announced on Tuesday that some 1,000 soldiers will be withdrawn from Somalia by Dec. 31 in line with the African Union and UN Security Council resolutions. The Special Representative of the African Union Chairperson for Somalia, Francisco Madeira, stressed that the withdrawal of AMISOM troops from Somalia More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Somali Govt identifies masterminds of Oct 14 truck bombing

Somali government on Tuesday published names of six men who involved in Zoobe truck bombing which killed more than 350 people and injured 600 others.Somalia’s security minister, Mohamed Abukar Islow said Osman More...

By Shamso Macalin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Security Council maintains partial lifting of arms embargo on Somalia for one year

The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and the More...

By Shamso Macalin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Uganda, Sudan express support for AU mission in Somalia

Uganda and Sudan have called on the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia. The call comes as the UN Security Council has endorsed the withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Somalia More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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US appeals court partly reinstates Trump’s travel ban

An appeals court has allowed President Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions to partly take effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six majority-Muslim countries with no ties to More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Suicide car bomb hits AMISOM convoy near Mogadishu

At least one person was confirmed dead, and several wounded after a car bomb blast struck a military convoy transporting African Union forces near Mogadishu, the Somali capital. A witness said a Toyota Noah More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Rwanda sends medical relief to Somalia

The government of Somalia has expressed gratitude over a consignment of medical relief delivered yesterday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Claude Nikobisanzwe. In More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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40 Islamists killed in four days of Somalia strikes, US says

The Pentagon has said that US forces had killed 40 Shabaab and Islamic State fighters in a series of strikes on Somalia that began late last week. The US military has launched five strikes since Thursday on jihadist More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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U.S. airstrikes kill 40 militants in Somalia

U.S. forces launched a series of airstrikes in Somalia over the weekend — one against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and four against al-Shabab. A total of 40 militants were killed — 36 More...

By Shamso Macalin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Vote Counting Under Way in Somaliland Presidential Election

Vote counting is underway in Somaliland after the breakaway republic held its presidential election. Three candidates are competing to replace President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud, who opted not to seek re-election. The More...

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