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Somali troops have taken a key village from Al-Shabaab group.

Somali troops have taken a key village from Al-Shabaab group.

Somali troops captured a village near Kismayo with the help of AU peacekeeping forces, KNN reports on Wednesday. The allied troops have taken Janaay Abdalla village in southern Lower Juba region just outside the port city of Kismayo from Al-Shabaab militants, witnesses and local regional officials from Jubaland confirmed Wednesday. The sources said that the militants fled the area as ...

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab families should be registered at police stations.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab families should be registered at police stations.

Regional administration in the southren Somalia on Wednesday ordered al-Shabaab wives to register their names at local police in Baidoa, KNN reports Several al-Shabaab families are believed to be staying in the local government controlled areas in Bay and Bakol regions. No comments from al-Shabaabgroup on this.    

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Officials: Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks.

Officials: Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks.

The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, and pointed specifically to a February 2016 attack on a flight of the Somali airline Daallo, in which a passenger set off a bomb concealed in a laptop, killing ...

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Turkish humanitarian aid becomes lifeline in drought-stricken Somalia.

Turkish humanitarian aid becomes lifeline in drought-stricken Somalia.

rkish aid is becoming the lifeline for people in Somalia, with aid organizations like the Turkish Red Crescent, the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation and the Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV) reaching out to those suffering from the consequences of civil war and a severe drought. Turkish humanitarian relief organizations have undertaken important steps to counter the effects of the drought in ...

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In drought-hit Somalia, children also face potentially deadly measles threat.

In drought-hit Somalia, children also face potentially deadly measles threat.

UNICEF and partners conduct lifesaving vaccination campaign. BAIDOA, Somalia, 25 April 2017 – Almost 30,000 young children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in an emergency campaign in Baidoa, a town at the heart of one of Somalia’s hardest-hit areas. Many of the children have never been immunized before – they come ...

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US Offers Training as Somalia Fights for Security

US Offers Training as Somalia Fights for Security

The U.S. and the African Union agree that the time for Somalis to take over security responsibility in their country is swiftly approaching. During a conference call organized by U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of AFRICOM, said the recent announcement that the U.S. will send 40 troops to Somalia does not signal a change in ...

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10 soldiers killed in road blast in northern Somalia.

10 soldiers killed in road blast in northern Somalia.

At least ten soldiers were killed and more than eight others were wounded after a road blast targeted a military vehicle in northern Somalia on Sunday, officials said, Anadolu reported. Senior military official Osman Ali Adan told Anadolu agency over the phone that a military vehicle carrying soldiers were hit by a massive blast on the outskirts of Galgala hills ...

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US officials say pirates have returned to Somalia waters

US officials say pirates have returned to Somalia waters

Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday. The attacks follow about a five-year respite for the region, where piracy had grown to crisis proportions during the 2010-2012 period, drawing the navies of the United States and other nations into a lengthy ...

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President Farmaajo in Baidoa.

President Farmaajo in Baidoa.

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is visiting the southren Somali town, Baidoa, KNN reports on Sunday. Reports said that security has been beefed up in and out of the town. The president is expected to meet local regional leaders over the drought crisis.

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Puntland troops targeted with a roadside bomb near Galgala.

Puntland troops targeted with a roadside bomb near Galgala.

A blast hits regional forces of Somalia’s Puntland in the north of the country near Galgala mountainous in the Barri region, KNN reports. The roadside bomb on Sunday targeted Puntland security forces who are stationed near Galgala according to local officials. Local officials were unable to establish on the losses of the blast. No group has claimed responsibility of the ...

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