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Turkish Airlines to Fly Supplies to Somalia During Drought

Turkish Airlines to Fly Supplies to Somalia During Drought

“Internet you did it!” Tweeted Vine and Snap star Jérôme Jarre. He’s got a reason to celebrate; celebrities banded together to raise money to help fight famine in Somalia and to care for its residents who were affected by a severe drought. (According to a video posted by Ben Stiller, about 6 million people are in danger of dying due ...

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NATO should help as illegal fishing led pirates to hijack tanker: Somali officials

NATO should help as illegal fishing led pirates to hijack tanker: Somali officials

The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was “dead and born,” after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia. Nicholas Anthony said Sunday he is grateful for efforts by the semiautonomous Puntland state in northern Somalia to secure their release. He gave ...

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With reduced patrols and illegal fishing, Somalia’s pirates could be making a comeback

With reduced patrols and illegal fishing, Somalia’s pirates could be making a comeback

Somali pirates finally released a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that they seized off the coast of Somalia a few days earlier. They agreed to forego their demand for ransom after learning that a Somali businessman had hired the ship to take oil from Djibouti to the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The incident was evidence for those who argue piracy off the Somali ...

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Somalia slams unacceptable airstrike that killed 42 Somali refugees in Yemen.

Somalia slams unacceptable airstrike that killed 42 Somali refugees in Yemen.

Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Sunday strongly condemned the Friday’s airstrike that killed at least 42 Somali refugees in Yemen by suspected Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi militants, KNN reports. Mr.Khaire called a swift investigation into the matter to find the perpetrators.  He shared his sadness over the matter with the families and friends of the victims. “They were ...

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Somali security forces nab vehicle laden with explosives in central Somalia.

Somali security forces nab vehicle laden with explosives in central Somalia.

Reports by local police in the town of Adado of the Galgaduud region indicate that government forces there on Sunday nabbed a vehicle that was loaded with explosives, KNN reports . Officials received tip off from the public. No one was arrested in connection with the discovery although investigations were still underway

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AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat arrives in Mogadishu.

AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat arrives in Mogadishu.

Security has been feed up at the main streets in the Somali capital as AU chief visits the country for the first time since he was elected recently, KNN reports. He is expected to meet with Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair Chadian diplomat elected as the new AU Commission chairperson after seven ...

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Coalition rejects Houthi claim it is behind attack on refugee boat that left 42 dead

Coalition rejects Houthi claim it is behind attack on refugee boat that left 42 dead

A military vessel and a helicopter gunship Friday attacked a boat packed with Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen, killing at least 42 people, said Yemeni officials and a survivor who witnessed the attack. Maj. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, dismissed Houthi accusations that the coalition carried out the attack. He told Arab News that the ...

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31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

Boat carrying refugees was travelling to Sudan when it was hit by airstrike from Apache helicopter, coastguard says Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen when a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, a coastguard in the Houthi-controlled Hudaydah area has said. Mohamed al-Alay said the refugees, carrying official documents, from the UN high commissioner ...

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Somali Islamists let drought-hit civilians roam in search of food

Somali Islamists let drought-hit civilians roam in search of food

Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups. Somalia, struggling to recover from more than 25 years of civil war and an ongoing battle between its U.N.-backed government and ...

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Somali pirates are granted safe passage after releasing oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew, officials say

Somali pirates are granted safe passage after releasing oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew, officials say

Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker earlier this week after five years without a major hijacking in the region have released the ship and its crew without conditions, officials said late Thursday. Security official Ahmed Mohamed said the pirates disembarked the ship, which was heading to Bossaso port, the region’s commercial hub, with its eight Sri Lankan crew ...

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