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Somali President: Defeat of Terrorism Paves Way for Economic Revival.

Somali President: Defeat of Terrorism Paves Way for Economic Revival.

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said that defeating terrorism would pave the way for reviving the economy. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on the occasion of the passing of 100 days since he took office, Mohamed said that “changing the security situation” and overcoming terrorist threats, represented by ISIS and Al-Shabaab militant group, would allow the achievement of ...

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Emir and Somalian president’s talks successful, fruitful: Foreign Minister.

Emir and Somalian president’s talks successful, fruitful: Foreign Minister.

During a joint press conference with the Somali Foreign Minister Yussef Jarad Omar Ahmed, Sheikh Mohamed said the discussions between the two leaders dealt with a number of issues of mutual interest, especially the development of bilateral relations and the support for the new Somali government in its efforts to enhance security and stability.He stressed the State of Qatar’s support ...

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Their American Dream Deferred, Deported Somalis Arrive Home

Their American Dream Deferred, Deported Somalis Arrive Home

A group of 50 Somali nationals deported from the United States arrived in Mogadishu on Friday, officials says.The Somali ambassador to United States, Ahmed Isse Awad, told VOA Somali that the 50 deportees are the second group to be sent to Mogadishu this month.“There were 50 people deported; 30 of them were removed due to criminal cases against them, 20 ...

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EXCLUSIVE-Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings.

EXCLUSIVE-Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings.

A former U.S. intelligence specialist has donated surveillance drones to police in Somalia, aiming to help combat a jump in deadly bombings by al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents. The gift comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is increasing military engagement in the region. A member of the U.S. Navy SEAL special forces was killed in Somalia earlier this month on a ...

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SOMALIA CAR BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 8 IN CAPITAL, POLICE SAY.

SOMALIA CAR BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 8 IN CAPITAL, POLICE SAY.

A car bomb exploded in Somalia’s capital, killing at least eight people and injuring 15, police said Wednesday, as the extremist group al-Shabab quickly claimed responsibility. The Somalia-based group has vowed to step up attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere after the federal government recently announced a new offensive against the group. Targets have included high-profile spots like military facilities, hotels ...

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A large explosion heard in the capital Mogadishu.

A large explosion heard in the capital Mogadishu.

A siucide car bomber hits a busy teashop near Mogadishu main port killing several people and injured more others, KNN reports on Wednesday. Al-Shabaab claimes responsibility of the attack via its radio Andalus. More soon.

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Militants Attack 14 villages in Southern Somalia.

Militants Attack 14 villages in Southern Somalia.

Al-Shabab militants have attacked some 14 villages in southern Somalia, in an apparent attempt to disrupt a planned government offensive. Most of the villages that came under attack Tuesday are located near the towns of K50 and Murri, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu. Witnesses said teams of 10 to 12 militants attacked the villages, setting ...

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IS kills five in first suicide attack in Somalia.

IS kills five in first suicide attack in Somalia.

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police said Wednesday killed five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso. The group’s self-styled news agency Amaq claimed the “martyrdom-seeking operation with an explosive vest” in a statement carried by the SITE Intelligence Group. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest at ...

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3 POLICE OFFICERS KILLED, 2 INJURED BY BOMB BLAST IN KENYA.

3 POLICE OFFICERS KILLED, 2 INJURED BY BOMB BLAST IN KENYA.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three police officers were killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya’s eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official said Wednesday. The police vehicle was moving from Kula Police Post toward the Liboi border town, North Eastern Regional Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said. He said three other officers have been ...

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Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people. Col. Ahmed Hussein says the bomber approached soldiers at a checkpoint Tuesday and detonated explosives strapped to his waist in Bossaso, the region’s commercial hub. Hussein says two soldiers are among the ...

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