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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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Somali govt launches cholera vaccination campaign

Somali govt launches cholera vaccination campaign

Vaccines, which will be administered to at-risk persons aged one year or older, are being delivered in two rounds. The government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign with the support of the United Nations health agency, targeting over 450 000 people in seven high-risk areas around the country. The first-ever OCV campaign to be conducted in ...

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Malaysia to send troops to Somalia on humanitarian mission

Malaysia to send troops to Somalia on humanitarian mission

Malaysia will send troops to Somalia as part of a humanitarian mission following prolonged drought in the country, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. The Defence Minister said the troops, along with assets, will be sent from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “The decision (to send the troops) was reached after my meeting with Somalia Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omer Arteh Ghalib ...

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Boris Johnson in Somalia for surprise visit amid drought.

Boris Johnson in Somalia for surprise visit amid drought.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived for a surprise visit to Somalia and is holding talks with the country’s new president, a Somali presidential aide confirmed Wednesday. The aide insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Johnson was meeting at the airport with Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who was elected last month. ...

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Pirates Demand Ransom for Oil Tanker Hijacked off Coast of Somalia

Pirates Demand Ransom for Oil Tanker Hijacked off Coast of Somalia

Armed pirates off the coast of Somalia who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said. The pirates seized the Comoros-flagged Aris 13 tanker on Monday, the first such hijacking in the region since 2012. “The EU Naval Force … has received positive ...

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