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Explosive items captured in Central Somali town: Police

Explosive items captured in Central Somali town: Police

Somali authorities in central town of the Beledwayne said they have captured explosive devices which suspected militants wanted to harm locals, KNN reports on Saturday. No arrests have been made in connection with the captured items. Security has been beefed up in and around Beledwayne of the Hiiraan region a head of holy month of Ramadan. Al-Shabaab steps up attacks ...

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Clashes among government soldiers leaves one soldier dead.

Clashes among government soldiers leaves one soldier dead.

Infighting between Somali soldiers in Mogadishu’s Dharkinley district leaves one soldier dead, KNN reports on Saturday. It  is yet unknow about the motive of the fighting. Residents said the fighting lasted an hour. A local police then intervened the situation and stopped the clashes. At least two other soldiers were reportedly wounded in the clashes.  

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UNHCR: Over 30,000 Somalis Return From Conflict-hit Yemen.

UNHCR: Over 30,000 Somalis Return From Conflict-hit Yemen.

Some 30,600 Somalis have reportedly returned to Somalia from Yemen since the beginning of war in Yemen in 2015, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the UN refugee agency as saying on Friday. The UNHCR said an increasing number of Somalis are approaching the agency for assistance to support their return, citing safety concerns and limited access to services in Yemen. ...

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Zambia’s Police Joins AU Mission To Stabilise Somalia

Zambia’s Police Joins AU Mission To Stabilise Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) confirmed Friday that Zambia has joined police contributing countries to AU mission to offer specialised skills to Somali police force, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. A statement from the AU mission said a contingent of four senior Zambian police officers are part of a team of 22 newly deployed Individual Police Officers (IPOs) ...

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Car Explosion Kills 6 in Mogadishu.

Car Explosion Kills 6 in Mogadishu.

Five security personnel and a mine expert were killed Wednesday in Somalia’s capital when a car bomb exploded as they tried to defuse it. Somali police spokesman Mohamed Yusuf Omar Madale says the car was parked near a police station in Mogadishu’s Wadajir neighborhood. “The security forces suspected, arrested its driver and while they were trying to dismantle the device ...

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A car bombing, as police thwarted an attack killing one militant in Mogadishu.

A car bombing, as police thwarted an attack killing one militant in Mogadishu.

At least one suspected militant was killed another onr escaped when car bomb went off in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, KNN reports on Wednesday. A police officer said one Islamist fighter shot and killed by police. The militants were driving a small when security forces spotted them. Another militant escaped on foot. Searches underway.  

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Somalia gets $1.3b for economy, security

Somalia gets $1.3b for economy, security

World leaders have pledged to support Somalia’s new government and its security and economic reforms. However, the government has been tasked with using its support from citizens to deliver on its promises. The three-day Somalia International Conference in London saw President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government get new pledges of more than $1.3 billion to help improve stability in the country, ...

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Suspected al Shabaab gunmen kill official in northern Kenya: police

Suspected al Shabaab gunmen kill official in northern Kenya: police

Gunmen suspected of being fighters from Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group burst into a government official’s house in northeast Kenya and shot him dead late on Monday, police said.   The four attackers in military fatigues struck in Mandera county, a territory near Somalia’s border that has seen a string of al Shabaab raids in recent years. “We suspect the ...

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After conference, there is ray of hope for Somalia.

After conference, there is ray of hope for Somalia.

Last week an international conference on Somalia was organised and hosted by the British government and co-chaired by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. This is the third major international conference of its kind since 2012. One thing is clear; the international community has finally started paying attention to Somalia. Since the fall of the government of Mohamed Siad Barre ...

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Three tales of Mogadishu: violence, a booming economy … and now famine

Three tales of Mogadishu: violence, a booming economy … and now famine

Friday afternoon and the light is low across the waves breaking on the long shore. Behind the pocked and pitted seafront promenade, hundreds of children play football among their shattered homes. This, the ruins of the old port area of Somalia’s Mogadishu, is the war-torn city of the news stories, books and films. Less than a 10 minute drive away ...

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