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3 suspects in court, may have funded Shabaab – cops

3 suspects in court, may have funded Shabaab – cops

Three of the six suspects arrested by Anti-Terrorism Police in Shella, Malindi, on Friday were presented yesterday in a Malindi court. Abdirahim Salim Mohamed, Salim Abdulkarim Salim (pictured) and Nur Swaleh Mahdi appeared before chief magistrate Julie Oseko. They were not charged after officer Ali Bakari sought a 30-day extension to complete investigations. Malindi police chief Matawa Muchangi said the ...

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EU Naval Force investigates reports on Somali pirates seizing ship

EU Naval Force investigates reports on Somali pirates seizing ship

The European Union Naval Force has sent a maritime patrol aircraft to the coast of Somalia to investigate reports that Somali pirates have seized a commercial vessel, a spokeswoman for the force said Tuesday. “The aircraft is en route,” she told dpa. “We don’t know what happened. We are not categorizing it as a piracy incident at this time.” The spokeswoman ...

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Somali Army is Capable of Fighting Rebels

Somali Army is Capable of Fighting Rebels

The African Union Mission in Somali (Amison), after a decade of presence, has been harping on the most favorable conditions, the Somali National Army (ANS) will fight the insurgent Al Shabaab group. The African Union (AU) special representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, stated at a two-day meeting that more resources are needed so that the ANS can adequately ...

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‘Dying one by one:’ Somalia drought crushes herders’ lives

‘Dying one by one:’ Somalia drought crushes herders’ lives

Ahmed Haji turns from his visibly dehydrated animals and whispers: “I am lost.” Trying to flee the worsening drought, he trekked thousands of kilometers with a herd that once numbered 1,200. But hundreds perished during the arduous trip to Puntland, in northern Somalia, in search of greener pasture. The land here dried up not long after he arrived, leaving his ...

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Officials: Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker in Indian Ocean

Officials: Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker in Indian Ocean

Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. Sources tell VOA’s Somali service that the ship is believed to be a merchant tanker flying the flag of the United Arab Emirates. Regional officials say they are still assessing the circumstances of the hijack, which took place ...

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UPDATE: 50 people killed in garbage landslide at Ethiopia’s biggest dump

UPDATE: 50 people killed in garbage landslide at Ethiopia’s biggest dump

At least 48 people, mostly women and children, died, while dozens are feared to be buried under piles of waste after a colossal rubbish dump outside Ethopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, collapsed on Saturday night, devouring makeshift homes and waste pickers alike. What triggered the landslide at the Koshe landfill that for over 50 years has served as the city’s main ...

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Car bomb blast kills at least three in Somalia.

Car bomb blast kills at least three in Somalia.

At least three people were killed and three others were injured in a suicide car bomb blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday, officials and eye witnesses said. A minibus laden with explosives went off near a military training camp in Wadajir district, said a security official who declined to be identified. “The suicide bomber and two civilians ...

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Car bombing in Mogadishu, Three people wounded including a local media staff.

Car bombing in Mogadishu, Three people wounded including a local media staff.

A blast in the capital Mogadishu has wounded at least three people including a local media staff, KNN reports on Sunday. The Sunday’s explosion came from a car belonging to a video editor and photojournalist Abdihamiid Karazay for the popular Universal TV is believed to be fixed to the victim’s car according to police. The car bomb which took place ...

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My meeting with a forgotten terrorist in Somalia.

My meeting with a forgotten terrorist in Somalia.

Once an Al Shabab leader, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys now lives in legal limbo, a case study in Somalia’s stumbling search for stability. Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, his beard dyed red, is under house arrest in Mogadishu.   (MICHELLE SHEPHARD / TORONTO STAR) | Order this photo   By Michelle Shephard National Security Reporter MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—A man who has been called everything ...

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Aid agency warns of surge in cholera cases in Somalia

Aid agency warns of surge in cholera cases in Somalia

A global aid agency, Save the Children, on Friday warned of an increase in cholera cases in Somalia which has claimed 200 lives since January amid a looming famine. The charity said its health and nutrition clinics are reporting “all the early warnings signs” of an avoidable catastrophe, with deaths from cholera and acute watery diarrhea rising sharply. “These diseases ...

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