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IGAD leaders convene special summit on Somali refugees.

Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and international organisations will meet on Saturday in Nairobi to endorse a durable

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US opposes transition of AMISOM to UN peacekeeping mission.

The United States has opposed the transition of the African Union Mission in Somalia to a UN Peacekeeping Mission. Speaking during a UN Security Council

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AFRICOM wants to double launching Somalia air raids.
- Mar 25, 2017
The head of the U.S. Africa Command on Friday said he has yet to receive authority from President Trump to launch airstrikes against terrorists in Somalia. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser ...
Somali Pirates Steal a “Mother Ship”.
- Mar 25, 2017
In an advisory notice issued Friday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) warned that pirates had hijacked a dhow in the vicinity of Eyl, a city in northern Somalia ...
40 per cent of Kenyans optimistic KDF soldiers will trounce al Shabaab – Ipsos.
- Mar 25, 2017
Forty per cent of Kenyans believe KDF soldiers in Somalia under Amisom will defeat al Shabaab. However, 39 per cent say the soldiers’s presence in Somalia has not helped the situation. In ...
London attacker Khalid Masood was a criminal with militant links.
- Mar 25, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, England: Before he killed at least four people in Britain’s deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who ...
UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe, search 21 sites.
- Mar 25, 2017
LONDON: British police are combing through “massive amounts of computer data,” have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how ...
France: Final Raqqa push in days.
- Mar 25, 2017
BEIRUT/GENEVA: The international coalition battling the Daesh group will begin a final push on the terrorists’ Syrian stronghold Raqqa in the coming days, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said ...
Turkey to open military base in Mogadishu.
- Mar 25, 2017
The Turkish Army will open its largest foreign military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu next month during a ceremony expected to be attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ...
Kenya, Somalia open a new charter of cooperation.
- Mar 25, 2017
Kenya and Somalia Thursday opened a new charter of cooperation by announcing plans to open two border posts and a re-launch of direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. President Uhuru Kenyatta ...
Kenya, Somalia vow to step up war against terrorism.
- Mar 25, 2017
Kenyan and Somali leaders Thursday vowed to scale up war against terrorism by dealing ruthlessly with Al-Shabaab militants, who have been increasing terror attacks in the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru ...
6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechnya firefight.
- Mar 25, 2017
MOSCOW: Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region. The National Anti-terrorism Committee said in a statement Friday that ...
Somali president pleads to UN for aid to avert famine.
- Mar 25, 2017
Somalia’s new president appealed to the international community Thursday for more aid to avert a famine threatening his country that could also undermine fledgling political hopes born in his peaceful ...
Photo of woman in hijab passing attack victim on bridge ‘misappropriated’.
- Mar 25, 2017
The photographer whose picture of a woman walking past a victim of the Westminster terrorist attack was claimed by anti-Islam blogs as evidence for the faith’s indifference to suffering has ...
Hungry and desperate, thousands of Somalis trek to Ethiopia.
- Mar 25, 2017
Menaced by Al Shabab militants and a worsening drought, thousands of Somalis are abandoning the land to seek refuge in neighbouring Ethiopia. DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia – Hungry and exhausted, Aisha Yussuf ...
Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack.
- Mar 25, 2017
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An organization that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabab has claimed to kill 17 soldiers and wound 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia. The SITE Intelligence Group ...
Somali pirates take over Somali vessel to use as mothership – police.
- Mar 25, 2017
Somali pirates have taken over a small Somali boat to use as a base to attack larger ships, Somali police said on Friday. Ten Yemeni crew aboard the boat were dumped ...
Africa urged to find durable solution for Somali refugees.
- Mar 25, 2017
A group of non-government organizations (NGOs) on Friday called on African leaders to find practical solutions to protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a ...
Somalia: A moment of hope amid tragedy, says UN envoy
- Mar 24, 2017
Noting that Somalia faces a number of “daunting difficulties” after decades of conflict, a senior United Nations official today highlighted that there is also a new momentum in the country ...
Security Council adopts resolution 2346, authorising mandate extension for UNSOM
- Mar 24, 2017
Unanimously adopting resolution 2346 (2017) today, the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 16 June. By other terms of the resolution, the ...

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