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Ugandan Chief Of Defence Forces Visits Somalia, Commends Troops For Their Role In Securing The Country

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) General David Muhoozi arrived in Somalia Tuesday on an official visit. His

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Turkish Airlines Brings 60 tons of food aid to Somalia

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane carrying over 60 tons of food aid arrived in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. The supplementary food aid is for

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Hirshabelle President Blames Federal Government For His Ouster
- Aug 16, 2017
President Ali Abdullahi Osoble has blamed the Federal government in Mogadishu for his ouster. Speaking in Jowhar on Tuesday shortly after his return from Mogadishu, Mr. Osoble accused the federal ...
US Praises Somalia’s Approach To Al-Shabaab Defections
- Aug 16, 2017
The United States government has said it commends Somalia and supports its approach in facilitating the defection of high-level Al-Shabaab members. In a press statement, released on Wednesday, the United ...
Saudi-led siege can’t bring Qatar to its knees: Senior official
- Aug 16, 2017
An adviser to Qatar’s foreign minister says the Saudi-led quartet of boycotters have failed to bring his country to its knees, adding that Riyadh’s anti-Doha “smear campaign’ is only reminiscent ...
Suspected Al Shabaab Attack Kills 5 Policemen In Kenya’s East
- Aug 16, 2017
A Kenyan government official says suspected al-Shabab extremists have killed five police officers in an ambush in the country’s east. Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh on Tuesday said fighters with the ...
Somali Government in talks with Mukhtar Robow Ali (Abu Mansor)
- Aug 16, 2017
The Federal Government of Somalia’s policy is to welcome those willing to renounce terrorists and want to join the peace process and Nation building. Hence, the Federal Government of Somalia welcomes ...
Falling tree kills 13 at religious festival in Portugal
- Aug 16, 2017
Thirteen people were crushed to death and 49 injured Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell on them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, doctors said. A ...
Trump defends initial response to Charlottesville violence
- Aug 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump has defended his initial response to last week's bloody rally in Charlottesville, suggesting that the counter-protesters were just as violent as the white supremacists. On Saturday, thousands of white supremacists, ...
Nigeria bombing kills 30, injures 80 in Borno state
- Aug 16, 2017
At least 30 people have been killed and some 80 more wounded in a bombing attack in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno. According to a member of the local civilian defense ...
400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone landslide, 600 still missing
- Aug 16, 2017
The death toll from massive landslides in Sierra Leone has reached almost 400, with hundreds of others still missing, authorities say. The Red Cross confirmed the toll on Tuesday, saying government ...
Iran, Russia, Turkey mark a new turn with $7 billion drilling deal
- Aug 16, 2017
Turkey’s Unit International which signed a drilling deal last week with Russia's state-owned Zarubezhneft and Iran's Ghadir Investment Holding says the contract is worth $7 billion. The drilling in Iran will take place ...
Iran’s parliament holds 2nd session of debates on Rouhani cabinet
- Aug 16, 2017
Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) is holding a second day of debates on President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet picks. On Wednesday, Iranian lawmakers began a second round of discussions on the qualification of Rouhani’s 17 ...
Drive-by shooting in Mogadishu kills 3, wounds 4
- Aug 15, 2017
Security forces in Mogadishu are looking for a white Toyota Spacia after three people were killed and four others wounded in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday. Witnesses say that the gunmen ...
Saudi state TV justifies shooting down of Qatari airliners
- Aug 15, 2017
Al-Arabiya video shows missile attack on Qatar Airways jet, claiming 'international law' allows destruction of flights violating airspace A Saudi state TV channel has produced a video showing the potential consequences ...
Former Al-Shabaab commander denounces militant group and hopes to enter ‘fruitful’ talks with Somali government
- Aug 15, 2017
With the Somali flag displayed prominently in the backdrop, the former deputy commander and founding member of Al-Shabaab denounced the Islamist militant insurgency group for their beliefs, saying that it ...
Somalia celebrates 3 years polio-free: WHO urges continued caution
- Aug 15, 2017
An event attended by the President of Somalia, parliamentarians, delegates from the Somali Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and UNICEF, was held in Mogadishu today to mark a milestone ...
Newcomer to politics is Lamu’s only woman elected MCA
- Aug 15, 2017
Mrs Anab Haji of Jubilee Party is the only woman elected to the Lamu County Assembly in the just concluded elections. The 37-year-old Ms Haji sprung a surprise with her election, ...
Refugee athletes make history at IAAF World Championships
- Aug 15, 2017
Despite not winning any medals at the recent World Athletics Championships in London, one team has left its mark. The Athlete Refugee Team (ART) has given us a different story to ...
Survivors recall how traffickers with AK47s forced dozens into sea off Yemen
- Aug 15, 2017
Traffickers used beatings and the threat of shooting to force more than 100 refugees, including children who could not swim, to jump into heavy seas off the coast of Yemen ...

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