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At least 10 killed in Mogadishu minibus attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  At least 10 people were killed when Shabaab Islamists drove an explosives-laden minibus into local government offices in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, according to the security ministry. The minibus was rammed through a security barrier outside offices in the southern district of Wadajir, …

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Somalis in Al-Shabab Kampala case re-apply for bail

Seven Somali nationals accused of aiding and abetting the Al-Shabab to carry out a second bomb attack on Kampala, have on Friday, re-applied for bail before the International Crimes Division court They cited their long stay on remand in Luzira Prison, two years without appearing before a judge. They also claim that their health condition needs …

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Al-Shabaab kill five Kenyan police: governor

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Five Kenyan policemen were killed Monday when suspected radical Shabaab fighters attacked their convoy in the far northeast of the country, the local governor said. The police vehicle exploded into flames after it was hit by a suspected rocket-propelled grenade as it provided security for …

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Breakaway Somaliland dreams port will boost independence

Creaking wooden fishing dhows bob alongside each other in the sparkling blue waters of the port of Berbera, a key trade point along one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. But big changes could be coming. While container ships are rare here in the main transport hub of the self-declared …

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Kampala bombings mastermind gets life term

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | A Ugandan court on Friday handed down a life sentence for the mastermind of twin bombings targeting football fans in Kampala that killed 76 people. The court also sentenced four accomplices to life behind bars for the 2010 suicide attacks, while two others received 50-year …

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