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Somali, AU forces intensify joint patrols to secure Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) police component and the Somali Police Force (SPF) have stepped up security patrols in the capital Mogadishu as part of efforts to improve security during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The AU mission said the joint team has …

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Suicide bomber kills over a dozen in Somali capital Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a military training camp in the southern part of Mogadishu on Saturday evening, killing at least 15 people, local media reported on Sunday. Civilians and new recruits were among the casualties, the Garowe news portal …

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MINISTER: 21 people killed in Somalian hotel attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali government confirmed Sunday that 21 people were killed in the terrorist attack on a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday evening. The Minister of Health Ali Haji Adan said 15 of the wounded persons sustained serious injuries and were in critical …

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Somali army kills 5 al-Shabab terrorists

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali National Army (SNA) said Sunday its forces killed five al-Shabab terrorists during a security operation conducted within the vicinity of Balad and Afgoye districts located northeast and southwest of Mogadishu respectively. The SNA commander who led the operation told Radio Mogadishu that several of …

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Somalia’s Shabaab ends bloody decade resurgent and unbowed

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | In the past decade, Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab has lost territory, suffered defections and faced mounting US air strikes, but analysts say the group is as strong a threat as ever, flourishing under the country’s weak government. Despite years of costly efforts to combat the group, …

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Kenya Airways makes test flight to Mogadishu

  Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahead of its inaugural flight to Somalia in January 2019, Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, made a test flight to Mogadishu today, as part of routine preparations preceding the formal launch of the direct flight early next year. The carrier has leased a …

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Ethiopian Airlines ups Mogadishu flights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced plans to have daily flights between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu starting Dec.01, less than two weeks since the carrier re-launched flights on the route. Presently, Ethiopian Airlines operates three weekly flights. Seeing neighbours Kenya Airways also jump on …

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AMISOM troops in massive operation to flush out Al-Shabaab

Mogadishu, Somalia | AMISOM | The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) troops have launched a massive operation to flush out Al-Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region and secure main supply routes in the area. According to Lt Col, Israel Kaheru Bagenda, the Commanding Officer of 11 Infantry Battalion of Uganda …

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