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Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, the army spokesman said. The strike on the base known as Camp Simba in Manda Bay near the picturesque tourist drawcard of Lamu …

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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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US double strike in Somalia kill four militants

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States military said it killed four “terrorists” in airstrikes against the Al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia on Sunday, a day after the country’s deadliest attack in two years. US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted three airstrikes in two locations in the conflict-hit east …

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SOMALIA: Massive car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores injured in Somalia’s deadliest attack in two years. At least 16 of those killed were students from the capital’s private Banadir University, who had …

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US conducts joint knowledge exchange with UPDF in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia |  BRENNEN LEGE | U.S. service members in Somalia end of  last month conducted a joint Tactical Casualty Combat Care information exchange and mass casualty exercise with neighboring Ugandan African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers. The operation enhanced partner force interoperability and communication, and instilled enduring procedures for mass …

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Kenya, Somalia agree to normalise ties after tensions

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya and Somalia have agreed to “normalise” relations and start reissuing travel visas to each other’s citizens after a long-running dispute over marine borders strained ties between the neighbours. The agreement, announced by Kenya’s presidency late Thursday, followed a meeting in Nairobi between President Uhuru Kenyatta …

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Uganda Police officers extolled over peace building in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan police officers serving in Somalia have been extolled for their distinguished professionalism in terms of building capacity of Somali police, maintaining law, order and peace building. Dozens of Uganda police officers are serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). In a …

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MPs visit Ugandan troops serving in AMISOM

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan Members of Parliament have started a week-long working visit to Somalia to assess the welfare of the country’s troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). According to a statement by AMISOM, the legislators will visit the Forward Operating Bases and interact …

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