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Turkey inaugurates military academy in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Turkey inaugurated on Saturday the largest foreign-run military training centre in Somalia, where local troops are due to take over the protection of a nation threatened by Shabaab Islamist attacks. Somalia’s fragile government and institutions, including its national army, are backed by the African Union’s …

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At least 20 soldiers killed in Somalia jihadist attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Shabaab jihadists attacked an army base in the southern Somali town of Barire on Friday, killing at least 20 soldiers and looting equipment, local sources said. The assault on the Somali National Army military camp in Barire, around 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of the …

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Bomb kills seven in Somalia market

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  At least seven people were killed and several others wounded after a car bomb exploded near a marketplace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, a city official said. The blast occurred alongside a densely populated road near Hamarweyne market, an area where bombings claimed by …

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US kills six in Shabaab air strikes in Somalia

Washington, United States | AFP | US forces in Somalia conducted three air strikes on Islamist Shabaab targets Wednesday, killing six fighters with the Al-Qaeda linked group, the US military said. The pre-dawn operation occurred in southern Somalia about 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of Mogadishu. The strikes were conducted under …

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Somali troops flee to Kenya to escape Shabaab attack

  Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somali soldiers, some of them wounded, fled across the border into Kenya during an attack by Islamic militants on the town of Bulo Hawo on Monday, security sources said. At least 12 people died when fighters from the Al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab group attacked the border …

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First Mogadishu night-time football match in decades

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Football fans in Mogadishu were preparing Friday to cheer on their teams in the first night-time match since chaos descended on the Somali capital nearly three decades ago. The tournament for 16- and 18-year-olds at the Konis Stadium, renovated by FIFA, will be played under …

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More than 10 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | More than 10 soldiers died on Sunday and several others were wounded when Al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab militants stormed a base in southern Somalia, security sources said. The militants drove a truck loaded with explosives to the main entrance of the base in Bulogadud, about 70 kilometres (40 …

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Muhoozi visits Somalia, commends troops for securing country

  Mogadishu, Somalia | AMISOM | – 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 visit to Somalia on a routine assessment mission, is his first since his appointment as Chief of Defence Forces. During …

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