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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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Acquitted terror suspects re-arrested, face fresh charges

The five suspects, acquitted in the 2010 bombing trial, have been re-arresed over fresh allegations. The five, Omar Awadhi Omar, Mohammad Hamid Suleiman alias  Abu Zainab, Abubakaer Batemyeto, Dr Ismail Kalule and Yahaya Suleiman Mbuthia, while at Luzira Upper prisons, allegedly created  documents and materials connected with preparations to facilitate, …

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Leader of Kenya university attack killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A jihadist leader who organised the April 2015 attack on Garissa University in eastern Kenya which left 148 people dead, has been killed in a raid in southwestern Somalia, a local official said Wednesday. “Sixteen armed men, four of them senior commanders including Mohamed Mohamud …

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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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Turkey President Erdogan arrives in Uganda for 3 day visit

  President Erdoğan Goes to Uganda — Turkish Presidency (@trpresidency) May 31, 2016 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at Entebbe Airport on Tuesday night for his first visit to Uganda. Erdogan visits Uganda and then Kenya between May 31 and June 3, marking the first time a Turkish …

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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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