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At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | At least 25 soldiers died in weekend fighting between rival Puntland and Galmudug regional forces in the divided Somali town of Galkayo, military officials on both sides said Monday. “We have lost 12 men and there are more than 10 wounded,” said Puntland commander Jumale …

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Somali pirates free 26 hostages held for nearly five years

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country’s piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held …

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Kampala bomb suspects denied bail for second time

A bail request by four of seven Somali nationals accused of aiding and abetting an Al-Shabab attempt to carry out a second bomb attack on Kampala in 2014, has been denied a second time because they have no permanent residence in Uganda. International Crimes Division court Judge Ezekiel Muhanguzi dismissed the applications of Muhammed Abdul …

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Somalia delays elections one more month

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Troubled Somalia on Monday announced it was delaying its elections for one more month to October and November due to security issues and administrative problems. Somalia’s internationally-backed government was supposed to hold national elections this year but instead scheduled a limited franchise election in which …

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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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AU finally secures EU funding for Mission in Somalia

  The AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has got a much needed boost, after the European Union signed a 15th contract to provide financial support to the African Union (AU) peace keeping mission. AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smail Chergui signed on Wednesday on behalf of the African Union. The EU is offering  178 …

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