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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 Ugandahttps://t.co/03qDTVAEGU pic.twitter.com/uAEmiJDAmz — 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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Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region’s worst attacks in decades. Twin suicide blasts claimed by Somalia’s Shebab targeted football …

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Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday citing security fears. “The Government of the Republic of Kenya, having taken into consideration its national security interests, has decided that hosting of refugees has to come to an end,” said …

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Huge weapons haul seized heading for Somalia

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Almost 2,000 assault rifles plus grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were seized by an Australian warship, the navy said Monday, part of international efforts to police the seas off Somalia. Sailors from Australia’s HMAS Darwin boarded the fishing boat that was “headed towards the …

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Health Ministry targets 2m children in house-to-house Polio immunization Campaign

By Ronald Musoke Following an outbreak of polio in neighbouring Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia and the potential risk facing Uganda, the Health ministry is to conduct a three-day ‘house-to-house’ Polio immunization campaign in 36 districts in Uganda. The inoculation campaign is scheduled to run from Sept. 21—23, targeting 2,178,093 children …

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