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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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