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Somalia summit talks tech and apps, not guns and bombs

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Tech entrepreneurs in Somalia are holding a first ever summit in battle-scarred Mogadishu, attracting hundreds to talk about business and innovation in a city more used to conflict and suffering. The three-day event that began Tuesday was conceived by a group of young Somalis to …

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Two blasts hit Somalia’s security ministry

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Two explosions rocked Somalia’s internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning, a police officer said, in the latest attack claimed by Shabaab militants. “There were two blasts targeting the internal security compound near parliament,” said Ibrahim Mohamed, a police commander, adding gunfire …

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UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

United Nations, United States | AFP |  A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on …

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Somalia’s Shabaab stone woman to death for marrying 11 men

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Shabaab militants stoned a Somali woman to death on Wednesday after an Islamic court sentenced her to the punishment for having married 11 men, the Al-Qaeda-linked group and witnesses said. According to witnesses the woman was publicly executed in the Sablaale district of the lower …

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Beyond security: The bliss that UPDF brings to Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A market for women, a football playground for youth, food supplies and health services, are some of the projects that Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has started for folks in Somalia. It’s these projects that have aided …

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Bomb kills nine Kenyan soldiers on Somalia patrol

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Nine Kenyan soldiers were killed in southern Somalia when their convoy hit a roadside bomb, authorities said Monday, in an attack claimed by the Islamist group Al-Shabaab. “Earlier today, I was appalled and saddened to learn that we had lost nine young patriots to a …

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Four killed in suspected Shabaab attack in northern Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Four people were killed in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, which borders Somalia, police said Friday, in an attack blamed on Islamist group Al-Shabaab. The four men, all non-Muslims who were not from the area, were attacked at a remote quarry on Thursday night, …

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Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday. “We are deeply concerned about the safety of our colleague,” said Daniel O’Malley, ICRC’s deputy …

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Somalia eject Uganda cubs in CECAFA U-17 event

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Defending champions Uganda Cubs are out of the on-going CECAFA U-17 Championship in Burundi. The Cubs suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Somalia at the Gitega Stadium in one of the semi final matches played on Wednesday. Uganda Cubs who won the trophy when the …

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