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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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UPDF: Kampala is safe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan army spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire has said reports citing possible attacks on Kampala by the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab are not true. Al-Shabaab got back in the news with Sunday’s attack  which African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)  said they repulsed, lost eight peace keepers …

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