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Massive Fire Broke Out at Bakaro Market in Mogadishu+Photo

A fire broke out over night the largest market #Bakaro In Mogadishu capital which causes destruction of saveral parts of the market inculde stores of clothes, shoes, and utensils. Some owners told me that their property have lost during the fire. No one was injured in the accident. The fire catches out of the market. Fire fighters were rushed to ...

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In South Africa, a surge in xenophobia leads to violence

Ask Mario Khumalo to explain South Africa’s crime rate or its economic troubles, and he has an answer that sounds like a Donald Trump talking point: There are too many foreigners. “We have allowed in criminals and former child soldiers. The government has failed to protect its own people,” the 37-year-old said in a phone interview. Khumalo has launched a ...

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Another KDF Camp Attacked by Al Shabaab in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 – Another Kenya Defence Forces camp was on Friday morning overrun by Al Shabaab terrorists in Somalia. Government security officials confirmed the attack at Kulbiyow town in Lower Jubba, but details on the number of attackers or casualties remained scanty. “We have received information on the attack,” a top security official said, “but we have no ...

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Al-Shabaab militants attack KDF camp in Kulbiyow

KDF camp in Kulbiyow near Hughulo, Somalia attacked by al-Shabaab militants, the base is manned by soldiers from Mombasa, reinforcements sent. The Kenya Defense Forces sent reinforcement which was able to destroy two vehicle loaded with improvised explosive devices within the vicinity of their Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Kulbiyow, an area near Kenya’s border with Somalia. The army has ...

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Government on Goodwill Mission, To Track World Leaders Who Studied in India

Almost 27 years after he had completed his MTech from Barkatullah University (BU) in Bhopal, Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud wrote to Indian government, seeking his degree certificate in 2015. The university duly obliged the former student with a special convocation ceremony soon after. The government has now embarked on a mission to tap the goodwill of many former students ...

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Turkish President Targets Cleric’s Schools on Africa Visit.        

On Jan. 9, Erdogan said Gulen’s organization previously had schools in 115 countries, and that Gambia was among six nations that had shut them. Schools in the African countries of Guinea, Somalia, Chad, Senegal, Mauritania, Niger and Gabon have been transferred to Turkish government control, he said. The schools follow national curricula, serve children through high school and are popular ...

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26 suspected Robbers Arrested in Juba During New Year Night

The security agencies in South Sudan’s capital Juba arrested a group of 26 people from Somalia and Uganda suspected of involvement in robberies using tinted vehicles in Juba on New Year’s Eve, a spokesman for the SPLA army said. Santo Domic, deputy spokesperson for the SPLA forces in Juba, said that the secure forces in Juba arrested 26 foreigners for ...

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Uganda Chief of Defence Forces Urges Speedy Security Sector Reforms in Somalia

Visiting Chief of Defence Forces of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), General Edward Katumba Wamala wants Somali leaders to fast-track implementation of security sector reforms and the rebuilding of the national army, to enable them effectively take over the country’s security from African Union troops. The Uganda Chief of Defence Forces arrived in Mogadishu today for a three-day official visit ...

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Burundi Threatens to Withdraw Somalia Troops Over Non-Payment

Burundi will next month begin withdrawing its troops deployed with an African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia unless they receive months of unpaid wages, President Pierre Nkurunziza said. “The Burundian government has written to the African Union to announce that if the non-payment situation with our troops continues, we are ready to withdraw them from Somalia starting from January,” Nkurunziza ...

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