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Trump Declares Somalia a War Zone

President Donald Trump has ordered that measures intended to prevent civilian casualties in Somalia be relaxed, effectively declaring the country a war zone. On Wednesday, Trump reportedly signed a declaration that deemed Somalia an “area of active hostilities.” According to The New York Times, the move is intended to give top officials “more latitude” in the fight against Islamist insurgencies, ...

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KDF raid Al-Shabaab bases, kill 31 terrorists

Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia. Eleven AK-47 rifles, four improvised explosives, communication equipment, food and military uniforms were seized. Also seized at the bases used as command and logistics centres in Jubbaland district were 634 bullets and two anti-tank machine guns, military spokesman Joseph Owuoth has confirmed. The raids on Sunday ...

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Malaysia to send troops to Somalia on humanitarian mission

Malaysia will send troops to Somalia as part of a humanitarian mission following prolonged drought in the country, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. The Defence Minister said the troops, along with assets, will be sent from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “The decision (to send the troops) was reached after my meeting with Somalia Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omer Arteh Ghalib ...

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Britain pledges both military and wildlife co-operation with Kenya

Visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday pledged to bolster military and wildlife cooperation with Kenya. Speaking in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on the second day of his Kenya visit, Johnson pledged support to the Kenyan operation under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which has been battling the Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia. He applauded the Kenyan troops ...

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31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday when a helicopter reportedly attacked the boat they were travelling in. Coastguard Mohamed al-Alay said the refugees, carrying official UN refugee agency (UNHCR) documents, were travelling from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab el-Mandeb strait. As international organisations confirmed ...

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Mohamed Farmajo Criticizes The U.S. Travel Ban Of Somalia

Somalia’s new president is criticizing the revised U.S. travel ban, telling journalists that “definitely” he would prefer it be lifted and reminding the United States that it has a large Somali community. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who holds both U.S. and Somali citizenship after having lived for many years in the United States, spoke on Tuesday during a visit by ...

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In Somalia, UN chief Guterres urges global support to avert famine, tackle cholera

7 March 2017 – Visiting Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged international support to avoid a famine in the drought-hit African country and curb the spread of cholera while also highlighting some hopeful developments there. “It is exactly because it is tragic and because it is hopeful that it makes sense to make a very strong appeal to ...

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Somalia: ​UN relief Chief Arrives in Mogadishu Amid Humanitarian Appeal

Stephen O’Brien, the UN under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs has arrived to the Somali capital of Mogadishu on MondaY. The UN relief chief touched down in Aden Adde International Airport, where he was received by United Nations special envoy Michael Keating and UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia Peter de Clercq. De Clercq said O’Brien’s visit to Mogadishu is seen as an ...

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Ottawa Police Officer Charged in Death Of Abdirahman Abdi

An Ottawa police officer is facing criminal charges in the death of a Somali-Canadian man who died in a confrontation with police last July. Constable Daniel Montsion, 36, has been charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon in the death of Abdirahman Abdi, 37. The charges were announced by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) following a seven-month ...

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