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South Australian Woman Charged With Being IS member

A South Australian woman charged with being a member of Islamic State has been on the radar of counter-terrorism police for more than 10 months after being stopped trying to leave the country. The 22-year-old Australian citizen arrived in Australia from Somalia when she was 14 and now has citizenship. A woman from South Australia has been charged with allegedly pledging ...

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UN Defends Advisory on Somali Restaurant Amid Social Media buzz

The United Nations has defended an advisory it issued against a Somali restaurant inside the heavily fortified Mogadishu airport which advised its staffers against using the eatery inside the facility. In an internal memo obtained by Alleastafrica, the UN said that two previous car bomb attacks in July 2016 and January 2017 resulted “structural” damage to the Village restaurant, declaring ...

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Deadly attack hits Iraqi military center in Diyala

At least four Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack on a military training center in the eastern Diyala Province. Two Iraqi officers, who asked not to be named, said six assailants struck the base north of Baghdad, on Monday morning. Five of them detonated their explosive vests once inside the training center. The attack also left four ...

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Kenya to Lift Somalia-Border Town Curfew Due to Ramadan

Kenyan government has pledged to lift the dusk to dawn curfew on Mandera town on the Somalia border to allow residents to perform the Ramadan prayers in the night as the Muslim fasting month is due to commence next weekend, Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said. Speaking in an election campaign rally on Sunday in Mandera, Deputy President Ruto said ...

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Zambia’s police joins AU mission to stabilize Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) confirmed Friday that Zambia has joined police contributing countries to AU mission to offer specialized skills to Somali police force. A statement from the AU mission said a contingent of four senior Zambian police officers are part of a team of 22 newly deployed Individual Police Officers (IPOs) to AMISOM, who will train ...

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ODM director Philip Etale attacked in Nairobi

ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale has been attacked in Nairobi. Mr Etale says unknown assailants attacked him using “highly concentrated pepper spray” on Monday night as he left a city restaurant for his home. LIQUID The attackers, he says in a Facebook post, were in a saloon car and they sped off immediately after unleashing the liquid on his ...

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Somali President Welcomes Invitation to Visit Egypt, Hopes for Further Ccooperation: Egyptian PM

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has re-extended President El-Sisi’s invitation to Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to visit Egypt in order to consolidate bilateral relations, state news agency MENA reported. Mohamed expressed his gratitude to the support and humanitarian aid offered by Egypt to the Somali people, a statement by Egyptian cabinet said Friday. Ismail met on Thursday with the ...

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Joint SEAL Team 6 raid in Somalia Targeted, Killed Al-Shabaab Senior commander

The joint U.S. Special Operations raid in southern Somalia that claimed the life of Senior Chief Petty Officer, Kyle Milliken, a member of the Joint Special Operations Command’s (JSOC) elite SEAL Team 6 was targeting one of the al-Qaeda linked Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen top regional commanders in southern Somalia. SEAL Team 6 (ST6) was in direct support of Somali National ...

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Kenyatta Seeks UN Assistance in Sstabilising Somalia Amisom

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday asked the United Nations to increase funding towards stabilisation of Somalia. Mr Kenyatta said the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) must be supported to deliver on the ultimate goal of ensuring Somalia is safe. He said the European Union has supported Amisom peacekeeping forces and the UN should do more to help the Somali Government ...

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