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SRT Marine Systems Wins Somalia contract

SRT Marine Systems (SRT) has received a contract from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to supply a package of specialist AIS Class B transceivers and communication devices, satellite AIS data and a vessel tracking display system in Somalia. The equipment supply element would be completed this financial year with the supply of S-MDA satellite AIS data ongoing. ...

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US Drops Reward Offer for Former al-Shabab Leader

The U.S. State Department has withdrawn its reward offer for Mukhtar Robow, a former leader of the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In June 2012, the State Department offered up to $5 million for information on Robow that brought him “to justice.” At the time, Robow was still considered a top leader of al-Shabab, having served periods as its spokesman, spiritual ...

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Car bomb Targeting Police Station in Somalia’s capital

A car bomb targeting a police station killed at least four people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said. The incident took place at Waberi police station, near Maka al Mukaram road, which is the busiest street in Mogadishu. “A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of Waberi district police station. So far we know four people died,” ...

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Somali women call for the swift enactment of Sexual Offences Bill

Somalis today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict with a call for the swift enactment of the Sexual Offences Bill that was recently tabled in the federal parliament. The appeal was made at an event organized in Mogadishu to raise awareness about sexual violence and discuss ways of reducing its incidence, which is on ...

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At least 10 killed by car bomb in Mogadishu claimed by Somalia’s al Shabaab

At least 10 people were killed on Tuesday in a car bomb attack on a government building in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that was claimed by Islamist insurgents, a government official said. Al Shabaab frequently launches attacks in Mogadishu and other areas controlled by Somalia’s federal government. It wants to force out African Union peacekeepers, topple the Western-backed government ...

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Cops Arrest 85 terror Suspects in Eastleigh and Mombasa

Police in Mombasa arrested four terror suspects at the weekend for plotting to carry an attack during Eid celebrations. Three suspects Yayha Salim Bakari – a teacher at Masjid Majilis in Kikambala, Julius Mwandenzi alias Zinde, Zebebwa, Ibras and Abdallah Ramadhan were arrested in Voi town. Police said they were escaping to Nairobi. Another suspect, Mohamed Anguzo, was arrested in ...

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United States Condemns Attack on Mogadishu Restaurant

The United States condemns in the strongest terms last night’s barbaric attack on the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and hope for a speedy and complete recovery of the wounded. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and increased piety, which makes the timing of this attack ...

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Turkey ‘wants to open embassies in all African states’

Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz uses African tour to talk up ties between the continent and Ankara Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said on Wednesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz, speaking in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, said: “We do not want to develop relations with only certain countries, but ...

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Qatar Withdraws Troops From Djibouti-Eritrea border Mission

Qatar has withdrawn its troops from the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, where the Gulf state has been acting as mediator in a border dispute, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. It did not give reason for the withdrawal but the move comes as Qatar faces a major diplomatic crisis with some of its Gulf Arab neighbours. They cut ...

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