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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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The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are gravely concerned over a number of decisions announced by the National Leadership Forum (NLF) in its communiqué dated 24 December 2016. Today’s inauguration of the Federal Parliament represents a step forward in the electoral process. However, ...

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UK invests £1.5m to support nationwide Somalia Infrastructure Fund


The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is providing £1.5 million of support to help establish a new fund to deliver key infrastructure projects in Somalia. The support, delivered through the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) multi partner “Somalia Infrastructure Fund”, will make a vital contribution to Somalia’s stability by focusing on infrastructure rehabilitation and development, with specific investments in the ...

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Support Amisom ‘to defeat’ al Shabaab


President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the European Union to provide more support to Amisom. He opened the 32nd African Carribean Pacific-European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly session at the KICC yesterday. Uhuru said al Shabaab is a threat to global and regional stability and that is why it is important for the world to support the African Union Mission in Somalia. ...

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Mogadishu, 19 December 2016 – AMISOM expresses concern over reports appearing in a section of the media that its troops were behind the deaths of civilians in Qoryooley and Marka. Initial reports established that on the night of December 17th, AMISOM troops came under mortar attack by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists hiding in the neighbourhood. This was after the troops on ...

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Ottawa Man, 29, Charged With Killing His Two Sisters


A 29-year-old mentally ill man is in jail on charges that he killed two of his sisters in a south-end housing co-op Friday night. Musab A-Noor is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the deaths of Asma A-Noor, 32, and Nasiba A-Noor, 29. A-Noor was arrested near the scene Friday night and transported to hospital for minor injuries. The ...

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Ottawa double-killing victims were Somali sisters


Two Somali-Canadian sisters were killed in a double homicide at a south-end housing co-op Friday night, according to one of their friends. Suad Mohamed said she is heartbroken after hearing her friends were killed at a home on McCarthy Road. The friend identified them as Nasiba Noor, 29, and Asma Noor, 32, of Ottawa. “Both of them were the nicest ...

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