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Turkey Builds Military Training Center in Somalia

Ankara, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Turkey builds a military training base in Somalia to assist the army and government of the African country, the newspaper Today”s Zaman reported. Emel Tekin, head of the Foreign Ministry department responsible for Somalia , said that establishing a military base in Mogadishu, a first for Turkey, aims at preparing soldiers of that country and ...

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Two terror suspects on the run after police seize deadly

Mombasa: Two terror suspects are on the run after slipping through a police dragnet in King’orani, Mombasa Monday evening. Mombasa police are said to be in panic following the disappearance of the suspect who were identified as Mahmoud Salim Mohamed and his accomplice Hussein Omar Said and who are all wanted for terror related issues. When police raided the suspects’ ...

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Kenyan soldiers hurt as gunmen ambush convoy in Lamu

LAMU: Gunmen ambushed a police convoy in Lamu, injuring security officials and setting a police truck on fire. There was a fierce gun battle at the scene preceded by an explosion. The attackers detonated an explosive device as the convoy of four trucks ferrying General Service Unit GSU officers approached Bargoni township in northern Lamu. According to reports, the attack ...

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“After more than two decades of violence and political instability, Somalia is on a positive trajectory,” OCHA said,

Somalia’s elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world. But now new housing estates are being built amid an economic boom as diaspora Somalis return and newly wealthy businessmen capitalise on the relative peace in the city. Some seven ...

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Restaurant hit by deadly suicide attack in Somalia

At least two people have been killed and two others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant near the presidential palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack that targeted a restaurant often frequented by journalists and which has previously been targeted by the al-Shabab armed group. The attack comes nearly ...

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QC drought relief project benefits 71,000 people in Somalia

DOHA: Qatar Charity (QC) has implemented an urgent relief project to support people hit by drought in Somalialand, in the north of Somalia. More than 71,000 people benefitted from the project which included healthcare services and food supplies. For the past two decades, Somalia has been through crises and natural disasters described as the worst globally. Around 1.1 million displaced ...

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UAE joins anti-terror talks

AIRO: A delegation from the UAE took part on Tuesday in a workshop, organised by the Arab League in its headquarters in Cairo, to tackle the phenomenon of foreign terrorists in the Arab region. The UAE delegation was headed by Mohammed Atiq Al Romaithi, Deputy Director-General of the General Authority of Ports Border and Free Zones Security. Other delegation members ...

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Kenya: Six military officers killed in spate of attacks

Six security personnel have been killed in the past two weeks in attacks across the country. A Kenya Defence Forces soldier was killed in an ambush in El-Wak in Mandera County on December 13. The rest are police officers who were killed in separate ambushes, most of them by Al Shabaab militia. At least five other officers are admitted to ...

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Help us recover Administration Police vehicle-Boinnet

NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 30 – Police have issued an alert on an Administration Police vehicle stolen in the Lamu terror attack on Christmas Eve when a police officer was killed. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet wants the public to be on the lookout, warning that the Ford Ranger double cabin can be misused by criminals or even terrorists in ...

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State to begin border operation to flush out Al Shabaab

The Government is planning to carry out a security operation to flush out Somali-based insurgents, who are reportedly regrouping along the Kenya-Somali border. According to the Government, the Al Shabaab splinter group allied to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is planning to carry out major terror attacks in the country. The militants have carried out at least three attacks ...

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