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Abducted Kenyan Teacher Freed In Somalia

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers backed by their counterparts from the Somali National Army have successfully rescued a Kenyan teacher who had been kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants in Garissa County. Miss Judy Mutua was rescued inside Somalia and later airlifted to Nairobi where she was received by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and other senior government officials.  KDF says one ...

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AMISOM Deputy Police Commissioner Inspects The Training Camp Of The SPF In Kismayo

AMISOM Police Deputy Commissioner Christine Alalo leading by number of AMISOM senior police officers came to Kismayo. They warmly welcomed by the by Interim Jubbaland interior and security minister H. E; Mohamed Warsame Darwish and other high ranked officials from IJA State house. They discussed more issues about the new recruits of SPF, facilities, and equipments related with the police. ...

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Ethiopia: Germany Contributes One Million Euros to Help Refugees in Ethiopia

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany committed 1,000,000 Euros until the end of 2015 to support the efforts of the World Food Program (WFP) in Ethiopia. The grant is given to provide emergency food assistance for Eritrean, Sudanese, South Sudanese, and Somali refugees in the country. With this grant WFP will provide food for refugees, targeted supplementary feeding ...

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Somalia slams Kenya over maritime dispute

Kenya’s objection to the Indian Ocean maritime case before the International Court of Justice is “without merit”, Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Dahir has said. Kenya and Somalia are disputing their maritime boundaries including the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles. Dahir said Kenya is “hiding behind favours it apparently did for Somalia long ago”. Muigai last Thursday criticised Somalia’s decision ...

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Iran signs contract to provide Somalia with food

TEHRAN — Iranian Red Crescent Society has signed a contract with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to provide Somalia with food supplies, Fars reported on Tuesday. The contract has been signed during a video conference held between the two humanitarian organizations. The head of Iranian Red Crescent Society Mohsen Ziaee insisted on the need to ...

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Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen kidnap teacher in Kenya’s Dabaab

Suspected members of Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabaab on Monday kidnapped a Kenyan teacher near a refugee camp in Kenya’s northeastern town of Dadaab, police have said. The teacher working with Windle Trust, an NGO, was identified as Judy Mutua. Her whereabouts is still unknown. She was kidnapped near the Hagadera refugee camp by four unknown gunmen, said Dadaab divisional police ...

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Somali refugee raped on Nauru brought to Australia for pregnancy termination

A Somali refugee raped on Nauru has been brought to Australia to terminate the resultant pregnancy at her request. The 23-year-old woman had for several weeks been requesting to be transferred to Australia to abort the pregnancy, but had been refused. In July, Guardian Australia revealed the government had changed its policy and would no longer fly patients needing advanced ...

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Exclusive: UK under pressure over Kenya kidnapping

A secret MI6 document obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit raises serious questions about the British government’s actions before and after the kidnapping of Judith Tebbutt and the killing of her husband, David. The couple was seized on September 11, 2011, during a brazen assault on a Kenyan luxury resort in Lamu, near the Somali border. The intelligence briefing suggests ...

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African Union appoints a new head of AMISOM for Mogadishu

The African Union (AU) has appointed new special representative to Somalia and head of the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, appointed Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, of Mozambique, as the Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, in replacement of Maman Sambo Sidikou of Niger, said an AU statement. Since 2010, Madeira has ...

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