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Somalia’s Puntland forces seize Illegal boat 

Puntland security apprehende illegal fishing boat and 18 fishermen off the coast of puntland. Cornel Mohamed Abdi Hashi, who spoke to press stated that they captured illegal boat fishing belongs to Iran with 18 5 illegal ranian nationals illegally fishing The boat seen few days before puntland coast, while puntland security forces killed one of the sailors and injured another ...

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Al-Shabaab Behead A Civilian On The Outskirts Of Wajid District

Militias of the radical Al-Shabab group in Somalia have on Sunday night beheaded a civilian at Eleemow location which is some 22km north of Wajid district in Bakool region, local inhabitants reported. The name of the beheaded man was identified as Hassan Ali Maad Alin, and was a resident in the location, the deceased was among four men who were ...

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Explosion Hits AMISOM Convoy In Outskirts of Mogadishu

A roadside bomb struck a military convoy carrying African Union soldiers in Xawo Abdi area which locates outskirts of Mogadishu capital. Residents said Several AMISOM soldiers are feared dead after a deadly roadside explosion ripped through armored vehicle at an area located in the outskirts of Mogadishu. After the explosion the AMISOM troops fired bullets those may cause casualties but ...

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Kenyan Troops Withdraw From Kismayo In Southern Somalia

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have withdrawn from Kismayo City which the headquarter of Jubba-land Adminsitration. Last night Kismayo Port arrived ship from Kenya and carried tangs and heavy weapons in kismayo those belong Kenyans. Until last morning the port can been seen ships belongs to Kenyan government. No reasons reported behind their withdraw but last few days there was military ...

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AU Convoy Targeted Landmine In Lower Shabelle Region

AU Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convoy hit a landmine saturday morning in the lower  Shabelle region in southern Somalia but no casualties have been reported so far. Residents reported of a huge blast on Saturday those spoke the media. The convoy those targeted was traveling in Qoryeley District and they were heading to Barawe town in lower shabelle region. ...

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AU Trains Newly Deployed Police Officers In Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has kicked off an induction course for 39 Individual Police Officers (IPOs) to familiarize themselves with the Mission’s mandate and standard operating procedures. A statement from the AU mission said on Saturday the police officers from Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria will be in Somalia for a year’s tour of duty, where they ...

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Somali Premier Attends Funeral Prayers In Mogadishu

The Premier of the Federal Republic of Somalia His Excellence Hassan Ali Kheyre, the speaker of the upper House honorable Abdi Hashi Abdullah, the Banadir regional commissioner, officers and politicians have attended the congregation funeral prayers of deceased General Mohamed Sheikh Osman aka Badmaceye who has couple of days ago died in the USA. Premier Kheeyre has sent condolence to ...

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Somalia Months Away From Having New Currency

The Somali Minister of Finance says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is taking the lead in helping Somalia with a grant to print new currency before the end of this year. Abdirahman Duale Beileh says the IMF will work with the Somali government. “IMF is ready, from wherever they going to get that money, to help us,” he said. “There ...

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Navy Foils Piracy Attempt On Indian Vessel In Gulf Of Aden

The Navy’s elite Marcos commandos on Friday foiled a piracy attempt against an Indian carrier with 26 crew members in the Gulf of Aden, a key shipping route near the southern tip of the Red Sea between Somalia and Yemen. The Marocs on board INS Trishul — on an anti-piracy mission — responded quickly and rescued the boat that was ...

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U.S. Ambassador To Somalia Stephen Schwartz Resigns

The U.S. ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz has resigned, citing personal reasons, the embassy confirmed Friday. An emailed statement to VOA said the ambassador resigned September 29. It provided no further details. Schwartz was sworn in as the 13th United States ambassador to Somalia in June last year. As ambassador, he headed the U.S. mission to Somalia, which is located ...

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