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EU NAVFOR Force Commander Thanks German Maritime Air

Before EU NAVFOR’s German P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) and its detachment of 85 personnel depart their current base in Djibouti to fly home to Germany later this week, Force Commander, Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, took to opportunity to meet the crew to thank them for their outstanding support. The German detachment has been deployed with EU ...

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New Burundian Battalion arrives in Somalia

The Burundi National Defence Forces (BNDF) has deployed a new battle group to serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia. The arrival, Monday, completes the deployment of battalion 43, headed by Maj. Chartier Nyandwi, which takes over from battalion 37 that has completed tour of duty. The group was received at the Mogadishu International Airport by the Sector Five ...

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Canada launches Famine Relief Fund for people in South Sudan, Somalia.

More than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought conditions or intensifying conflict. In order to address this unprecedented humanitarian situation, Canada launched the Famine Relief Fund on May 29, 2017. For every eligible donation made by individuals to registered Canadian charities between March 17 ...

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Beware new +252 telephone scam, Swedish police warn

Police in Sweden are warning the public to avoid answering calls from unknown foreign numbers after apparent telephone scammers from Somalia targeted Swedish phones. A host of suspicious calls from numbers starting with the country code +252 were reported to the police between May 26th and 27th, and they suspect it is an attempt at fraud. Swedes who were targeted ...

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3 police killed in IED attack at Liboi, Garissa County

Three Administration Police officers died while two others suffered injuries when their vehicle hit a landmine near Kulan Dam in Liboi, Garissa County, early Wednesday morning. The police officers were travelling along the Liboi-Milan road in the vehicle belonging to the Kulan Administration Police Post when it hit the Improvised Explosive Device. 2 INJURED The Nation cannot name the dead ...

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South Australian Woman Charged With Being IS member

A South Australian woman charged with being a member of Islamic State has been on the radar of counter-terrorism police for more than 10 months after being stopped trying to leave the country. The 22-year-old Australian citizen arrived in Australia from Somalia when she was 14 and now has citizenship. A woman from South Australia has been charged with allegedly pledging ...

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UN Defends Advisory on Somali Restaurant Amid Social Media buzz

The United Nations has defended an advisory it issued against a Somali restaurant inside the heavily fortified Mogadishu airport which advised its staffers against using the eatery inside the facility. In an internal memo obtained by Alleastafrica, the UN said that two previous car bomb attacks in July 2016 and January 2017 resulted “structural” damage to the Village restaurant, declaring ...

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Kenya to Lift Somalia-Border Town Curfew Due to Ramadan

Kenyan government has pledged to lift the dusk to dawn curfew on Mandera town on the Somalia border to allow residents to perform the Ramadan prayers in the night as the Muslim fasting month is due to commence next weekend, Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said. Speaking in an election campaign rally on Sunday in Mandera, Deputy President Ruto said ...

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Zambia’s police joins AU mission to stabilize Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) confirmed Friday that Zambia has joined police contributing countries to AU mission to offer specialized skills to Somali police force. A statement from the AU mission said a contingent of four senior Zambian police officers are part of a team of 22 newly deployed Individual Police Officers (IPOs) to AMISOM, who will train ...

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