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AMISOM and Somali Security Forces Recover Cache or Arms from in Mogadishu

In yesterday’s early morning cordon and search operation in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, Somali Government forces with the support of African Union troops recovered 15 guns, assortment of ammunition and 20 of militia were arrested when they were overpowered by the ...

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Acting AU Special Representative happy with AMISOM’s achievements, appeals for more support

The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has expressed her satisfaction at the achievements made by AMISOM in support of peace and stability but appealed for more logistical ...

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Puntland Cuts Ties With Somalia Over Formation of New State

NAIROBI—Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region has cut ties with the central government after it learned of a plan to form a new federal state in the center of the country that would allegedly include part of the Puntland region. Late last ...

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Police find ID on suspect linked to terror

Police are puzzling over how a senior Al-Shabaab commander, Hassan Hanafi Haji, who was arrested in Nairobi, was found with a Kenyan identity card. An ID that he was allegedly found with showed he is Yusuf Hassan and was born ...

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Al-Shabab attack AU base in Somalia

Fighting between al-Shabab and government and African Union (AU) troops in the central Hiran region has left 18 people dead on both sides, the Somalian armed group has said. Al-Shabab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab told the AFP news agency on ...

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Obama: US will help Africa set up peacekeeping force

Washington – The United States will help African nations set up a rapid response force to support United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Obama, closing a summit with 50 African countries in Washington, said ...

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Al-Shabaab territory targeted in Somali push

Washington (Reuters) – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told Reuters on Tuesday he expected a new military drive by African Union and Somali forces to start in the next few days to push al-Shabaab militants from more territory. Al-Shabaab ruled ...

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The Acting AU Special Representative strongly condemns the assassination of a Somali Member of Parliament

The Ag. Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, has condemned the killing yesterday of Sheick Aden Madeer, a Member of the Federal Parliament of Somalia. Honorable Mutende said that the ...

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Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros. The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, ...

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AMISOM captures Al Shabaab weapons

AMISOM troops together with the Somali National Army have today captured an assortment of weapons and ammunition from al Shabaab suspects in the capital Mogadishu. These were seized at the Asuman Atto Garage in Mogadishu town during a cordon and ...

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