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AU Special Representative commends Djibouti for its continued commitment to peace in Somalia.

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has hailed the role played by Djiboutian troops serving under AMISOM. Speaking during a meeting with the visiting Chief of Defense Forces ...

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Germany to Participate in EU Somalia Mission

Germany will contribute soldiers to a European Union-led military training mission in Somalia — overcoming its previous reluctance to send troops to the East African country. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet decided Wednesday to commit up ...

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Somali Ministers visit liberated town of Hudur

Following the liberation of eight key towns from Al-Shabaab by the Somali National Army with support from AMISOM, ministers today visited the newly liberated areas to access the needs of the people. Minister of Defence, Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud, and ...

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Somali Suicide Bomber Kills Self

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday as he tried to ...

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AMISOM, Somali National Army capture the sixth town from Al-Shabaab

The Somali National Army (SNA) backed by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops this evening captured an Al-Shabaab stronghold, Buula Burde town in Hiraan region, bringing to six the number of towns liberated from Al- Qaeda –linked terrorists in ...

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Offensive in Somalia Sees Militants Flee 5 Towns

Columns of African Union and Somali troops are moving deeper into land controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants, forcing fighters to flee from five towns in quick succession in a further squeezing of al-Shabab’s strongholds. Al-Shabab has put up little resistance as ...

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Somali farmers benefit from al-Shabab reforms

Bulo Mareer, Somalia – It is just after 8am and Sheikh Abu Abdullahi is busy inspecting what he refers to as his latest “anti-NGO” project: workers digging new canals in Bulo Mareer, a town in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle province. The ...

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Al-Shabab Executes Three for Spying

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has executed three men who it accused of spying for U.S. or Somali government intelligence agencies. The al-Qaida-linked group announced the executions Tuesday on its Facebook page. It said one of the men, 29-year-old ...

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AMISOM supports Somalia Government stand on Baidoa conferences

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has taken note of the evolving political situation in Baidoa and reiterates AMISOM’s commitment to supporting the Federal Government whose mandate is ...

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Muslims debate centuries-old tradition of female genital mutilation in Somalia

HARGEISA, Somalia— The 30 Somali teenagers – both boys and girls – all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their ...

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