Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that Saturday's renewed fighting between Galmudug and Puntland armed forces in Somalia had forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes.

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Somalia launches consultative forum for 2016 elections

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Somalia launches consultative forum for 2016 elections 

MOGADISHU, Oct. 20 — The Somalia government has launched a national consultative forum as part of efforts to hold peaceful elections in 2016.

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Kenya says forensic experts to reveal identity of slain Al-Shabaab suspect

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kenya says forensic experts to reveal identity of slain Al-Shabaab suspect 

GARISSA, Kenya, Oct. 20 — Kenyan authorities said on Tuesday they have invited foreign experts to establish the identity of a terror suspect who was killed during a joint security operation to rescue abducted teacher in Garissa county last week.

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Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN

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NAIROBI, Sept. 1 — The number of acutely and severely malnourished children in Somalia is likely to increase to 343,400 and 63,400 respectively through the end of the year, a UN-backed food security assessment says.

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1st LD: 1 attacker nabbed at Kenya university siege, 280 rescued, 535 missing

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD: 1 attacker nabbed at Kenya university siege, 280 rescued, 535 missing 

GARISSA, Kenya, April 2 — One suspect was arrested in the Kenya university attack at Garissa town near the border with Somalia, said Kenyan authorities Thursday, adding 280 students have been rescued while 535 remain unaccounted for.

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Terror suspect nabbed in Kenyan border town

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Terror suspect nabbed in Kenyan border town 

MANDERA, Kenya, March 31 — Kenya's anti-terrorism police said Tuesday they were interrogating a terror suspect, who was arrested on Sunday in Mandera along the border with Somalia over terrorism links.

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Roundup: Anxiety grips Somalia as U.S. bank plans to close money transfers

February 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Anxiety grips Somalia as U.S. bank plans to close money transfers 

MOGADISHU, Feb. 7 — The announcement by the U.S. bank, the Merchant Bank of California, that it is closing down accounts run by Somali money remittance companies, has sparked fears of economic decline and multiple ripple effects in Somalia.

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African aid agency urges U.S. bank not to close money transfers to Somalia

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on African aid agency urges U.S. bank not to close money transfers to Somalia 

NAIROBI, Feb. 7 — A Kenya-based relief agency on Friday called on a U.S. bank not to close money transfers to Somalia, saying the move threatens Somalia's lifeline.

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Senior Al-Shabaab member killed in U.S. airstrike in Somalia

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senior Al-Shabaab member killed in U.S. airstrike in Somalia 

MOGADISHU, Feb 5 — A senior Al-Shabaab member was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week in southern Somalia, the Somali intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday.

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EU appoints new mission commander for training mission in Somalia

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on EU appoints new mission commander for training mission in Somalia 

BRUSSELS, Feb 5 — The European Union (EU) appointed Brigadier General Antonio Maggi as the new Mission Commander for the EU Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia), the Council of the EU announced Wednesday.

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