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8 Al-Shabaab fighters killed in central Somalia

Wednesday September 7, 2016 At least eight Al-Shabaab militants were killed at Bud-bud location in central Somalia’s Galgudud region Wednesday after fighting between the militants and Somali National Army (SNA) backed by African Union (AU) forces. “The joint forces killed 8 Al-Shabaab fighters and recovered grenades including an artillery gun which they were using. Our forces are still in the ...

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Who wants to be president of somalia?

As far as presidential positions go, Somalia must rank as one of the toughest in the world. The Horn of Africa country has been mired in conflict, poverty and Islamist insurgency over the past two decades. Somalia only established its first federal government in 2012 after more than 20 years of political vacuum, following the toppling of Siad Barre in ...

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Water crisis for herders in Southern Somalia’s remote Lower Juba

(ERGO) –  A severe water shortage has been reported by local people in Hagar town and surrounding rural villages in southern Somalia’s Lower Juba region, after water pans and dams dried up. Hagar district has no wells and received barely any rainfall over the past eight months. This remote part of the region is under Al-Shabab control. JAPDO, a local ...

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Mutilations necessary in Egypt due to ‘sexually weak’ men, MP says

A six-year-old girl, held down by her sister, screams in pain while undergoing genital mutilation in Hargeisa, Somalia. The practice remains widespread in parts of the Middle East and Africa. Photo: AP CAIRO — It was an outrageous argument, by any measure: Women should “reduce their sexual desires” because Egyptian men are “sexually weak.” This is what an Egyptian lawmaker, ...

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Pentagon Reports Airstrikes Against Somalia’s Al-Shabab

Security forces assist Abdalla Boss, a Somali parliamentarian wounded in a car bombing near the president’s palace in Mogadishu, Aug. 30, 2016. Al-Shabab asserted responsibility. The U.S. military says it conducted airstrikes Monday against al-Shabab militants. LONDON — The U.S. military conducted two strikes in southern Somalia early this week that killed four al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants involved in attacks on Somali ...

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Somali government says Munya to blame for ban on miraa

Meru Governor Peter Munya who has been accused by the Somali government of being the reason behind the ban on miraa. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL | NATION MEDIA GROUP The Somali government has said it imposed a ban on miraa imports from Kenya because Meru Governor Peter Munya had “used the business to campaign for the breakup of the country.” ...

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More than 28 million children ‘uprooted’ by conflict and face further dangers – UNICEF report

In Libya, Addis, holds his 30-month-old son, Lato, sits in a cell at the Alguaiha detention centre in the coastal town of Garabulli on the north-western coast. UNICEF/UNI187398/Romenzi Millions of children driven from their homes due to violence and conflict or in the hopes of finding a better and safer future face further dangers along the way – including the ...

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Repay Somalia for miraa ban by pulling out all KDF troops

Porters gather around a truck carrying miraa in Mogadishu on August 6, 2014 / COURTESY The government yesterday was urged to withdraw the KDF from Somalia and strengthen border security to retaliate Somalia’s suspension of miraa imports. Miraa Green Gold ambassador Rajesh Hirani said Somalia’s temporary suspension of miraa imports is in retaliation for Kenya’s closure of the Daadab refugee ...

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Sh50 million miraa stuck in Nairobi after Somalia ban

Several cargo planes destined for Mogadishu are stuck in Nairobi with miraa worth about Sh50 million after Somalia suspended the flights. But sources at the airport in Nairobi said some planes left for Kismayu, Puntland and Galkayo with miraa despite the ban. Workers with some miraa exporting companies in the city had been told not to report to work from ...

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Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric Says Iran’s Leaders Not Muslims

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh, the Saudi Grand Mufti. He said Tuesday that Iranians are ‘not Muslims,’ escalating a the ongoing spat between the two regional powers. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS RIYADH—Saudi Arabia’s top cleric intensified the kingdom’s rhetoric against Iran, saying in comments published on Tuesday that Tehran’s leaders are “not Muslims” in response to rancorous remarks from Iran’s supreme ...

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