Somali Govt says 120 militants killed in Halgan attack


The defense minister of Somali federal government Gen Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Dini said SNA and AMISOM forces have killed at least 120 Al shabaab fighters in Halgan attack. The allied troops fought off the attack and killed 120 fighters during the dawn suicide and gun attack in Ethiopian troops’ base at Halgan area, the minister said in press conference. “SNA ...

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Kenya and Somalia agree on repatriation exercise


At the invitation of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, HIE. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia paid a three day Official Visit to Kenya from 6th to 8th June, 2016. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud visited Dadaab Refugee Camp on Monday 6th June, ...

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Uganda investigates its troops over sale of military equipment in Somalia


The Ugandan military on Monday said it had started investigations into reports that some of its peacekeeping troops in Somalia were involved in the sale of military equipment. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, the army spokesman told Xinhua that they were working with the Somali police to determine the authenticity of the reports. ”A comprehensive investigation is under way. If found ...

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Somalia’s Minister for Post and Telecommunication visits IGSD office in Djibouti


The Minister for Post and Telecommunication of the federal republic of Somalia honorable Mohamed Jama Mursal and delegation he is leading are in Djibouti the capital city of Djibouti for an official national duty, the delegation has on Sunday visited the headquarters of IGAD in Djibouti. The IGAD Secretary General honorable Mahbub Moalim Mohamed has warmly welcomed the Minister in ...

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AU Special Representative for Somalia extends message of goodwill to Somali people during the holy month of Ramadan


The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC) and Head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador Francisco Madeira, extends his best wishes to the people and the government of Somalia during this holy month of Ramadhan. “This is a period of sacrifice, contemplation, humility and expression of kindness to one another ...

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Somali president pays historic visit to Dadaab refugee camp


A high-level delegation led by the president of the federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived at Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp which hosts nearly a half mission Somali refugees. In a Twitter post, Somali foreign minister Abdisalan Omar Hadliye confirmed the president’s arrival in Dadaab refugee camp on mission to finalize for the voluntary return of ...

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Two officers hurt in Mandera terror attack


Two police officers were injured when a vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). The two were part of a team patrolling Lafey-Fino Road when one of their two vehicles ran over an IED. North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamed Saleh said the incident happened on Saturday morning in Lafey as the officers patrolled the ...

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Raila tells Kenya to reconsider repatriation of Somali refugees


Cord leader Raila Odinga has called on the government to reconsider its stand to repatriate refugees from the Dadaab camp. He said that the Kenyan government should first guarantee the refugees of their safety before sending them back home. “If soldiers are being killed in Somalia, what of these civilians from Dadaab. You are sending them to their deaths,” Raila ...

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