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US air strike kills 100 militants in Somalia

The U.S. military said on Tuesday that an air strike targeting an Al-Shabaab camp had killed 100 militants. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command said the strike had been carried out 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the U.S. would continue to target militants. The …

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10 killed as Ethiopia forces clash with protesters in Oromia

About ten people have been killed in the town of Ambo in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, German broadcaster DW’s Amharic Service has reported. DW cited Gadisa Desalegn, Ambo city communication head, as confirming the deaths of anti-government protesters, following the deployment of ‘Agazi’ – a special elite unit of the Ethiopian …

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South Sudan to receive 200 peacekeepers from Ethiopia

Ethiopia has sent 200 peacekeepers to neighbouring South Sudan to help with the restive security situation in the country, the Sudan Tribune reports citing an Ethiopian official. South Sudan’s Foreign Minister was also quoted as stating that the Ethiopian deployment was in line with a United Nations resolution to stabilize …

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Kenya: Army attacks al-Shabaab base kills 52 fighters

Kenya’s military said on Friday it killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabaab during an early morning attack on a camp in neighbouring Somalia. The army destroyed the camp in Badhadhe region of Lower Jubba using ground troops and artillery fire, said military spokesperson Col Joseph Owuoth. An assortment …

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Somali: 5 soldiers dead as Al Shabaab suicide bomber disguised in military attire

Security sources in Somalia have confirmed that a suicide bomber disguised in military uniform blew himself up on Monday morning. The attack led to the death of 5 soldiers, injuring 15 others in a military training camp in the capital, Mogadishu. Reports says  that Al Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for …

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Kenya extends Mandera curfew imposed after 2016 Al Shabaab attack

he Kenyan government has extended the curfew imposed on Mandera County in the northeastern part of the country for another three months. The Kenya Police Service announced the extension signed by Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry on Thursday which takes effect from March 28 to June 28, 2017. The curfew was …

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