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Somalia’s premier fires 3 cabinet ministers as opposition looms

Somalia’s prime minister has fired three Cabinet ministers as his government faces stiff challenges from the opposition. Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday announced the replacement of Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf Garaad Omar with Ahmed Isse Awad, a former ambassador to Washington. Khaire also replaced the interior minister and …

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Al-Shabab extremists execute 5 alleged spies in Somalia

The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for the Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali governments. Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out in a public square in Kuntuwarey town in Lower Shabelle region late Tuesday. Witnesses say …

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Somalia: President Mohamed Abdullahi promises extra efforts in equipping soldiers

The government of Somali will do all it can to pay salaries and buy equipment for its soldiers as it begins to lose international support, the country’s president said. The statement came several days after reporting that the U.S. was suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces …

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U.S. suspends aid to Somalia’s army over corruption

The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns. The announcement comes at a critical time for Somalia as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month. The AU force – with troops from Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda – is …

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Somalia: Car bomb kills TV journalist in Mogadishu

A Somali television journalist was killed in a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, an editor for the TV station and local authorities said. Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow had borrowed the car from a friend, Mohamed Moalim Mustaf, an editor at Kalsan TV, said reports. “Unexpectedly it exploded and …

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Ethiopia says ethnic clashes kill more than 20 in past week

Ethiopia’s government says more than 20 people have been killed in renewed clashes between ethnic Oromos and Somalis in the past week. Spokesperson Negeri Lenco says 98 people were arrested in the Oromia region and five arrested in the Somali region. A long-standing border dispute and an increased military presence …

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