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UAE to train Somaliland forces under military base deal.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the semi-autonomous region, Somaliland’s president said on Thursday. UAE government officials could not immediately be reached for comment – but the UAEhas committed to invest hundreds of million dollars in recent …

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Somalia’s lower house of parliament on Monday backed the federal government’s rejection of the Berbera port deal entered into by semi-autonomous Somaliland, Ethiopia and DP World. A Voice of America journalist, Harun Maruf, reported that the lower house had voted to reject the deal through a landslide with 168 of …

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Five dead in Al Shabaab attack on Northeast Kenya.

Somalia’s al Shabaab group killed five police officers early on Friday in northeast Kenya, in an area where the Islamist militants have in the past attacked military and civilian targets, a senior official said. “Four police officers and a reservist have died in the attack,” said Eric Oronyi, deputy commissioner …

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Double bombing rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

A double suicide car bomb blast followed by gunfire has been heard in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to police. A loud explosion reportedly took place on Friday, followed by a second blast and sustained gunfire which broke out near the president’s residence. At least 18 people have been killed, the …

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Somalia: Court sentences man to death over Oct. 2017 Mogadishu attack

A Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death in connection with the October bombing in the capital that killed more than 500 people. The truck bomb was the most powerful blast ever witnessed in Mogadishu and the deadliest single attack in the Horn of Africa nation. The …

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Somalia court issues death sentence over Oct. 2017 Mogadishu attack

A court in the Somalia capital Mogadishu has sentenced a man to death for his role in the suicide bomb attacks in October 2017. The attacks killed over 500 people according to official records. It has been tagged the deadliest attack in a country that is beset by onslaughts from …

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