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Tropical cyclone hits Somalia, leaves 15 dead.

At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend. Situated at the northern tip of east Africa on the Gulf of Aden, Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991. “In the last 24 …

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Somalia khat market explosion leaves 5 dead, 10 injured.

An explosion killed at least five people and wounded 10 on Wednesday in a market for the stimulant leaf khat in southern Somalia, police and residents said. The blast, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred in the busy market in the town of Wanlaweyn in the Lower Shabelle region, …

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Ethiopia and Kenya leaders in talk to pursue peace in Somalia.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday concluded a two-day state visit to Kenya during which he held talks with his counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi. At the heart of deliberations was bilateral and historical agreements between the two nations. Issues of prime importance included security, trade, …

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Uhuru Kenyatta: nine Kenyan soldiers killed by al Shabaab.

The Islamist militant group al Shabaab has killed nine Kenyan soldiers in Somalia, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday. The president’s office offered no other details on the incident that led to the soldiers’ deaths. “Earlier today, I was appalled and saddened to learn that we had lost nine …

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AMISOM charges forces against withdrawal from Somalia.

The Ugandan commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) contingent in Somalia has warned against the ongoing downsizing of the peacekeeping force in the Horn of African nation, where the battle to counter the Al Shabaab insurgency. Brigadier Gen Paul Lokech told a contingent of Ugandan journalists who …

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Somalia identifies suspect in kidnapping of German nurse

A security guard employed by the International Committee of the Red Cross was involved in the kidnapping of a German nurse working for the organisation in Mogadishu, the Somali government said Thursday. The nurse, identified as Sonja Nientiet, was abducted from the ICRC compound at around 8.00 pm local time (1700 GMT) on …

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