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Somalia: U.S drones to “wipe out” Al Shabaab

The U. S. drone strikes against the Al Shabaab in Somalia are “eradicating” these jihadist militants, said the head of the African Union mission in the country (Amisom) on Friday. The United States has stepped up its operations in Somalia in recent weeks, significantly accelerating the pace of its UAV attacks against …

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Somalis ‘break the internet’ with viral ‘BarBar’ Challenge.

Somalians on social media are outdoing each other as they take on the BarBar challenge that was inspired by a music video of the same title by Canada based Somali artist, Al Fannan Oomaar. In the video which has since gone viral garnering over two million views on YouTube within …

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Somalia: President Mohamed Abdullahi sacks mayor of Mogadishu

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi sacked the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and appointed his information minister to replace him on Sunday. The president, in a decree, named Abdirahman Omar Osman as the new mayor, replacing Taabit Abdi Mohamed. The president’s office did not give a reason for Mohamed’s dismissal. Local …

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UN seeks $1.6 billion to protect 5.4 million Somalis from drought

The UN office in Somalia has launched the 2018 humanitarian response plan, which called for 1.6 billion dollars to protect the lives of 5.4 million people. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Peter de Clercq, said while Somalia, with the international community’s help, averted famine 2017, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement …

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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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