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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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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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Somalia: Mohamed Farah born athlete, receives knighthood from the Queen of England (Photos)

Somalian born athlete and Four-Olympic champion, Sir Mo Farah has received his knighthood from the Queen of England. The 34-year-old was accompanied by his wife Tania to receive the honour at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.  He was honoured at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace for his services to athletics, and …

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