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?? At least 34 people killed in Somalia Mogadishu car bomb

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At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in …

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Burundi, AU resolve AMISOM pay dispute

Burundi and the African Union (AU) reached an agreement on Thursday on the modalities of payment of Burundian troops deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union force (Amisom), the first vice – President of Burundi Gaston Sindimwo has announced. “We are satisfied, we have discussed well with Mr. …

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U.S. congratulates Somalia for successful election

The United States has congratulated the people of Somalia on the successful election of a new president, promising to work with the new head of state Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. In the same light the US government commends the Somali Security Forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia for their …

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Somalia leader being elected in airport

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Somalia’s MPs are electing the country’s president in a heavily guarded aircraft hangar in Mogadishu, as the rest of the country is not safe. Traffic has been banned, schools have been shut and a no-fly zone imposed over Mogadishu to prevent attacks. Despite this, suspected militant Islamists fired mortar rounds …

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Al Shabaab executes four alleged spies in Somalia

Al Shabaab militants in Somalia publicly beheaded four men accused of spying for the country’s Western-backed government, the United States and neighboring Kenya, residents in the south of the Horn of Africa country said. The al Qaeda-linked group confirmed the executions, which took place on Sunday after the men were …

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Beware of Famine U.N warns Somalia

The U.N. has issued a famine alert, warning that Somalia is on the brink of its second famine in six years, with drought already killing people in the north and crisis looming on a catastrophic scale. The number of people in need of food aid has risen to 6.2 million …

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