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Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said on Thursday. A new survey found “very critical” levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the worst affected parts of Somalia. “We are on …

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2 pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia

Foreign naval forces in international waters off Somalia’s coast shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits attempted to hijack a ship, a Somali official said on Sunday. The two men were part of a group of nine pirates who were in a boast approaching an unidentified ship …

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Somali: 5 soldiers dead as Al Shabaab suicide bomber disguised in military attire

Security sources in Somalia have confirmed that a suicide bomber disguised in military uniform blew himself up on Monday morning. The attack led to the death of 5 soldiers, injuring 15 others in a military training camp in the capital, Mogadishu. Reports says  that Al Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for …

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Hijacked ship’s crew rescued from pirates near Somalia


Nineteen crew members have been freed from a ship captured by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Maritime officials received an alert on Saturday that pirates had boarded the timber-carrying ship about 75 miles (120km) from the coast of Yemen. Ships from three countries diverted to its path. A …

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Somalia roadside bomb kills at least 20 in minibus

A roadside bomb exploded and killed at least 20 people in a minibus in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region on Thursday evening, the region’s governor said, blaming the extremist group al-Shabaab. Most of the victims were women, Ibrahim Aden Ali said. He called the blast a “national disaster.” Six other people …

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Car bomb kills at least 7 at restaurant in Somalia’s capital

A massive car bomb blast at a restaurant in Somalia’s capital killed at least seven people, police said Wednesday, as fears grew that al-Shabab extremists who have vowed to destabilize the country’s new government were behind it. Several others were injured in the blast near the ministries of internal security …

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