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Travel ban leaves US-bound Somali refugees stranded in Kenya

Despair was growing on Monday in Dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps, where scores of Somali refugees find themselves in limbo following U.S. President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on Somalis. Trump on Friday gave an executive order barring citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen …

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Somali-born UK athlete worried over Trump’s discriminatory order, Nike backs him

Somali-born British Olympic athlete Mo Farah says the recent travel ban imposed by the United States President Donald Trump was borne out of ignorance and prejudice. 33-year-old Farah is a full British national, he moved to the UK at the age of eight. He was based there till he relocated …

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Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia


Islamist militant al-Shabab fighters have launched an attack on a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia. The al-Qaeda-linked group says it has killed more than 50 soldiers and seized military vehicles and weapons. But a Kenyan military spokesman said the dawn attack was repelled, the base was not overrun and …

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Al-Shabaab attack Kenyan military base in Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants on Friday morning attacked a Kenyan military base in the Somali town of Kulbiyow, an area that is located near Kenya’s border with Somalia. The number of casualties has still not been officially confirmed, though the militant group claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan soldiers. In response, …

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Burundi’s troop withdrawal leaves Somalia’s security hard hit

The Burundian government has instructed its Foreign and Defence Ministries to start the withdrawal of its troops from the African Union (AU) force fighting militants in Somalia. The withdrawal threat largely over the non payment of troops was made months back. The Defence Minister, Emmanuel Ntahomvukiye, in November 2016 told …

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Somalia’s Speaker of Parliament reelected

Somalia’s speaker of parliament has retained his seat after polling majority of votes on Wednesday. Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari was endorsed to be the Speaker of Somalia’s House of the People with 141 votes ahead of the second contender who polled 97 votes. Jawari expressed appreciation for his reelection into …

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