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Death Toll Rises to 50 in Mogadishu Car Blast

Death Toll Rises to 50 in Mogadishu Car Blast

At least 50 people lost their lives in the series of car bombings that rocked Somalia’s Mogadishu. reportedly, the bombings took…

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Radio journalist gunned down in Somalia

Radio journalist gunned down in Somalia

Abdullahi, the producer, and host of a daily show broadcast on the privately owned radio station Darul Sunnah, was shot dead…

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30 soldiers were not killed by al-Shabaab in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said that al-Shabaab did not kill 30 soldiers in an attack on…

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In reign of terror by al-Shabaab, the Kenyan Somalis are pawns

  The terrorist group of al-Shabaab is a constant danger to the socioeconomic livelihood of the Kenyans because of the…

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Inter-clan clashes over land disputes lead to 50 killings, 100 injuries in Somalia

Local leaders in the region have also called on both sides immediately stop fighting, amid efforts by elders of…

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The police has alerted of major attacks being planned by al-Shabaab along the Kenya-Somalia border

Police spokesman Charles Owino said, “Security agencies are also on alert for any possible attack by the militants targeting…

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Al-Shabaab has said that it has killed a British spy in Somalia

Al-Shabaab has said that it has killed a British spy in Somalia

The  Islamist terror group al-Shabaab has claimed the killing of five people which included a British national who has…

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Al Shabab militants run tax system to rival Somalia’s federal government: Report

Al Shabab militants in Somalia run a tax system that rivals the federal government in sophistication, according to UN…

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US builds drone base in Somalia

US builds drone base in Somalia

Last month, the U .S. Defense Department was awarded a more than $12 million contract for “emergency runway repairs” at…

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A book explores al-Shabab as Somalia marks horrific attack

The deadliest terror attack in Africa’s history began with a loaded truck barreling down a busy street in Somalia’s…

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Al-Shabaab has seized major areas near Somali capital

Al-Shabaab has seized major areas near Somali capital

Small towns in the southern parts of Somalia have been seized by al-Shabaab militants after the Somali National Army(SNA)…

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Al-Shabab seizes major areas near capital: Somalia

Al-Shabab seizes major areas near capital: Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants seized small towns in the south of the country early on Saturday after they were abandoned by…

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70 al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalian airstrike, says Ethiopia

70 al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalian airstrike, says Ethiopia

The Ethiopian air force fighter jets carried out an airstrike against the extremist group affiliated by Al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab in…

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US military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 2

US military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 2

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab extremists, killing two fighters. The…

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Al-Shabaab militants blamed for wave of killings in Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants blamed for wave of killings in Somalia

Insecurity has once again gripped Somalia after recent attacks perpetrated by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab. According to the United…

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Three dead after bomb blast in center of Somalia's capital Mogadishu

Three dead after bomb blast in center of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

A car bomb exploded along the main street of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, according to police, and a…

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Al Shabaab returnees claim they were fed up in Somalia

Al Shabaab returnees claim they were fed up in Somalia

One of the returnees, Omar Said Omar, from Lamu told security agents that poor living conditions, mistreatment by indigenous…

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10 Somalians Killed In Gunfight And Bombings Near The Palace Of The Palace

10 Somalians Killed In Gunfight And Bombings Near The Palace Of The Palace

Armed militants sped towards the Presidential palace and faced high resistance from the guards. The unrest which…

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Claims By Al-Shabaab Of Killing Kenyan Military Officer In Somalia

Claims By Al-Shabaab Of Killing Kenyan Military Officer In Somalia

The commander of the Fahfahdhun village, 70Km away from Bardere, was killed during a mortar shelling on…

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Nine killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack in Somalia

Nine killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack in Somalia

Security forces killed all 3 attackers after a 2 hour gun battle in the capital, Mogadishu,

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Al Shabaab has attacked Somalia police headquarter with twin bombings

Al Shabaab has attacked Somalia police headquarter with twin bombings

Some people from Somalia’s al Shabaab group have stormed a government building by two bombings. At least seventeen people…

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Attack In Somalia Which Killed 9, Responsibility Claimed By Al Qaeda

Attack In Somalia Which Killed 9, Responsibility Claimed By Al Qaeda

The suicide car bomb went off and it ensued a two-hour gun battle. Many were rescued from…

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab Denies Leader Is Dead

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Denies Leader Is Dead

Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has denied reports that it’s leader Ahmed Dirie Abu Ubeyda. The Al-Qaeda linked group affiliated…

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Somalia Claims Al-Shabaab Leader Is Dead

Somalia Claims Al-Shabaab Leader Is Dead

Al-Shabaab has waged war in Somalia for a decade, seeking to topple the government and instill an extreme jihadist…

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More Than 250,000 Refugees Returned To Somalia

More Than 250,000 Refugees Returned To Somalia

Those willing to return have been trained in various livelihood skills to make them in self-reliant. Parach…

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Somali Children Being Kidnapped By Al-Shabab To Fight In their War

Somali Children Being Kidnapped By Al-Shabab To Fight In their War

The Human Rights Watch stated that Al-Shabab has conscripted children throughout its decade-long insurgency in Somalia, but…

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Eight Kenyan police officers killed in Al Shabaab explosive device attack

Eight Kenyan police officers killed in Al Shabaab explosive device attack

Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalia’s government, establish their own rule based on their strict interpretation of Islamic…

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Amid Rising Terrorist Attacks, Security Chiefs Of Puntland Sacked

Amid Rising Terrorist Attacks, Security Chiefs Of Puntland Sacked

The President has sacked the top intelligence and security chiefs of the region using a presidential decree….

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52nd division of Somali army says killed 80 Al-Shabaab fighters in Hiiraan region

52nd division of Somali army says killed 80 Al-Shabaab fighters in Hiiraan region

Gen. Mohamed Ahmed, the commander of division 52 forces, said “ that the operations in the past four months…

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Kenya Is Hosting The 4 US Soldiers Wounded In Somalia

Kenya Is Hosting The 4 US Soldiers Wounded In Somalia

The al Qaida-linked al-Shabaab extremist group, which is based in Somalia and controls parts of the country’s…

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In Attempt To Reach Yemen From Somalia, At Least 46 Migrants Drown And 16 Go Missing

In Attempt To Reach Yemen From Somalia, At Least 46 Migrants Drown And 16 Go Missing

The United Nations Migration Agency said, “IOM staff reported that 46 migrants had drowned, 37 men and 9 women….

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Al-Shabaab Ambush Kills Two Somali Lawmakers

Al-Shabaab Ambush Kills Two Somali Lawmakers

“Al-Shabaab hit the two cars with rocket-propelled grenades and the two lawmakers and their 10 bodyguards were all killed,”…

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Town In Central Somalia Seized By Al Shabaab Fighters

Town In Central Somalia Seized By Al Shabaab Fighters

Al Shabaab militants are fighting to topple Somalia’s Western-backed central government and to rule the Horn of Africa country…

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12 Al-Shabaab Fighters Killed In Somalia By US Airstrike12 Al-Shabaab Fighters Killed In Somalia By US Airstrike

12 Al-Shabaab Fighters Killed In Somalia By US Airstrike

Affiliated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network, the group Al-Shabaab seeks to establish an Islamist state in Somalia. The US…

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Mogadishu’s Youth Activist Shot Dead

Mogadishu’s Youth Activist Shot Dead

Abdiweli Ahmed Mohamed was gunned down soon after he walked out of a mosque after evening prayers, by pistol-wielding…

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Why Are the Qataris Trying to Control the Coast of Somalia?

It is no secret that Qatar is trying to increase its influence around its neighboring region and one of…

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10 Killed in US Airstrike in Somalia

According to the reports by the military of US they have carried out an airstrike outside the boundaries of…

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Somalia’s Lawmaker Killed By Suspected Al-Shabaab Gunmen

Somalia’s Lawmaker Killed By Suspected Al-Shabaab Gunmen

“Two suspected al-Shabaab gunmen killed Abdihakin Mo’alim Dahir soon after the evening prayer,” said Mohamud Ali, a police officer…

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Military Convoy Near Mogadishu Hit By Car Bomb

Military Convoy Near Mogadishu Hit By Car Bomb

At least 12 people were killed in a suicide car bombing near the capital. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the…

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Qatar: Funding Terrorism in Africa

One of the biggest sources of terrorism in a number of countries in Africa is Qatar, which is supposed…

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27 Killed In Central Somalia Because Of Deadly Fighting

27 Killed In Central Somalia Because Of Deadly Fighting

Due to heavy fighting between armed militias backed by Somali government forces and Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants…

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Govt, says no civilians killed in US-Somali raid

Govt, says no civilians killed in US-Somali raid

On Wednesday night, A joint US-Somali military raid on an Al- Shabab target in the country’s southern Lower Shabelle…

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7 soldiers killed in Somalia town blast

7 soldiers killed in Somalia town blast

A bomb targeting soldiers in southern Somalia has killed seven, a government official says, the second such incident in…

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Woman Stoned To Death In Somalia For Having Multiple Husbands

Woman Stoned To Death In Somalia For Having Multiple Husbands

Al-Shabaab stoned a woman who allegedly had 11 husbands. Al-Shabaab is fighting to impose its own harsh interpretation of…

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Somalia Market Explosion Claims 11 Lives

Somalia Market Explosion Claims 11 Lives

“Eleven people were confirmed dead and more than 10 others were wounded in the blast which we are still…

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Al-Shabaab claims Dhobley attack on Kenyan military

Al-Shabaab claims Dhobley attack on Kenyan military

Al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for the roadside bomb attack that claimed nine Kenyan soldiers on the Kenya-Somalia border on…

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German Red Cross Nurse In Mogadishu Abducted By Somali Gunmen

German Red Cross Nurse In Mogadishu Abducted By Somali Gunmen

Sonja Nientiet was seized by armed men from the ICRC compound. The 10 remaining international staff are being evacuated…

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Somalia Government Will Have To Speed Building Army And Face Al-Shabaab

Somalia Government Will Have To Speed Building Army And Face Al-Shabaab

Its army needs to be reformed and has to transform into one capable of facing al-Qaeda linked al Shabaab….

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5 People Killed In Somalia Suicide Attacks

5 People Killed In Somalia Suicide Attacks

Over the weekend, a suicide attack occurred in Somalia’s Mudug region. 5 were left dead and 8 injured. Al-Shabaab…

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13 Al Shabaab Recruits Rescued By KDF Troops In Somalia

13 Al Shabaab Recruits Rescued By KDF Troops In Somalia

The youth were lured by promises of jobs and were part of the process of being shifted to Somalia…

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Bomb Attack Carried Out By Al-Shabaab In Barawe Port City

Bomb Attack Carried Out By Al-Shabaab In Barawe Port City

The Al Qaeda-linked militant group issued a statement claiming an attack using a remote-controlled landmine targeting Somali military checkpoint…

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UPDF Convoy In southern Somalia Ambushed By Al-Shabaab Militants

UPDF Convoy In southern Somalia Ambushed By Al-Shabaab Militants

Local residents said the UPDF soldiers have engaged in a heavy gunfight with the militants and managed to repulse…

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Al-Shabaab Launched Attack On Peacekeepers In Somalia

Al-Shabaab Launched Attack On Peacekeepers In Somalia

The Al-Shabaab militants launched attacks on the AMISOM military base in the vicinity of Elasha Biyaha, in Somalia. The…

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Jubbaland Forces Clash With Al Shabaab Near Kismayo City In Somalia

Jubbaland Forces Clash With Al Shabaab Near Kismayo City In Somalia

The combat flared up after Al Shabaab fighters began military movements around areas near Bula-Gadud town which are largely…

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Alliance Of Somali , AU Forces Recapture Town From Al Shabaab Militants

Alliance Of Somali , AU Forces Recapture Town From Al Shabaab Militants

New villages in Hiiraan region of central Somalia have been retaken by the joint efforts of Somalia National Army…

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African Troops To Stay On In Somalia Due To Al-Qaeda Raids

African Troops To Stay On In Somalia Due To Al-Qaeda Raids

The troops fighting the al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia for the past decade stand little chance of withdrawing forces from…

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Blast at Somalia Stadium Kills 5

Blast at Somalia Stadium Kills 5

On 12th April, a bomb exploded in a football stadium,which was fully packed up, in the southern region of…

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UN Official Expresses Solidarity And Stresses About Progress In Somalia While Meeting Refugees In Dadaab

UN Official Expresses Solidarity And Stresses About Progress In Somalia While Meeting Refugees In Dadaab

The Dadaab refugee complex currently has a population of 226,472 registered refugees and asylum seekers. The camp is located…

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Al Shabaab Growing Stronger in Somalia

Al Shabaab Growing Stronger in Somalia

A car had driven to the Ugandan military base in Bulamer, Somalia and blew it up in the morning…

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Al-Shabab Militants Killed Four Somali Officials

Al-Shabab Militants Killed Four Somali Officials

Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic extremists have launched an attack on a base for African Union troops in country’s south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers.   Read…

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Atleast 4 killed in Mogadishu Car Bombing in Somalia

At least 4 killed in Mogadishu Car Bombing in Somalia

According to reports, on Sunday afternoon, at least 4 people were killed & several were wounded in a car…

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Car Explosion Kills 14 at Somali Capital

Car Explosion Kills 14 at Somali Capital

On Thursday, the officials of Somali said that, in the capital city of Somalia, Mogadishu a bomb blast in…

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African Union to step up war in Somalia

African Union to step up war in Somalia

The African Union top envoy urged the regional states to intensify war on the terrorist group al-Shabab. The peacekeeping…

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