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Somali passports not used by Sudanese ISIS recruits: embassy

The Somali embassy in Khartoum vehemently denied press reports which claimed that the most recent batch of Sudanese students sneaked out of the country using Somali passports. A statement signed by the Somali ambassador in Khartoum Mohammed Abdullah Agas on Wednesday, described these reports as “untrue” and “lacking credibility”. The envoy said that Somali passports [...]

The government of Somalia has confirmed the appointment of General Mohamed Aden Ahmed as the new Chief of Somali Armed Forces.Announcing the appointment after a meeting by the cabinet in Mogadishu on Thursday, the government described General Ahmed as a suitable choice for the fledgling Somali armed forces which is being reconstituted. The Somali Armed [...]

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ADDIS ABABA, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Djibouti’s relaunched national airline, now managed by a company run by the frontman of English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, is looking to remake itself as an Africa-wide air freight service, it said on Wednesday.   The return of Air Djibouti, which went bankrupt in 2002, is part of [...]

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NAIROBI, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Islamist militants al Shabaab issued a warning against Somalis who frequent hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in “immoral culture.”   Al Shabaab frequently stages bomb and gun attacks in the capital – and especially around popular hotels – [...]

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town were describing the daring attack and its aftermath. One resident said some soldiers may have been taken captive by the rebels. The attack early Tuesday happened next to the small farming town [...]

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015—- Having withdrawn under the hail of gunfight by attacking militants, African Union forces have recaptured the control of their base in Janale town few hours after the Al-qaeda linked militants in Somalia have staged a ‘massive’ attack which resulted in the deaths of ‘scores’ of soldiers on Tuesday. The attack which started [...]

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and residents said, and said they had killed dozens of soldiers.   The al Qaeda-aligned militants said one of their fighters rammed a car bomb into the base and then gunmen poured inside the [...]

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015Militants from Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base early Tuesday and stormed inside, an official and witness said.   There were no immediate reports on casualties, and the rebels said in a statement that the Amisom troops had fled the base, situated in [...]

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Monday, August 31, 2015–The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it. Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re [...]

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A tax preparer in a shirt and tie dropped in on Bulbulo Mohamud’s cafe last week and said he believes it’s better for women to stay home and take care of children. Mohamud, a mother of three in a red and black headscarf whose husband travels for work, poured a drink and looked at the [...]

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