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Somalia unable to hold full elections in 2016: parliament

Mogadishu (AFP) – War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, lawmakers said Tuesday, although it remained unclear whether some kind of voting process would still be held. The current President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and parliament were appointed by clan elders in 2012 with foreign backers promising full democracy in [...]

In the communiqué issued today Ismail Omar Guelleh “invites” the UMP and USN to resume political dialogue. Throwing back to back the UMP and USN and ignoring that the framework agreement was signed between the USN and the government of which he is the Head. President Guelleh as usual is consumed clears the failure of [...]

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015—The leader of Somali terror-group Al-Shabaab has urged Muslims in east-Africa to rise up against the ‘evil Christians’. In an online statement obtained by MailOnline, Ahmed Omar Abu-Ubeyda told them to ‘migrate to the lands of Jihad’ and seek out battlefields all over the world. He also welcomed the people of Ethiopia, [...]

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Muqdisho—- Somalia’s government has identified the suspect who carried out a truck suicide bombing on an upscale hotel in the Somali capital that killed at least 20 people on Sunday as a naturalized Somali-German.   Sources close to the security agencies confirmed to HOL that the bomber who carried out the massive attack on Jazeera [...]

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A Chinese national has died in a bombing at a hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, without providing details.   The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked the hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 [...]

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia-When a young Ethiopian journalist, Simegnish Mengesha, got the chance to meet with President Obama in May, a comment from a high-ranking American official was on her mind. On a visit to Ethiopia two weeks earlier, Wendy R. Sherman, the under secretary of state for political affairs, had said she expected the country’sMay [...]

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Mogadishu,26july,2015(QJ/SDN)-At least 10 people have been killed in a huge bomb explosion at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu. A BBC reporter in the city reports that a lorry was used to attack the Jazeera hotel near the city’s airport. Ambulances have begun collecting the dead and wounded in what he describes as one [...]

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President Barack Obama has said that the United States will help Kenya fight against the al-Shabab terrorist group, the Qaeda affiliate based in Somalia. Obama made the remarks at a joint news conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi on Saturday. “We have systematically reduced the territory that al-Shabab controls, we have been able [...]

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Somali militant group Al Shabaab said it had carried out two attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday in which gunmen killed a lawmaker and his bodyguard as well as an official from the prime minister’s office. Al Shabaab’s spokesman for military operations, Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, said the group was responsible for the [...]

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NAIROBI — President Obama on Saturday committed the United States to an intensified fight against terrorists in East Africa, announcing here that his administration would expand support for counterterrorism operations in Kenya and Somalia, including increased training and funding for Kenya’s security forces. “We have to keep that pressure going even as we’re strengthening the [...]

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