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Belgium issues heavy sentence on former Somali kingpin

A former Somali piracy kingpin was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison by a Belgian court, after having been lured to the European country in 2013 for a fictitious film project, the Belga news agency reported. Mohamed Abdi ...

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Kenya, Somalia in joint efforts to curb terrorism

Kenya’s security agents in the northeastern country of Mandera are engaging the Somalia administration in Bula Hawo to help curb cross-border incursions by the Islamist militants. The Kenyan government officials said on Monday they have been holding security meeting with ...

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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Pull Out From Puntland Port, Minister Says

Somali Islamist militants briefly held a port town in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland before withdrawing early Tuesday, a local government minister said. Al-Shabaab fighters arrived by boat and took control of Gara’ad late Monday, Security Minister Abdi Herfi told ...

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4 Al-Shabaab militants killed in central Somalia

At least four Al-Shabaab militants were killed and five others wounded on Friday evening after locals launched assault against the insurgents at Wabho neighborhood close to Elbur town in Galgudud region in central Somalia. Somalia intelligence officials and residents said ...

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Somali man held in terror probe says not imam

A Somali man held in a terror probe in Italy has denied being an imam. “There were three or four of us who took turns leading the prayers” said the 22-year-old asylum seeker who was arrested at a migrant centre ...

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60,000 children facing death in Somalia

Some 60,000 children are facing death in Somalia because of a lack of aid; that’s according to the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the Horn of Africa Country. Political instability, recurrent droughts and even flooding means that almost five million people, ...

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Somali Prime minister Condemns Killing of former defense minister

Somalia’s prime minister Omar Abdirashiid Ali Sharmake Has condemned the killing of the former Somali defence minister who was killed in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital Monday. Mr. Sharmake has sent condolence to the family and friends ...

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NUSOJ Condemns Acts of Threats and Intimidation Against Union officials in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the act of threats and intimidations against the Union leaders, amid Somali media stakeholders continue their solidarity protests against the recent Somali high court decision. The union’s ethics Secretary and a ...

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Blockaded Gaza Strip facing disaster: UN official

A senior UN official says the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip has put the Palestinian enclave on a “disastrous trajectory.” Robert Piper, the humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, said Thursday thousands of Palestinians remain homeless since Israel does not let construction materials enter the territory. ...

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