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Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun. The military official in Burundi, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said Thursday that about 200 soldiers boarded a flight from Somalia to Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura,

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Kenya has not “recalled” its ambassador to Somalia – Foreign PS Kamau

Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau on Sunday clarified that the government had not recalled Kenya’s ambassador to Somalia nor had it expelled Somalia’s envoy to Kenya. The PS said the government had only “summoned” Kenya’s envoy to Mogadishu Lucas Tumbo for consultations. “We summoned ours for consultations and asked that theirs departs for consultations on

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Burundi’s case against pullout of its troops in Somalia

The planned withdrawal of a further 1,000 troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), has been thrown into confusion after a directive by the African Union’s Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) that the soldiers come exclusively from the Burundian contingent in Johwar, Hirshabelle State, also known as Sector 5, was met with resistance

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Ogaden region, Gas Pipeline Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign 3.2 Billion U. S. Dollar Natural Gas Agreement

Addis Ababa February, 15,2019, Ethiopia and Djibouti signed agreement for laying down 760 km natural gas pipeline that stretches from Elala and Kalub to Djibouti port. The Chinese company Poly-GCL will execute the 3.2-billion-USD project that includes the construction of a processing plant, it was learned. Production is expected to begin in 2021, Mines and

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This British Man Of Somali Heritage Wants To Know Why He Has Been Denied A US Visa

Photo BuzzFeed A British man who was born in London but spent time in Somalia as a child has been refused a visa to travel to the United States. Abdiwale Duale told BuzzFeed News that he fears that US President Donald Trump’s so-called “travel ban,” which restricts citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries from visiting the

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Ex-somali region president dismisses criminal charges against him as “coordinated lies”

Former Somali regional state president Abdi Muhamud Omer, a.k.a, Abdi Iley, has today told judges at the federal high court fourth criminal bench in the capital Addis Abeba that the multiple criminal charges brought against him were “deliberately coordinated lies.” Abdi said this at a reading of charges brought by the federal Attorney General against

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Somali army commander killed in landmine explosion

A senior commander in the Somali National Army (SNA), Col Abdisalam Adan Kurjow, has been killed by a landmine, official confirmed. The deputy commissioner of Lower Shabelle region, Mr Abdifatah Adan Abdulle, said on Tuesday that Col Kurjow was killed when a landmine exploded at Dhanane, south of the capital Mogadishu. Col Kurjow was the

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Maltese man’s shooting in Somalia was ‘motivated by economics, not politics’

The Al Shabaab killing of a Maltese port manager in Somalia was not typical of the terrorist group and pointed to economic, rather than political, motives, regional experts told the Times of Malta. Paul Anthony Formosa, 52, from Marsascala, was killed by gunmen on Monday in the port of Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous Puntland state,

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Somali special forces kill 40 al-Shabaab terrorist

Mogadishu, Somali National Intelligence Service Agency (NISA) said Tuesday that it had killed 40 Al-Shabaab insurgents in the country’s southern region. The Security forces launched a wide-scale operation in Farsoley village in Lower Shabelle region on Saturday, NISA said in a statement. Somali security forces are conducting operations against the al-Qaida-affiliated group, Al-Shabaab in central

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Gunmen kill head of Dubai-owned P&O Ports’ operation in Somalia’s Puntland

Gunman shot dead the head of Dubai government-owned P&O Ports’ operations in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland on Monday, a local government official said, and extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. Yusuf Mohamed, governor of Puntland’s Bari region told Reuters that two men disguised as fishermen had shot Paul Anthony Formosa as he

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