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EU, AU speaks out Somalia situation

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) agreed that a continued strong engagement to support the political process leading to democratization and federalization, and the fight against Al Shabaab, will remain the priorities for the AU and the EU. They also agreed on the need for the Somali ...

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Humanitarian impact of withdrawal of armed forces

Situation overview Since July 2016, non-state armed actors have taken control of eight locations in Bakool, Galgaduug and Hiraan regions of Somalia following the departure of international troops. The takeover by non-state armed groups has exposed civilians to significant protection risks and further reduced humanitarian access in areas that are already hard to reach. The locations include Rab Dhuure, Bur ...

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African Union slams an attack kills 12 in Kenya

The African Union (AU) has condemned the terrorist attack by jihadist group al-Shabaab that killed at least 12 people in the border town of Mandera in Northeastern Kenya on Tuesday. It’s the second terrorist attack in Mandera this month and according to BBC, the latest violence was aimed at a theater group comprised of university students. The first attack on ...

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Ex leader: Puntland doesn’t want peace in Galkayo city

Former Galmudug state president Mohamed Ahmed Alin said Puntland is not ready peace in Galkayo city and bring an end to the ongoing conflict which claimed lives of dozens of civilians. He said Puntland has several times rejected to form a ministerial committee to discuss ways to solve the current crises in Galkayo, where troops from both administrations are battling ...

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Philippine president returns Beijing s praises, says China is good

Visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had praise for China on Wednesday, setting aside a maritime dispute as the combative leader reconfigures his country’s diplomatic alliances. The Asian giant was “good,” he said. “It has never invaded a piece of my country all these generations,” Duterte added in an apparent comparison to the Philippines’ former colonial ruler the United States. “During ...

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Obama Slams Donald Trump’s ‘Flattery’ of Vladimir Putin

S President Barack Obama on Tuesday slammed Trump’s “flattery” of Russia’s Vladimir Putin as “unprecedented” and “out of step” with both Democrats and rank-and-file Republicans. “Mr Trump’s continued flattery of Mr.Putin and the degree to which he appears to model many of his policies and approach to politics on Mr.Putin is unprecedented in American politics,” Obama told reporters. “Mr Trump ...

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NHCR says over 26,000 refugees ready to Somalia

The UN refugee agency said a total of 26,819 Somali refugees have in principle confirmed their intention to voluntarily return home and are waiting to be facilitated to return to the Horn of Africa nation. The UNHCR said in its bi-monthly report released on Saturday that some 2,525 returnees were supported to voluntarily return to Somalia by flight and road ...

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Kenya unveils number KDF soldiers killed in Somalia

Fifty six soldiers killed in Somalia in the recent past were yesterday feted at an elaborate ceremony in Mombasa’s Kenya Navy base. The fete attended by top officials in the military and presided over by Defense Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo also marked five years since Operation Linda Nchi was launched. The names of the 56 fallen soldiers were engraved on ...

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Kenya to deploy troops along Kenya-Somali border

More troops will be deployed along the Kenya- Somalia border to deal with Islamic state and Al Shabaab threats in the Country. Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe says additional military personnel will specifically be dispatched along the Mandera -Lamu border since it is prone to terrorist attacks posed by the terror groups. Speaking during the 5th Kenya Defence ...

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French warship joins fight on piracy off Somalia coast

Operation Atalanta’s French warship, La Fayette, has been warmly received into the port of Mombasa. This was the first time an EU Naval Force ship has had the opportunity to visit the Kenyan port in over a year. During the visit, La Fayette’s Commanding Officer, Commander Stanislas Delatte, took the opportunity to meet with staff from the Kenyan military. He ...

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