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Al-Shabab attack on Somali city leaves several dead

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Al-Shabab attack on Somali city leaves several dead

At least 10 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed after armed group al-Shabab carried out a suicide attack at a police station in the city of Afgoye. Captain Abdullahi Ali, a senior Somali military officer, told  Associated Press news agency on Wednesday that troops have now fully secured the town and the fighters […]

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Somali refugees shocked by Kansas terror plot

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Somali refugees shocked by Kansas terror plot

Somali refugees living in an apartment complex targeted by three would-be bombers say they’re scared for the first time since coming to America. “I believe America is safe, but now I’m feeling unsafe with what I hear,” said Abdirsaq Hassan, a resident of the apartment complex. “It’s not something good.” Many of the residents escaped […]

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Popular Somali Newspaper Remains Closed

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Popular Somali Newspaper Remains Closed

A popular Somali newspaper remains closed and its editor in detention for a second day in the capital, Mogadishu. Employees at the Xog-Ogaal daily newspaper said Somali government forces raided their offices at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, arrested the editor, Abdi Aden Guled, and seized printing equipment. “They came without a warning, without showing […]

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Libyans miss life under Gaddafi

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Libyans miss life under Gaddafi

Five years after an uprising killed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, residents in the chaos-wracked country’s capital joke they have grown to miss the longtime dictator as the frustrations of daily life mount. Those living in the capital say they are exhausted by power cuts, price increases and a lack of cash flow as rival authorities and […]

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Kansas trio pleads not guilty in plot to bomb apartment, mosque

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Kansas trio pleads not guilty in plot to bomb apartment, mosque

Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building in western Kansas where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque pleaded not guilty on Monday but remained in jail, prosecutors said. Curtis Allen, 49, Gavin Wright, 49, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, were each charged on Friday with one count of conspiring […]

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Border unit formed to counter Shabaab

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Border unit formed to counter Shabaab

The Kenya Defence Forces has set up a border command unit to counter the infiltration of al Shabaab terrorists into the country, Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe said on Friday. He said KDF will continue to support the National Police Service and other national security organs to maintain law and order. “The newly proposed […]

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Security guard killed as police engange with Al Shabab gunmen in Mandera

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Security guard killed as police engange with Al Shabab gunmen in Mandera

A primary school security guard was killed on Monday night when a gunfight erupted between Al Shabab gunmen and police officers guarding the residence of Governor Ali Roba. The security was reportedly killed by a stray bullet during the melee. The militants are said to have been planning an attack before the police began exchanging […]

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Mosul offensive: Territory recaptured from ISIS

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Mosul offensive: Territory recaptured from ISIS

A suicide car bomb, sowing panic as it plows relentlessly toward Peshmerga positions. An ISIS fighter who ambushes Kurdish troops from a concealed tunnel before blowing himself up. These were the visceral indications of how dedicated and single-minded Mosul’s ISIS occupiers can be, and equally how bloody and grinding Iraq’s battle to take back the […]

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12 Somali startups accepted onto Innovate accelerator

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12 Somali startups accepted onto Innovate accelerator

Innovate Ventures has announced the 12 early-stage Somali startups that have been accepted onto the inaugural Innovate Accelerator in Hargeisa, Somaliland, with the top three to receive a total of US$10,000 in equity investment. Disrupt Africa reported in June Somali startup accelerator and fund Innovate Ventures had launched its first accelerator programme in partnership with […]

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