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Friday 24 October 2014

Kenyan soldiers kill over 80 Al shabab militants in Somalia

Nairobi -- Kenya’s military confirmed on Friday its soldiers who are part of the AMISOM and Somalia National Army (SNA) killed more than 80 Al Shabaab insurgents near the port city of Kismayu in the southern part of the Horn of Africa nation.

U.N. authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from Somalia on Friday, though Russia and Jordan abstained from the vote over concerns about the move.

Thursday 23 October 2014

Somali port to get facelift

The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises.

Somalia turns down AU troops rotation for fear of Ebola

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Federal Government of Somalia has Thursday reiterated rejection of a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces who are part of African Union peacekeeping mission in the country because of the breakout of Ebola.

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Kenyan military kill five militants, seize TNT explosives

MOMBASA (Reuters) - Kenyan soldiers have killed five suspected al Shabaab militants near the border with Ethiopia and recovered a vehicle packed with explosives, preventing a potentially huge attack, a defense spokesman said on Monday.

Monday 20 October 2014

Somali Govternment in ‘unofficial’ talks with Al Shabaab

The government of Somalia has started talking to the moderate wing of Al Shabaab even as it continues to battle the radical wing. Somalia ambassador to Kenya Ali Noor told The EastAfrican that his government has always been willing to talk to Al Shabaab as long as the militia renounces violence.

Somalia wants its pirates in Kenya jails sent home

MOMBASA: The Somalia government now says it hopes Kenya will allow the transfer 122 convicted Somali pirates from Kenyan jails back to Somalia suggesting there are negotiations to this effect between the two states.

Sunday 19 October 2014

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