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Car bomb and siege kill 26 in Somalia

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city Kismayo, officials said,...

Al Shabaab men executed for Somali hotel attack

Somalia executed three men convicted of participating in the bombing of a Mogadishu hotel that killed 18 people in 2017 as members of the...

Limited US assistance for Somali military unit

The United States is resuming some assistance to a unit of the Somali military not working directly with US forces officials said about 18...

ISS: Can we afford to drop the guard against piracy?

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Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have dropped dramatically over the past eight years – from 237 incidents in 2011 to nine in...

Al Shabaab blasts kill 16 in Kenya and Somalia

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the countries, officials said, with another eight dead in a...

Africom, Somalia leaders meet

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command (Africom), and U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto met with Prime Minister...

Turkey building military uniform factory in Somalia

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Turkey has started construction of a factory in Mogadishu, Somalia, that will produce uniforms for the country’s military, giving it a capability it has...

ISS: Time to consider negotiating with al-Shabaab in Somalia?

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‘I knew how to found al-Shabaab, I know how to finish them.’ This was a 2018 statement by Mukhtar Robow, former deputy leader of...

US airstrikes continue to target al-Shabaab, ISIS-Somalia

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In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS militants in the Golis Mountains, Somalia, on June...

New top UN man in Somalia

South African Nicholas “Fink” Haysom has been replaced as the United Nations special representative in Somalia by James Swan. In addition to being Secretary-General Antonio...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...