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Somali army bombs Al-Shabaab hideouts, 17 dead confirmed

Somali army bombs Al-Shabaab hideouts, 17 dead confirmed MOGADISHU, Somalia - In a rare operation, the Somali national army on Tuesday launched an airstrike in Middle Shabelle as part of the ongoing operation to drive al-Shabaab militants out of the country, after decades of devastation among innocent civilians and government officials. To seize security functions in the country, the national…

Al-Shabaab seizes town in southern Somalia after UPDF exit

Al-Shabaab seizes town in southern Somalia after UPDF exit MOGADISHU, Somalia - A contingent of the Ugandan People's Defense Force walked out of the Mariaguwaay Forward Operating Base in Lower Shabelle, handing the land over to the Somali federal government, but only for Al-Shabaab militants to take control of the city. Ugandan troops serving in AMISOM have been relocated as part of the troop…

SNA commandos capture Al-Shabaab bases in Somalia

SNA commandos capture Al-Shabaab bases in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia - At least 14 Al-Shabaab bases captured by Somali National Army Commandos commonly referred to as Danab's special forces, state media reported, as part of the ongoing crackdown on militants who control large rural areas of central and southern Somalia. Over the past seven months, the Somali National Army has carried out…

Children most affected by endless conflict in Somalia

Children most affected by endless conflict in Somalia NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia has been ranked as one of the countries where children face a multitude of challenges due to endless conflicts, which expose them to dangers and other challenges, which make life difficult for them when grow up. In a report released by the United Nations, the Horn of Africa country is closely followed by Congo,…

“Shoot to kill” orders issued in Kenya as US troops arrived for

NAIROBI, Kenya - Young people who engage, help or otherwise sympathize with Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya will be killed on the spot by security forces, a senior administrator said, in another statement that could spark a lively debate among politicians and human rights activists. Traditionally, those accused of engaging in violent extremism in Kenya often have access to justice, which includes a fair trial in the corridors of justice, with their fate often depending on the evidence submitted by the prosecution. But…

Somalia: the source and home of thousands of refugees

Somalia: the source and home of thousands of refugees MOGADISHU, Somalia - For nearly three decades, Somalia has been classified as a major source of refugees across the world, given many years of internal conflict and civil war, coupled with violent extremism, which threatened to tear the country apart. More often than not, many Somalis have found refuge abroad as refugees, but a number of them…

Al-Shabaab introduces Arabic study program to Somali schools

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Al-Shabaab activists have stepped up their urge to change the status quo and hijack institutions in Somalia, targeting the school curriculum as one of their strategies to attract more supporters in a bid to overthrow the fragile backed Somali administration by the UN. The Arabic language has been one of the group's preferred languages ​​due to its affiliation with Al-Qaida, a Middle East-based terrorist group that, among other things, supports draconian Sharia law that both discriminates against women…

EU cuts KDF pay by $ 49 million for Somalia mission

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya Defense Forces will have to operate with a $ 49 million deficit in the 2021/22 budget, it emerged, after the European Union slashed donor repayments to Kenya by 66%, ahead of AMISOM's exit from Somalia . AMISOM troops are expected to withdraw from the Horn of Africa nation upon full implementation of the Somali transition plan by the end of 2021. AMISOM has nearly 22,000 troops in Somalia, fully paid by the European Union, the UN, the United States among other partners. In a report tabled in…

Biden to send US special forces to Somalia at war with Al-Shabaab

Biden to send US special forces to Somalia at war with Al-Shabaab WASHINGTON, United States - A contingent of US military special forces could be sent to Somalia in the coming weeks, it has been learned, just weeks after former President Donald Trump withdrew soldiers serving in the war-torn country. war. A proposal by President Joe Biden, which was seen by The New York Times, suggests the…

Lights in a tunnel: Syrian refugees find solace in Somalia

Lights in a tunnel: Syrian refugees find solace in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia - When war broke out in and around Damascus, many people might have expected Syrians to take refuge in Europe, America, or neighboring countries like Jordan, but this may not be not quite true. Although a number of them were able to travel to the aforementioned areas, a number chose Somalia, another country plagued by…

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