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Somalia’s Farmajo signs a law extending its mandate

Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known by his nickname Farmajo, has signed a law extending his mandate for another two years, as the United States and its allies threaten Mogadishu with sanctions if the move creates further instability in the country. The deviation extends a month-long election crisis after the national vote in February was delayed. Critics say Mohamed's time in office is over. The international community had opposed an extension of the mandate and warned that the…

Mozambique’s military secures Palma after struggle with

Mozambique's military said on Sunday that a "significant" number of militants had been killed during a battle over the main northern gas district of Palma, which had been captured last month by an armed militant group believed to be affiliated with the Daesh terrorist group. Palma was seized by extremists during coordinated attacks on March 24, in what was seen as the biggest escalation of the uprising that has ravaged the North African nation since 2017. The actual number of deaths is not yet known,…

23 killed when al-Shabab attacks 2 Somali army

Two Somali national army bases were targeted by al-Shabab militants on Saturday, killing 23 people. The army said it had control of both bases. The bases, located about 100 kilometers southwest of the capital Mogadishu, were hit by two explosions, witnesses said. A third explosion was aimed at a troop of troops rushing to bases from the capital after the attack, they added. Somali armed forces said they had killed 19 militants in both attacks. "We have rejected the terrorists who wanted to wreak…

Mozambique’s navy announces entire challenge protected after

French energy giant Total's natural gas project in northern Mozambique is now safe from terrorist groups after militants launched deadly attacks on the project, according to local reports quoting a spokesman for Mozambique's army on Friday. Authorities have confirmed dozens of deaths in the attack by Daesh-linked terrorists that began last week in the coastal city of Palma, in a district near a billion-dollar gas project designed to change Mozambique's economy. The situation around Palma is still very…

Mozambique’s military proclaims whole challenge secure after

French energy giant Total's natural gas project in northern Mozambique is now safe from terrorist groups after militants launched deadly attacks on the project, according to local reports quoting a spokesman for Mozambique's army on Friday. Authorities have confirmed dozens of deaths in the attack by Daesh-linked terrorists that began last week in the coastal city of Palma, in a district near a billion-dollar gas project designed to change Mozambique's economy. The situation around Palma is still very…

Whole evacuates body of workers declared by means of Mozambique’s military

French energy giant Total has evacuated all its personnel from its natural gas project in northern Mozambique on Friday while a spokesman for the Mozambican army declared the project safe from terrorist groups after militants launched deadly attacks on the project, according to local reports. Authorities have confirmed dozens of deaths in the attack by Daesh-linked terrorists that began last week in the coastal city of Palma, in a district near a billion-dollar gas project designed to change…

Dozens killed after the assault on the town of Mozambique, in whole

Dozens of people were killed in coordinated extremist attacks in northern Mozambique's Palma city, the government said on Sunday, four days after the raid was launched, forcing the evacuation of thousands of survivors to safety in the provincial capital Pemba. Seven people were killed in an ambush during an operation to evacuate them from a hotel where they had sought refuge, it is said. "Last Wednesday, a group of terrorists sneaked into ... Palma and launched operations that resulted in the cowardly…

Al-Shabab kills 7 Somali soldiers during storms

At least seven soldiers were killed when warriors from the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab stormed a jail in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland early Friday, police and the group said. Al-Shabab said it had released at least 400 prisoners, many of them members, in its attack on the main prison in Bosaso, Puntland's largest city, early Friday. The authorities did not confirm that figure. "Last night, many well-armed men attacked us from different directions. We fought back but eventually they…

Women and girls face dangers in Mozambique, UN

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched a $ 12 million humanitarian appeal late Thursday to improve deteriorating health and safety conditions for women and girls in northeastern Mozambique. In a statement, the UN authority said it was urgent to provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health services to 330,000 women, girls and young people affected by the humanitarian crisis in the province of Cabo Delgado, as well as by the secondary effects of the coronavirus pandemic . An armed…

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