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Jan 21st, 2016
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London ( Washingtonpost + DIPLOMAT.SO) — Gaunt and frail, his organs succumbing to the cruelly destructive power of radioactive poisoning, Alexander Litvinenko lay in a London hospital bed in November 2006 and identified the man responsible for his impending demise: Vladimir Putin. Nearly a decade la...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Barawe, Lower Shabelle province, Somalia (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A convoy of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) has repulsed an ambush by Islamist group Al-Shabaab Wednesday morning, a local official said. The AMISOM convoy was travelling from the Somali capital of Mogadishu to the ...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The UN refugee agency said Wednesday it has repatriated more than 6,000 Somali refugees on a voluntary basis from the Dadaab settlement in northeast Kenya to areas in southwest of Somalia which have been pacified. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Brussels , Belgium ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The European Commission has announced €77m in funding for the Horn of Africa, with aid reaching Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The commission said that the region faces a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to food insecurity and na...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The al Shabaab commander who masterminded an assault on a Kenyan army base in Somalia last week is believed to have been killed in air raids by Kenyan warplanes, the Kenya’s armed forces chief said on Thursday. The strikes over the weekend targett...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenyan Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe has refuted media reports that they had prior intelligence on the Al Shabaab attack at El Adde in Somalia. In his first official press briefing since the attack last week, Mwathethe said Al Shabaa...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Donors are not responding fast enough to an “unprecedented” drought in Ethiopia, where over 400,000 children under five are severely malnourished despite strong economic growth and big development gains over the last decade, aid agencies...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – ODM MPs have verbally attacked CS Raychelle Omamo saying the Defence ministry’s poor performance resulted in the killing of soldiers in Somalia last Friday. Sixty three Kenya Defence Forces soldiers are feared dead following an ambush, by al Shab...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO ) – According to the security sources in Mogadishu, several gunmen attacked the Beach View hotel and Liido Seafood restaurant in Lido Beach at the sea side of Indian Ocean in Mogadishu,shooting people on the beach, while the hotel was hit by two explosions. Secu...
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Jan 21st, 2016
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London ( BBC + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Reigning champion Eliud Kipchoge will vie with two-time winner Wilson Kipsang for this year’s London Marathon men’s title. Kipchoge, 31, beat his fellow Kenyan, 33, in a sprint finish in 2015. Kenyan world-record holder Dennis Kimetto, third last year, ...