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By Tajuddin
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Sep 13th, 2014
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London – The family of a British aid worker believed to be held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them. Extremists from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill 44-year-old David Haines, and his family said they have not received any rep...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 25th, 2014
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Mombasa (DIPLOMAT) – East African countries need to work together on tightening porous borders to help halt the movement of militants, drug traffickers and other criminals, the region’s senior intelligence officers were told on Monday. Several east African nations have been battling a ris...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 22nd, 2014
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Nairobi (AP + DIPLOMAT)- A Kenya police official says a Somali man in their custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi Haji, who is wanted in Somalia for killing journalists. The police official said Friday that after weeks of interrogation following his arrest in early August the man, who had ori...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 22nd, 2014
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Nairobi ( REUTERS + DIPLOMAT ) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated a new intelligence chief with experience in the war on al Qaeda-linked insurgents in neighbouring Somalia to stop a spate of attacks in Kenya blamed on Islamist militants. Kenyatta said he chose Major-General Philip ...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 9th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- At least one person has been killed and more others have also been injured in a huge roadside bomb, targeting AMISOM vehicle in Marca, the capital of Lower Shabelle region. An eye witness who declined to be named told Local Radio that the landmine explosion hit a convoy with AU ...
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Aug 9th, 2014
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Mandera (DIPLOMAT)- Two police officers were injured on Friday night when a police station was raided by a group of attackers, local police said Saturday. The two at the Fino police camp were left with bullets lodged in the stomach and hand respectively. They were scheduled to be flown to Nairobi for...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 1st, 2014
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Mogadishu ( REUTERS + DIPLOMAT)- Islamist militants shot dead a Somali lawmaker in the capital Mogadishu on Friday by blocking his car and spraying him with bullets, police and witnesses said, after the fifth killing of a legislator in less than four months. Al Shabaab said they killed Sheikh Aden Mo...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- More than 350,000 people in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu are in acute need of food aid, the United Nations has warned. In a report published on Saturday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) raised concerns over “alarming malnutrition rates” i...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT) – A member of Somalia’s parliament famous for the political and patriotic songs she sang for decades has been assassinated in Mogadishu. The Islamist group al Shabab has claimed responsibility. The assailants pulled up alongside a car transporting Saado Ali Warsame, a...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Mogadishu (AP + VOA+DIPLOMAT)- A Somali police official says gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Wednesday that Saado Ali Warsame, who also was a popular singer of Somali folk music, was shot dead by gunmen who pulle...