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KM5 Zoobe Tragedy – Dilemma between Death and Survival.

This morning thousands of people filed the main streets and around Banadir and Madina hospitals. For many, getting to visit early doesn’t guarantee a place inside. However, I have gained rare access to see what is going on. Every inch inside is taken. The hospitals’ facilities can only hold less than 1000 patients but thousands visit this morning keeping in ...

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Ministry of Posts and Telecom signs agreement with ITU

(Saturday, October 14, 2017) The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology has signed a cooperation agreement with International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the World Telecom Development Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Agreement sets the terms and conditions of the cooperation between the Ministry and ITU. Its purpose is to provide a mechanism for the ITU to assist Somalia under ...

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We are not UN employees, Museveni tells AMISOM

President Museveni has told countries contributing troops to the peace keeping mission in Somalia that they are not United Nations (UN) employees but allies offering pan-Africanism services. The President made the remarks at a meeting of African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troop contributing countries in New York, US on Thursday. He emphasised that the troops’ role in Somalia is ...

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Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces: police

Fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital on Saturday, police said. “It seems they mistook the Somali national army for (clan) militias. The death toll is nine people including a civilian,” Major Abdullahi Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters. He said the fighting occurred because police were wrongly informed that ...

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HOW THE NSA BUILT A SECRET SURVEILLANCE NETWORK FOR ETHIOPIA

“A WARM FRIENDSHIP connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law.” Indeed, the website for the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia is marked by press releases touting U.S. aid for farmers and ...

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Operation Atalanta Force Commander Visits Mogadishu to strengthen Partnerships

On 7 September 2017, EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori, visited Mogadishu to meet international partners from  the United Nations Assistance Mission to Somalia (UNSOM), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and military partners including the US. Admiral Gregori held an exchange of views with each host on the ongoing international efforts to support the ...

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EU NAVFOR Supports EUCAP Somalia and Trains the Somali MPU in Mogadishu

For the second time this year, European Naval Force personnel have helped train the Maritime Police Unit in Mogadishu. Organised by the EUCAP Somalia and assisted by UNODC, this vital training enhances local capability in maintaining maritime security. Following the successful visit in May this year, sailors and marines from EU NAVFOR’s Warships ITS Fasan and ESPS Rayo, have been ...

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ONLF: The Illegal Detention and Refoulement of Mr Abdikarin Sh Muse to Ethiopia

ONLF Press Release August 30, 2017 The Illegal Detention and Refoulement of Mr Abdikarin Sh Muse to Ethiopia The regional security of the Galkacyo, Galmudug  regional state in central Somalia detained on August 23, 2017 Mr Abdikarin Sheikh Muse, an Executive committee member of ONLF, who was residing in Mogadishu for the last three years. Mr Abdikarin Sh Muse whole ...

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UNHCR repatriates over 70,000 Somalis refugees from Kenya

The UN refugee agency said Thursday it has repatriated some 70,516 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December 2014. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-weekly update released in Nairobi that a total of 68,697 individuals from Dadaab refugee camp in northeast Kenya were assisted in the framework of voluntary return ...

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New Burundi battle group arrives in Somalia

A new battle group of the Burundi National Defence Force (BNDF) arrived in Somalia today, commencing a one year tour of duty under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The 45th battalion of the BDNF, led by Lt. Col. Philbert Hatungimana, landed in Mogadishu on Sunday to replace battalion 39, which is rotating out after completing its tour of ...

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Press release: 12 UPDF soldiers killed, 7 injured in Somalia.

Uganda People’s Defence Force [UPDF] Spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire, has said the Uganda peacekeeping force in Somalia lost 12 gallant soldiers with 07 sustaining injuries. Al Shabaab militants ambushed a joint SNA/AMISOM troops at Goryowein along Bulu-maler and Beladamin, on Sunday 30 July 2017. Somalia contingent commander, Brig Kayanja Muhanga, has visited the scene where Al Shabaab militants launched an ...

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