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UN Envoy supports 4.5 clan allocations in Somalia

The United nation’s special envoy to Somalia has officially supported an election plan, which many stakeholders opposed in recent debates held across the country. During an official visit to Baydhabo, the UN envoy has said that international community would support 4.5 clan allocations in the upcoming Somali election. “Discussions are the ultimate solution for the […]

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20 nations join major military maneuver in Saudi

Armed forces from around 20 countries were gathering in northern Saudi Arabia Sunday for “the most important” military maneuver ever staged in the region, the official news agency SPA reported. The “Thunder of the North” exercise involving ground, air, and naval forces sends a “clear message” that Riyadh and its allies “stand united in confronting […]

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Nigerian Boko Haram fighters trained in Somalia – president

Fighters for the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been trained in Somalia on Africa’s eastern coast before returning to West Africa, Somalia’s president told a security conference in Germany on Sunday. Somalia, plagued by political in-fighting, corruption and attacks by al Shabaab insurgents, has recently made limited progress towards creating a functioning political […]

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Kenya sucked into Somalia, UN spat

Kenya has been sucked into a tussle for airspace management between Somalia and a UN agency after it turned out that staff working there have no requisite papers. The claims emerged early this month when Somalia demanded the closure of a centre operated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) in Nairobi, which was launched […]

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By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI Jan 21 (Reuters) – 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 country’s armed forces chief said on Thursday. The strikes over the weekend targetted two al Shabaab camps […]

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