Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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At Least Two Killed In Suicide Bomb Attack In Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — At least two people were killed and several others injured in a suicide bomb attack at central prison in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Friday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Police said the suicide bomber blew himself up … Continued

US AIRSTRIKES IN SOMALIA; HIGH-LEVEL AL-SHABAB LEADER KILLED

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military has announced two new airstrikes against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, and Somalia’s president says the joint operation killed a high-level leader of the group. The U.S. statement says the airstrikes were carried out … Continued

US Conducts Two Strikes Against Al-Shabaab Militants in Somalia

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States conducted two kinetic strikes against al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia. “On August 10, the Department of Defense conducted two kinetic strikes against al-Shabaab militants. The operation occurred near the Banadiir region in southern Somalia,” the release said. The statement did not … Continued

UP TO 50 MIGRANTS ‘DELIBERATELY DROWNED’ OFF YEMEN, UN SAYS

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings “shocking and inhumane.” International Organization for … Continued

Kenyan elections: Police, protesters clash over fraud claim

Kenyan police fired teargas on Wednesday at a group of 100 chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, shortly after their political leader claimed “massive” fraud in this week’s elections, a Reuters witness said. Witnesses said after the police fired the tear … Continued

Uganda holds meeting to combat piracy in Somalia

By Benjamin Sabila, New Vission Uganda last week hosted a meeting of representatives from the different federal states and regions within Somalia to enhance maritime security in the Indian Ocean. The meeting, which took place at the Best Western Premier … Continued

KENYAN PRESIDENT LEADS CHALLENGER IN PARTIAL VOTE RESULTS

BY CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led challenger Raila Odinga by a significant margin in partial election results, Kenya’s election commission said Wednesday. The commission’s website showed Kenyatta with just over 55 percent and opposition leader … Continued

Last Somaliland Church closes

The church in Hargeisa  By Premier Journalist The only Catholic Church in Somaliland has closed again due to “public pressures”, just one week after being officially re-opened. The restored church, St Anthony of Padua, in the Shaab area of Hargeisa … Continued

Journalist held illegally in Puntland

Garowe prison in Puntland, December 2014. Photo: MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB / AFP Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns journalist Omar Ali Hassan’s arbitrary detention by the police in the self-proclaimed autonomous state of Puntland, in northeastern Somalia, and calls for his immediate … Continued