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BAIDOA (Horn Observer) Former deputy Shabab leader Muktar Roobow aka Abu Mansuur surrendered to the Somali government on Sunday, after several weeks of intense self defense fight against the Shabaab that claimed at least 20 people, officials and residents said. “Sheikh Mukhtar Roobow and dozens of his followers arrived in Hudur and met with the Somali minister of...

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday fielded questions alone on stage after his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta, failed to show up for a debate between the two. Odinga, who is the flagbearer for the National Super Alliance coalition, said his top priorities if elected in the Aug. 8 general election would be to lower...

Material in some of the bombs detonated by Al-Shabaab was seized in raids on Kenyan military bases inside Somalia, according to a researcher who has studied the insurgents’ use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In parts of Somalia near the border with Kenya, about 60 per cent of Shabaab’s IEDs contain explosives obtained in attacks on Kenyan and other...

The Boni minority community children in Basuba Ward of Lamu East Sub-County have not known peaceful childhood like their peers in the rest of Kenya. Theirs has been a life of fear, tension and at worst, not being able to attend school at all. The Boni children have not been able to attend school productively for the past three years due to constant insecurity in the area...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization. Sheikh Mukhtar Robow was removed from the “most wanted list” of terrorist suspects run...

The Somali foreign minister on Friday lauded a Turkish military training camp which is expected to open in Somalia in the coming months. ”This military training camp established by our Turkish friends will be the first professional training camp for the Somali army. That is why it is very important to us,” Yusuf Garaad Omar told Anadolu Agency in Ankara. ”We...

HE the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia, Abdirahman Omar Osman (Engineer Yarisow), yesterday, 16 June 2017 met with the Secretary General of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN WTO), HE Taleb D. Refai, along with his deputy and the UN WTO Director of Africa at UN WTO Headquarters in Madrid, Spain. HE the...

SOURCE: AFP. The Somali capital Mogadishu, where at least 18 people died Wednesday in attacks on two restaurants, has suffered repeated attacks since Islamist fighters were driven out of the city in August 2011. Here is a recap of the biggest assaults since 2015: – 2017 – – May 8: At least six people die in an attack claimed by Shabaab near a cafe and two weeks later...

SOUCRE: NYT: MOGADISHU, Somalia — An assault by militants in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, began Wednesday evening with a car bombing at the gates of a hotel popular with foreigners and continued with gunfire at a nearby restaurant. Continue reading the main story Photo Carrying away the body of a civilian who was killed in the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, overnight...

Before EU NAVFOR’s German P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) and its detachment of 85 personnel depart their current base in Djibouti to fly home to Germany later this week, Force Commander, Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, took to opportunity to meet the crew to thank them for their outstanding support. The German detachment...