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UN expects “full cooperation” from Somalia following envoy’s expulsion

JOHANNESBURG, January 7 – The UN Security Council (UNSC) is expecting full cooperation between Somalia and the UN following the expulsion of South African diplomat Nicholas Haysom, the head of the UN Assistant Mission in Somalia (Unsom), over his criticism of the Somali authorities and security forces. Over the weekend in a unanimous statement the […]

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Kenyan intelligence warns of terrorism threats

JOHANNESBURG, September 20 – Kenya’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) has warned of terrorism threats facing the East African country from Al Shabaab cells in Somalia, and the Islamic State (IS) that operates in Puntland, Libya, Syria and Iraq, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Wednesday. In the report, presented during the induction of MPs Wednesday, NIS […]

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US airstrikes kill six south of Somali capital

JOHANNESBURG, September 14 – In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia against Al Shabaab, reportedly killing six terrorists. The strikes occurred on Wednesday at approximately 2:15 am local Somalia time. “The operation occurred in southern Somalia, about 260 kilometres south of the capital, Mogadishu. The U.S. conducted […]