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Garissa University College to be reopened in September

Monday, August 3, 2015-The Garissa University College will be reopened next month. The college was attacked by al Shabaab on April 2 and 147 people killed. Out of those killed, 142 were students.   The attack was the worst in Kenya’s history, more so because it was on students. The students were transferred to the [...]

Hargeysa,3Aug,2105(QJ/SDN)-The breakaway northern Somali region of Somaliland has warned that at least 20,000 people are facing a major food crisis as the result of a sharp decline in the annual crop productions in the region. Abdirahman Abdullahi Ismail (Saylici), the vice president of Somaliland told reporters Monday that the combination of droughts and reduced harvest [...]

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Monday August 3, 2015-Somali official says friendship between two countries intactThe recent al-Shabaab terrorist attack in Somalia that killed a member of the Chinese embassy’s security staff and seriously damaged embassy facilities will not affect the friendly relationship between China and Somalia, and the Somali government will offer all necessary support to help relocate the [...]

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Sunday, August 2, 2015A ship carrying 450 tonnes of humanitarian food supplies has arrived at the north-eastern port of Bosaso in Somalia.   The shipment is part of the UAE’s efforts to help alleviate the suffering of the Somali people. The shipment included 11 varieties of basic food supplies. At least two regions in Somalia [...]

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On the day US President Barack Obama was addressing Kenyans at Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium Indoor Arena to mark the end of a historic visit to his father’s homeland, Somali government official Ali Khalif Galaydh was in Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu.   Suddenly, the peace and quiet of the hotel near the airport that is [...]

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Muslim leaders in Eastleigh, Nairobi, have asked the government to support a community initiative to enlighten the youth against joining extremist groups.Local community leaders said the youth were being lured to join groups like Al-Shabaab for lack of knowledge. They said the formation of Peace Awareness Youth group (PAY), had brought together young Muslims from [...]

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Muqdisho,Sunday, August 2, 2015-At least two African Union soldiers have been arrested in connection with allegations of civilian murders after three incidents in which soldiers randomly killed nearly two ‘dozen’ of civilians after bomb attacks on their convoys in the coastal town of Marka, officials said on Sunday. The arrests of the two Ugandan soldiers [...]

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MOGADISHU Somalia (AMIASOM) — The AMISOM CIMIC Office of the Kenyan Contingent in Sector 2 has in the past few months embarked on offering outpatient medical services, provision of water through sinking of boreholes and water pans and building of latrines throughout the sector.   In Afmadhow town in Lower Jubba Region over 1,000 local [...]

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The United Nations envoy to Somalia has criticized an announcement by the country’s president that general elections will not be held in 2016. The statement by the U.N. came amid accusations by opposition parties in Somalia that President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was exploiting the country’s poor security situation to remain in power.   “Any term [...]

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Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International has said. Discussing Friday’s report, entitled “Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central African Republic,” Joanne Mariner, a [...]

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