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US conducts six airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

The US military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab extremist rebels.
An Ethiopian tank under Amisom on a mission in south western regions of Somalia.

AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabaab arrest

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says it had no part in the arrest of the former No 2 leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency.
Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour

Somali ex-militant running for regional presidency ‘arrested, beaten’

A former Islamist militant in Somalia now running for a regional presidency, Sheikh Mukhtar (Robow), has been arrested and beaten, precipitating street clashes, his spokesman said on Thursday.

US opens diplomatic mission in Somalia after 28 years

The U.S. has renewed a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia, the State Department said, 28 years after the U.S. embassy was closed as a civil war raged in the country.
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HRW: Mozambique anti-jihadist forces involved in rights abuses

Security forces in Mozambique waging the fight against jihadists in the country's north are guilty of "serious abuses" of human rights including summary executions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

US airstrike kills nine al Shabaab militants in Somalia

The U.S. military said it killed nine militants in an airstrike targeting al Shabaab in Lebede, Somalia, as part of its operations to support the government’s efforts to weaken the militant group.
Tibor Nagy

Envoy: US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat said on Friday.

New US airstrike in Somalia kills al-Shabaab extremists

The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Al Shabaab gunmen kill cleric, nine others

Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck at a religious centre in central Somalia town of Galkayo on Monday, killing a cleric and at least nine of his followers.
Silvia Romano

Kenya identifies suspects in Italian woman’s kidnapping

Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of an Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9 750) for information leading to their arrest.

Somalia holds first boxing competition since civil war

Somalia has held its first boxing competition in more than three decades, with young fighters in the conflict-torn nation dreaming of a career in international rings.
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Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 39

The number of people killed when suicide bombers and gunmen struck a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital has risen to 39 from the initial 22, police said on Saturday.

At least 10 killed in Mogadishu blasts

At least 10 people were killed Friday in blasts that occurred near a popular hotel and the police headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.
Nurudin Farah and Kunle Ajibade

Nuruddin Farah: Society is to blame for upsurge of Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah has blamed the society for upsurge of the dreaded terrorist groups, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and others in Africa.

AU force says key al-Shabaab commander killed

The African Union force in Somalia says it has killed a "chief finance controller" for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group.

Officials: US airstrike wiped out al-Shabaab camp

Somali intelligence officials say the largest US military airstrike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed more fighters than the US announced.

US airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabaab fighters

The US military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabaab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters.

Death toll rises to 20 after suicide bombings in Somalia

The death toll has risen to 20 people on Sunday following two suspected suicide bombers that struck in the southern Somali city of Baidoa on Saturday, a local hospital official said.

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