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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.

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-Shabab frees two Kenyans after five days in captivity

Somali militant group al-Shabab on Wednesday released two Kenyans whom they had kidnapped on Nov. 22 from a village in Wajir county in the northeast region.
Silvia Romano

Kenyan police offer reward in hunt for kidnapped aid worker Silvia Romano

Kenyan police have offered a $10,000 (£7,600) reward to help find an Italian aid worker and the three men accused of abducting her on Tuesday.
Ahmed Musa celebrates debut goal for Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa’s goal hands Al Nassr all three points over Al Shabab

Ahmed Musa scored the only goal of the game to hand Al Nasr all three points against Al Shabab (KSA) in the Saudi Premier League played at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Stadium on Friday evening.
Ahmed Musa celebrates debut goal for Al Nassr

Musa scores winning goal for Saudi club

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa secured the maximum three points for Al Nasr Riyadh as they defeated Al Shabab (Ksa) by a lone goal in the Saudi Premier League at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Stadium on Friday evening.

Kenyan police optimistic about finding kidnapped Italian

Kenya's national police chief says authorities are optimistic they will find an Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen earlier this week after people in custody gave "very valuable information."
Kilifi is a coastal region in the southeast of Kenya. File pic

Gunmen kidnap Italian volunteer during attack in Kenya

Gunmen have kidnapped a volunteer and injured five other people during an attack in southeast Kenya.
Djamel Belmadi

AFCON: Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi rings changes for Togo match

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has left out a number of regular players from his squad for for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Togo on 18 November.
Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour

Former al-Shabab leader cleared to run for office

A former al-Shabab commander has been cleared to run for public office in Somalia in this month’s regional election.

AU: Al-Shabaab did not kill 30 soldiers in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Tuesday said, al-Shabab did not kill 30 of its soldiers in an attack on its convoy in Hiraan region of central Somalia.

Somali government blocks former al-Shabab chief from seeking political office

The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab will not be allowed to run for the presidency of the country's South West regional state, the Somali government said Friday.
Ishak Belfodil

AFCON: Algeria recall Hoffenheim striker Ishak Belfodil

Algeria coach Djamal Belmadi has recalled Hoffenhei, striker Ishak Belfodil and Napoli's Adam Ounas to play Benin in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Daniel Etor back after opening day injury in Oman

Oman Premier League Best foreign player Daniel Etor will return to action this weekend for Al Nasr SC after he suffered an injury on the opening day of the season.

Suicide blast targets government offices in Mogadishu

A suicide car bomber rammed into a local government office in Somalia's capital Mogadishu causing casualties, a security official said.
Djamel Belmadi

Algeria, Tunisia name squads for AFCON qualifiers

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has named just two new players in his squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying trip to Gambia next week.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabab militants

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing three fighters.

Officials: Militants abduct five aid workers in Somalia

Suspected Al-Shabab militants have kidnapped five aid workers in southern Somalia in the latest series of abduction in the Horn of the African nation, an official said on Friday.

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