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EU sees trade as bridge to solve perennial problems with Africa

The European Union is adjusting its Africa policy to focus on strengthening trade even as it targets solving the perennial problems of illegal migration and insecurity.

Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali military bases

Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Islamist militants kill eight soldiers

At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases in the Middle Shabelle region on Sunday.

AU assures Somalia of support amid ongoing drawdown of troops

The African Union (AU) has reiterated its resolve to support Somalia's peace and security sector efforts towards ensuring stability amid the ongoing drawdown of the AU troops in the troubled Horn of Africa country.
Suspected Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab militants killed eight people on a bus Friday in northern Kenya, according to authorities.

Eight killed in Kenya bus attack

Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya believed to have been staged by the Somali Islamist Shebaab group, a presidential spokesperson said Saturday.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least four dead in Al-Shabab assault on Mogadishu

Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: US air strikes killed or wounded civilians in Somalia

There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Somalia vows crackdown after siege that killed 20

At least 20 people died in an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which saw Al-Shabaab insurgents battling security forces for nearly 24 hours before the siege ended, officials said Saturday.
The US army has carried out at least 10 airstrikes in Somalia this year targeting al-Shabab fighters [Al Jazeera]

US army says it killed 13 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

At least 13 fighters, part of the armed al-Shabab group, have been killed in an airstrike outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the US army said.
Nicholas Haysom

Nicholas Haysom: Al Shabaab remains huge threat in Somalia

The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia.
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Three wounded in mortar attack on Somalia UN base

Three people were wounded when gunmen fired a barrage of mortars that landed inside the main United Nations base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the UN said on Tuesday.

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.

Pentagon: US, allied forces attacked in Somalia

United States and allied forces came under attack in Somalia, triggering an air strike which killed 18 Al-Shabaab militants, the US military said on Saturday.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, laugh as she arrives to meet at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. [AP]

Kenya, Britain sign agreement on repatriation of stolen wealth

Kenya and Britain on Thursday signed an agreement to repatriate proceeds of crime and corruption stashed away in Britain’s jurisdictions.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab loses strategic town to military

Military forces of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al Shabaab, an officer said on Friday.

UN delays drawdown of Somalia peacekeeping force

The UN Security Council on Monday delayed a plan to draw down the peacekeeping mission in Somalia after finding that Somali security forces were not sufficiently trained to take over from the exiting forces.

Al-Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia’s Puntland

Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

AU steps up training of Somali police ahead of transition

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has intensified training and mentoring of the Somali police officers to take over security responsibilities during the transition process.

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Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

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Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.