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Somali pirates release Iranian held captive since 2015

An Iranian held for more than four years by Somali pirates has been released, a humanitarian organisation that helps hostages said on 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.

Former minister among five killed in car bomb

A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country's information minister.
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.

Worsening Ethiopian drought threatens to end nomadic lifestyle

Down a sandy track past a desiccated animal carcass lies a cluster of half-built huts that Ethiopia's government and aid agencies hope will blunt the worsening toll of repeated droughts.

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FCT trains rural farmers on plantain, banana production

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat organized a one day training on the production of plantain and banana for rural farmers.
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Everton seek to lure Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge

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Iranian men vote at a polling station in Tehran. Majid Saeedi-Getty Images

Iran reports record low turnout for general election

Iran’s interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out for the country’s parliamentary election, a record low in such polls since the Islamic revolution.