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Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola

Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola

(Reuters) – A military medic at Sierra Leone’s peacekeeping training center in the capital Freetown has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, the spokesman for the West African nation’s armed forces said on Tuesday. Colonel Michael Samoura had earlier told Reuters the infected man belonged to a battalion of some 870 soldiers due to […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »

Sweden vows to recognise state of Palestine

Sweden vows to recognise state of Palestine

Prime minister announces plan to recognise Palestine that could make it the first EU member to do so. The new Swedish PM said the conflict can only be solved with a two-state solution with mutual recognition [Reuters] Sweden may become the first member of the European Union to recognise the state of Palestine, after the […]

October 4th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Death of Ahmed Godane

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Death of Ahmed Godane

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Death of Ahmed Godane Today, the Department of Defense confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the leader of al-Shabaab, is dead as a result of a U.S. military targeted airstrike in Somalia undertaken over the weekend. Godane’s removal is a major symbolic and operational loss to the largest al-Qaida affiliate […]

September 5th, 2014 | Posted in News in English, wararka caalamka | Read More »

Attack on Somali Islamist leader seen triggering power struggle

Attack on Somali Islamist leader seen triggering power struggle

Thursday September 4, 2014 A hail of U.S. missiles aimed at the leader of Somalia’s al Shabaab militants may have left a gaping hole in the group’s leadership, potentially the biggest challenge to its unity since it emerged as a fighting force eight years ago. Washington said on Wednesday it was still uncertain whether the […]

September 4th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »

Prime Minister David Cameron on criminalising khat in the UK.

Prime Minister David Cameron on criminalising khat in the UK.

From today (24 June), anyone in Britain who possesses or supplies khat will be breaking the law. This Government’s decision to ban the drug has been welcomed by people across the country – especially those whose husbands, sons, fathers and brothers use it. They have been urging governments for years – decades, in fact – […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »

3 killed in explosion at restaurant in Djibouti

3 killed in explosion at restaurant in Djibouti

At least two people have been killed in an attack on a restaurant popular with Westerners in Djibouti, police say. Grenades were thrown at La Chaumiere restaurant in the capital of the Horn of Africa country, officials said. At least another 11 people were wounded. Unconfirmed reports said that two employees had been killed and […]

May 25th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »

Haji opposes withdrawal from Somalia

Haji opposes withdrawal from Somalia

                              Garissa Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji. He has said it would be suicidal for the Kenya Defence Forces to come out of Somalia without proper security structures in place. PHOTO/FILE Garissa Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji has said it would be suicidal for the Kenya Defence Forces to come out of Somalia without proper security […]

May 19th, 2014 | Posted in News in English, wararka caalamka | Read More »

Twelve killed in Gikomba market blasts in Nairobi

Twelve killed in Gikomba market blasts in Nairobi

Twelve people were killed and over 80 wounded in two bomb attacks in Gikomba market, Nairobi, on Friday. According to police, the blasts were caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that were about 70 metres apart. The interval between the blasts was two minutes. Nairobi County police commander Benson Kibue said detectives were questioning two […]

May 16th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »

British tourists evacuated from Kenya after terror threat

British tourists evacuated from Kenya after terror threat

Tourists join locals to mark the Annual Maulid Festivals in Lamu Island on this photo taken on January 30, 2014. British tourists were evacuated from Kenya ON May 15, 2014 after terror threat. PHOTO/KEVIN ODIT. By Nation Reporter Hundreds of British tourists have been evacuated from Kenya following a travel advisory issued by the United […]

May 16th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »

Somalia is the worst place to be a mother: aid agency

Somalia is the worst place to be a mother: aid agency

Somalia is the worst place to be a mother: aid agency   Somalia is the worst country on Earth to be a mother, according to a report published by Save the Children which calls for more action to protect mothers and children in crisis-hit areas. Tuesday May 6, 2014 The London-based charity estimates that 800 […]

May 6th, 2014 | Posted in News in English | Read More »