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Islamist Shebab fighters seize Somali port: Governor

The historic port, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu, was captured in August 2012 by African Union troops after four years under Islamist control.

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Somalia: Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing, one killed

A man was killed in an explosion on an Airbus A321 that made a hole in the fuselage and forced the plane to return to the Somali capital of Mogadishu to make an emergency landing, officials said on Wednesday. Somalia’s civil aviation director, Abdiwahid Omar, told the state radio website that a person was missing […]

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Bomb kills Kenya police as troops pull out of Somali bases

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement that the Shebab would “have no time to breathe” and vowed revenge.

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Somalia attack: Over 20 killed after suspected al-Shabab gunmen storm restaurant

It was not clear whether report of more than 20 killed included the assailants.

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Dozens of Kenyan soldiers killed in rebel attack in Somalia

Islamic extremist rebels attacked the African Union troops’ base in Somalia killing dozens of Kenyan soldiers.

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Somalia bans Christmas, New Year celebrations; govt says it might attract Islamist attacks

Somalia government said, “All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community.”

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At least 20 killed, 90,000 flee Somalia clashes: UN

Fighting broke out in the town of Galkayo on November 22 between gunmen loyal to the Puntland and Galmudug districts, with reports of heavy gunfire as well as mortars or artillery.

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Al-Shabab video shows killings of African Union troops

The video, reported Tuesday by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activities, shows armed fighters rampaging through what looks like a camp for Ugandan troops, who form part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

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Somalia: At least 12 killed in al Qaeda linked Shebab bomb attack on Nairobi hotel

Al-Shabab, the Islamic extremist rebels waging an insurgency against Somalia’s weak UN- backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack on a website associated with the group

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At least 50 dead in Shebab militants attack on African Union base: Western sources

Witnesses said the Shebab took over the camp, looting weapons stores and loading corpses onto trucks.

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Death toll in Al Shabab suicide truck bomb attack in main Somali hotel rises to 13

The attack comes as Somali forces backed by troops from the African Union have launched an offensive, dubbed Operation Jubba Corridor, to push al-Shabab out of its last strongholds.

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Native son in Kenya: Barack Obama returns to father’s homeland with history, security on his mind

Barack Obama will also spend private time with family members but will not travel to the village that is most closely associated with the family name, said White House.

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Somalia’s al Shabab kills 10 in two Mogadishu hotels

The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has vowed to step up attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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Police: 6 dead in bomb attack on UN bus in Somalia

The bomb was apparently planted under a seat and was detonated by remote control, said police official Yusuf Ali.

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Al Shabaab militants attack Somali government building, at least 10 dead

Al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu confirmed that the group was behind the attack.