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The death toll from the truck bombings has risen to at least 40, but local and national authorities say the latest attacks from the al-Shabab group will not deter them from fighting the terrorists.

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Ethiopia’s government and rebels from the country’s Tigray region said Wednesday they were ready to attend peace talks after the African Union invited both parties to negotiations in South Africa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s national security adviser said the government had “accepted this invitation” while the leader of rebel-held Tigray said they were “ready” to… The post Ethiopian govt and Tigray rebels accept for peace talks after AU meeting appeared first on Horseed Media.

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A large-scale rescue operation was underway off a southern Greek island where a sailboat carrying up to 100 migrants hit rocks and sank in high winds late Wednesday, authorities said. The coast guard said its vessels, private boats and a rescue helicopter were involved in the effort off the coast of the island of Kythira,… The post At least 15 dead as 2 migrant boats sink in Greek waters appeared first on Horseed Media.

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The World Bank approved a $58 million International Development Assistance (*IDA) grant to help lay the foundation for the future development of Somalia’s transport infrastructure. Somalia will develop a pipeline of projects and establish the capacities to plan for, implement, and manage the sector.

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Abdullahi Nadir, who Somalia’s government says was in line to replace al Shabab’s leader, has been killed in an operation with international partners, the country’s information ministry has said. Abdullahi Nadir had a $3 million bounty on his head by the United States and the Somali government described him as “one of the most important… The post SOMALIA: Top Al Shabab leader killed in a drone strike appeared first on Horseed Media.

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Somalia and Ethiopia say they will work together to protect each other’s territories, including requesting the UN Security Council to lift an age-old arms embargo on Mogadishu. At the end of his two-day state visit to Addis Ababa, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud signed a ten-point declaration with his host, Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, “to… The post Somalia and Ethiopia sign deal to strengthen ties appeared first on Horseed Media.

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The Somali police chief and several of his bodyguards were killed Friday in a roadside bomb explosion near the southern city of Bal’ad, according to Somali authorities. The attack involved a landmine targeting Police Commissioner Farhan Mohamoud Adan, better known as “Qarole,” near the Bal’ad district, 35 kilometers north of Mogadishu.

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The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened by and condemns in the strongest terms the death of journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur, a reporter for Somali National Television (SNTV), who was killed today at around 11:30am, in a landmine blast in the Basro neighbourhood of Bal’ad district.

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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday arrived in Addis Ababa for an official state visit. He was greeted by Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed at Bole International Airport.  Leaders of the two countries have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation on regional affairs.

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Egypt sent to Somalia on Sunday two military transport planes carrying medical aid and evacuated wounded Somali army recruits for treatment in Egyptian Armed Forces hospitals. According to the Egyptian Armed Forces, the evacuation of Somali army recruits who were wounded in a terrorist attack Sunday came following following the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi… The post Egypt treats Somali army recruits wounded in Suicide attack appeared first on Horseed Media.

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Almost eight million people face extreme hunger in Somalia and more than 213,000 are at “imminent risk of dying” after four failed rainy seasons, according to the UN. So it should be a relief that after a slow start, over 70% of the UN’s $1.46bn fundraising target for aid has now been reached.

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At least one soldier was killed and six others injured in Somalia on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military base in the west of the capital Mogadishu.

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The Somaliland Electoral Commission announced today that it will not be able to hold the Somaliland Presidential Election on the scheduled date of November 13. The Electoral Commission said that they need more than 9 months to prepare for the Presidential election.

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Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday called on international partners to help the nation avert a looming famine and defeat terrorism. “We are now confident that with enhanced public support, our government will eliminate terrorism from Somalia,” Mohamud said in his address Sept.

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Mohamed Isse Abdullah, a Somali restaurant owner living in Ankara, was detained on Tuesday for deportation despite being a legal resident of Turkey, Turkish media reported. Abdullah is currently detained at a repatriation center while his lawyers appeal the deportation decision to the Constitutional Court.

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Somali Foreign Minister Abshir Omar Jama held talks on Tuesday with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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The Al Shabab group, which suffered losses in recent weeks in the Hiran region, has for the first time responded to the pressure it is facing from the Somali government and the armed clan militias.

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The Somali forces with the help of local militia known as (Ma’awisley) have taken over several areas from Al-Shabab in Bulo-burde district of Hiran region. The Somali National Army claims to have killed more than 30 Al-Shabab militants in an operation carried out on the outskirts of Bulo-burde town.

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Despite the fact that Somalia has experienced a variety of situations over the past 31 years, including civil wars, famine, and international terrorism that has established a base there, it is evident that the country has started down the road to recovery state.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, to the Pentagon on Thursday. The leaders discussed the work that President Hassan Sheikh’s administration has done to counter violent extremism in Somalia and the Department’s support to Somalia’s security forces.

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PRESS RELEASE Puntland Government supports the vision to explore and develop the natural resources of our country for the benefit of the Somali people; in respect to the provisions envisaged in the provincial constitution of the Federal Government.

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In a call for immediate funding to help vulnerable communities hit by successive droughts, high food prices and conflict, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed that the emergency shows no signs of letting up.

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Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said that the government forces and the countries that support them will target the territory held by the Al Shabab group. President Hasan, who was speaking at the closing of the Mogadishu meeting of the Somali leaders, said that it will target al-Shabaab militias in central and southern Somalia.

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Somali National Army (SNA) backed by local militia dubbed Ma’awisley killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants and liberated over 20 villages during security operations carried out in two regional states on Sunday, the government said.

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