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Somalia: President Appeals for Assistance As Drought Worsens

Somalia: President Appeals for Assistance As Drought Worsens

As Somalia faces its second major drought this decade, the government has issued an urgent appeal for large-scale, life-saving aid. Holding a joint press conference with the country’s National Drought Task force on Thursday, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said millions of his people are at risk of starvation if action is not taken soon. “The […]

Somalia: Al-Shabab Seizes Herders’ Livestock

Somalia: Al-Shabab Seizes Herders’ Livestock

Somali farmers say al-Shabab is targeting them and stealing their livestock. Farmers in the Jubbaland and Galmudug regions said al-Shabab militants are systematically confiscating livestock from certain clans. The group is accused of driving clans they view as hostile to their administration into poverty. For a second week, fighting is taking place in the rural […]

Somalia :Top Sheikhs Under Fire Following Fatwa Banning Women’s Basketball Tourney

Somalia :Top Sheikhs Under Fire Following Fatwa Banning Women’s Basketball Tourney

An Islamic Fatwa banning a women’s national basketball tournament that kicked off in Garowe on Thursday has raised protests on social media. Somalis on Twitter criticised the Council of Islamic Clerics for issuing a fatwa with no base in Islamic Shariah. Most argued that the tournament will improve integration between the five participating regions names […]

Somalia: Fear As Al-Shabaab Plan Deadly Attack in Kenya

Somalia: Fear As Al-Shabaab Plan Deadly Attack in Kenya

Mandera leaders have raised concern that al Shabaab’s destruction of communication masts in the county could be an indication of a major pending attack. The team led by Mandera Governor Ali Roba said the vandalism denoted economic sabotage and attempts to cut the county off while an ambush is planned. “The terrorists are cutting Mandera […]

Kenya: 12 Killed In Mandera Overnight Attack By Al-Shabaab Gunmenall

Kenya: 12 Killed In Mandera Overnight Attack By Al-Shabaab Gunmenall

Twelve people have been killed in an overnight attack at Bishaaro Hotel lodge in Mandera Town by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, police confirmed on Tuesday. Mandera East police boss (OCPD) Ezekiel Singoe said the 12 included ten who were visiting for set book performances at schools in the county. He said the 10 had arrived in […]

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