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President Dioncounda Traore, left, with ECOWAS chairman, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, Abidjan, May 2012.
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 29th, 2012
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Mali’s Interim President Outlines Political Transition

President Dioncounda Traore, left, with ECOWAS chairman, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, Abidjan, May 2012. NAIROBI — Mali’s interim president, Diouncounda Traore, said Sunday he plans to overhaul More...

Al Shabab chains its suicide bombers
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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SOMALIA: Al Shabab chains its suicide bomber recruits – the slavery Jihad

MOGADISHU — Somali forces aided by AMISOM troops raided a Quran education center in northern Mogadishu’s Waharade neighbourhood on Thursday where they discovered chained up children. The government troops More...

Kulafa Al Rashidin mosque in Asmara, Eritrea
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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Eritrea ‘reduces support’ for Somalia’s al-Shabab

Kulafa Al Rashidin mosque in Asmara, Eritrea. Eric Lafforgue/photo. UN report says the east African country decreases its help for the al-Qaeda-allied group amid international pressure. NAIROBI — Eritrea has More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 20th, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS: Anonymous hacks Dahabshiil Bank over ‘terrorism links’

Anonymous declares an official “war on terror” Hacks Middle Eastern bank, holds records hostage Threatens to kill internet unless it admits supporting terror DUBAI — ANONYMOUS has officially declared More...

A joint AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) advance called 'Operation Free Shabelle' faced no resistance on its 3rd day as forces advanced a further 6km closer to the town of Afgoye
By Sahra Farah On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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SOMALIA: Al Shabaab kill military commander in ambush

MOGADISHU — Heavily armed al Shabaab insurgents killed a military commander in the outskirts of Mogadishu on Thursday as clashes continue in rebel-held areas in the south of the country. A firefight broke More...

Bamako lays on the banks of the River Niger and is the Capital of Mali
By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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Mali: The world’s next jihadi launchpad?

Bamako lays on the banks of the River Niger and is the Capital of Mali OPINION | JUNE 4, 2012 DAVID LEWIS When Mali’s Tuareg nomads launched a rebellion in January, many in Africa thought it would be just More...

A joint AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) advance called 'Operation Free Shabelle' faced no resistance on its 3rd day as forces advanced a further 6km closer to the town of Afgoye
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Somalia: AU, Somali troops capture strategic town from Al Qaeda

Photo: A joint AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) advance 6km closer to the town of Afgoye (AP Photo/AU-UN) MOGADISHU — African Union and Somali troops seized a town on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Friday More...

Ugandan soldier in Somalia
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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Al-Qaeda on the run as troops advance in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Al-Qaeda linked Shebab fighters in Somalia are fleeing their key stronghold of Afgoye ahead of an advancing column of government and African Union troops, military commanders said Thursday. Sporadic More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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IN PICTURES: Scars of war slowly fade away in Mogadishu

The campaign to rebuild Mogadishu, once known as the white pearl of the Indian Ocean, has began three months after al Qaeda affiliated insurgents were ousted from the seaside town. Morality is high and for the first More...

Sheik Moktar Ali Zubeyr
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Al-Shabab Emir has “Time” and famous gala on his side

Photo: Sheik Moktar Ali Zubeyr (Luke Wilson/Time Magazine) MOGADISHU — The self styled Emir of the radical insurgent group Al-Shabab, Sheik Moktar Ali Zubeyr (also known as Ahmed Abdi Godane) has been named More...

Dr Mohammad Omar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somaliland, is embarking on a mission to have his self-declared sovereign state recognised by the international community.
By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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Somaliland Government condemns Al Shabaab‘s Mogadishu bombing

HARGEISA (SomalilandPress)—Somaliland government today condemned Somali’s Al-Qaeda link terrorist group Al Shabaab for their truck bombing of Mogadishu hall where students assembled to register an entrance More...

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By Sahra Farah On Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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Inside the raid that killed bin Laden

WASHINGTON — Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen. The More...

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By SomalilandPress On Monday, December 20th, 2010
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Two dead, 41 injured in Nairobi bus blast

Two people were killed and 41 injured in an explosion next to a Kampala-bound bus in downtown Nairobi on Monday night. The blast occurred at 7.40pm as passengers were boarding a Kampala Coach bus in the River Road More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, October 9th, 2010
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Canadians help teen tortured by insurgents escape Somalia

NAIROBI, KENYA—Abdul Hassan waits like an expectant father as he tracks the escape. Ismael is on his way to the airport in Mogadishu. Ismael has arrived. Ismael’s plane has departed Somalia. He is at the safe More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, April 8th, 2010
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Reports: Al Qaeda’s Leaders In Yemen Relocate to Somalia

HARGEISA, 8 April 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have left Yemen for Somalia, according to Somali officials quoted by Reuters and Yemeni media reports. Somali More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
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Al Qaeda eyes the Gates of Tears

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — According to the Italian well-known newspaper, Sole 24 Ore, the sentinel chief of the Gulf of Aden is General Ali Ahmad Rassa who leads the Yemeni coast guard, a fleet made up More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, December 24th, 2009
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Top Al-Qaida operatives depart Iraq, Afghanistan for Somalia and Yemen

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — The United States government which continues to provide support to the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia [TFG] has said senior Al-Qaida members have arrived in Somalia More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
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The Stories Of The Two Somalis Freed From Guantánamo

HARGEISA, 22 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Carol Rosenberg at the Miami Herald broke the news on Saturday that 12 prisoners have been released from Guantánamo. The news followed hints in the Washington More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
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African Union Envoy Says Al-Qa’idah Training Fighters In Somalia

MOGADISHU, 22 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The insecurity in Somalia is fast turning into a global issue as Al-Qa’idah support transforms the once disorganized Al-Shabab insurgents into a “super More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 14th, 2009
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The Enemies Within

HARGEISA, 14 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – It hasn’t been long since Major Nidal Malik Hasan became the most recent jihadist to launch a terror attack on US soil. The unique thing about Major Hasan’s More...