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Members of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Tanzania to join DR Congo war against M23 rebels

Tanzania is ready to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight M23 rebels who are making advances to the capital Kinshasa, a minister has said. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Hassan Ali On Monday, August 13th, 2012

Uganda helicopters missing in Somalia mission

KAMPALA — A number of Ugandan military helicopters went missing in Kenyan airspace on Sunday on their way to Somalia to reinforce African Union peacekeeping forces battling al Shabaab rebels, the Ugandan military More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 8th, 2012

SOMALIA: Djiboutian Colonel appointed Spokesperson of AMISOM

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed. MOGADISHU — African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) took a careful first step with Somalia More...

Somali leader arrives in Khartoum for talks
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Somali President visits Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan ahead of elections

MOGADISHU — Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed has departed on an African trip with stops in Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, to strengthen ties and for a regional support. Mr. Ahmed embarked on a regional trip More...

Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighbourhood
By Sahra Farah On Friday, June 29th, 2012

KENYA: Big money in little Mogadishu

NAIROBI — On a visit to a bank in Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighbourhood, Richard Etemesi was taken aback by the appearance of a customer. “He had dollars all over his body – in his socks, his belt; he was More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 2nd, 2011

EU Threatens To Cut Financial Aid From TFG

NAIROBI — The European Union, one of the major financiers of Amisom and the Somali Transitional Federal Government, has threatened to cut further support if the current office holders do not relinquish power More...

A man rushes a baby away from teargas in Kasangati, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda during “Walk to Work” protests over the high cost of living
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, April 21st, 2011

East Africans hit by high food and fuel prices

NAIROBI — Low- and middle-income earners across eastern and central Africa are reeling from the mounting cost of living brought on by a sharp increase in commodity prices in the past few months. Protests and More...

Somali interim president Sheikh Sharif and Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziz (Hiiraan Online)
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Somali leader visits Uganda and Burundi

NAIROBI — The Somali interim President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed arrived in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, on Saturday for talks with  President Pierre Nkurunziza. The two east African leaders discussed More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Somalia:Ugandan family learns of son’s death from Internet

KAMPALA — For the last two days, I have been trying to figure out the fate of one Ugandan peacekeeper in Somalia. Today is the sixth day of intense fighting in Mogadishu where the many soldiers from Burundi More...

Al Shabab display Burundi soldier
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, February 24th, 2011

SOMALIA: At least 7 AU Troops killed and more captured

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s most prominent radical group Al-Shabab on Wednesday displayed an injured African Mission soldier in their possession and the dead bodies of seven others. The news comes a day after More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Africa’s year of elections: The democracy bug is fitfully catching on

Africa is in the throes of election fever. But more voting does not necessarily mean more democracy HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — BURUNDI has just had one, as has Guinea. That came hot on the heels of the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 20th, 2009

Kenya trains Somali government forces

Mogadishu, Jul 20 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula has said his country is arranging camps where Transitional Federal Government of Somalia [TFG] forces will More...