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President Hassan receives warm welcome in Kenya
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Why President believes he can pull Somalia back on track

Hassan Mohamud was shocked to inherit a ‘broke’ government but is confident of change By Malkhadir M Muhumed Only a day after Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was sworn into office, the stark reality More...

President Gül (L) welcomes his Somalian counterpart Mohamud with ceremony. The president says Turkey will lobby for funds to establish security forces. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Turkey to lobby for Somalia’s security

President Gül (L) welcomes his Somalian counterpart Mohamud with ceremony. The president says Turkey will lobby for funds to establish security forces. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ Turkey will lobby for More...

This picture shows a flexible robot, inspired by the octopus, that can change colours, crawl, camouflage itself and hide from infrared cameras. Source: AFP
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Scientists build robot that can crawl, camouflage itself and hide

WASHINGTON — Scientists in the US say they have devised a rubbery robot, inspired by the squid and octopus, which can crawl, camouflage itself and hide from infrared cameras. The Pentagon-backed gadget is More...

Recently trained members of the Somali National Army (SNA) manoeuvre in formation during a house-clearing exercise as part of a passing-out parade at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) training facility on the western fringes of the Somali capital Mogadishu August 14, 2012. Reuters
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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IN PICTURES: Somalia promises to rebuild faded SNA

Members of the Somali National Army (SNA) manoeuvre in formation during a house-clearing exercise as part of a passing-out parade at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) training facility on the western More...

A Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is pictured at Mount Kenya
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Enough is enough; it is time to withdraw from Somalia

A Somalia-bound Ugandan attack helicopter is pictured at Mount Kenya, August 13, 2012. REUTERS/Peter Greste When last year’s verbal war broke out between State House and the Governor of the Bank of Uganda over More...

Somaliland to pull back its forces from Buhodle after an agreement
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, August 12th, 2012
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Somaliland to pull back troops from Buhodle after peace deal

BURAO — Somaliland government forces are expected to pull back from parts of the district of Sool-Jogto in Buhodle under a peace treaty with rebels. The defence and interior ministries have announced that More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Somalia: UAE delegation arrives in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — The UAE participated in the international meeting held in Somalian capital Mogadishu to discuss ways to enhance support provided by the global community to Somalia. This is the first visit of a More...

A U.S. military Shadow drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance is pictured in flight. U.S. officials are in the process of expanding regulations to allow the use of non-military drones in civilian airspace, but some lawmakers are warning that not enough attention is being paid to security and privacy implications of such a move. (Handout/ AAI Corporation/Reuters)
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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US plans to give Kenya drones in Shabaab war

A U.S. military Shadow drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance is pictured in flight. U.S. officials are in the process of expanding regulations to allow the use of non-military drones in civilian airspace, More...

Somaliland students enter Defense Engineering College - Ethiopia
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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IN PICTURES: 40 Ethiopian and Somaliland cadets graduate together from military college

ADDIS ABABA — 40 cadets from Ethiopia and Somaliland this week graduated together from a military college in Africa’s second most populous nation. The service men owned special military engineering skills More...

Ethiopia and Somaliland military ties continue
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 1st, 2012
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SOMALILAND: 12 military cadets graduate from Ethiopian military institute

ADDIS ABABA — Twelve cadets with special military engineering skills will join the Somaliland national armed forces this week after graduating from a defense college in neighbouring Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s More...

Somali police fly to Turkey for training
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Turkey accepts 60 police recruits

MOGADISHU — The transitional federal government of Somalia sent its first unit of police recruits to Turkey on Friday in a move likely to bolster political stability in the Muslim nation. Turkey has accepted More...

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By goth Mohamed On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
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Somalia: US drone attacks kill 29 in eastern Somalia

MOGADISHU — US assassination drone strikes have claimed the lives of at least 29 people in eastern Somalia, Dozens more have been injured in the attacks in the eastern town of Balad. The attacks reportedly More...

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) leaves a meeting focused on Syria with army generals and other officials on Syria, in Ankara, on June 23, 2012. AP Photo
By Hassan Ali On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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NATO envoys to meet Tuesday over downed Turkish jet

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) leaves a meeting focused on Syria with army generals and other officials on Syria, in Ankara, on June 23, 2012. AP Photo BRUSSELS — Envoys from NATO member More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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Turkey threatens action after Syria downs jet

ANKARA — Syria said Saturday it shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane because the plane entered its airspace, insisting it was “not an attack” as both sides desperately tried to de-escalate More...

Ethiopian military to remain in war-torn Somalia
By Sahra Farah On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Ethiopian military to remain in war-torn Somalia until government formed

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian forces will stay in Somalia until an elected government is set up and takes over from the interim administration, State Communications Minister Shimeles Kemal told reporters in Addis More...

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By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Kenyan Warships Shell on Al-Shabab Stronghold in Somalia

NAIROBI — Kenya’s military says its warships have shelled the port of Kismayo in Somalia, the largest town still held by al-Shabab militants. Witnesses told VOA that two warships began firing at Kismayo More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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Ninety six Yemeni soldiers killed in suicide bombing

SANAA — A Yemeni soldier who detonated a bomb hidden in his uniform during a rehearsal for a military parade has killed 96 fellow soldiers and wounded at least 200 in what was one of the deadliest attacks More...

Paris signs new defense agreement with Djibouti
By SomalilandPress On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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Paris signs new defense agreement with Djibouti

PARIS — Nicolas Sarkozy and the President of Djibouti Ismael Omar Guelleh signed in Paris on Wednesday a new treaty for cooperation in defense matters which replaces the agreement signed in Djibouti after More...

Little by little China is forming military links in Africa and in the Indian Ocean in order, experts say, to protect Beijing’s economic interests in the region.
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
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China beefing up military presence in Indian Ocean

NAIROBI — In the past three weeks Beijing has committed to supporting Ugandan forces operating in Somalia and to helping the Seychelles fight piracy. “It is very clear that the Chinese leaders recognize More...

Protests: Hundreds of people march through downtown Nairobi, demanding the government form a commission to investigate the 1984 Wagalla airstrip massacre of ethnic Somalis (AP)
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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Kenyan government slaughtered 3,000 people in crackdown on ethnic Somalis

Some were impaled to the ground with bayonets Others were shot in the back while trying to escape WASHINGTON — Human rights groups say the Kenyan government slaughtered up to 3000 ethnic Somalis during More...