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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, December 27th, 2012

It’s training men: the Irish building an army in Africa

Our boys are helping these men to become good soldiers, says Declan Power If you spent a portion of Christmas Day listening to the radio or watching TV, chances are you came across a variety of adverts to help the More...

Kenya church attacks 'kill 16' in Garissa
By Sahra Farah On Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Kenya church attacks ‘kill 16’ in Garissa

NAIROBI — Sixteen people have been killed in attacks on churches in the Kenyan town of Garissa near Somalia, say the Kenyan Red Cross and a medical official. Regional deputy police chief Philip Ndolo said More...

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) welcomes Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed during an international conference on Somalia, in Istanbul last week
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

SOMALIA: Turkey succeeds where Western nations failed

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) welcomes Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed during an international conference on Somalia, in Istanbul last week. (Osman Orsal/Reuters) MOGADISHU — In More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, May 25th, 2012

IN PICTURES: Operation Free Shabelle

Photo: Securing and delivering econonic revival to the 400,000 people of the Afgoye Corridor and beyond in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia (AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE). African Union troops in Somalia (AMISOM) More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Somali government accused of misdirecting donor funds

NAIROBI — Hundreds of troops loyal to Somalia’s weak transitional government claim that they have not being paid for years despite Western nations pledging millions. Abdi Barre, a military spokesman, More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Kenya blocks Somalia’s own troops for Mogadishu-battle

NAIROBI (Somalilandpress) — Somalia’s president wants thousands of troops trained in Kenya to be deployed to Mogadishu for an upcoming offensive against Islamist militants, but Kenya has denied the More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, February 8th, 2010

Ethiopian troops cross into Somalia

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — Ethiopian troops have crossed back into the northern regions of Bakool and Hiiraan in Somalia on Sunday, local residents confirm. Ethiopian troops return comes as Somali government More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Somalia: Some 350 Troops Complete Training in Djibouti

MOGADISHU, 17 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Djibouti prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita today attended the ceremony to mark the end of training of some 350 Somali soldiers by France. The charge d’affaires More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
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African Union Sending More Troops To Somalia

Addis Ababa, Jul 8 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Somalia’s prime minister signaled his regime is expanding the 4, 300 strong African Union troops by several thousand as more are expected to arrive in Somalia’s More...

By Abdiqani On Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Ethiopian premier says ready to deploy troops if Somali government overthrown

Mogadishu (Somalilandpress)- Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, has said his country is ready to once again deploy its troops in Somalia if Islamist groups manage to overthrow the Somali president. Mr. More...