Somalia

8 dead as al-Shabab claims blast in Somalia’s capital
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8 dead as al-Shabab claims blast in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A vehicle laden with explosives rammed into cars and trucks at a checkpoint leading to the…
Extremist attack in Somalia’s capital kills at least 9
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Extremist attack in Somalia’s capital kills at least 9

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion in Somalia’s capital killed at least nine people and injured eight others, a…
At least 15 killed in suicide bombing at army camp in Somalia – witness
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At least 15 killed in suicide bombing at army camp in Somalia – witness

At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing as recruits lined up outside an army camp…
Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN agency
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Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN agency

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya on Wednesday ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees…
Gunfire erupts in Mogadishu as Somali government forces seal off streets
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Gunfire erupts in Mogadishu as Somali government forces seal off streets

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A gunbattle erupted on Friday in central Mogadishu as Somali government forces sealed off streets to prevent…
Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia
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Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most US troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump’s…
Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says
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Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Somali money transfer companies moved more than US$3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent…
In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response
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In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — After 23 days in quarantine in Uganda — far longer than required — Jimmy Spire Ssentongo…
Crunch, crunch: Africa’s locust outbreak is far from over
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Crunch, crunch: Africa’s locust outbreak is far from over

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious…
Virus stigma weighs heavily in sub-Saharan Africa
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Virus stigma weighs heavily in sub-Saharan Africa

Landlords evict people from their homes, nurses are abandoned by their husbands and people are spurned just on suspicion of…
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