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Al-Shabaab releases kidnapped Kenyan hostages

0 Visits: 205 | Friday November 30, 2018 - 02:36:46
Waagacusub.com- Al-Shabaab fighters have today released two Kenyan hostages which they kidnapped from Qorfa xarar village in Wajir town of the northeastern province on November 22nd. North Eastern Provincial Commissioner, Mohamed Birik told reporters that the abducted hostages come back to their home…

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Is Eritrea about to send troops to Somalia once more?

0 Visits: 435 | Thursday November 29, 2018 - 23:06:28
Waagacusub.com- Reports are beginning to circulate that as part the deal President Isaias struck with Somalia in Ethiopia, he is preparing to deploy troops to support the government in Mogadishu.

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Update on Oil and Gas Exploration Activities in Kenya

0 Visits: 461 | Thursday November 29, 2018 - 02:13:02
Kenya has a total of 63 exploration blocks demarcated across its four (4) sedimentary basins; Tertiary Rift Basin, Anza Basin, Mandera Basin, Lamu (Onshore & Offshore) Basin. Currently, there are 19 oil and gas companies operating in Kenya as shown in the table below: Operator Block(s) 1. A-Z Petroleum…

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US military's Africa commander makes unannounced Mogadishu visit

0 Visits: 211 | Thursday November 29, 2018 - 02:11:03
Waagacusub.com- The U.S. commander for troops in Africa, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, arrived in the Somali capital Wednesday on an unannounced visit for meetings with Somali leaders on how the multipronged efforts aimed at defeating militants in the country are progressing. During the hours-long visit,…

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Armed gang shot dead a school headmaster in Afgoye town

0 Visits: 217 | Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 02:07:02
Waagacusub.com- Armed gang have early Tuesday gun down a school headmaster at Afgoye in Lower Shabelle region. Witnesses confirmed that armed gunmen with pistols have shot a number of bullets to the school headmaster at his normal duty station as the deceased was identified as Abdalla.

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Al-Shabaab agent slapped with 15 year jail term

0 Visits: 255 | Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 02:05:27
Waagacusub.com- A military court in Mogadishu has today sentenced a man to 15 years for belonging to Al-Shabaab militant group and planning killings in the city. The court found Ali Mohamed guilty of planning targeted killings of civilians and government officials.

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Suspected attackers captured as bombs, complex attack kill over 28 in Somalia

0 Visits: 899 | Tuesday November 27, 2018 - 02:36:12
Waagacusub.com- A suicide car bomb blast followed a major attack by gunmen on an Islamic shrine in central Somalia killed at least 18 people and wounded 20 others, officials say Monday, in one of the largest attacks by the Al-Qaeda linked group fighting Somali government and African Union troops in…

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MPs accuse govt' of blocking Budget Report debate

0 Visits: 188 | Tuesday November 27, 2018 - 02:33:38
A section of MPs have accused the government of frustrating the independent functioning of parliament noting government functionaries sought to block the publication and debate of the 2018 Budget report which deputy speaker Mahad Awad declared it null midway debate Saturday.

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At least 8 killed, 15 injured in bomb attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 206 | Tuesday November 27, 2018 - 02:31:58
Waagacusub.com- At least 8 people have died and 15 others killed in a car bomb explosion that ripped a market in Wadajir district in Mogadishu. Goobjoog News correspondent at the scene in Kawa-Godey area says the bomb destroyed the market killing several people and wounding others.

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Somalia PM Hassan Khaire: Portrait of a con artist

0 Visits: 2006 | Monday November 26, 2018 - 03:31:53
Waagacusub.com - A narcissist who always demanded a praise from his underlings. Failure to do so meant midnight sacking letters for an unspecified corruption.

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The Day Somalia Taught America How To Respect Africa

0 Visits: 299 | Monday November 26, 2018 - 02:36:40
Waagacusub.com- In 1991, President Mohammed Siad Barre was overthrown by the armed opposition in Somalia. A new round of civil confrontation broke out in the country, leading to devastation and terrible famine; at least 300 thousand people were killed.

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Militants kill 10 Somali soldiers in ambush north of the capital

0 Visits: 216 | Sunday November 25, 2018 - 02:25:52
Waagacusub.com- Heavily armed suspected al-Shabab fighters ambushed Somali troops travelling in the north of the Somali capital on Saturday afternoon, killing 10 soldiers by shooting them and detonating bombs along a major high way, officials said.

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Ugandan military chief visits Somalia to shore up transition plan

0 Visits: 231 | Sunday November 25, 2018 - 02:23:39
Waagacusub.com- MOGADISHU, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan military chief is visiting Somalia to review progress made in the transitioning of national security responsibilities to the Somali national security forces by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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Saudi Crown Prince Wants to Meet With Erdogan, Turkish Diplomat Says

0 Visits: 355 | Saturday November 24, 2018 - 13:18:20
Waagacusub.com- Turkey's top diplomat says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has requested to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires.

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Soma Oil and Gas survey cost in Somalia inflated-Petroleum PS

0 Visits: 417 | Friday November 23, 2018 - 02:07:26
Waagacusub.com- The British oil explorer which was in 2015 under the spotlight by a UN report over its dealings with Somalia inflated the cost of its seismic survey in 2013 likely denying Somalia earnings from part of oil proceeds should the UK explorer be granted oil blocks, a senior government official…

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$42M Missing from Somalia's Ministry of Finance Accounts

0 Visits: 305 | Friday November 23, 2018 - 02:00:57
Waagacusub.com- In September this year, the Liberian government reported that containers with currency printed worth about $105m disappeared from the port. To date, it has been one story or the other until the case finally died down.

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Three U.S. strikes in two days kill 44 Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 254 | Thursday November 22, 2018 - 04:07:07
Waagacusub.com- A third airstrike by U.S forces has killed seven Al-Shabaab militants raising the number of militants killed in barely two days to 44 in central Somali region of Mudug.

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Somali teens in Eden Prairie McDonald's say man pulled gun on them in dispute

0 Visits: 473 | Thursday November 22, 2018 - 03:59:26
Waagacusub.com- A Somali teenager said she confronted a white man at a McDonald's in Eden Prairie over what she took as an ethnic slight and that he responded by waving a handgun at her and other young people before leaving.

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Two employees of Somali telecom giant killed in Somali capital

0 Visits: 267 | Thursday November 22, 2018 - 03:57:39
Waagacusub.com- Two employees with Somalia's largest telecom company, Hormuud have been shot dead in the Somali capital Wednesday in string of attacks by suspected ISIS-linked militants that killed over ten employees with the company in recent weeks, officials said. According to witnesses, gunmen…

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$20 million missing from 2018 budget-parliamentary report

0 Visits: 537 | Wednesday November 21, 2018 - 03:18:41
Waagacusub.com- Report points fingers at Finance Minister Abdirahman Beileh over violation of budget regulations and misappropriation of funds.

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