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Kuwait to host donor’s confab to ‘promote’ education in Somalia

Bid to serve to secure future generations BRUSSELS, July 18, (KUNA): Ambassador of Kuwait to the European Union, NATO, Belgium and Luxembourg, Jasem Al-Budaiwi, has announced that Kuwait is to host a Donors Conference in Support of Education in Somalia. “We, in Kuwait, firmly believe that education is one of …

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Somalis shackled for days during a botched US deportation attempt

Ninety two Somalis sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days, some urinating on themselves, during a botched US deportation attempt, a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States says. US immigration agents “kicked, struck, choked and dragged detainees” during the journey that began Dec 7, the …

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Kuwait condemns Somalia bombings – Toll to 29

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (Agencies): Kuwait has strongly condemned the latest terrorist bombings that took place in Mogadishu, killing and wounding scores of people. Kuwait firmly rejects all forms of violence and terrorism, a foreign ministry source said in a statement received by KUNA. Kuwait calls on the international community …

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Kuwait sends 4,000 food baskets to Yemen, medical aid to Somalia

Kuwait reiterates commitment to Syrian refugees at Doha meet KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18, (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in coordination with the Direct Aid Society, announced Wednesday a new batch of medical assistance to treat victims in Somalia following the recent terrorist bombings in Mogadishu. In a statement to …

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Suicide bombing ‘kills 16’ in Somali capital

Mogadishu, Dec 11, 2016 (AFP) -At least 16 people died early Sunday in a suicide truck bombing outside the busy sea port of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the director of the ambulance service said. “We assisted 48 wounded people and carried 16 others who were killed in the blast,” said …

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Somali pirates free 26 hostages held for nearly five years

Nairobi, Oct 22, 2016 (AFP) -Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country’s piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held …

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11 dead, 50,000 displaced in week of Somali bloodshed – Intermittent fighting continues: OCHA

MOGADISHU, Oct 16, (AFP): A week of violent clashes between rival forces in northern Somalia has killed 11 people and forced more than 50,000 to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday. Tensions between the rival regions of Puntland and Galmudug soared last month after Galmudug said 13 of …

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Australia seizes huge weapons haul heading for Somalia: Navy

NAIROBI, March 7, (Agencies): An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on Monday, exposing a possible violation of a UN Security Council arms embargo. The United Nations has a decades-long arms embargo in …

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Somali president claims 200 Kenyans killed in Jan 15 raid – Mortar attack near palace kills 4 in Magadishu

MOGADISHU, Feb 26, (RTRS): As many as 200 soldiers were killed in an attack on a Kenyan military camp in Somalia by al Shebab Islamists last month, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told a television station, although Kenya rejected the figure. Kenyan authorities have refused to give a death toll …

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Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia – One killed, two slightly wounded

MOGADISHU, Feb 3, (Agencies): A man was killed in an explosion on an Airbus A321 that made a hole in the fuselage and forced the plane to return to the Somali capital of Mogadishu to make an emergency landing, officials said on Wednesday. Somalia’s civil aviation director, Abdiwahid Omar, told …

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