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Thousands warned to leave Kenya's north after insurgent attacks

Mogadishu - Thousands of Kenyan civil servants were urged Tuesday to leave troubled northeast regions hit by a wave of insurgent attacks, as protesters in the capital demanded greater security.

U.S. forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon

Washington - U.S. military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia conduct, sex abuse

Kampala - Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army said Thursday.

Somali, African troops recapture key port from Shebab

Mogadishu - Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Sunday recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by the Shebab, removing a key source of revenue for the Islamist militia, officials told AFP.

Abla Elmi's Mogadishu Diaries Cast Somalia in Different Light Special

Toronto - Initially designated as a school project, the Mogadishu Diaries developed into a much sought after video series as it caught the attention of the Somali public, especially its youthful fraternity starved off original Somali stories.

Kenya grieves one year after Westgate mall attack

Nairobi - Thousands of mourners gathered in Kenya's capital on Sunday for emotional commemorations marking a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall and massacred at least 67 people.

Solemn commemorations in Kenya one year on from mall massacre

Nairobi - Kenya began emotional commemorations on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Nairobi's Westgate mall massacre, remembering the 67 people killed by Somali Islamist gunmen and those who risked their lives to stop them.

Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting 'imminent attack': US

Kampala - Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

Somalia's Al-Shabab names new leader mounts revenge attacks

Mogadishu - A US drone strike recently killed Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Godane. The group has threatened revenge strikes in retaliation. The group lost no time in naming a new leader Ahmad Umar to replace Godane.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Shebab's new leader 'a devout, ruthless hardliner': Sources

Nairobi - The new leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner who was one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief, according to experts and analysts.

Somalia's Shebab wounded but dangerous, unpredictable

Nairobi - The US missiles that smashed into Somalia's Islamist chief this week ended the life of the one of the world's most wanted men, but not the danger of his Shebab insurgents, analysts warn.

Somalia on high alert after Shebab leader confirmed dead

Mogadishu - Somalia's government warned Saturday of a wave of retaliatory attacks by the country's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels after their leader was confirmed to have been killed in a US air strike.

U.S. says Shebab chief killed in bombing raid in Somalia

Washington - The United States said Friday it had killed the chief of Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in a bombing raid in Somalia, touting it as a model for an assault on Islamic State jihadists.

Somalia Shebab chief likely dead in US strike

Nairobi - The death of the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels in a US air strike is a "very strong probability," but still remains unconfirmed, security sources told AFP Wednesday.

Somali rebel leader's fate unclear after US air strike

Mogadishu - US forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said.

U.S. targets Shebab leader in Somalia air strike

Mogadishu - U.S. forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said Tuesday.

Somali 'Shebab' attack ends with four militants killed

Mogadishu - Somali security forces said Sunday they had killed at least four Shebab militants, ending a coordinated car bomb and gun attack against the national intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in the capital Mogadishu.

Troops 'liberate' Islamist stronghold in Somalia offensive

Mogadishu - African Union forces claimed to have liberated a former Shebab stronghold in Somalia on Saturday as part of a joint offensive with government troops aimed at capturing key ports from the Islamist fighters.

Somalia sentences Islamist killers of journalist to death

Mogadishu - A military court in Somalia has sentenced two Islamist Shebab gunmen to death for killing a journalist, the information minister said Saturday.

Somali Singer, MP, Saado Ali Warsame Assassinated in Mogadishu Special

Toronto - Legendary Somali singer and parliamentarian, Saado Ali Warsame was shot dead near her hotel residence in the Hodan District of Mogadishu around 12:00pm local time when her vehicle was sprayed with bullets by armed militants.

Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

Nairobi - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.

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Somalia sacks security chiefs after latest Shebab attack

Mogadishu - Somalia's president sacked his security chiefs Wednesday after Islamist Shebab fighters struck the heart of government in an escalating campaign of attacks in the capital and across east Africa.

Militants storm Somalia presidential palace

Mogadishu - Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed attack on Somalia's presidential palace, penetrating the heavily fortified complex in the capital Mogadishu before blowing themselves up.

Al Shabab fighters storm presidential palace in Somalia

Mogadishu - Al-Shabab fighters stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The Interior Ministry reported the the president Hassan Mohamud was not in the compound when the attack happened.

Shebab launch major attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Mogadishu - Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex before blowing themselves up.

Shebab launch major attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Mogadishu - Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex before blowing themselves up.

Several killed by Somali suicide car bomb blast near parliament

Mogadishu - Several people were killed when a powerful suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said.
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H.E. Fawzia Adan is greeted by Somali-Canadians at a colourful welcoming ceremony in Toronto.
H.E. Fawzia Adan is greeted by Somali-Canadians at a colourful welcoming ceremony in Toronto.
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Abdi qani Farmajo captures the mood of outraged Somali-Canadians stepping on the  NO TO MAHIGA  imag...
Abdi'qani Farmajo captures the mood of outraged Somali-Canadians stepping on the "NO TO MAHIGA" image.
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Supporters gather at the Community Centre in Bayshore Park  Ottawa  to receive the Walk for Somalia ...
Supporters gather at the Community Centre in Bayshore Park, Ottawa, to receive the Walk for Somalia team.
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File photo: George H. W. Bush  left and wearing a desert camouflage visited Somalia to witness first...
File photo: George H. W. Bush, left and wearing a desert camouflage visited Somalia to witness first hand the efforts of Task Force Somalia that was in direct support of Operation Restore Hope, 01 January 1993
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Community well wishers holding flags and balloons wait early as the Walk for Somalia team makes its ...
Community well wishers holding flags and balloons wait early as the Walk for Somalia team makes its way to the Bayshore Park in Ottawa.
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Volunteers at a TTC Subway Station.
Volunteers at a TTC Subway Station.
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Dr. Kirsty Duncan, MP for Etobicoke North accepts portraits of Jubaland President, Ahmed Madobe and the Vice-President, General Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail (Fartaag) from Mr. Osman Ali, Executive Director of the Somali-Canadian Association of Etobicoke.
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Supporters arrive early to welcome their Walk for Somalia heroes.
Supporters arrive early to welcome their Walk for Somalia heroes.
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Shadya Yasin and Aziza at Nathan Phillips Sqaure.
Shadya Yasin and Aziza at Nathan Phillips Sqaure.
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Somalia: Army of African Union soldiers.
Somalia: Army of African Union soldiers.
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Somali national flag in full display.
Somali national flag in full display.
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Shadya Yasin  the logistics co-ordinator for Walk for Somalia speaking to the media at Nathan Philli...
Shadya Yasin, the logistics co-ordinator for Walk for Somalia speaking to the media at Nathan Phillips Square. Looking on is Steve Watson, a retired staff member of CAW.
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Somalia is located at the horn of Africa
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Behind the Scenes shot from Episode 0.5 -  The Fresh Prince of Mogadishu  (a parody of the theme son...
Behind the Scenes shot from Episode 0.5 - 'The Fresh Prince of Mogadishu' (a parody of the theme song from the TV show 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.
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Hibaq Guelleh  youth activist and community organizer addressing the public during the event.
Hibaq Guelleh, youth activist and community organizer addressing the public during the event.
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Project ARAN Canada banner in display during the rally.
Project ARAN Canada banner in display during the rally.
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Demonstrators holding placards during the downtown Toronto rally.
Demonstrators holding placards during the downtown Toronto rally.
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A student in a duxi, reciting her Quranic assignment to her teacher.
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