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Somalia: Killing increases in the ungoverned port Kismayo

Somalia: At least three people have been shot to death in the southern Somali port of Kismayo since Tuesday night, local sources reported.   A lone gunman shot and killed his own brother and wounded a second man after unloading an assault rifle on a crowded restaurant in Kismayo, witnesses said. The killer escaped before militias loyal to the...

Somali radio station closed, five detained

Somalia, Apr 17: Somali police on Thursday raided and closed an independent radio station, arresting five employees in the latest crackdown on media, staff said. Clutching AK-47 rifles, three policemen stormed into the newsroom of Mogadishu-based Radio Voice of Peace, the station's director Mohamed Ali Irole told Reuters. "They ordered the staff...

Somalia crisis: Dismantling future of over 100,000 children

Nairobi (Kenya), Apr 17: Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has said that the formation of the grand coalition cabinet on Sunday will ensure that the over 100,000 children displaced in the recent post election violence resettle back to their normal lives. The Vice President noted that the post-election violence had led to the displacement of over 100,...

Somalia: Ethiopian troops move to reinstate Jowhar

Somalia, Apr 11: Ethiopian army moves toward the capital town of Somalia's Shabeellaha Dhexe region to fight Islamic Courts Union (ICU) forces in the area. The soldiers, numbering to thousands, headed for Jowhar some 90 km (55 miles) away from the turbulent Somali capital, Mogadishu. ICU fighters seized the town on Wednesday, without facing any...

75 Somalis missing in Yemen Coast

Sanna, March 28: At least 75 Somali migrants have drowned off the coast of Yemen while trying to cross from Somalia to the Arab country, a Yemeni official said. The official said the captain of the vessel carrying more than 250 migrants forced them to leave the ship and to try to swim ashore on Thursday. About 180 survived, Reuters report said....

Pirated WFP boats found in Somalia

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 26: The World Food Programme has recovered two boats that were stolen from the southern Somali port town of Merca, but without their engines, an official said on Monday. The two fibreglass boats, stolen at midnight on Sunday, were found near the port, said WFP spokesman Peter Smerdon, AFP report said. "The two boats...