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Somalis watch the news of Godane's death on CNN television
13/09/2014 - France - US -Somalia

French spies helped US kill al-Shebab leader

French intelligence services helped the US track down and kill the leader of Somalia’s al-Shebab Islamist armed group two week ago, sources close to President François Hollande said on ...
Eritrean migrants in Calais hoping to cross the Channel.
03/09/2014 - FRANCE - BRITAIN

Calais mayor threatens to block port over British immigration policy

The mayor of Calais has threatened to shut down the the French Channel port unless Britain helps end the influx of hundreds of immigrants, who hope to sneak into the UK, to the town.

Somali government soldiers during the attack
01/09/2014 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab attack Somali intelligence HQ

Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
24/08/2014 - Europe

18 Migrants die off the coast of Italy

The Italian coast guard confirmed on Sunday that eighteen people were found dead on an inflatable dinghy that was floating south of the island Lampedusa. 73 Survivors were rescued.

The body of Somali member of parliament Sado Ali Warsame lies next to a vehicle in Mogadishu
24/07/2014 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab murders Somali woman MP

Somalia's armed Islamists al-Shebab have shot and killed a female Somali lawmaker on Wednesday in Mogadishu.
Isbaheysiga Mosque in Mogadishu
16/07/2014 - Somalia

Somalia firing squad executes al-Shebab members for nurse's murder

A Somali firing squad has executed two men found guilty of murdering Nafisa Osman, a nurse working in a foreign-funded clinic, officials and relatives said Tuesday.

Delegates attend the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Kenya's capital Nairobi
26/06/2014 - Somalia - Kenya

Illegal charcoal trade funding Somalia's al-Shebab

The illegal trade in charcoal is funding al-Shebab operations in the Horn of Africa, according to a United Nations report launched in Nairobi during the inaugural United Nations Environment ...
An Al-Shebab fighter
03/06/2014 - Report: Somalia

At least 74 dead in Somali/Ethiopian clash with Al-Shebab

At least 74 people were killed in fighting near Somalia's border with Ethiopia on Sunday, according to officials and witnesses.
After the attack against La Chaumière restaurant, popular with Westerners in Djibouti
29/05/2014 - Report: Somalia - Djibouti

Al-Shebab claims Djibouti bombing, targets French

In Somalia al-Shebab has claimed responsibility for the weekend's two deadly bomb attacks on a Djibouti restaurant.
07/05/2014

African press review 7 May 2014

Where else but South Africa this morning, as the Rainbow Nation votes to elect a new parliament.

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