Warakii Ugu Dambeeyay


Quetta attack: LeJ kills 60 in Pakistan police academy


Pakistan: At least 60 people have been killed in an attack on a police training centre in the city of Quetta, Pakistani officials say. The announcement on Tuesday came at the end of a military counter-operation. About 200 trainees were stationed at the facility when the attack occurred late on Monday, officials said, and some were taken hostage during the ...

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12 killed in Mandera overnight attack by Shabaab gunmen – VIDEO


Mandera: Twelve people have been killed in an overnight attack at Bishaaro lodge in Mandera Town by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, police confirmed on Tuesday. Mandera East police boss (OCPD) Ezekiel Singoe said the 12 included ten who were visiting for set book performances at schools in the county. He said the 10 had arrived in Mandera on Monday to stage ...

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Uhuru commutes death sentences of thousands of convicts


Nairobi: President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed documents commuting all death sentences to life jail terms. Following the signing of the documents at State House, Nairobi, some 2,747 death-row convicts will now serve life imprisonment. The number includes 2,655 men and 92 women, who will be removed from death row to serve life sentences. The last commutation of death sentences to ...

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Somali pirates’ hostages ‘ate rats’ to survive


A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has told the BBC. Filipino sailor Arnel Balbero said they were also only given small amounts of water and felt like “the walking dead” by the end of their ordeal. The 26 sailors were seized on board ...

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Somalia: Fierce fighting renews in Galkayo city


Gaalkacyo: A Heavy fighting between Galmudug and Puntland forces has erupted again on Monday morning in Galkayo town, the provincial capital of Mudug region, locals said. There were no immediate details of casualties. On Saturday more than 15 were killed in clashes between the two sides, mostly were soldiers from Galmudug and Puntland forces. Galkayo has been hit by frequent ...

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Calais migrants: France begins to clear ‘Jungle’ camp


More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. The camp has been housing some 7,000 people in squalid conditions. Migrants queued peacefully to be processed, and the first of some 60 coaches that will carry them to refugee centres across France, has now left. There is concern that ...

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Battle for Mosul: Turkey confirms military involvement


  Turkey has confirmed its troops have fired at positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in a town near Mosul after receiving a request by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters for assistance. Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Sunday Turkey’s involvement in the military offensive near Bashiqa, a town east of Mosul. He said that the ...

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Al shabaab recapture town after allied troops pull out


Halgan: Al shabaab militants regained control of a key district in central Somalia hours after Ethiopian soldiers of AMISOM contingent and SNA retreated from their bases without a battle on Saturday night. Halgan which has witnessed several deadly attacks  was a key operational hub for the AU troops in Somalia (AMISOM) who are helping the country’s army in the fight ...

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Mandera traders funding Al-Shabaab, officer warns


Mandera: Al Shabaab is receiving funding from businessmen in Mandera County, County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia (pictured) has now warned. Mr Shisia said the government had received intelligence that the businesses were paying taxes and protection fees to the terror gang domesticated in troubled Somalia. He accused some members of the community of frustrating the fight against terror and promised swift ...

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Siberia: At least 19 killed in helicopter crash


At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, a Russian investigative committee has said. Investigators said in a statement that an MI-8 helicopter carrying 22 people had crashed on Friday night outside the city of Novy Urengoy, and that “19 people have died from multiple injuries at the scene, according to preliminary data”. The helicopter ...

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