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QRCS prepares relief mission to war-torn Somalia

QRCS prepares relief mission to war-torn Somalia

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a delegation to Somalia to make a “needs assessment” and launch a relief response for the victims of drought and civil war in the city of Galkayo. The response will involve relief, development, ...

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Police reservist killed in Mandera Al-Shabaab attack

Police reservist killed in Mandera Al-Shabaab attack

A Kenya police reservist was killed Monday morning when suspected Al-Shabaab militants hurled explosives at a bank and two hotels in Mandera town. Shortly after the attack, police and Kenya Defence Forces soldiers secured the Equity Bank branch, whose walls ...

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Speaker of the Upper House elected Sunday in Mogadishu.

Speaker of the Upper House elected Sunday in Mogadishu.

Somalia’s Upper house members today elected a speaker for the country’s new senators, a key step toward the country’s upcoming presidential election. The election has been delayed several times amid allegations of fraud and intimidation. No official date for the ...

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Gambia crisis ends as Yahya Jammeh leaves for exile

Gambia crisis ends as Yahya Jammeh leaves for exile

Gambia’s ex-leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country he ruled for 22 years and into exile, bringing an end to a protracted political crisis following presidential elections last month. The longtime ruler refused to step down after a ...

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Guterres: Thousands of child soldiers fight in Somalia

Guterres: Thousands of child soldiers fight in Somalia

UN’s Antonio Guterres concerned over new report saying nearly 6,200 children were recruited over a six year period. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed alarm at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by ...

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