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ONE KILLED, 12 SHOT AND DOZENS IN N.E KENYA VIOLENCE; CITIZENS PROTEST INDISCRIMINATE SHOOTINGS, BURNING OF HUNDREDS OF SHOPS AND MARKET BY ANGRY SOLDIERS IN GARISSA

Kenya Army soldier in Somalia ASSOCIATED PRESS By DAUD YUSSUF GARISSA, Kenya 20 November, 2012 More than a dozen people have been shot,one woman has died and hundreds of shops were burned to the ground in this eastern Kenyan town … Continue reading

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AMISOM FORCES PUSH AL-SHABAB FURTHER FROM MOGADISHU

VOICE OF AMERICA (05 Jul) BALAD, SOMALIA African Union forces in Somalia have pushed al-Shabab militants to the outskirts of Mogadishu, retaking several key areas in the past few weeks. African Union forces patrol the streets of Balad, Somalia after … Continue reading

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U.S. BUILDING DRONE BASES IN AFRICA, ARABIAN PENINSULA

VOICE OF AMERICA September 21, 2011 The United States is reported to be expanding a secret drone program in east Africa and the Arabian peninsula in order to gather intelligence and strike al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia and Yemen. Citing U.S. … Continue reading

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AP INTERVIEW: US GENERAL SEES NIGERIA TERROR LINK

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) A radical Muslim sect responsible for assassinations and bombings across northern Nigeria may be trying to link with two al-Qaida-linked groups in other African countries … Continue reading

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US COMPANY TRAINS AFRICAN TROOPS IN SOMALIA

A Ugandan soldier leads Richard Rouget of Bancroft, to the roof of a building to monitor a firefight NEW YORK TIMES By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT Published: Aug 11,2011 MOGADISHU, Somalia – Richard Rouget, a gun for … Continue reading

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