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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) —If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses. Kenya deported 91 more Somali nationals to the Somalia capital Mogadishu on Thursday, the second wave of forced deportations that the U.N. refugee...

  Women hide their faces as they wait in line to be vetted at a temporary centre on April 9, 2014 in Nairobi (AFP Photo/Tony Karumba) Nairobi (AFP) – The UN refugee agency said Thursday it was “disturbed by reports of harassment and other abuses” in a Kenyan counter-terrorism operation targeting Somalis that has seen thousands arrested and scores...

Tens of millions of pounds will be pledged by the British and other governements for an ambitious security plan to hire army and police forces to keep the emerging peace in Somalia. The Somalian government payroll currently includes 8,500 soldiers and 6,000 police in Mogadishu Photo: Reuters William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said Somalian leaders “need international...

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 metres of the Somali president’s residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu. A Somali government soldier secures the scene of a suicide attack The deadly February 21 assault on the Villa Somalia compound was the closest al Qaeda-linked insurgents had...

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama will hold talks next month with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, a key counterterrorism partner for US forces tracking extremists in Africa. The White House said the May 5 meeting at the White House would highlight the role of Djibouti, which hosts a US Horn of Africa counterterrorism task force, in protecting regional...

Mogadishu (AFP) – Armed forces from Somalia’s rival northern regions faced off on Wednesday over a contested region, with both the United Nations and United States calling for calm. Troops from self-declared Somaliland in the northwest and soldiers from autonomous Puntland in the northeast have deployed around the town of Taleh, a contested zone in the northern...

INTERVIEW Mogadishu — In early September 2013, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud convened the Vision 2016 Conference which outlined steps needed to strengthen and rebuild Somalia’s government institutions and hold democratic elections in three years. The more than 200 delegates who attended the conference addressed five main themes for Somalia’s political...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – Ugandan officials say about 400 troops will be deployed in Somalia on Thursday under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital. Dressed in the U.N.’s blue helmets and Ugandan military fatigues they will wear while on duty in Mogadishu, the troops were urged...

UPDF instructors trained ten Al-Shabaab fighters using African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) facilities on instructions from their commanders. Lance Corporal, Jackson Byabagambi, told the General Court Martial in Makindye, a Kampala suburb, Tuesday that the ten Al-Shabaab fighters were trained at Aljazeera training ground shared by AMISOM troops and Somalia National...

The UK government is offering humanitarian aid and security assistance to Somalia in the hope of a stake in the country’s future energy industry, a report said. Britain is involved in a secret high-stakes dash for oil in Somalia, with the government offering humanitarian aid and security assistance in the hope of a stake in the beleaguered country’s future...

Women board a police vehicle after being arrested in Eastleigh last week. File, NNews The city’s most dangerous estate is now a ghost town. Thousands of residents have fled Eastleigh following the crackdown on terrorists and illegal immigrants. Ignited by attacks on two restaurants in which six people were killed, last week’s massive operation involved more than 5,000...

Mo Farah finished the marathon in eighth place just over a minute outside the British record Double Olympic champion Mo Farah missed out on his bid to win the London Marathon 2014. Farah, 31, who was running his first competitive marathon, finished in eighth place. He also missed out on breaking the British record. Wilson Kipsang from Kenya won the event in a new course...

Internet cafes are popular in the capital, Mogadishu Some residents of Somalia’s capital have been experiencing a form of “culture shock” since fibre optic services launched over the last week, an internet provider has told the BBC. “Any video or site just pops up… they’re very excited about the speed,” Somalia Wireless’s...

Known for its musicians before the 1991 civil war, Somali performers say insecurity still dampens cultural pursuit. Mogadishu, Somalia – Just before the weekend, a crowd of about 20 people gather around silver-haired Jiim Sheikh Muumin at a sandy white beach on the edge of the Somali capital. Jiim, as everyone refers to him, is a well-known Somali musician and actor...

Human Rights Watch has accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their war-torn country. “Scapegoating and abusing Somalis for heinous attacks by unknown people is not going to protect Kenyans, Somalis, or anyone else against more attacks,” said HRW’s...

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to mark July 1 as “Somali American day” in the city, which is home to many immigrants from the east African country. The date holds significance among Somalis, who celebrate independence day on July 1 both in Somalia and the United States diaspora. Abdi Warsame, the first Somali-American on the Minneapolis City Council, praised...

Somali fishermen have been issued with official ID cards to help distinguish them from pirates, it’s been reported. At least 2,000 such cards have been handed out to fishermen in the Puntland region of Somalia in the last two months, the Ministry for Fisheries and Marine Resources tells Radio Ergo. One fisherman in Bossasso says he feels less afraid of being mistaken...

EASTLEIGH (NAIROBI), 11 April 2014 (IRIN) – Thousands of ethnic Somalis have been arrested and detained in an ongoing security operation dubbed Usalama Watch mainly in Eastleigh, a suburb of Nairobi often known as “Little Mogadishu” because of its predominantly Somali population. Usalama means security in Swahili. The crackdown, which began on 2 April, came after...

Opposition ODM party leaders have termed the ongoing operation against terror suspects in Eastleigh as a ‘ploy’ by the government to win back the confidence of the Western powers. Led by the party’s acting leader Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o, the leaders said the operation was purely political. “There is nothing like fighting terror in the so-called operation...

Kenya has sent back 82 Somalis to Somalia after launching a massive security force operation to flush out illegal immigrants and militant Islamists. The group had been in Kenya illegally, a Somali diplomat said. Nearly 4,000 people have been arrested in raids over the past week in the capital Nairobi, but police say only 447 people are still being held. Somali militants...

A BRITON working for the United Nations Drug and Crime Agency has today been shot dead in northern Somalia. A security guard at Galkayo main Airport, 700km north of Mogadishu, shot the Briton and another male UN worker as they entered the airport on their way to Kenya, according to airport’s security boss, Colonel Ali Yusuf. Airport officer, Abdullahi Yusuf, confirmed...

The Somali Federal Parliament has condemned the on-going Eastleigh crackdown carried by the Kenyan Police forces which has seen many Somali refugees arrested and harassed. Deputy Head of the Human rights Committee of the Parliament, Muse Sheikh Omar has called on Kenyan authorities to protect the rights of the Somalis. ‘’ We are urging the Kenyan government to protect...

KAMPALA – On a Friday afternoon men wearing kamis — long white traditional robes — climb the steps to Somcity Travel, a small family business and travel agency in Kisenyi slum, in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. The agency boasts that they “fly all over the world” but to one destination in particular — Somalia. “In a day we may have up to five customers...

(Reuters) – Kenya on Tuesday ordered all Somali refugees living in urban areas to return to their camps in a bid to end attacks by Islamist militants carried out in retaliation for Kenya’s intervention in neighboring Somalia. Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku issued the order citing “emergency security challenges” in Kenyan towns, but the move...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has hosted members of the Kenyan Somali community in talks, as the government seeks help to combat terror attacks in the country. President Kenyatta believes the solution to combat terrorism does not lie solely with the government but must get the input of the public. “We all have a responsibility to bring this to an end. Tourism has been...

This didactic exhibition is the brainchild of Aden Ibrahim who heads the Somali Cultural Association (SCA). Since 1995, the SCA has aimed to foster awareness of the Somali way of life while also sustaining cultural traditions among the Somali diaspora, which now numbers more than 17,000 in Victoria. Central to exhibits about the daily life of a nomadic family group, one...

Mogadishu, March 18th 2014 - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif today strongly condemned the cowardly attack on AMISOM and Somali National Forces in Buulo Burto. During the 3am attack, a vehicle filled with explosives rammed into one of the gates housing the soldiers in Buulo Burto town...

Mogadishu (AFP) – A suicide bomber in Somalia rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, days after it was recaptured from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, security officials said Tuesday. The explosion, which locals said left at least eight people dead, is the latest in a string of attacks launched in apparent retaliation to a new offensive...