Sierra Leone Deploys 145 More Police Officers to Somalia

Some 145 officers from Sierra Leone’s Formed Police Units (FPU) have been deployed in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo, Garowe Online reported yesterday. The new batch of officers will join an elite team of 15 which are already in the country as part of the African Union Mission (AMISOM) in …

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Qatar Crisis Washes up on Somalia’s Shores

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi

UAE plane seizure follows months of deteriorating relations and economic malaise It was 1991 when Somali President Siad Barre was ousted, catapulting the country into disarray and prompting emboldened warlords to cleave the country apart. Although an internationally-backed government was established in 2012 following interventions by Ethiopia and the African …

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UAE Stops Training Somalia’s Military after Cash Seizure

By: Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at an airport in Mogadishu. The announcement by the UAE’s Foreign Ministry marks …

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Somalia Seizes $9.6m from UAE Plane in Mogadishu

The money, found in three unmarked bags, was seized from a Royal Jet airlines carrier at Mogadishu airport. Somalia’s government says it has seized several bags of money worth almost $10m from a plane that arrived at Mogadishu airport from the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi. The money was …

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SOMALIA: Al Shabab Attacks Leave Ugandan Peacekeepers Dead

President Museveni addressing Ugandan troops in Somalia recently

By JINA MOORE NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamist militants in Somalia carried out multiple coordinated attacks against African Union peacekeeping forces on Sunday and claimed to have killed at least 59 Ugandan soldiers. Ceaser Olweny, a spokesman for the Ugandan peacekeepers, said four soldiers had been killed, and six wounded. The …

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