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Can Military Might Alone Defeat al-Shabaab?

March 21, 2017by Mustafa Bananay A Somali woman walks past a soldier protecting a nomad settlement at Sadumay. Somalia, December 1, 2014 (Sipa/Associated Press) Developing a “security pact” to tackle insurgent jihadists al-Shabaab, who continue to stifle state-building efforts, is one of the key agenda items at the upcoming high-level conference on Somalia scheduled for […]

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UK Foreign Secretary arrives in Somalia on security visit

Philip Hammond visits as British troops deploy to support UN security effort Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, visited Somalia on 2 June as part of a three day security visit to East Africa. The UK is the only EU country to maintain an Embassy in Somalia and has taken a lead in coordinating international support for […]

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Djibouti launches airline backed by Iron Maiden rock star

  The Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti has relaunched its national airline — a company managed by Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson, officials said Tuesday. Air Djibouti, which went bankrupt in 2002, recommenced flights on Monday with a cargo plane carrying six tonnes from Djibouti to Somalia, to Hargeisa, the capital of self-declared […]

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AU’s communique on the arrest of Lt. Gen. Karenzi Karake

Communiqué The Peace and Security Council of the African union (AU), at its 519th meeting held on 26 June 26, 2015, adopted the following decision in the wake of the arrest in London, United Kingdom (UK), on 20 June 2015, of Lieutenant General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, Chief of the National Intelligence and Security Services of […]

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UK tells Ethiopia its treatment of admitted terrorist official imperils ties

Source: Reuters – Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:32 GMT Author: Reuters LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) – The British government told Ethiopia on Thursday its treatment of an imprisoned opposition figure, who is also a British national, was unacceptable and that the case risked hurting ties between the two countries. Andargachew Tsige was sentenced to death […]

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Three men facing terrorism trial for alleged al-Shabaab training plead guilty

From The Guardian A former British citizen and two Swedish citizens plead guilty in New York to conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaida-linked terror group in Somalia  Madhi Hashi, right, is one of three men who pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Photograph: […]

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UK expresses delight with investment in Ethiopian food industry

Addis Ababa, 7 May 2015 (WIC) –The United Kingdom government has expressed delight at its expanding joint investment with Ethiopia, following the inauguration on Tuesday of a new ‘food factory’ in the East African country. ‘Ahadukes Food Products’ factory is a joint investment between UK-based Vasari Investments Group and Ahadu PLC; and envisages growing the […]

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Statement on the UK’s development relationship with Ethiopia

February 26, 2015 (WIC) – Ethiopia is delivering impressive progress towards the Millennium Development Goals meaning the needs of the country are changing as it experiences strong economic growth and increasing domestic revenue. Recognizing Ethiopia’s growing success, the UK will now evolve its approach by transitioning support towards economic development to help generate jobs, income and […]

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