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Somali mothers and their babies wait in line for the babies to receive a five-in-one vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases, at the Medina Maternal Child Health center in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. OTTAWA -- The United Nations Children's Fund is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to use his coming speech at the General Assembly to push for progress on saving young mothers and newborns in the developing world.
Somalia's al-Shabaab militants denied on Monday that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group, after police in Uganda's capital seized explosives and suicide vests and arrested 19 people. Ugandan Information Minister Rose Namayanja told Reuters that Saturday's raid seized an extraordinary amount of explosives from a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an attack.
The Counselor of the Department, Thomas A. Shannon, visited Mogadishu on September 14. He was joined by Special Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Steven J. Feldstein. In meetings with senior government officials and representatives of the international community, he reiterated the commitment of the United States to Somalia's security and development.
Sep 15, 2014 - On Monday a US Special Forces operation using Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs from drones and manned aircraft, killed Ahmed Abdi 'Godane', the leader of Al-Shabaab. The strike destroyed two vehicles and killed six people one of whom was Godane.
The death of al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane has injected new hope in Somalia, with civil society groups and citizens urging the government and its allies to build upon this momentum to completely dismantle the militant group. Godane, also known as Abu Mukhtar al-Zubayr, was killed on September 1st along with two other al-Shabaab leaders in a US airstrike in Lower Shabelle.
At least six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday. Explosives were seized from the suspects, all of whom are of Somali origin and are currently under interrogation, said Lt.
An Al Shabaab spokesman and a palace official said, Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants pushed into Somalia's presidential palace and gunfire broke out on Tuesday. One of Somalia top security officers was shot to death in that country's still violent capital city of Mogadishu on Saturday.
Manned and unmanned aircraft operated by U.S. special operations forces participated in an airstrike yesterday in Somalia that destroyed an al-Shabab encampment and a vehicle located at that camp, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
In the first week of September 2014 the United States government announced that the leader of Al-Shabab has been killed by US forces. The leader Al-Ahmed Abdi Godane , also known as Mukhtar C / ramaan Abu Zubayr was killed on Monday September 1, 2014.
Al-Shabaab militants on Saturday shot dead the deputy chief of Somalia's Anti-Terrorism Unit, Mohamed Qanuni, in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu, police said. Al-Shabaab military operation spokesman Abdiaziz Abu Musab claimed that militants blocked Qanuni's vehicle with their vehicle at Km5 Junction, spraying it with bullets before escaping from the scene.
In this file photo, armed al-Shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into a city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. embassy says it's trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants and whether members of the cell plotting the attack are still at large.
African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers inspect a destroyed minibus following a suicide attack which targeted a convoy of African Union troops on September 8, 2014, near the town of Afgoye, some 30 kilometres northwest of the capital Mogadishu. AFP PHOTO/ABDULFITA HASHI NOR NAIROBI: U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a "relentless" war against ISIS, and has cited the ongoing intervention in Somalia as a model for intervention in Syria and Iraq.
Mogadishu: Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday night attended an event organized by Heritage Institute of Policy Studies in Mogadishu to mark the end of his second year in office. The president answered wide range of questions to selected members of the Somali society largely focusing on his achievements and challenges in good governance, federalism, fight against Al Shabaab militant group, reconciliation efforts and the controversial maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia.
News that Scottish student Aqsa Mahmood has joined ISIS in Syria shocked many, but she isn't the only woman to do so. The Guardian features an article on the reasons why young women choose to go to Syria and what kind of life they are living there.
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