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AFRICANGLOBE - The US military has sent a small number of “uniformed trainers and advisers” to Somalia for the first time since 1993, when two US helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans were killed during the “Black Hawk Down” mission. A small cell of less than two-dozen US military personnel has been stationed in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, since last fall in an effort to advise and coordinate with African troops fighting Al-Shabab, a terrorist militia with ties to Al-Qaeda, three US military officials told The Washington Post.
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AFRICANGLOBE - Here in Mogadishu, Somalia's shattered capital, a sustained period of relative calm holds, allowing the city's buildings to come back to life, thanks to a massive reconstruction effort. Labourers gather at dawn, hauling pails of stone and work tools, leaving only when the sun sets.
The Uganda contingent of the African Union forces in Somalia has raided an al-Shabaab hideout in the thickets of Albao, 20km north-west of Mogadishu,...
In one of the many rooms where detainees are held at Ganfouda detention centre in Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, Suleiman Mansour*, a young...
Surveying Somalia's war-torn and dangerous capital from his office, the commander of the African Union force here Fred Mugisha is optimistic: "98 percent of Mogadishu is free." Assessments are relative. That day a double explosion hit the city: hand grenades were hurled close to UN offices, and another blast killed at least six people near a camp for the thousands displaced by drought and famine.
The Al-Shabab terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a truck-bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed as many as 70 people. The Islamist rebels also launched attacks in towns in the west and south of the country.
The Al shabaab terrorist movement, which has already asserted its allegiance to Al Qaeda, on Saturday declared new war against the internationally backed transitional federal government of Somalia.
A UN and AU-backed national conference opened in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, with keynote speeches delivered by TFG President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farol according to reports.
The African Union Mission in Somalia has on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day handed over food and supplies to local officials for distribution to internally displaced persons in the famine-stricken Somali capital.
Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to an investigation in Mogadishu, by Jeremy Scahill. Nestled in a back corner of Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport is a sprawling walled compound run by the Central Intelligence Agency.