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Kenyan Govt Accuses UN Of Funding Al-Shabaab Terrorists

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya has accused The United Nations of pouring millions of dollars to Somalia's Al Shabaab. Kenya's Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau has said the UN was giving 10 percent of humanitarian aid to terrorists to grant safe passage of food and other supplies in war-torn regions controlled by the deadly militia group.

US Military Bombs Somalia Allegedly Killing 62 Militants

AFRICANGLOBE - The US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group al-Shabab in six air strikes in Somalia. Four air strikes on Saturday killed 32 militants and a further two on Sunday killed 28, it said in a statement.

Eritrean Leader Isaias Afwerki Visits Somalia For The First Time

AFRICANGLOBE - Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Somalia for the first time in decades. He has held talks with his Somali counterpart, President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed, in the capital, Mogadishu.

United States Reopens Embassy In Somalia

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States renewed a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia, the State Department said, nearly 30 years after the US embassy closed as a civil war raged in the Horn of Africa country. 

Chaos In Somaliland Could Trigger Regional Conflict In East Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The broader conflicts around control of the Red Sea and its littorals are being played out in the new aspects of the transformation of the Republic of Somaliland, which dominates the southern coastline of the Red Sea mouth into the Indian Ocean, but which also remains internationally unrecognized. At its core, the collapse of governance in Somaliland — centered in its deep-seated corruption — has given strength to a number of factors relating solely to Somaliland itself.

Somalia To Take Legal Action Against UAE Over Somaliland Military Base

AFRICANGLOBE - Somalia’s internationally-backed government is reportedly planning to file a legal case against the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for setting up a military base in the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland.

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Elected As Somalia’s New President

AFRICANGLOBE - Some 328 lawmakers have elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia's president after five hours of voting Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu. Farmajo won in the second round with 184 votes, becoming the country's ninth president.

Somalia Awakens As East Africa’s Oil Province

AFRICANGLOBE - As Somalia announces plans to open its first offshore exploration license round in 1Q 2017, explorers analyzing new seismic data have recognized the potential of finding reserves to match those of its neighbors in East Africa. Beyond that, critically, they are discovering that Somalia’s potential is not just gas: Here lies a gem of an unexplored oil basin.

India Wants To Execute 119 Somalis After Kidnapping And Accusing Them...

AFRICANGLOBE - Somali protesters have expressed outrage over reports emerging in India that 50 out of 119 kidnapped Somalis suspected of being pirates could face the death penalty at the end of an ongoing show trial. The Times of India reported on Friday that 119 alleged Somali pirates nabbed by the Indian coast guard and navy between 2011 and 12 had pleaded guilty to offences brought against them.

This Former Refugee Could Become Somalia’s First Female President

AFRICANGLOBE - Fadumo Dayib, 43, has already received death threats, but that has not killed her dream of becoming Somalia’s first female President, or from running in the upcoming elections, which are due to be held in 2016. Dayib has been a refugee having fled the violence in the horn of Africa nation. It was until she was 14 years old that she was able to access education. She holds three master’s degrees in health sciences and public health and is doing a PH.D in women’s governmental participation and empowerment in post-conflict regions.

Uganda To Pull Army Out Of Somalia And CAR

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda is set to withdraw its troops from Somalia next year, ending a decade-long stay in the Horn of Africa country. The plan could worsen the security situation in the country that has been made ungovernable by terrorist groups, which have intensified attacks in the last few months.

Ethiopian Planes Bombard Al-Shabaab Bases In Somalia

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopian military warplanes reportedly bombed several bases belonging to Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia.

Somalia: African Forces Capture Al-Shabaab Head Quarters

AFRICANGLOBE - Al-Shabaab headquarters in Somalia have been captured after a week of strikes by Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali troops. Kenya Defence Forces took over the capital of Gedo, Bardhere, on Thursday.

Ethiopian Troops Enter Somalia For Attack On Al-Shabab

AFRICANGLOBE- At least 3,000 Ethiopian troops have entered Somalia, reportedly for an attack on al-Shabab militants. Residents of the southwestern Gedo region said troops with tanks and armored vehicles began crossing the border Monday and have been seen in the town of Luq.

Ethiopia Spends Very Little Money On Its Military?—?And It Works

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopians “scare the Hell out of everybody,” Alexander Rondos, the European Union’s representative for the Horn of Africa, said in 2014. Ethiopia has one of the strongest armies in Africa, arguably outmatched only by Egypt, Algeria and South Africa. And these three countries spend far more on their militaries, both in per capita terms and in actual dollars, than Ethiopia.

Kenya Endorses New Somalia State

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto yesterday hosted the president of the new South West State of Somalia, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan in his Karen home in Nairobi. "Kenya would assist in stabilising individual states of the Federal Government of Somalia as prerequisite to bringing stability to the whole country and the region at large," Ruto said.