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Acting Assistant Secretary Yamamoto Travel to Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, London, and Rwanda

4 December 2017,20:00 On December 4, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto attended the Somalia Security Pact Review in Mogadishu. The meeting was chaired by President Farmaajo and provided the opportunity for stakeholders invested in Somalia’s security and stability to discuss the development of Somali security ...

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Renewed Ethiopia clashes kill over 20 state media

November 27/2017,20:50 A renewed bout of clashes between two of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups killed more than 20 people last week, the state-controlled broadcaster reported on Monday. Fighting again broke out between the Oromo and Somali peoples along the border of their ethnically-demarcated federal regions but the cause of the ...

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Somalia illegally surrendered citizen to Ethiopia parliamentary report

November 20,2017,20:30 Somalia’s parliament, the House of the People, says the government’s formal handover of a Somali national to neighbouring Ethiopia was illegal. The parliamentary body set up to probe the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr. Abdikarin Sheikh Muse of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) presented its report ...

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Thousands queue to vote for new president in Somaliland, social media blocked

November 13, 2017, 11:10 Polls opened at 0400 GMT and voters had already queued as many marked stones to form queues after midnight while others slept at polling stations. 704, 089 are expected at 1,642 polling stations in the 21 constituencies across the six regions of the country. Social media sites were ...

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Ethiopia sends thousands of troops to Somalia to fight al-Shabab

November 02, 2017, 22:05 Ethiopia has deployed thousands of troops to neighboring Somalia to help a regional fight against the al-Shabab Takfiri group, the most feared terror outfit in Africa. Villagers in western Somalia said Thursday they had witnessed Ethiopian troops passing through the border Thursday morning to enter the ...

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Ethiopian Troops Enter Somalia

October 01, 2017, 22:45 Hundreds of heavily-armed Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia, reportedly to assist a Somali government offensive against al-Shabab militants.   Residents in the border town of Dolow, in Somalia’s Gedo region, say they saw at least 30 vehicles carrying Ethiopian troops crossing into Somalia late Tuesday. ...

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