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The women saving Somalia's animals from drought.

Somali women vets have been deployed across the country to keep animals alive amid a devastating drought.

- BBC - UK

Somali police get first drones to combat militants.

Bombs killed at least 723 people and wounded 1,116 in Somalia last year The post Somali police get first drones to combat militants appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

High 'ranking' Al-Shabaab explosives expert among terror suspects arrested.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26- Police say several terror suspects behind the attacks within Mandera County have been arrested. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet says one of the suspects, Ahmed Abdi Yare, who is a high-ranking Al-Shabaab explosives expert, is helping in the probe. Police found the suspect with assorted ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Aid Agencies Reach Somalia IDP's With Cash Relief Programs.

A key innovation since the 2011 famine in Somalia is the growing use of cash assistance programs for people affected by current drought-induced crisis. The mobile money transfers enhance accountability, sidestep security challenges and enable recipients, many of whom are displaced, to get help no matter where they go. For ...

- Voice of America - US

Piracy threat returns to African waters.

A small Iranian fishing boat was hijacked off the coast of Somalia Tuesday, a local mayor reported.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court.

In a 10-3 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban likely violates the Constitution. And it upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican administration from cutting off visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Attacks bring security back to national agenda.

The Jubilee administration has signalled that there would be no pulling out of Somalia.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Shabaab kills 5 Kenyan police in third bombing.

Five police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kenya in an attack claimed by Shabaab Islamists a day after eight police died in similar blasts.

- News24.com - ZA

Two Kenyan police killed in latest bombing by Somali Islamists.

A roadside bomb planted by Somali Islamists killed two Kenyan police near the Somali border on Thursday, police said, bringing to 11 the number of Kenyan security officials that have been killed by roadside bombs over the past two days. 

- Zee News - IN

U.S. special operations forces face growing demands and increased risks.

Touching down before dawn, Somali “Lightning” commandos climbed out of U.S. military helicopters and carefully advanced in the dark toward a ramshackle compound tucked into muddy farmland dotted by banana trees. U.S. surveillance had monitored the site for days after an intelligence tip signaled...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Number of Somalis needing help has risen to 6.7 million.

Source: World Food Programme Country: Somalia The food security and nutrition situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate, despite the onset of the Gu rains, and an elevated risk of famine in 2017 persists. Highlights Despite the onset of the Gu rains, the food security and nutrition situation in Somalia continues to ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Death toll from Liboi landmine attack rises to 5

Regional chief blames resurgence of IED attacks on local businessmen dealing in contraband from Somalia.

- Daily Nation - KE

U.S. special operations forces face growing demands and increased risks

Touching down before dawn, Somali Lightning' commandos climbed out of U.S. military helicopters and carefully advanced in the dark toward a ramshackle compound tucked into muddy farmland dotted by banana trees. U.S. surveillance had monitored the site for days after an intelligence tip signaled...

- Los Angeles Times - US

5 more police officers killed in new Liboi attack

NAIROBI, Kenya May 25 - Five police officers have been killed and one injured in yet another attack in Liboi, a day after eight police officers were killed in the restive Somalia border towns. The Kenya Red Cross said the new attack occurred between Malelei and Kulan when a police vehicle ran over an Improvised

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Zim, Somalia, Nigeria

HRW says villagers on Grace Mugabe farm were 'beaten on soles of their feet by Zimbabwe's riot police, and Nigeria has seized an illegal arms shipment.

- News24.com - ZA

Al-Shabab Claims Somalia, Kenya Attacks

The African extremist group al-Shabab said it carried out three attacks in Somalia and Kenya on Wednesday that killed 16 people, most of them police and security officers. Somalia's government recently launched an offensive against al-Shabab extremists, and Kenyan officials say the militants are feeling the pressure. ...

- Voice of America - US

Foreigners in South Africa Say Xenophobic Attacks a Daily Danger

Violent attacks on foreign residents have grabbed headlines in South Africa in recent years, with graphic scenes of looting and angry, anti-immigrant protests dominating coverage. But foreign residents of the Rainbow Nation say the headlines obscure a sobering fact: Xenophobic violence never has really gone away here. VOA's ...

- Voice of America - US

Women reveal the horrors they endured as Shabaab sex slaves

Some come back with babies, some with HIV, and some with mental illness.

- Daily Nation - KE

Al-Shabab takes credit as Mogadishu car bomb outside eatery kills at least eight

A car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, killing at least eight people and injuring 15, police said Wednesday, as the extremist group al-Shabab quickly claimed ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Separate bombs kill eight Kenya police officers as al-Shabab steps up attacks

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials said Wednesday. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

AP Top Stories May 24, 2017

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, May 24th: Police have arrested the Manchester bombing suspect's father and two brothers; President Trump arrives in Brussels; A car bomb kills eight in Somalia; Taiwan rules in favor of gay marriage.         

- USA TODAY - US

Islamic State claims first suicide attack in Somalia

Islamic State claims first suicide attack in Somalia...

- MENAFN - JO

News24.com | Somalia car bomb kills at least 8 in capital, police say

A car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, killing at least eight people and injuring 15, says police, as the extremist group al-Shabaab quickly claimed responsibility.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials have said.

- News24.com - ZA

Somalis are fleeing famine — only to find death in a place of refuge

People seeking refuge from a killer drought are facing awful choices.

- Washington Post - US

Oxfam urges action against famine on eve of G7 meeting

Source: Oxfam Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen If each G7 government contributed its fair share to the UN's appeal for $6.3 billion for all four countries, Oxfam estimates this would raise almost half the total required.Group of Seven leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, this week ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Mogadishu car bombing leaves at least eight dead

Al-Shabab claim responsibility for the explosion which also left 15 people injured in Somalia's capital city.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Al Shabaab bombing in Somali capital kills five, injures six

MOGADISHU - A bombing claimed by Islamist insurgents killed five civilians and injured six more in the Somali capital on Wednesday, a spokesman for the city's mayor said, underscoring the militants' ability to carry out attacks despite territorial losses.

- Reuters - US

Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say

A Somali police officer says at least four people have been killed and more than 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu.

- FOX News - US

News24.com | 3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

Three police officers have been killed and two others injured after their vehicle ran over an impoverished bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | ISIS claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police say killed at least five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso.

- News24.com - ZA

IS claims first suicide attack in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia, May 24 - The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia that left at least five people dead as it steps up activities in a region dominated by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab. The group's self-styled news agency Amaq claimed the “martyrdom-seeking operation with an explosive ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Blast in Somali capital kills five, injures six: official

MOGADISHU - A blast in the Somali capital killed five civilians and injured six more on Wednesday, a city spokesman said, underscoring the ability of Islamist insurgents to carry out bombings despite territorial losses.

- Reuters - US

News24.com | Pirates seize Iranian fishing boat off Somalia

Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing boat and taken it to a port in the north of the country, a watchdog group has said.

- News24.com - ZA

8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

A Kenyan official says three police officers have been killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia.

- FOX News - US

IS targets Somalia; five killed in suicide attack

The blast occurred near a hotel often used as a meeting place for local officials, witnesses said.

- The Hindu - IN

These Somalis fled famine, only to lose their kids to cholera

People seeking refuge from a killer drought are facing awful choices.

- Washington Post - US

Isis claims responsibility for its first suicide bombing in Somalia

In 2015, a faction of Somalia-based al-Shabaab pledged alliance to Islamic State.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Islamic State kills five in first suicide attack in Somalia

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia that left five dead as it steps up activities in a region dominated by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab.

- Zee News - IN

IED blast near Somali border kills three Kenyan policemen

May 24, 2017, 12:02 PM A Kenyan police vehicle traveling in a convoy near the Somali border on Wednesday morning hit an improvised explosive device, triggering a blast that left three officers dead. Somalia's Al Shabaab terrorist organization later claimed responsibility for the attack. The incident in northeastern Kenya's ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland — said to be the first time the extremist group has claimed an attack in this Horn of Africa nation.

- FOX News - US

Three police killed in northern Kenya bomb attack

Three Kenyan police officers were killed on Wednesday morning when their vehicle hit a homemade bomb on a road near the Somali border in the northeast of the country.

- The Daily Star - LB

IS kills five in first suicide attack in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia, May 24 - The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police said Wednesday killed five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso. The group's self-styled news agency Amaq claimed the “martyrdom-seeking operation with an explosive vest” ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

ISIS claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police said Wednesday killed five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso.

- Times Of India - IN

Islamic State claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police said Wednesday killed five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso.

- Zee News - IN

IS claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5

Suicide bomber detonates explosives vest at checkpoint.

- Daily Nation - KE

3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

A Kenyan official says three police officers have been killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia.

- FOX News - US

ISIS claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5

ISIS has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police said Wednesday killed five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso.

- The Daily Star - LB

3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

Three police officers were killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official said Wednesday. The police … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Militants Attack 14 villages in Southern Somalia

Al-Shabab militants have attacked some 14 villages in southern Somalia, in an apparent attempt to disrupt a planned government offensive. Most of the villages that came under attack Tuesday are located near the towns of K50 and Murri, about 50 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu. Witnesses said teams of 10 to 12 ...

- Voice of America - US

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