Kenya’s Somalia quagmire

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African Union troops aided illegal charcoal export to Somalia

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A confidential 500 page report by United Nations monitors accuses Kenyan soldiers in the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia of facilitating illegal charcoal...

Kenyans infuriated over Britain’s banning of khat

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Despite their majority Muslim population, Somalis and Arabs provide the largest market for khat in the world, writes Mohammed Kahiye from Nairobi. My friend Hussein...

5 Pillarz reporter robbed at gunpoint whilst on duty

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Somali scholars issue fatwa against Al Shabab

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More than 160 Somali scholars have issued a fatwa denouncing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab group, stating its activities have "no place in Islam", writes...

Britain to send hundreds of soldiers to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab

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Hundreds of British soldiers will be sent to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab.  The Al Qaeda-linked militia have been pushed back from major cities...

Somali town outlaws extravagant weddings to increase marriage among youth

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A Somali town has prohibited extravagant weddings in an attempt to increase marriages between young people and stop them from migrating abroad, the BBC...

VIDEO: Muslims in Somalia gather to pray for rain

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Video footage of Muslims in Somalia collectively praying for rain due to the severe ongoing drought in the country. This video was posted on YouTube...

276 civilians killed in deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu

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At least 276 civilians have been killed in a bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest incident...
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