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Ugandan president says 54 peacekeepers killed in deadly attack in Somalia

Xinhua 04 Jun 2023
... in southwest Somalia. The soldiers were killed after al-Shabaab, a militant group, overran a military base manned by a Ugandan contingent of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) at Bulo Marer town, about 120 km southwest of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Somalia: Somali President Arrives in Turkey to Attend Erdogan's Inauguration Ceremony

All Africa 03 Jun 2023
Ankara -- The president of Somalia Hassan Sheikh arrived in Turkiye's capital Ankara on Friday to attend the inauguration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ....

Navigating the two sides of Somalia's capital Mogadishu

Yahoo Daily News 31 May 2023
In our series of letters from African journalists, Soraya Ali tries to reconcile between the idyllic image of Somalia that she grew up with and its reputation as a hostile place ... That place is Somalia ... A capital filled with death and destruction, touted as "the most dangerous place in the world".

Roundup: Somalia promises foreign investors opportunities 31 May 2023
MOGADISHU, May 31 (Xinhua) -- A two-day economic conference concluded in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, Wednesday with officials urging investors to set up businesses in the country despite challenges ... "To our international partners, I urge you to see beyond the challenges that Somalia has faced in the past," Abdi said.

I'm a record-breaking traveller who's visited every country and these are the 10 places tourists ...

The Daily Mail 31 May 2023
Once you get outside of the capital [Bangui] there's not a lot of basic infrastructure so enforcing any laws is very difficult for the government ... Lexie visiting the Laas Geel caves on the outskirts of Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. During her time in Somalia, Lexie stayed in a hotel with armed guards and security checkpoints at the entrances.

Somali, AU troops hone skills on mortar operations

Xinhua 30 May 2023
MOGADISHU, May 30 (Xinhua) -- The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia ... "It will cover a range of aspects such as target acquisition, range estimation, firing techniques, and safety procedures," said the ATMIS in a statement issued in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Somali, AU forces kill al-Shabab fighters after base raid in southern region

Xinhua 30 May 2023
The ATMIS said the allied forces successfully pursued the fleeing al-Shabab terrorists involved in the attack on a military base housing Ugandan forces of the ATMIS in Bulo Marer, about 130 km southwest of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on May 26 ... terrorism in Somalia.

At least 17 dead as Somali army and al-Shabab clash, says witness

Al Jazeera 30 May 2023
Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group have attacked a military base on the outskirts of a town in central Somalia, leading to at least 17 deaths, a resident told the Reuters news agency ... The Somalia National Army said on Twitter it had prevented an attack on the town itself, and killed al-Shabab fighters, but did not say how many.

Somali army kills 30 al-Shabab militants in foiled attack in central region

Xinhua 30 May 2023
Three SNA soldiers sustained injuries during the operation," the ministry said in a statement issued in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia ... The latest attack came after al-Shabab raided an African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) military base in Bulo Marer last week, killing an unspecified number of troops.

Some Gave All: West Clarksville man remembered 30 years after Battle of Mogadishu

Olean Times Herald 29 May 2023
3, 1993, after the helicopter he was piloting to support special operations in the Somalia capital was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade ... 3, 1993, when a force of Delta operators and Army Rangers were lowered into downtown Mogadishu, Somalia, with the objective of capturing key ...

Somalia to Abolish Post of Prime Minister, Introduce Presidential System - Reports

Urdu Point 28 May 2023
The leaders held a four-day summit presided over by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu where they reached an agreement on comprehensive political reforms in Somalia to stabilize and democratize the country, the Dalsan radio station reported.

Leaders’ priorities misplaced when ‘continent is burning’

Independent online (SA) 28 May 2023
By Dr Sizo Nkala. We get it ... Africa is a hotbed of violent and deadly conflicts right now. Northern Mozambique, the eastern region of the Congo, Somalia, Libya, and the Sudanese capital of Khartoum are engulfed in wars which have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, injured millions, and displaced millions more.

EU condemns attack on ATMIS base in Somalia

Xinhua 27 May 2023
... in Somalia (ATMIS) in southern Somalia ... "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and military comrades of those affected," the EU said in a statement issued on Friday evening in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

ATMIS trains Somali forces on child protection ahead of troop withdrawal 27 May 2023
"Given the ATMIS personnel's interaction with the Somali Security Forces, the training should also be cascaded as relevant to enhance their capacities in relation to child protection," Ngendabanka said in a statement issued in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

EU condemns attack on African Union military base in Somalia

Anadolu Agency 26 May 2023
The base, located 110 kilometers (68 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu, houses the Ugandan forces serving under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia ... Somalia has been plagued by insecurity for years, with the terror groups al-Shabaab and Daesh/ISIS being the main threats.

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