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U.S. forces coordinate with Somalia to conduct airstrike against al-Shabab terrorists
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U.S. forces coordinate with Somalia to conduct airstrike against al-Shabab terrorists

U.S. forces coordinating with Somalia’s government carried out an airstrike Saturday against al-Shabab terrorists who had been attacking Somali National Army forces around Buulobarde, Somalia, about 135 miles from Mogadishu, according to a news release from U.S. Africa Command. Two al-Shabab terrorists were killed in the airstrike, according to U.S. Africa Command’s initial assessment, and...

Multiple dead and dozens injured following militant attack in Somalia
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Multiple dead and dozens injured following militant attack in Somalia

Issued on: 24/10/2022 – 00:44 A car bomb and shooting attack on a hotel in the Somali city of Kismayu killed nine people on Sunday before security forces ended the siege at the hotel and killed the attackers, a regional official said. Gunfire erupted after an explosives-laden vehicle rammed into the gate of the port city’s Tawakal Hotel. The al...

Food aid staving off famine in Somalia: UN
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Food aid staving off famine in Somalia: UN

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The United Nations said Friday that international food assistance to Somalia was the only reason why famine was being kept at bay in the troubled country. The UN’s World Food Programme said the situation was dire and the nation was now in a desperate race against time to avert famine, having...

Somalia: UNICEF warns of unprecedented child deaths |
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Somalia: UNICEF warns of unprecedented child deaths |

“Without greater action and investment, we are facing the death of children on a scale not seen in half a century,” Spokesperson James Elder told journalists in Geneva.  A child is admitted to a health facility for treatment of severe acute malnutrition “every single minute of every single day”, he said.  A looming tragedy  Latest...

As “a child per minute” is hospitalized, U.N. warns “it will be too late” if world waits to help Somalia
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As “a child per minute” is hospitalized, U.N. warns “it will be too late” if world waits to help Somalia

Hamdi Yusuf, a malnourished child, is held by her mother in Dollow, Somalia, September 21, 2022. Jerome Delay/AP Johannesburg — Aid workers are sounding the alarm over an intensifying humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia, where officials are expected to soon declare the second famine in just over a decade. Aid workers tell CBS News that rampant...

Somalia can’t “wait for famine to be declared, or it will be too late”
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Somalia can’t “wait for famine to be declared, or it will be too late”

Hamdi Yusuf, a malnourished child, is held by her mother in Dollow, Somalia, September 21, 2022. Jerome Delay/AP Johannesburg — Aid workers are sounding the alarm over an intensifying humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia, where officials are expected to soon declare the second famine in just over a decade. Aid workers tell CBS News that rampant...

Somalia is fighting with Al Shabaab over control of the media
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Somalia is fighting with Al Shabaab over control of the media

The Somali government wants to curtail the coverage of terrorism in its country believing that will help in the war on terror. At least 10 news websites and one television station have been banned from covering terrorist group Al Shabaab, with telcos also mandated to play a part in stamping out insecurity. The information ministry...

Somalia: On the brink of famine | World News
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Somalia: On the brink of famine | World News

Somalia is fighting a battle on all fronts: drought, disease and conflict. The country is experiencing its driest season in 40 years forcing more than a million people to flee to camps, not far from where al Qaeda-linked terror group al Shabaab is fighting to maintain its territory. On the Sky News Daily podcast Niall...

Somalia: The recurring cycle of drought and famine
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Somalia: The recurring cycle of drought and famine

Issued on: 14/10/2022 – 11:13 In the past few decades, Somalia’s droughts have increased both in intensity and in number due to climate change. It is now facing a famine that threatens the lives of millions of people, especially children. The United Nations says there are staggering levels of malnutrition among children under the age of five....