Somali Islamists kill man and teenager for gay sex, another man for spying
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Somali Islamists kill man and teenager for gay sex, another man for spying

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU Jan 10 (Reuters) – Somali Islamist group al Shabaab shot two men and a teenager in southern Somalia on Tuesday, saying one of the…

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Kenya detains two suspected members of Somali Islamist group
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Kenya detains two suspected members of Somali Islamist group

NAIROBI Jan 10 (Reuters) – Kenyan police have arrested two suspected members of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab for planning attacks on churches and other sites in…

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Somali gang rape video sparks call for justice, not fine of camels
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Somali gang rape video sparks call for justice, not fine of camels

“It’s inhuman what those young girls have been through, the way they have been raped, tortured, stabbed,” said Hawa Aden Mohamed, executive director of the Galkayo Center for…

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FEATURE-Surge of African migrants brave Latin America jungle trek for U.S. dream
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FEATURE-Surge of African migrants brave Latin America jungle trek for U.S. dream

TAPACHULA, Mexico, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U sing a stone, Ahmed Ali Hassan scraped away at the side of the container truck until he made a…

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New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino
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New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino

“Last year, (we were)… able to mount the biggest drought response operation in global history,” Mitiku Kassa, head of Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Commission, said in a…

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Ugandan soldier executed by Somalia’s al Shabaab militants -video
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Ugandan soldier executed by Somalia’s al Shabaab militants -video

Henry Obbo, Uganda’s deputy military spokesman, told Reuters they were not aware of the video posted late on Tuesday. The Ugandan military has previously confirmed that the captive,…

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U.N. warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought
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U.N. warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somalia risks slipping back into famine, the United Nations, said on Tuesday, as worsening drought has left millions without food, water…

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Popular British TV drama to feature female genital mutilation plotline
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Popular British TV drama to feature female genital mutilation plotline

A 2014 study estimated 137,000 women and girls in England and Wales have undergone FGM and 60,000 girls are at risk. Article source:http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaSomaliaNews/~3/Iop-BwSai8U/idAFL5N1F74YP

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UPDATE 1-U.N. warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought
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UPDATE 1-U.N. warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – S omalia risks slipping back into famine, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as worsening drought has left millions of people…

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Somali militants cut off hands of two accused thieves -al Shabaab
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Somali militants cut off hands of two accused thieves -al Shabaab

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU Dec 15 (Reuters) – Al Shabaab militants cut off the right hands of two alleged thieves in a region of Somalia controlled by the…

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