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Somalia: A tipping-point talk in London

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The government of President Mohamed got a dose of support at an international conference in May, but diplomats worry about its ability to defeat Al-Shabaab.

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Africa after the real Brexit

Photo©Svancara Petr/AP/SIPAAs Britain chose to leave the European Union, sending shock waves through the global markets, experts remain uncertain on how this would impact African economies. Trade and investment would certainly be affected as most of the trade arrangements the UK has with African countries were negotiated through the EU.

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Now is not the time to slacken our commitment to AMISOM

Francisco Caetano Madeira, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission for Somalia and Head of AMISOMThe recent co-ordinated bombings of the popular Ambassador and Nasa-Hablod Hotels in Mogadishu by al-Shabaab, reminds us of the fragility of our peace achievements in recent times in Somalia.

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Somalia: A rise that is visible to only a few

Somali children play on swings at the Mogadishu Guest House, in Mogadishu. Photo©Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP/SIPAThe horrors that defined the Horn of Africa country during the civil war are slowly giving way to a new Somalia, one that is becoming relatively peaceful and is making slow but steady socioeconomic and political progress. The problem is that few people are noticing this change.

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Somalia's drone of elections

Al-Shabaab attacks have been on the rise. Photo©MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFPAl-Shabaab remains undefeated as the country prepares for a national poll. The international forces fighting the Somali Islamist rebels of Al-Shabaab are struggling.

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AU gets more EU funds in al-Shabaab offensive

The fund will cover AMISOM's budget for troop and police allowances and death and disability compensation for military and police personnel. Photo©ReutersThe European Union has committed €165 million in additional funding to support the African Union's fight to 'liberate' Somalia from Al Shabaab fighters.

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Al-Shabaab in Somalia a weakened force

File photoUganda People's Defence forces chief, General Katumba Wamala says Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia have lost most of their key strongholds and are now a weakened force.

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Ugandan troops to remain in Somalia

Photo©ReutersUganda insists it will not pull out its troops from the troubled Somalia, despite an increase in attacks on its soldiers by Somali militants.

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Ugandan army officers in Somalia trained Al-Shabab fighters

File Photo©ReutersSome rogue instructors in the Ugandan army have been accused of training a number of Al-Shabaab fighters using African Union Mission on Somalia (AMISOM) facilities in Somalia, a Ugandan newspaper has revealed.

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Somalia needs more weapons - President

 Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud believes the country's national army needs improved equipment and training. Photo©ReutersThe Somalian army needs more time and better equipment to battle al-Shabab insurgents, the war-torn nation's president has said.

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Uganda beefs up security as al-shabaab attack in Kenya enters 3rd day

Uganda plays a leading role in AMISOM, African Union Mission in Somalia, to support the Horn of Africa country's fragile governmentUgandan police have beefed up security at supermarkets and public places in the capital Kampala and other towns following the terrorist attack in neighbouring Kenya at has killed at least 69 people.

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Somalia: AMISOM seeks to 'mop up' latent Al Shabaab terror threat

AMISOM now boasts over 17,000 potential troops from a pool of African countries including Uganda, Kenya and BurundiA leading figure in the African Union (AU) has claimed that its mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is working more closely with the country's national army (SNA) to eradicate the threat of Al Shabaab.

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Somali army recruits to be trained in Somalia

At least 3,000 Somali recruits have been trained in Uganda since 2010/Photo©ReutersSomalia will soon start training its military recruits in its own territory after years of them being trained in Uganda.

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Ugandan troops in Somalia control 75,000 sq kms

Ugandan troops in Somalia are fighting along with other African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)Ugandan troops in Somalia now control 75 000 square kilometers of the troubled country, their commander Brigadier Michael Ondoga has said.

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Jawhar joins Baidoa and Kismayo as Al Shabaab flees

The Uganda army says African Union troops have captured the Somali town of Jawhar from Islamic militants Al-Shabab.

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Somalis implore Uganda not to withdraw troops

Somalis living in Uganda have appealed to President Yoweri Museveni's government to reconsider its threats to withdraw peace keepers from their country.

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Uganda deploys air force in Somalia

Map of East Africa and Horn of AfricaUganda has augmented its military presence in AMISOM by deploying an air force, as East Africa continues to battle Al Shabab rebels in Somalia.

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