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Somalia: army commander killed in clash between security forces

Somalia: army commander killed in clash between security forces

A senior commander in Somalia’s central Hiiran region has been killed during a clash between the country’s security forces, local media report. Haram’ad paramilitary unit officers had a scuffle with local police and the police chief was shot during the incident. The paramilitary officers had been deployed to Beledweyne district …

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Somalia: police officers arrested for torturing journalists

Somalia: police officers arrested for torturing journalists

The Somali government has said that police officers accused of torturing journalists covering al-Shabab attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, have been arrested. Interior Security Minister Abdullahi Nur said “the armed forces will be accountable for their actions”. The state-owned Somali National TV tweeted a photo of the journalists lying on …

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Zimbabwe: land borders open to vaccinated people

Zimbabwe: land borders open to vaccinated people

Authorities in Zimbabwe have announced the reopening of the country’s borders to people who have fully been vaccinated against covid-19 or tested negative for coronavirus. The reopening follows a drop in the southern African nation’s daily infection rates. Only lorries and trucks carrying essential cargo into the landlocked country – …

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Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

At least five people have been killed and more than 16 others injured during attacks by al-Shabab Islamist militants on the outskirts of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Police say the early morning attacks targeted police stations and security checkpoints. Al-Shabab spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, said the fighters hit government targets in …

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