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The New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | August 1, 2011

The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.

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VOA News | July 28, 2011

At least six people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle to protect the flow of food aid against militant attacks.

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By IRIN

NAIROBI, 6 August 2009 (IRIN) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is to support livelihood and environmental protection programmes for local Kenyan communities in Dadaab, says a senior UN official.

The Dagahaley, Hagadera and Ifo camps in Dadaab comprise the largest refugee site in the world. As of 5 July, the site hosted an estimated 284,306 refugees, mainly from Somalia. This number was triple the designated capacity.

“We have witnessed in the recent months arrivals [in] the region [of] 5,000 per month, creating a situation that is extremely dramatic,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, said. (more…)

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by Press TV

Heavily-armed Somali raiders have attacked a border camp in Kenya, killing 17 people and injuring more than 20 others, news reports say. (more…)

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Kenya leaders tour violence-scarred areas
USA TODAY

ELDORET, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president and prime minister are touring the areas hardest hit by the country’s deadly postelection violence. (more…)

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Kenya security forces attack land clash area
Reuters, Boston Globe

ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan military helicopters fired at targets in the volatile Mount Elgon region on Monday to flush out gunmen blamed for killing at least 12 people in the latest land dispute, witnesses said.

A Reuters reporter, who visited the scene, said army helicopters struck the forested mountain area as part of a security operation following last week’s attack in which civilians were hacked, shot or burned to death. (more…)

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3 Killed in Attack in Western Kenya
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY
The Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — Thirteen people were burned alive or hacked to death Monday in an attack blamed on a land dispute, the first major eruption of violence since a power-sharing agreement was forged last week to end Kenya’s postelection crisis. (more…)

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