Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

June 18 2010

KAMPALA (Reuters) – The Ugandan government will compensate about 10,000 people in the country’s northern region, who were maimed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels over two decades, ahead of elections next year. (more…)

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Source: IRIN

NAIROBI – Locals told IRIN fresh fighting between pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a – a traditional Sufi movement – and Al-Shabab broke out in Galgadud region on 3 June and continued for two days. (more…)

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03 Jun 2010 11:25:06 GMT

Source: Reuters
By Ibrahim Mohamed

MOGADISHU – Fighting in the north of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 11 people on Thursday as government troops and Islamist fighters battled for control of the area, an ambulance official said. (more…)

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By Abdi Guled and Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, June 2 (Reuters) – Fighting in two central Somali towns left least 24 people dead and 50 wounded as rebels clashed with a pro-government militia, a rights group said on Wednesday. (more…)

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October 28, 2009 (CNN) — Somalia’s president escaped an opportunistic attack by Islamic militants Wednesday as deadly fighting erupted in the center of Mogadishu, officials said.

Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was returning from a trip to Yemen when insurgents began firing mortars, resulted in a clash with African Union peacekeepers, the president’s director of communications told CNN.


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