Baidoa

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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– By Mohamed Mubarak In March, the AU and the Somali National Army (SNA) launched their long-awaited offensive against Al-Shabaab. As was expected, Al-Shabaab withdrew from most areas without putting up much resistance. On the surface, the Somali government has won a huge chunk of territory back from...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 30th, 2013
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By Stig Hansen Harakat Al Shabaab is an organisation that has, for many years, been misunderstood. This is perhaps most clearly illustrated by the frequent predictions concerning its fragmentation and imagined demise. These predictions first occurred in 2008 and have been repeated ever since. They ov...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 22nd, 2013
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The government considers al Shabaab done as a major military force and is now considered a threat as bandits and terrorists. The AU (African Union) peacekeepers and government troops continue to chase the Islamic radicals out of towns and villages in central Somalia. There are not enough troops avail...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 21st, 2013
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Ethiopian troops, the strongest military power in Somalia’s southwest ever since their November 2011 invasion, pulled out of the town of Hudur on Sunday, the capital of Bakool region. African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 8th, 2013
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Baidoa, Somalia — A contingent of Ethiopian troops were ambushed by Al Shabaab fighters as they made their way from El Barde in Bakool region in south central Somalia on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. According to local media in Bakool, the Ethiopian troops were headed back from surveying the town ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Nov 12th, 2012
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Mogadishu — Heavy armed Al shabab fighters reportedly ambushed a military convoy carrying Ethiopian forces outside Baidoa, Somalia’s third largest city, 250 Km northwest Mogadishu. Local residents said Shells and gunfire heard around Awdinle, a small town just 15Km east of Baidoa following the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2012
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At least 11 people have been killed by a bomb in the market area of the central Somali town of Baidoa. The governor of the region, Abdifitah Mohamed Gesey, told the BBC that more than 30 other people had been badly injured – mostly women and children. In February Ethiopian troops seized Baidoa ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 27th, 2012
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Mogadishu – An explosion killed three people Monday at a football match in the war-torn Somali capital Mogadishu, police and medical officials said. “A heavy explosion, presumably a roadside bomb, went off at the football pitch as the match was about to start… Three spectators were ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 23rd, 2012
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Nairobi – Somalia’s al-Qaeda allied Shabaab fighters are close to collapse, with large numbers fleeing the war-torn country for Yemen, the commander of the African Union forces in Mogadishu said on Thursday. “We are looking at an implosion – al-Shabaab is most likely going to ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 23rd, 2012
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World leaders are gathering in London Thursday for a conference aimed at coming up with a coordinated response to decades of instability in Somalia. Representatives of 40 countries will attend the conference, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United Nations Secretary-General Ban K...