Ras Kamboni

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2013
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Kenya has dismissed a UN report which accuses its troops in Somalia of facilitating charcoal exports in defiance of a UN Security Council ban. The report, leaked to Reuters news agency, said Kenyan troops helped export charcoal from Kismayo port after militant Islamist group al-Shabab lost control of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 26th, 2013
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(Nairobi) – Rival clan militias fighting in Kismayo, Somalia, earlier this month caused an unknown number of civilian casualties in apparently indiscriminate attacks on civilian buildings. The United Nations reported that at least 31 civilians were killed and 38 more wounded during the fighting on Ju...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 12th, 2013
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From being the world’s archetypal basket case for so long, suddenly Somalia is on the “road to stability” while donors and diplomats sing the praises of its new, untested government. The extensive African intervention in Somalia may have helped the country turn a corner, but it’s still too soon to te...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 15th, 2012
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by Chris Floyd The United States has committed an act of war against Somalia (as Buzzflash noted), launching a gunship attack in pursuit of “suspected al Qaeda operatives.” Several people were killed when US planes “strafed the village of Hayo near the Kenyan border” and possi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Jul 2nd, 2012
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NAIROBI, Kenya – A pro-government Somali militia group said Monday that it had rescued four aid workers who were kidnapped by gunmen from a refugee camp in Kenya last Friday. At least one of aid workers is Canadian. Abdinasir Serar, a representative with the Ras Kamboni militia in Somalia, said...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 3rd, 2011
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Lamu – Kenyan police were on Monday questioning a man who worked for a disabled Frenchwoman whose kidnapping from her beachfront home in the idyllic resort of Lamu has dealt a blow to the east African country’s resurgent tourism industry. A gang of 10 armed kidnappers seized Marie Dedieu,...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 1st, 2011
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Nairobi – Somali kidnappers and their elderly French hostage escaped into Somalia after a gun battle with Kenyan security forces, which wounded several of the abductors, a Kenyan minister said on Saturday. “They’ve crossed the border into Ras Kamboni. There are two aircraft on top o...