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Somalia, AU forces hunt Al Shebab militants in capital

amisomll Somali and African Union troops have carried out a major security swoop in Mogadishu, arresting dozens of suspected Shebab militants believed to have infiltrated the capital, the government said on Saturday.
The security operation, which began on Monday, comes in the wake of a string of Shebab car bombings and suicide commando attacks against high profile targets in the city, including the heavily-fortified office of the country’s internationally-backed president as well as the national parliament. 
African Union troops and the national army have been gaining territory from the Shebab in the centre and south of Somalia, but the Al Qaeda-linked rebels have often just melted away — and there are fears that some fighters and commanders have moved back to parts of Mogadishu. 

Ethiopia to send Troops to South Sudan within weeks

Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda will send 2,500 troops to South Sudan to prevent renewed fighting between government and rebel forces, an Ethiopian official said.

Soldiers from Ethiopia, which shares a border with South Sudan, may arrive in the war-torn nation “within weeks” and be the first to deploy as part of the United Nations-approved force, Getachew Reda, an adviser to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, said by phone today from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

“Deterrence by its nature involves taking action when there are spoilers,” Getachew said. “They will have to deal with anything and anyone that stands in the way of the discharge of their responsibility.”

Conflict erupted in the world’s newest nation on Dec. 15 with President Salva Kiir accusing his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup, a charge Machar denies. Thousands of people have been killed in the fighting and more than a million have been forced to flee their homes, according to the UN. Both government and rebel forces have reported clashes even after Kiir and Machar signed an accord on May 9 committing the two sides to cease hostilities.


Up to 200,000 Somali children could die from malnutrition, UN claims

gaajoUp to 200,000 children under the age of five could die from severe malnutrition in Somalia by the end of the year unless the United Nations receives emergency funds to stave off mass hunger, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
Only $15 million has been received in the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) $150 million appeal to donor states to provide vital health services to more than 3 million women and children in the Horn of Africa nation this year, the agency said.
"If funding is not received immediately, UNICEF will have to suspend essential life-saving health services within one month," said spokesman Christophe Boulierac.
"Somalia has 200,000 children under the age of five at risk of death (by) the end of the year 2014 from severe malnutrition if they do not receive life saving therapeutic assistance," he told a news briefing in Geneva.
Some 50,000 Somali children under five currently suffer from acute severe malnutrition, according to UNICEF.
Somalia's government is struggling to impose any sense of order, more than two decades after the fall of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre tipped the country into chaos.

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Djibouti suicide attack

Djibouti-Police-21a_1(Reuters) - Somali rebel group al Shabaab was behind the restaurant attack in Djibouti by two suicide bombers over the weekend that killed a Turkish national and wounded several Western soldiers, the militants said on Tuesday.
In the first attack of its kind in the tiny Horn-of-Africa state, a man and a woman blew themselves up at the restaurant on Saturday evening when it was filled with Western military personnel.
Djibouti, which hosts military bases for France and the United States, contributes troops to the African Union mission (AMISOM) trying to stabilise neighbouring Somalia to the south.

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