15 January 16

South Sudan: Conflict Keeps Half of Children out of School

More than half of South Sudanese children are not in school – the highest proportion of any country – due to ongoing conflict in the country, according to the UN.

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14 January 16

ISIS on Calls Al-Shabaab Defectors to Join Its Expansion Into Africa

ISIS has released a new video calling on its “Somalian brothers” to abandon Al-Shabaab and join the Islamic State as it prepares to expand into Africa.

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13 January 16

Somalia: At Least 12 Killed in Latest Al-Shabaab Army Base Attack

At least 12 people have been killed and 25 more injured in the latest army base attack carried out by Al-Shabaab in Somalia on Thursday.

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13 January 16

Burundi Not Against Peace Talks Says Tanzanian Minister

Burundi has not boycotted peace talks designed to end ongoing violence in the country, according to Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Augustine Mahiga.

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08 January 16

The US Pulls Out of Drone Base in Ethiopia

The United States is pulling out of drone operations in Ehtiopia, by mutual consent, according to Washington officials.

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07 January 16

Burundi Peace Talks Falter, Failed Coup Defendants Plead Guilty

Peace talks held in East Africa to resolve Burundi’s national security crisis have deteriorated after the government refused to participate.

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06 January 16

Kenya’s Garissa University Reopens, 9 Months After Al-Shabaab Attack

Kenya’s Garissa University has reopened, nine months after an Al-Shabaab terrorist attack killed 148 people and injured almost 80.

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06 January 16

Al-Shabaab Claims Somalian Village in Deadly Attack

Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed a village in southern Somalia after an attack on a local military base killed at least 10.

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05 January 16

Somalia: Three Dead in Al-Shabaab Police Station Attack

At least three people have been killed in an Al-Shabaab attack on a Police station in Somalia’s capital, authorities have said.

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03 January 16

Somalia: Turkish National Killed in New Year’s Day Gun Attack

The New Year has kicked off with familiar violence in Somalia after another Turkish national was murdered in the capital Mogadishu on New Year’s Day.

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