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Vol 56 No 15

Published 23rd July 2015


Somalia

An offering to Obama

Kenya and Ethiopia want to present the US President with a victory against the Islamists in Somalia as Amisom’s funding is threatened

The Ethiopian and Kenyan military hope to welcome President Barack Obama to Kenya by capturing the town of Bardhere from the Somali Islamist militia Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen. Some 3,000 Ethiopian troops, backed by the Kenya Army and Air Force and US drones, are expected soon to take the town, the only major urban centre the Islamist militia still holds.

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