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US Airstrikes in Somalia Kill 150 Al-Shabaab Fighters
U.S. military aircraft carried out airstrikes on an al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia on Saturday that may have killed as many as 150 fighters, the Pentagon said today. Pentagon officials say the fighters were being trained for a large-scale attack on U.S. and African Union troops in Somalia. “On
Somalia : 11 Soldiers Killed as Extremists Retake Town
A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia , killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers. Col. Abdinur Yusuf said dozens of armed al-Shabab fighters stormed Runirgod, in the Middle Shabelle region, setting off a suicide car bomb
Democratic Debate Needs Human Intelligence on the Ground
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley discuss the most important issues at the ABC News Democratic debate.
Terrorism on Agenda as Ethiopia Welcomes President Obama for Historic Trip
President Obama kicked off his first full day in Ethiopia as he heads into the second half of his historic trip to East Africa. Obama arrived on Monday morning at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, where he was greeted by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The two men shook hands and exchanged
5 Thorny Topics President Obama Faces in Kenya and Ethiopia
With a trip to Africa this weekend, President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia . While much of his schedule is official business, it will be a highly personal visit for Obama, whose father was Kenyan, and a moment of pride for the Kenyan people, who have
Top Al-Shabab Leader Killed in Airstrike, Pentagon Confirms
Ahmed Abdi Godane's Death Is a Significant Jolt to the Somali Militant Group, US Officials Say
US Airstrike in Somalia Targeted Al Shabaab's Top Leader
A United States military airstrike in Somalia on Monday targeted Ahmed Abdi Godane, the head of the militant group al Shabaab, the Pentagon confirmed today. An assessment to determine if Godane was killed in the airstrike is ongoing. If confirmed Godane’s death would be a...
Obama: 'We Cannot Lose Site of the New Africa Emerging'
The president addresses African leaders at the US-Africa summit in Washington.
Meet the First Somali Ambassador to the US in 20 Years
Somalia has appointed the country’s first ambassador to the United States in more than two decades. Omar Abdirashid Ali Shamarke had his diplomatic credentials accepted today at the White House, where he is expected to attend President Obama’s Iftar celebration this evening, a dinner marking...