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Africa

Djibouti peacekeepers arrive in central Somalia

Djibouti troops arrive in central Somali town of Beledweyne in Hiiraan region (Hiiraan Online/Photo)

Djibouti troops arrive in central Somali town of Beledweyne in Hiiraan region (Hiiraan Online/Photo) LAS ANOD — The second wave of peacekeeping force from Djibouti has landed in Somalia’s central town of Beledweyne on Friday to replace Ethiopian troops and help bring stability in the troubled Hiiraan region. Some 50 soldiers were welcomed by regional […]

Africa

SOMALIA: Semi-autonomous region claims strategic town

LAS ANOD — One of Somalia’s latest semi-autonomous region has claimed its fighters backed by Ethiopian troops seized the strategic town of Beledweyne in Hiiraan province on Saturday – challenging government claims. When the last diehard gunmen loyal to outlawed Al Shabab withdrew from the commercial town near the Ethiopian border– the transitional federal government […]

Editorial

Somalia faces further regional meddling in 2012

Somalilandpress Editorial With Ethiopian troops having surrounded and ‘taken’ Beledweyne, the strategically important capital of Hiiraan province the prospects for peace in Somalia in 2012 looks as uncertain as ever. Somalia’s fourth largest city is no stranger to incursions from the Ethiopians, although this time the actions of the Ethiopian troops are in Somalia at the […]