News from Somalia and Somaliland

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kenyan jets bomb Somali rebel base, kill 14 including family of 7

By Feisal Omar and Omar Faruk -MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Kenyan jets bombed an al Shabaab rebel base in southern Somalia Sunday, killing a family of seven as well as seven fighters from the insurgent group linked to Al Qaeda, residents said.

Kenyan Islamic group announces alliance with al-Shabab in climate of Nairobi terror warnings

NAIROBI, Kenya — By Associated Press - An increasingly vocal Islamist group says its leader has been appointed to represent an al-Qaida-linked Somali militia in Kenya, a development that underscores the dangers Kenya faces from Somalia’s insurgency.

Somaliland closes TV station, arrests journalists

* Journalists arrested for protesting station closure
* Government says station broadcast anti-Somaliland propaganda
HARGEISA Jan 15 (Reuters) - Somaliland has shut down a private television station it accuses of airing anti-government propaganda, and arrested 13 journalists as they held a protest against the move, a minister said on Sunday.

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