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UN court starts hearing Kenya-Somalia se...

UN court starts hearing Kenya-Somalia sea border dispute

A maritime border case between Kenya and Somalia begins Monday at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in what could define the ownership of an area with oil and gas potential. The ICJ will hold hearings up to Friday to consider submissions on the case that was filed by Somalia in August... read more »

The United Nations Convention on the Law...

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a Constitutio...

By M. Trunji In the end of August 2014 Somalia instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Kenya with regard to maritime boundary delimitation dispute in the Indian Ocean. The decision on the case is expected to take a considerable amount of time before it is... read more »

33 al Shabaab fighters killed by KDF in ...

33 al Shabaab fighters killed by KDF in two seperate attacks in Somalia

KDF officers in Amisom supported by the Somalia National Army killed 33 al Shabaab fighters in two different operations in Southern Somalia on Wednesday. In the first incident during an operation in Jubaland’s Gobweyn area, 25 fighters from the terror group were killed by the two teams. Three of... read more »

Al-Shabab Militants Capture Key Somali T...

Al-Shabab Militants Capture Key Somali Town

Al-Shabab militants have captured a key Somali town near with the border with Kenya, according to witnesses. Residents in El Wak told VOA’s Somali service that heavily armed Shabab fighters attacked the town from two directions late Friday and now control it. “The soldiers were attacked... read more »

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