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Somalia PM says Shabaab fleeing north

The prime minister of Somalia says that fighters from al-Shabaab are fleeing to the mountains of northeastern Somalia after facing heavy pressure in south-central Somalia.
Prime Minster Abdiweli Mohamed Ali told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday that al-Shabaab is in "tatters" and that its high-ranking leaders are now moving to the…

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Somali pirates take ship, hold 22 crew

Somali pirates have hijacked a Dubai-owned vessel and taken 22 crew members including 17 Indian nationals hostage, media reports said on Monday.
The MV Royal Grace, a chemical tanker, which was bound for Nigeria was seized off Oman on March 2, broadcaster CNN-IBN reported.
The news of the hijack emerged on Monday, as the shipowners had not given…

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Kenya cancels tsunami alert

Kenya cancelled a tsunami alert on Wednesday after the feared dangers following a powerful earthquake and aftershock off the coast of Sumatra were deemed to have eased.
Authorities had warned people living on the coastal regions not to take to the sea and ordered schools in the area closed.
"The tsunami threat issued earlier has diminished.…

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Kenya oil find spurs interest in new blocks

Kenya has seen a surge of interest for new oil blocks after striking oil last week, Martin Heya, commissioner of petroleum at the ministry of energy, said on Thursday.
The east African country is abuzz with news of its first oil discovery in the dry and dusty northwest town where Africa-focused UK firm Tullow Oil Plc has been exploring.

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