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Bodies of 42 African migrants found by roadside in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Deputy Interior Minister Pereira Silima said 127 migrants set off for Malawi from Ethiopia in two trucks, but after reaching the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha were packed into one container truck.

Triple threat: Coordination suspected between African terrorist organizations

Despite scant evidence, government officials are concerned by potential operational links between Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and Al Shabaab in Somalia.
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A car lies upside-down, vandalized on June 17 by Christian mobs in reprisal for a suicide bomb attack. Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists claimed responsibility for suicide attacks on three churches that sparked reprisals by Christian mobs who rampaged and burned mosques, killing least 52 people. (Victor Ulasi/AFP/Getty Images)
NAIROBI — The top US military commander for Africa has warned that Al Qaeda affiliates are seeking to strengthen ties across the continent. General Carter Ham, commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM), described Nigeria's Boko Haram, Somalia's Al Shabaab and the Saharan Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb as "dangerous and worrisome" but added that there were signs the groups were trying to coordinate their activities.
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Ethiopia troops to stay longer in Somalia

Last June, Somalia's still-feuding leaders agreed to extend the time of its transitional government for a year rather than hold elections.

At least 47 dead after boat capsizes on Lake Malawi

The boat is believed to have capsized late Monday, but police only became aware of the accident on Tuesday after locals “saw dead bodies floating on the lake and a boat floating upside down.”

Eritrean national admits aiding Somalia's Al Shabaab

Mohammed Ibrahim, a 38-year-old Eritrean national and permanent resident of Sweden, was arrested in Nigeria in November 2009 and transferred to US custody four months later to face terrorism charges.

Mogadishu, from 'World's Most Dangerous City' to your next holiday destination?

Somalia's notoriously dangerous capital Mogadishu is gaining a new reputation: seaside gem, with pristine beaches and fresh lobster.
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The beautiful beaches of Mogadishu: Somali youths relax along the beachside on the outskirts of Mogadishu for the first time in such great numbers since a surge in violence between al-Shabab Islamist militants and forces loyal to the embattled Somali government in recent years. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Somalia's notoriously dangerous capital Mogadishu is gaining a new reputation for pristine beaches and fresh lobster.
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Obama worth 10 camels to al-Shabab

Al-Shabab, the Somali Al Qaeda affiliate, offered 10 camels for the location of President Obama's "hideout" and 20 chickens for Secretary of State Clinton.
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The Somali militant group al-Shabab, affiliated with Al Qaeda, offered a reward of 10 camels for the location of President Obama's "hideout" and 20 chickens for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Al-Shabab, the Somali Al Qaeda affiliate, offered 10 camels for the location of President Obama's "hideout" and 20 chickens for Secretary of State Clinton.
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Mogadishu gets its first dry cleaners in over two decades

"My dad, friends and people in the government were taking their clothes to be dry cleaned in Kenya."

US offers $30 million reward for top Somali militants

Al Shabaab and Al Qaeda cemented their already-strong ties in February when they announced that they were formally merging.
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