Somalia

Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on August 15, 2014 in Mogadishu. Somalia's government launched a disarmament campaign earlier this month, with troops backed by the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today fighting to seize weapons from militia leader Ahmed Dai.

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Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on Friday in Mogadishu

Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

A trader arranges charcoal inside sacks along a street near the main Baraka market in Mogadishu, June 10, 2014.

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A trader arranges charcoal inside sacks along a street near the main Baraka market in Mogadishu

A group of migrants from Somalia that survived from an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on May 12, 2014. At least 22 migrants including four children drowned in the Aegean Sea on May 5, 2014 after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized. Eighteen people were found dead on board the 10-metre (33-foot) yacht after it was towed to shore, the coastguard said, adding that another four bodies were recovered at sea.

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A group of migrants from Somalia that survived an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on Monday

A fisherman carries a swordfish on his head from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu March 31, 2014.

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A fisherman carries a swordfish on his head from the Indian Ocean to the market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday.

Mary Italo (R) cries as a friend (L) comforts her after finding the body of her 33-year-old son who was killed in a terror attack at the city mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya, 25 September 2013. Kenya has begun three days of national mourning on 25 September following the end of the four day fighting with Islamist militants who took over the Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping mall. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on 24 September that 67 people, including 6 security personnel were killed during the siege.

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A friend comforts Mary Italo, right, after she discovered the body of her 33-year-old son at a city mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya, after he was killed in a terror attack at the city’s Westgate Mall. Kenya began three days of mourning on Wednesday following the end of a four-day siege by Islamist militants who took over the mall.

People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former U.S. residential housing in Mogadishu...People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former United States residential housing in capital Mogadishu September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY)

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People escape from a huge fireball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility at former US residential housing in Mogadishu, the Somalia capital Read more

AMISOM firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu

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A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an aircraft crash in Mogadishu, Somalia. An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu’s international airport on Friday, bursting into flames and killing at least one crew member.

A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along the Lido Beach near Mogadishu on August 8, 2013. Muslims worldwide are celebrating the holiday of Eid Al Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan.

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A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along the Lido beach near Mogadishu on Thursday

An Amisom soldier, as part of the Burundian contingent to the mission, stands guard at an underground bunker in Daynille, Somalia, on May 13, 2013. Humanitarian civilan EOD teams, with the support of Amisom, are currently in the process of emptying twenty-three bunkers in Daynille of explosives. The bunkers, remnants of the Siad Barre regime, still contain weapons which, if not destroyed, could pose a risk to civilians and provide bomb-making material for al Shabaab militants.

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An African Union Mission in Somalia soldier, part of the Burundian contingent to the mission, stands guard at an underground bunker in Daynille, Somalia. Humanitarian civilian EOD teams, with the support of Amisom, are in the process of emptying 23 bunkers in Daynille of explosives. The bunkers, remnants of the Siad Barre regime, still contain weapons which, if not destroyed, could pose a risk to civilians and provide bombmaking material for al-Shabaab militants.