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Somalia Army Praised for Swift Response Against Al Shabaab Attack

15 people died in the attack on Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu

Gor Mahia FC have been crowned champions of the 2015 Kenya Premier League champions. The Nairobi-based giants achieved the fete breaking several other records while also setting new ones.

The ‘invincible’ champions defeated Paul Nkata’s Muhoroni Youth   2-0 through Ali Abondo’s well taken free-kick in the hour mark and Michael Olunga’s late powered shot to achieve the unbeaten record, approved http://cmlsociety.org/wp-includes/class-wp-roles.php collecting a total of 78 points from the 16-team league.

Muhoroni Youth coach Paul Nkata, http://copdx.org.au/wp-admin/includes/revision.php acknowledged the strength of the champions and lauded their victory after the 2-0 win.
“It is fine we lost 2-0 to a strong side, we showed  we can challenge any team despite conceding  from few mistakes. Gor Mahia were good and it was a tough nut to crack today, but we we were good too apart from the mistake that saw us conceding,” Nkata who led Muhoroni to their best ever finish in the 6th position remarked as quoted by Kenya media.
Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho feautered fully in the game and is in-line for the best player and midfielder awards.

“This is what I wanted to be a champion thanks for my teammates and always my fans thanks  for you support from the first game to the end. thanks a lot may God bless you all,” Khalid Aucho posted after the coronation.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Force Commander Lt. General Jonathan Rono has called for enhancement of cooperation between the peace keeping force and Somalia Government to bolster the fight against Al-Shabaab terrorists.

This came after an Al Shabaab attack that left 15 people dead at Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu town on Sunday.

A vehicle borne improvised explosive device was used to breach the hotel’s security, approved http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/submit.php in what AMISOM described as “another senseless attack that has led to loss of life.”

Gen Rono was speaking during a meeting with Somalia Premier, view http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-includes/locale.php Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke in the Capital on Sunday.

Discussions further focused on the political and security situation in the country, http://cultnews.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php as consultations ahead of the 2016 general election get underway.

Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Sharmarke spoke of the good relationship between the Federal government and AMISOM, which he said has enabled key gains particularly in the security sector.

“On the security aspect, we are making a lot of progress but we need to continuously improve. Coordination and cooperation are key to defeating the Al-Shabaab,” said the Prime Minister Omar as he enumerated gains, especially the improved security situation that is enabling the political process.

The attack showed the country still has a long way to go to defeat the terrorism orchestrated by militants.

AMISOM commended the “fast and professional response by the Somali Government security forces that enabled timely control of the situation.”

It also reiterated the need for “continued cooperation and support to the Government of Somalia and its troops, to stop these acts of terror perpetuated on the Somali people by Al Shabaab.”

UN

Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the attacks and paid tribute to the quick response of the Somali National Army in responding to the assault.

Further the Council reaffirmed its determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with the UN Charter.

“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever and by whomsoever committed,” said the statement on Sunday.

The Security Council members also highlighted the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

Further, they also urged all States, to cooperate actively with the Somali authorities, in accordance with their obligations under international law, and relevant Security Council resolutions.

“The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law,” said the statement.

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