Car bomb kills at least 13 in Somali capital -police, medics

MOGADISHU, March 13 (Reuters) – A car bomb near a hotel on a busy street in the Somali capital killed at least 13 people on Monday, police and the emergency medical services said, hours after a man was killed by a blast as he tried to ram through a checkpoint. Police said the blast damaged a house on Maka al Mukaram street but did not destroy More...

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By Jama On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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UN chief on emergency visit to Somalia: ‘The world needs to act now’

United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, arrived in Somalia on Tuesday morning as part of efforts to help fight famine and a cholera threat. The UN chief met with President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed More...

By Jama On Sunday, March 5th, 2017
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Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours of drought

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region — the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions More...

By Jama On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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US steps up in Somalia as al-Shabab proves a stubborn foe

MOGADISHU, Somalia — With frequent suicide bombings and assaults on Somalia’s hotels and military targets, the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab has proved more resilient than expected, leading President Donald More...

By Jama On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Dadaab camps closure on target, says UN

The aim of phasing out the Dadaab camps is “on target,” with an average of nearly 2,000 refugees per week returning voluntarily to Somalia, the United Nations has said. The population of the refugee complex More...

By Jama On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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KDF kills 57 Al-Shabaab near Afmadow, Somalia

Kenyan troops killed at least 57 Al-Shabaab fighters in a battle near Afmadow in Somalia on Thursday The 8.45 am battle took place about 31 kilometres from Afmadow, where Kenya Defence Forces have their base. KDF More...

By Jama On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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The President thanks Members of the House of the People for Approving Prime Minister Khayre.

Mogadishu, 01 March, 2017- The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, His Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo), has welcomed the honorable Parliamentarians vote of approval for Prime Minister Hassan More...

By Jama On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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US goes after Islamic terrorists in Somalia

United States troops in Somalia may soon get reinforcements if authority is granted for them to go after radical Islamic terrorists under a Pentagon proposal to prop up the country’s new government led by an American More...

By Jama On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Somalia: Al-Shabaab might be obstacle to aid food

MOGADISHU – President of Jubaland administration in southern Somalia said on Tuesday it would be very difficult to deliver the humanitarian aid into the areas controlled by the extremist group Al-Shabaab. More...

By Jama On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Islamists and secularists are virtually at war in Sudan over condom usage

Islamists and secularists are virtually at war in Sudan over a recent newspaper article on condom usage and the concept of faithfulness among couples. And the author of the article, Ms Shamail Alnour, is in deep More...