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Al-Shabaab Kills 18 In Surge of Executions

Al-Shabaab Kills 18 In Surge of Executions

Somali militant group al-Shabab has executed 18 people since Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of executions for the group, which is under pressure from U.S. airstrikes. Militants put to death four people in the southern town of Jamame on Sunday, immediately after the judge in an al-Shabab court declared them guilty. Firing squads shot and killed […]

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

A woman was shot dead in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday night by gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab assassins, in what appeared to be an apparent assassination. A witness, speaking to Radio Shabelle by phone said the woman was critically wounded in the attack which occurred at Cinema Abdi Wayel area in the […]

Bomb Hits Mogadishu

Bomb Hits Mogadishu

Somali authorities were Monday evening interrogating suspects behind an explosion at Hamarweyne, Mogadishu’s oldest district. A vehicle packed with explosive materials went off at the heart of the Somali capital on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at the back of a building known as Guriga Hooyooyinka (Women’s Building), which is the headquarter of the Somali […]

Somalia: At Least 20 Killed In Mogadishu Market Blast

Somalia: At Least 20 Killed In Mogadishu Market Blast

At least 20 people have died after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu. In the deadliest attack since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed – nicknamed Farmajo – the vehicle exploded on Sunday at an intersection packed with civilians, traders and security forces. “A suicide car bomber blew himself up inside […]

Somalia Hopes For Better Future Despite Attacks

Somalia Hopes For Better Future Despite Attacks

The cool new rooftop pizza joint was buzzing with the hip kids snapping selfies and watching the sun set over Mogadishu when the deep crunch of an explosion made everyone jump. A thick and acrid plume of smoke drifted up from behind one of the nearby high buildings and the crowd started to realise it […]