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Somalia: Victims of Mogadishu Attacks to Be Airlifted to Hospitals Abroad

Somalia: Victims of Mogadishu Attacks to Be Airlifted to Hospitals Abroad

At least 22 people have been killed and more than 55 others injured in a truck car bomb that exploded near SYL hotel right in front of Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu. Some of the injured, who included government officials, MPs, a minister, journalists and civilians, were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. A […]

Somalia: Death Toll in Mogadishu Truck Bomb Rises to 22

Somalia: Death Toll in Mogadishu Truck Bomb Rises to 22

The death toll from a truck bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 22, including security force members, medical sources said on Tuesday. A driver of local ambulance service said several people who were seriously wounded in the attack have succumbed to their injures at the hospitals in Mogadishu. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility […]

‘Humanitarian Airstrikes’: A Reassuring Gloss For The Actions Of Politicians

‘Humanitarian Airstrikes’: A Reassuring Gloss For The Actions Of Politicians

When the United States bombed the Syrian town of Kobani in 2014 to stop it falling to Islamic State, the retired American general charged with building the military coalition against the jihadists, General John R Allen, said he would not use terms like “strategic target” or “strategic outcome” to describe the action, then added, “We […]

Somalia: UN Condemns Deadly Explosions

Somalia: UN Condemns Deadly Explosions

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, strongly condemned the twin explosions in the city of Gaalkacyo this morning that killed at least 12 people and injured over 25. Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack carried out in two vehicles laden with explosives that targeted a municipal government building […]

Somalia: Nisa Briefly Shut Radio Shabelle, Detain Journalists

Somalia: Nisa Briefly Shut Radio Shabelle, Detain Journalists

Somali Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces stormed the building of Shabelle Media Network in Mogadishu on Thursday evening at 7:30pm local time. Radio station was taken off air briefly by NISA soldiers who arrested 5 staff members, including Desk news editor Ali Ahmed Abdulle (Ali Somali) and Mohamed Aden Onkod, a reporter. Ali Ahmed […]

Somalia: Women Hold Demonstrations Demanding Political Participation

Somalia: Women Hold Demonstrations Demanding Political Participation

Hundreds of Somali women on Saturday held demonstrations demanding for their quota in political participation in the upcoming general elections. The women, drawn from civil societies, women organisations, Federal lawmakers, politicians and Banadir Regional administration gathered at Daljirka Dahsoon Square in Mogadishu. The protests in Mogadishu saw huge crowds march through the city chanting equality […]

Somalia: Govt Urged To Pass Law Banning ‘Horrendous’ FGM

Somalia: Govt Urged To Pass Law Banning ‘Horrendous’ FGM

Somalia has the world’s highest rate of FGM with 98 percent of women between 15 and 49 having been subjected to the potentially deadly ritual Somalia’s next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a U.N. official said on Tuesday, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a […]

Somali Refugees In Kenya Fear Being Repatriated

Somali Refugees In Kenya Fear Being Repatriated

All of Deck Yusuf Mohamed’s childhood memories begin and end within the confines of the world’s largest refugee camp. Deck, 25, fondly reminisces about playing football with his friends as a child in the dusty grounds at Ifo, one of the camps at Dadaab, unaware that he was even a refugee. When war broke out […]

7 Ways Brexit Will Be Felt Across Africa

7 Ways Brexit Will Be Felt Across Africa

The reverberations from Britain’s fateful choice extend far beyond Europe. The U.K. retains deep ties with many African states, and the turbulence is causing anxiety from the Johannesburg stock exchange to the battlefields of Somalia. Where have all the flowers gone? More than a third of the flowers sold in the European Union come from […]

Somalia: Blast On Minibus Kills 20 Near Mogadishu

Somalia: Blast On Minibus Kills 20 Near Mogadishu

Somali officials say at least 20 people have been killed in a massive roadside explosion that engulfed a passenger bus on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye, 30 kilometers west of the capital. A police officer at the scene, Abidkadir Mohamed, told the Reuters News Agency it was a remotely controlled bomb along the […]