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Suicide bombing targeting Turks kills 5 in Mogadishu

An early morning suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said.The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a post by its Shahada News...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an official said.It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist...

5 dead, 8 injured in Somalia’s capital suicide bombing

Associated PressPolice in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu.Spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali says eight other people were wounded in the blast on Tuesday....

Two accomplices in Nairobi’s Westgate attack jailed for 33 and 18 years

AFPTwo men convicted for conspiring with the al-Shabaab militants in the 2013 attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall that killed 67 people, handed to 33 and 18 years prison terms respectively.Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hassan Hussein Mustafa, both 31, were...

US backs UN efforts on disrupting Somalia’s al-Shabaab finances

Associated PressThe United States strongly backed efforts to disrupt the illegal financing methods used by Somalia’s al-Shabaab extremist group, which according to U.N. experts raised more than the $21 million it spent last year on fighters, weapons and intelligence.U.S....

Somali al Shabaab militants ambush soldiers, kill 8

Associated PressSomalia’s extremist group, al Shabaab have carried out an attack killing at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country’s south, according to a military official.Two other soldiers are missing after an attack on a military convoy...

Court convicts 2 men for roles in 2013 Kenya shopping mall attack

AFPA Kenyan court found two men guilty on Wednesday for their part in aiding Al-Shabaab gunmen who attacked the Westgate mall in Nairobi in 2013, killing 67 people.After a trial that began in January 2014, Magistrate Francis Andayi found...

Three killed as suicide bomber detonates outside Somali mosque

At least three people were killed and seven others were wounded following a suicide bomb attack outside a mosque in Kismayo in southern Somalia on Friday, according to official.The dead included a security guard and two civilians, one of...

Two Somali soldiers killed, US soldier injured in al-Shabaab attack

Two Somali soldiers were killed and a U.S. soldier injured, when an al-Shabaab suicide bomber tried to pass a checkpoint and attack a military compound in southern Somalia but was stopped by the partner forces, reports the Associated Press.According...

US says airstrike kills 6 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

The United States military says it killed six al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia after the al-Qaeda-linked group attacked Somali forces while U.S. forces were nearby.The U.S. Africa Command statement said Monday’s airstrike was carried out near Darasalam...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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