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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....

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...

Cargo plane crashes at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde airport

A cargo plane operated by Kenya’s Silverstone Air has crash-landed in Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu adding to four the number of Kenyan aircraft that have suffered air crash incidents in Somalia this year alone.There was s no...

Somali president names new PM as elections loom

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office said on Friday, cementing power around the presidency ahead of elections due next year.Roble studied civil engineering and previously worked for the...

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...

Death toll from rebel siege on Mogadishu hotel rises to 16

At least 16 people were killed in an attack on Sunday by the Islamist group al Shabaab on a seaside hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, according to government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar.The toll includes 11 victims and five assailants,...

Condemnation trail Somalia new bill seeking to allow child and forced marriage

Somalia’s parliament has sparked outrage by replacing long-awaited legislation to protect women and girls from violence with a new bill permitting child and forced marriage.The east African nation has high rates of child marriage and violence against women, including...
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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...

Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

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