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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...

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said.Soldiers opened fire after the explosion which sent clouds of smoke into the...

Somalia ends internet blackout days after PM ousted

An internet blackout across large parts of southern and central Somalia ended Monday after what critics called an attempt by the government to control information amid fears of political fallout after the prime minister was ousted over the weekend.Parliament...

Seven injured as suicide car bomber strike at Mogadishu port

An explosion shook parts of the Somali capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday as a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint just outside the port, injuring seven people, witnesses said.“Metal debris fell all over us inside the port...

Suspected suicide bombers shot dead at Turkish military base Mogadishu

At least two would be suicide bomber of trying to get into a Turkish military base in Mogadishu confirmed killed after being shot by eagle eyed security officials.The incident which occurred Tuesday Morning near Turkey military base in Mogadishu,...

Kenya queries deadly crash that killed 6 in Somalia

Kenyan authorities are looking into the deadly crash of a plane carrying medical supplies in Somalia, while one Somali official asserts that the aircraft was shot down. Six people on board were killed.The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday...

Al Shabaab executes 6 for ‘spying for Somalia’

The Islamic court of the al-Shabaab militant group in Jubba region has killed six men who were accused of being government spy agents, according to pro-al-Shabaab radio al-Furquaan.The six were accused of spying for both the federal government and...

Suicide bomber detonates in Somalia, killing 2

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has walked into a tea shop in Somalia’s capital and detonated, killing at least two people.Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber, posing as a pedestrian, entered the shop and detonated his...

US airstrikes kill 15 al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia

U.S. airstrikes in Somalia this week killed more than 15 al-Shabaab terrorists who were battling African Union and Somali forces, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) spokesman Major Karl Wiest told VOA on Friday.The militants posed an “imminent threat” to international...

Senior al Shabaab figure killed in US air strike in Somalia

A senior commander in Somalia’s al Shabaab group with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month, according to Somalia state media, a blow to the militants’ Islamist insurgency.According to a...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...
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