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Outrage, condemnation trail murder of outspoken Somali journalist

Journalists in Somalia and around the world have condemned the killing of Abdiwali Ali Hassan an outspoken journalist critical of the government near the Somali capital, Mogadishu.The Somali Journalists' Syndicate says unidentified gunmen targeted Mr Hassan in Afgoye town...

Somalia, breakaway Somaliland leaders meet for first time

The current leaders of Somalia and the breakaway territory of Somaliland have met for the first time in the latest diplomatic effort by Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister.Somali presidential spokesman Abdinur Mohamed confirmed Tuesday’s meeting, saying it was...

Somalia executes 2 child rapists by firing squad

A firing squad has executed two men in north-eastern Somalia for raping and killing 12-year-old girl, Aisha Ilyaas Aden.Aisha was abducted by two men in February, 2019, she was later gang raped and killed near her home by her...

Somalia’s Jubbaland ex-minister escapes from Mogadishu detention

Jubaland state security minister, Abdirashid Hassan Abdi Nur also known as Janan has escaped from police detention in Mogadishu, according to the Somalia's deputy police commissioner.Mr Nur who had been held in a detention facility in the capital Mogadishu...

Senior al-Shabaab foreign fighter defects to Somali government

One of the most senior foreign fighters with Somali militant group al-Shabaab says he has defected and is now in Mogadishu with the Somali government.Zubair al-Muhajir traveled from London to join the group in 2006.  He rose through the...

Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday.Six Turkish nationals were among the wounded, with two in...

Somali parliament official among casualties in car bomb explosion in Mogadishu

At least 4 people were killed, including deputy secretary of Somalia parliament, after a car loaded with explosives exploded in the capital Mogadishu, reports from Arlaadi News also says that at least 15 others were injured in the attack.The...

Four al Shabaab militants killed in US strikes in Somalia

The United States military said it killed four "terrorists" in airstrikes against the al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia on Sunday, a day after the country's deadliest attack in two years.US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted three airstrikes in two locations...

Car bomb kills more than 30 in Somali capital

A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning, killing over 30 people, a government spokesman said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory.The toll was likely to rise...

Five al Shabaab fighters killed to end siege at hotel in Mogadishu

Five heavily armed al Shabaab extremist rebels who attacked a popular hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Tuesday were killed by security forces in a shootout that spread to the heavily fortified government complex, police said.At least...
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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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