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Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election

Security forces in Somali capital fired on hundreds of people protesting the delay of the country’s election on Friday as at least one explosion was reported at the international airport and armoured personnel carriers blocked major streets. A protest...

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....

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...

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...
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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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