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Extremist attack in Somalia's capital kills at least 9

July 10, 2021 6:51 pm

It was the second such large explosion in the city this month. A blast targeting a teashop killed at least 10 people last week.

Somalia's unrest continues over president's stay in power

April 27, 2021 11:02 am

Col. Abdulqadir Mohamud Warsame, stationed along the key Maka al-Mukarrama street in the capital, said the fighting would continue if President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed doesn't return to negotiations on a way out of the political standoff or resign.

Explained: The Indian Ocean border dispute between Kenya and Somalia

March 16, 2021 7:27 am

Kenya has said it will not take part in proceedings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its maritime border dispute with Somalia. What is the dispute, and what bearing does it have on bilateral relations?

Somalia: Several dead as Mogadishu hotel siege ends

February 02, 2021 11:24 am

At least nine people have been killed after gunmen stormed the Hotel Afrik. Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the assault through their radio station.

Somali women eye seats in government dominated by men

January 28, 2021 8:42 pm

Somali women's rights activists and politicians want a 30% quota for female lawmakers to be enshrined in law. Ahead of upcoming elections, female candidates and campaigners are apprehensive.

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya, alleges political interference -minister

December 15, 2020 2:17 pm

Dube said in a statement that Nairobi was meddling in Somalia’s politics but did not give specific details of the alleged interference.

In Somalia, US Troop Withdrawal Is Seen as Badly Timed

December 06, 2020 10:35 am

“The fight against global terrorism is still ongoing, and we must still win the battle for peace and security to prevail,” said Ayub Ismail Yusuf, a Somali senator, who called the U.S. decision “untimely” on Twitter. “We must not give up on our successes.”

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

December 05, 2020 9:37 am

"This action is not a withdrawal and an end to our efforts but a reposition to continue our efforts in East Africa."

At least six dead after suicide bomber attacks restaurant in Somali capital

November 17, 2020 6:10 pm

A witness said he could see huge clouds of smoke rising above the restaurant and ambulances trying to reach the site, in the city’s Hamar Jajab district near Mogadishu port.

US soldier hurt, 2 Somali soldiers dead in al-Shabab attack

September 08, 2020 8:23 am

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab remains the most active and resilient extremist group in Africa, controlling parts of southern and central Somalia.


Somalia's first female soccer club score a breakthrough for gender equality

October 05, 2018 8:02 am

Mogadishu in Somalia has over one hundred private soccer fields that are hired out day and night to amateur male teams. Mohamed said many were off limits for her two teams of mainly 16-18-year-olds, who play for two hours every day at a cost of $14