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Saturday, March 28, 2020



Somalia: Al Shabaab attacks base used by US troops, destroys seven aircraft

January 05, 2020 7:34 pm

"Seven aircraft and three military vehicles were destroyed in the attack," said the statement, which included photos of aircraft ablaze and an al Shabaab militant standing nearby. In a tweet, the US Africa Command confirmed an attack on the Manda Bay Airfield had occurred.

Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

November 14, 2019 5:49 pm

``Many people are still trapped in their submerged houses and we have no capacity and enough equipment to cover all areas,'' said Abdirashakur Ahmed, a local official helping to coordinate rescue operations. Hundreds are thought to still be stuck.

United States reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly three decades

October 04, 2019 5:51 pm

Known often for civil war, starvation, piracy and terrorism, Somalia has long been the poster child of a failed state. But since 2012, the country has slowly begun to emerge from its darkest days, establishing a fragile internationally backed government.

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

July 14, 2019 9:05 am

A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local elders and lawmakers were meeting on Friday night, before three gunmen stormed in, police said. Security forces took 11 hours to end the siege, they said.

Somalia security forces end militant attack on hotel that killed 13 

July 13, 2019 6:26 pm

Members of the al-Qaeda linked group stormed the hotel after targeting it with a car bomb on Friday while local elders and lawmakers were meeting to discuss approaching regional elections.

Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10

July 13, 2019 9:57 am

The attack started with a suicide car bomb blast and then gunmen stormed into the hotel. Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic rebels have claimed responsibility.

Explained: Is Somalia ready for a one-person one-vote election?

June 24, 2019 4:19 pm

Three previous presidential elections in 2009, 2012 and 2017 were decided in a system where lawmakers were voted in by about 14,000 clan delegates. The lawmakers then in turn elected a president.

Somalia making progress but must tackle extremism: UN chief Antonio Guterres

May 21, 2019 11:58 am

After three decades of civil war, extremist attacks and famine, Somalia established a functioning transitional government in 2012 and has since been working to rebuild stability.

Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

March 23, 2019 7:08 pm

The large explosion shook the centre of Mogadishu and a large plume of smoke rose above the scene of the blast, a building that houses Somalia's ministries of labour and works.

US airstrikes kill hundreds in Somalia as shadowy conflict ramps up

March 11, 2019 6:29 pm

During January and February alone, the U.S. Africa Command reported killing 225 people in 24 strikes in 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