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

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 

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Explained: Who are the al-Shabaab, currently in the middle of a terror attack in Somalia?

Al-Shabaab has imposed a strict Wahhabi version of Islam in the areas under its control, and its fighters have stoned to death women accused of adultery, and punished alleged thieves by cut off their limbs.

Somalia: Car bomb kills 11 at shopping mall in Mogadishu

The blast occurred in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants.

Somalia: Car bomb kills at least five people in Mogadishu, several wounded

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

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

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