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Three killed in car bomb attack on peace...

Three killed in car bomb attack on peacekeepers’ Somali HQ

At least three people were killed when a suicide attacker set off a car bomb at a checkpoint outside the main base of an African Union peacekeeping force in the Somali capital on Monday, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want to topple... read more »

Funeral Sunday for sisters killed in dou...

Funeral Sunday for sisters killed in double homicide

Two Somali-Canadian sisters were killed in a double homicide at a south-end housing co-op Friday night, according to friends and acquaintances. Suad Mohamed said she is heartbroken after hearing her friends were killed at a home on McCarthy Road. The friend identified them as Nasiba Noor, 29, and... read more »

An Open Letter to Members of the Federal...

An Open Letter to Members of the Federal Parliament of Somalia

To Members of Parliament, Somalia is at a critical turning point and the leadership you elect in the coming days will be responsible for shaping the lives of Somalis and building a path forward for our county. The 2016 electoral process has not been free, fair, transparent, or inclusive — and for... read more »

Somali President “Education is the best ...

Somali President “Education is the best investment in our people and the fo...

HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of Somalia today cuts the ribbon of the rehabilitated Polytechnic College in Mogadishu, where the President graduated and as a teacher and learnt the value of education. Somali President speaking on the importance of education stressed the significance of... read more »

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At least 10 killed by blast in Somali capital – police

A suspected car bomb killed at least 10 people when it exploded at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police and witnesses... read more »

Corruption allegations tally up during Somalia’s first ever elections

Accusations of corruption have surrounded Somalia’s first ever set of elections, as around 13,000 people cast their votes for a new parliament. The Federal Indirect Electoral... read more »

11 Al-Shabaab militants killed in southern Somalia

Somali National Army (SNA) on Wednesday killed at least 11 Al-Shabaab militants during a heavy fighting at Gof-Gadud village near Baidoa town in southern Somalia. Special Police... read more »

The Islamic State Threat in Somalia’s Puntland State

On 26 October, about more than 50 heavily-armed Somali Islamic State (IS) fighters seized Qandala, a sparsely populated town in Somalia’s Puntland federal state on a rugged mountainous... read more »

A rare ray of light from Somalia

THE brutal term “failed state” was almost invented for Somalia. Since 1991, when its military dictator was overthrown, it has had no government that fully controls the country and no election... read more »