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Somalia's Way Of Seeking Justice For Rape Victims Is Working

Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.07.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Suspected Al-Shabab Attack In Somali Capital Kills 10

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Ten people were killed on Tuesday in an assault on the offices of Somalia's education ministry and seven attackers were al...

Official: Al-Shabab Siege At Somali Hotel Ends, 17 Dead

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours followin...

Al Shabab Bomb Hotel In Somali Capital Ahead Of Turkish President's Visit

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates we...

Suicide Bomber Attacks U.N. Convoy In Mogadishu, 3 Dead

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a U.N. convoy near Mogadishu's airport on Wednesday, killing three people, Somali...

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

U.S. Military Targets Extremists In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander ...

Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Crystal Wells | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Jamel Egal was born the year it all fell apart. 1991. Somali President Siad Barre was overthrown and anarchy overtook the east African nation of Somalia. Warlords filled the void of a central government as lawlessness reigned and war became the norm.

14 Killed In Clashes Near Mogadishu

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Aug 15 (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed in heavy fighting when African Union peacekeepers entered a surburb of the Somali capit...

Somalia's Presidential Palace Attacked By Islamist Militants

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali troops retook the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged...

Conflict and Late Rains Drive Thousands from Their Homes in Somalia

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Shukri Sheikh Ali thought this year would be different. It was to be a time of rebuilding, of recovering, of returning home. Instead, she is starting over once again from scratch, her land thirsty for rain and her village emptied by conflict.

Tears of Defiance, Resilience and Courage: Through It All, Somalia Will Rise

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Hibaaq Osman

Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities.

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?

Car Bombs Hit Somali Capital

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside a hotel in Somalia's capital that often is used by foreigners and govern...

Suicide Bombing Rips Through Luxury Hotel In Somali Capital

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says two people were killed after a car bomb exploded next to a hotel fr...

The Real Story of Black Hawk Down

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Erin Bernhardt

In honor of the battle's 20th anniversary, Struecker returned to Mogadishu -- still one of the world's most dangerous cities. Why? To relive the battle, retrace their route and, hopefully, to inspire even more people.

Operation Hopeless

Lisa Spinelli | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
Lisa Spinelli

An unease grew in John Spinelli, deputy chief of station for the CIA in Mogadishu. His stomach knotted itself into a giant wad of apprehension. Something didn't feel right, but there was no turning back now. He had to move on.

Attack On UN Compound In Somalia Leaves Several Dead

AP | ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Seven al-Qaida-linked militants on a suicide mission attacked the U.N. compound Wednesday with a truck bomb and then poured...

Britain's Commitment to Somalia's Future

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Sir Peter Westmacott

When Foreign Secretary William Hague raised the Union Flag over the new offices on April 25, the UK became the first EU country to return to the Somali capital since the ruinous civil war that began in the early 1990s.

Car Bomber Kills At Least 7 In Somali Capital

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Seven people were killed Sunday morning when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military conv...

Somalia Launching New Five-In-One Child Vaccines

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two dozen babies sat on the laps of their mothers, who dressed in a rainbow of headscarves at the Medina Maternal Child Hea...

Attack On Somali Supreme Court Kills At Least 16

AP | ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A barrage of bullets and two car bomb blasts rattled Mogadishu on Sunday when nine al-Shabab Islamic extremists stormed Som...

Somalia's Shocking Response to a Rape Report

Fartuun Abdisalaan Adan | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Fartuun Abdisalaan Adan

A 27-year-old woman in Mogadishu who reported that government security forces raped her was convicted on criminal charges this month, along with a journalist who interviewed her. Her term will start when she finishes breastfeeding her baby.

U.S. Still 'Committed' To Helping Somalia, Gives $20 Million

AP | By ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Signaling the latest step forward in rapidly strengthening U.S.-Somalia relations, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for Inte...

Go After the Rapists in Somalia, Not Their Victims

Zainab Hawa Bangura | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Zainab Hawa Bangura

Today the eyes of the world are upon Somalia. The Government of Somalia has expressed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in all its forms; now is the time to turn these pledges into action.