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Somalia Violence

Suspected Al-Shabab Attack In Somali Capital Kills 10

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 06.14.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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...

Deadly Al-Shabab Suicide Attack Strikes Meeting Of Somali Officials

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hote...

Official: Wanted Al-Shabab Leader Surrenders In Somalia

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali...

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...

Deadly Car Bomb Attack Outside Somalia's Parliament

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Four people were killed when a car laden with explosives blew up near the parliamentary building in the Somali capital, Mo...

Somalia's Parliament Comes Under Militant Attack During Debate

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Militants in Mogadishu on Saturday carried out a multi-pronged, complex attack against the country's parliament building i...

Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of Somalia

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- In announcing a pullout from Somalia after 22 years, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that armed groups are killing and abduct...

Activists: Rapes On Rise In Somalia's 'Sanctuary'

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- In a story May 12 about rapes in a region of Somalia known as Somaliland, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Somalil...

Activists: Rapes On Rise In Somalia's 'Sanctuary'

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- An upsurge of gang rapes has hit the breakaway region of Somaliland – a normally peaceful enclave considered by many to be...

Somalis To Receive International Mail For First Time In 22 Years

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - Somalis may soon be receiving letters from abroad for the first time in more than 20 years after a deal was struck with the United ...

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.

World's Most Dangerous City? Not Mogadishu

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Mogadishu is losing a label it never wanted in the first place: The World's Most Dangerous City. The seaside Somali capita...

10 Dead, Including 2 Top Sports Officials, In Mogadishu Bombing

AP | ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two weeks ago, Somalia's National Theater reopened for the first time in 20 years for a concert that drew an audience in fe...

Fearing Imminent Attack, Desperate Refugees Flee To Capital

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Thousands of Somalis on Thursday fled an insurgent-held town for the capital, fearing a military attack by African Union tr...

Number Of Children Killed In Crossfire Nearly Doubles

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — An increasing number of children are being caught in attacks and crossfire across south and central Somalia, the U.N.'s childre...

Heavy Fighting Between Militants And Government Troops In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The African Union force in Mogadishu said its forces on Monday fought their way into and took over the last militant strong...

Islamists Behead At Least 11 Civilians

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali Islamist rebels have beheaded at least 11 civilians in the capital in the past two weeks, a campaign of terror that ...

Your Questions On The Somali Famine Answered

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

At least six people died and 39 were wounded Thursday when al Qaeda-linked militants launched an attack aimed at famine relief efforts in Mogadishu, S...

Death and Desperation in Dadaab

Justin Forsyth | Posted 09.15.2011 | World
Justin Forsyth

Yesterday I spent the day in Dadaab refugee camp, a camp in Kenya near the Somalia border. A camp which has swelled to the size of Bristol. I was both inspired and heart broken by what I saw and heard.

Somalia Is Not a State

T.A. Ridout | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
T.A. Ridout

Instead of embracing and learning from indigenous Somali successes in the north, the international community undermines them by supporting the Transitional Federal Government.

Al Qaeda, Learning From Pirates, Could Seize Tankers For 9/11-Style Attack: PM

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Somali pirates and Islamists are learning from each other and al Qaeda could hijack oil tankers to be used in September 11...

The Somali Pirate Threat Isn't Going Away

Katherine Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Zimmerman

The murder of four Americans should call attention to the increasingly dire situation in Mogadishu, which exacerbates the piracy problem.

Blackwater Founder Now Training African Mercenaries In Lawless State

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Erik Prince, whose former company Blackwater Worldwide became synonymous with the use of private U.S. security forces in Iraq a...

Somali Islamists Ban Men And Women From Shaking Hands

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalis say Islamist insurgents have banned unrelated men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together. Reside...