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Somali Comedian Killed After Mocking Islamists

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — On one of his recent radio shows, a popular Somali comedian ridiculed commanders of a ruthless Islamist insurgent group tha...

Twin Blasts Kill Soldiers In Kenya

AP | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

GARISSA, Kenya — Twin blasts killed one police officer and wounded nine soldiers in northern Kenya on Sunday, local officials said, in the lates...

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 ...

German Man Gets 4 Years For Making Porn In Somaliland

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A court official says a Somali judge sentenced a 72-year-old German man to four years in jail for making pornographic films...

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...

Somalia: Islamists Yank Gold Teeth Of 'Sinners'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The notorious Somali Islamist group al Shabaab is yanking gold and silver teeth from the mouths of people in southern Somalia for transgressing from I...

Pirates Transform Villages Into Boomtowns

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and ELIZABETH KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's increasingly brazen pirates are building sprawling stone houses, cruising in luxury cars, marrying beautiful wome...