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Somalia: 31 killed in an extremist attack

40 people were injured in the attack by al-Shabab extremists, the attack began when a bomb in a car exploded outside the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu.

published on : 15th June 2017

Hostages held, 17 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant

Gunmen posing as military forces were holding an unknown number of hostages inside a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital in an attack that began when a car bomb exploded at the gate.

published on : 15th June 2017

Lankan naval expert seeks holistic approach to piracy

The holistic approach to piracy should include political, economic, military, administrative, legal and financial components.

published on : 20th March 2017

Ship hijacked and then freed by Somali pirates, at safe port

The tanker Aris 13 was hijacked last week in the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012.

published on : 20th March 2017

Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia's coast, officials say

An official based in the Middle East with knowledge of the incident told the AP that no ransom demand had been made.

published on : 14th March 2017

Car bomb blast kills six near hotel in Somalia's capital

The bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said.

published on : 13th March 2017

Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought

The U.N. humanitarian coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, was expected to visit Somalia in the next few days.

published on : 4th March 2017

1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF

In the strife torn region of Yemen, 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition.

published on : 21st February 2017

Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace

The explosion is the first big attack in the Somali capital since the election of new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

published on : 19th February 2017

Abdullahi Farmajo elected as new Somalia President

Farmajo was declared victorious on Wednesday after incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud dropped out of the contest following the second round of voting.

published on : 9th February 2017

Refugees in Indonesia protest slow UN resettlement process

Indonesia is home to nearly 14,000 men, women and children seeking resettlement in other countries, according to UNHCR.

published on : 6th February 2017

UN alarm that most of al-Shabab's force in Somalia are kids

While al-Shabab was the main perpetrator, Somali army and other groups also recruited and used children.

published on : 20th January 2017

US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

The US Africa Command confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab.

published on : 13th January 2017

Somali Parliament sworn in amid UN criticism over elections 

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia called Tuesday for a redo of the flawed balloting that took place for some seats in October and November.

published on : 28th December 2016

AU mission in Somalia says troops killed six at checkpoint

The AU has said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia by 2020, however the country has yet to form an effective national army.

published on : 20th December 2016
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