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The death toll rose Monday to at least 35 killed in the most serious Islamic extremist attack in years on Mogadishu, a government official said. Islamic radicals from al-Shabab launched a multi-pronged attack against the country's Supreme Court...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Militants attacked Mogadishu’s main courthouse Sunday in one of two attacks in Somalia that were linked to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. About nine gunmen wearing Somali police uniforms and suicide vests stormed the...
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MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Ten people died and more than 15 were wounded Monday in a suicide bombing close to the presidential palace in the capital, according to Somali officials. The attack in central Mogadishu targeted a vehicle carrying Somali...
A woman who accused Somali security forces of raping her must spend a year behind bars for making a “false accusation” and insulting the government, a Mogadishu court ruled Tuesday. Court official Ahmed Aden Farah said medical evidence showed...
World NowSuicide bombers set off at least two explosions at a popular restaurant in Mogadishu late Thursday, killing about 15 people including journalists and two police officers, authorities said....
World NowSomali troops and their foreign allies occupied the key city of Kismayo, the last strategic base for Islamist militants who had relied on the local port as an main source of revenue....
World NowMogadishu, Somalia, is marking its first peaceful Eid al-Fitr celebration in years....
World NowSomalia's new parliament was due to convene, but a scheduled presidential vote was not being held....
World NowTwo days after Somali President Hassan Sheik Mohamud won office, militants sent him a grim message: double suicide bomb blasts at his temporary residence in a Mogadishu hotel. Mohamud was not harmed in the attack....
World NowLawmakers overwhelmingly elected an academic and civic activist as president of Somalia on Monday, in a United Nations-backed effort to put the country's lawless past behind it and forge the first stable central government in more than two decades....
World NowSomalia's presidential newcomer faces a mammoth job: While international leaders on Tuesday urged Somalia’s new president to move swiftly to establish an inclusive government in order to rebuild his ruined nation, the Islamic militia that controls...
World NowAngola's president Jose Eduardo dos Santos poised to retain power after 33 years at the helm: Angola's ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) was set for victory in elections, which would mean a new presidential term for the...
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