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Somalis escape to the beach and a new floating restaurant

22 May 2019

MOGADISHU Few restaurateurs consider the threat of piracy in their plans but Abdulkadir Mohamed did so for his La Lanterna floating restaurant now moored off Mogadishu's popular Lido beach. | Video

Air strike kills four people in Somalia - relatives

30 Apr 2019

(Repeats story issued on April 29 to make clear it updates a story issued on March 19; no changes to text)

Somali security forces kill at least six people in Mogadishu

13 Apr 2019

MOGADISHU Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital on Saturday and killed another four people who were protesting against the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said.

Car bomb explodes near police academy in Somali capital - police

04 Apr 2019

MOGADISHU Seven people were injured when a car bomb exploded near the police academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said, the latest in a string of attacks in the city by Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab.

Al Shabaab car bomb outside Somali hotel kills at least 15 - medics

28 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurants in Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 15 people in a busy area of the Somali capital previously targeted by Islamist militants, rescue services said. | Video

Al Shabaab attack on Somali ministry in Mogadishu kills at least 15

23 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an assistant minister, killed during the ensuing gun battle.

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

20 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU, March 20 Somali soldiers have vacated at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what could be a boost for Islamist al Shabaab insurgents.

Air strike kills four people in Somalia -relatives

20 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU An air strike near the Somali town of Afgoye killed four people, a relative of one of the victims said on Tuesday.

Air strike kills four people in Somalia

19 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU, March 19 An air strike near the Somalian town of Afgoye has killed four people, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters on Tuesday.

Somali militant siege ends, at least 29 civilians dead

02 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed at least 29 civilians. | Video

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