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Actor dreams of second chance as Somalia rebuilds its theater

13 Feb 2019

MOGADISHU Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalia's National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down, and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue - and his own acting career. | Video

Car bomb kills 11 at Somalia shopping mall - police

04 Feb 2019

MOGADISHU A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab. | Video

Somalia orders top U.N. official to leave

02 Jan 2019

MOGADISHU Somalia has kicked out the country's top United Nations official in a decision likely to harm relations with foreign powers backing government attempts to restore stability after decades of turmoil. | Video

At least 13 killed in Mogadishu car bomb claimed by al Shabaab

22 Dec 2018

MOGADISHU At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president's residence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday.

Mogadishu-backed candidate wins test-case regional Somali election

19 Dec 2018

MOGADISHU Lawmakers in a volatile region of Somalia elected the federal government's preferred candidate as its leader on Wednesday after a popular former al Shabaab leader was barred from running in the vote seen as test of the country's political progress.

African Union force denies it was involved in arrest of ex-al Shabaab leader

15 Dec 2018

MOGADISHU African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed, the AU force said, following a report that Ethiopian members of the force had been involved.

Supporters of ex-al Shabaab leader clash with police in Somalia's Baidoa city, 11 dead

14 Dec 2018

MOGADISHU At least 11 people were killed in Somalia's city of Baidoa in clashes between security forces and supporters of a former al Shabaab leader who is seeking election as a regional president, a military officer and an elder said on Friday.

Somalia arrests ex-Islamist militant running for regional presidency

13 Dec 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia arrested on Thursday a former Islamist militant who seeking election as a regional president, sparking clashes between his supporters and security forces.

Militants kill cleric and 14 others in Somalia in car bomb and gun attack

26 Nov 2018

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck a religious centre in central Somalia on Monday, killing a cleric and at least 14 of his followers, a police officer said | Video

Suicide car bombers kill at least 22 in Somalia

10 Nov 2018

MOGADISHU Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 22 people, police said.

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