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Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

08 Aug 2020

MOGADISHU A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said, and the militant group al Shabaab claimed responsiblity.

Somalia's parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence vote

26 Jul 2020

MOGADISHU Somalia's parliament ousted Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a no-confidence vote on Saturday, as a simmering power struggle between him and the president came to the fore. | Video

Head of Somalia's military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

13 Jul 2020

MOGADISHU The head of Somalia’s military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car into a convoy in the capital Mogadishu, according to a military spokesman and an ambulance service.

Battling Somalia's epidemic, a grieving British doctor finds peace

11 Jun 2020

MOGADISHU British doctor Jihan Mohamud travelled to Somalia for the first time last year to bury her father in the land of his birth. | Video

Choking on diesel costs, Somali firm turns to solar for cheaper power

02 Jun 2020

MOGADISHU A new solar power plant in Mogadishu should quadruple the city's generation capacity and cut bills, the owners said, providing relief to businesses facing crippling costs from diesel-generated electricity. | Video

Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workers

29 May 2020

MOGADISHU Somalia will set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month, the head of Hirshabelle state told Reuters on Friday, as the United Nations condemned what it called an outrage.

Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, girds for war with coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

MOGADISHU Somali doctor Abdirizak Yusuf Ahmed has escaped an execution, battled deadly diseases and treated war victims. Now - at 35 years old - he's been tapped to lead his nation's response to the coronavirus. | Video

Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, girds for war with coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

MOGADISHU Somali doctor Abdirizak Yusuf Ahmed has escaped an execution, battled deadly diseases and treated war victims. Now - at 35 years old - he's been tapped to lead his nation's response to the coronavirus. | Video

Wives rejoice and traders despair as coronavirus halts khat supply to Somalia

02 Apr 2020

Before the coronavirus hit, Muna Nur Farah had started to hate her husband. He'd slink into their home in the Somali capital Mogadishu at 3:00am with empty pockets, his money squandered on the narcotic leaf khat.

U.S. air strikes killed civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International says

01 Apr 2020

MOGADISHU U.S. air strikes in Somalia killed two civilians and injured three in February, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday, in a statement that raised questions over U.S. investigations of such allegations.

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