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Somalia auditor general slams government finances

09 Oct 2019

MOGADISHU The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year's accounts, the auditor general said in a report published on Wednesday.

Somalia fights to standardise schools with first new curriculum since civil war began

01 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Every school day, Shuayb Muhidin travels Mogadishu's battle-scarred streets to get to Banadir Zone School. For years, the government has battled Islamist insurgents but now authorities are also turning to a new challenge: schools like Muhudin's.

Somali president replaces security chiefs and Mogadishu mayor

22 Aug 2019

MOGADISHU Somalia's president announced on Thursday a major shake-up of the country's security chiefs as well as a replacement for the mayor of Mogadishu after Abdirahman Omar Osman died of his wounds following a suicide bomb attack last month.

Somalia's al Shabaab hits military base, deaths on both sides

14 Aug 2019

MOGADISHU Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle that both sides said caused multiple deaths to the other.

Somalia says blind female suicide bomber killed Mogadishu mayor

09 Aug 2019

MOGADISHU The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people last month was a blind, female employee of the municipal government who was assisted by a fellow worker, Somalia's internal security ministry said on Friday.

Mogadishu mayor, once a London councillor, wounded in a blast

25 Jul 2019

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI The mayor of Mogadishu had fled Somalia for Britain as a refugee and earned a master's degree, citizenship and years of experience as a councillor in London before deciding to return home to help rebuild his war-torn country.

Suicide attack kills six at Mogadishu government HQ - official

24 Jul 2019

MOGADISHU A suicide bombing at municipal government headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday killed six people including district commissioners and local government chiefs, the country's information minister said.

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

14 Jul 2019

(This July 13 story has been refiled to correct spelling of journalist's surname in lines 49 and 51.) | Video

Suicide car bomb targets hotel in Somali port city, two journalists confirmed dead

13 Jul 2019

MOGADISHU A car bomb went off on Friday at a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu where local elders and lawmakers had been discussing an upcoming regional election and was followed by gunfire, police said, adding that the death toll could be high.

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

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