Somalia

Suspected Car Bomb Kills at least 10 People in Somali Capital

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Nov 26 – A suspected car bomb killed at least 10 people when it exploded at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Reuters witnesses saw several bodies at the scene of the blast near the

[ Read More ]

Somalia’s PM says Secures Ceasefire Between two Warring Regions

MOGADISHU, Nov 19 – Somalia’s prime minister said on Saturday he had secured a ceasefire between two warring regions in the Horn of Africa nation, two weeks after a peace deal collapsed leading to fighting that killed at least 29 people. The Galmudug and Puntland semi-autonomous regions have a history of clashes and the latest

[ Read More ]

“Serious Concern” in Somalia as 5 Mln Go Hungry, U.N. Says

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Sept 20 – The number of Somalis who do not have enough to eat has risen to five million, or more than four out of ten people, due to poor rains, the United Nations said on Tuesday, with children at the greatest risk of ill-health and death. The figure has increased

[ Read More ]

Suicide Bombers Kill Seven at Peacekeeping Base in Somalia

MOGADISHU, July 26 – Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital on Tuesday, police said. The force of the explosions shattered windows at Mogadishu’s nearby airport, showering arriving passengers with glass, said witnesses. Al Shabaab, the Islamist militant

[ Read More ]

How to Stop People Dying From Aid Shortages? Tackle Roots of Crises

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in Niger travel miles by donkey cart to health centres in the hope of getting food for their malnourished infants, leaving their vegetable gardens unattended and chores undone, only to be turned away with nothing. Children in Somalia and Democratic Republic of Congo find

[ Read More ]

Somalia: Hope Springs

Drought-hit Somalia reaches a tipping point By Sagal Abshir Fatima Jibrell’s bleak outlook is evident. “We have no drinking water in Badhan today.” For the pastoralists of Somalia, only dirty, expensive water is for sale, brought in over dirt roads by truck in the scorching heat. Not a single one of the four boreholes in

[ Read More ]

Suicide Bomber Strikes While Hugging Official in Somalia’s Puntland

MOGADISHU, March 31 – A militant suicide bomber put his arms around a local official as if in a hug and blew both of them up in the autonomous Somali region of Puntland on Thursday, officials said. The Islamist militant group Al Shabaab, which frequently targets officials in its bid to overthrow the Western-backed Somali

[ Read More ]

Gunmen Kill 17 at a Beachside Restaurant in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Jan 22  – At least 17 people were killed when Islamist gunmen struck a popular beachside restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu late on Thursday, Somali police said. Al Shabaab, a militant group aligned with al Qaeda, said its members set off two car bombs at the Beach View Cafe on Mogadishu’s popular

[ Read More ]