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In Somalia, a female taxi driver defies convention

Mugadishu - At 19 years old, Asha Mohamed is divorced and drives a taxi in Somalia, defying conventions to support her family in one of the world's most conservative and dangerous countries.

Gunfire in Mogadishu as political tensions soar

Mugadishu - Gunfire broke out in Mogadishu on Friday when the opposition tried to march against delayed elections in the Somali capital, sending months of political tensions bursting into the open.

Gunfire breaks out at opposition march in Mogadishu: witnesses

Mugadishu - Gunfire broke out in Mogadishu on Friday as the opposition tried to march against delayed elections in the Somali capital where roads have been sealed off and heavy security deployed over the planned protest, witnesses said.

Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

Mugadishu - Somalia's president faced a leadership crisis Monday as his term ended with no clear path toward elections, and an alliance of opposition parties declared they no longer recognised his authority.

Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Mugadishu - Somalia's leaders Saturday failed to break a deadlock over the country's elections, with no clear path to a vote just days before the government's mandate expires.

Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections: govt

Mugadishu - Emergency talks between Somalia's divided political leaders have ended without agreement on how to proceed with elections, a government minister has announced just days before the president's mandate expires.

At least five killed in Shabaab raid on Mogadishu hotel

Mugadishu - At least five people were killed in an hours-long Al-Shabaab attack on a Mogadishu hotel which ended around midnight on Sunday, Somali police said.

At least three dead in Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel

Mugadishu - At least three people including two civilians were killed in a jihadist attack Sunday on a Mogadishu hotel, a Somali security source said, adding that the death toll could rise with assailants still inside.

Parents of Somali soldiers fear sons fighting in Ethiopia

Mugadishu - Somalia is under growing pressure to explain the fate of soldiers whose families fear they were secretly deployed from training camps in neighbouring Eritrea to fight in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region.

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya, citing 'interference'

Mugadishu - Somalia announced on Tuesday it was severing diplomatic ties with Kenya, accusing Nairobi of "recurring" interference in its political affairs as Mogadishu prepares long-awaited elections scheduled for early 2021.

Somalia names new PM, announces plan for national elections

Mugadishu - Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a new prime minister hours after brokering an agreement with regional leaders for elections next year that abandons a promised one-person, one-vote model.

Three Somali soldiers killed in south Somalia terror attack

The terror group al-Shabaab in a car bomb attack outside of a military base in southern Somalia's Jubbaland resulted in the deaths of three members of Somali special forces, as well as wounding an American officer.

11 killed in Somali hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

Mugadishu - Ten civilians and one police officer were killed in a gun and bomb attack by Al-Shabaab fighters on an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital on Sunday, an official told AFP.

Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Mugadishu - The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is a time for celebration, not least among Somalia's livestock herders and traders who export millions of livestock to feed pilgrims.

Faithful undeterred at Ramadan, even as virus spreads in Somalia

Mugadishu - Adan Abdullahi knows that visiting the mosque for evening prayers is forbidden. There is a curfew in place in the Somali capital, and authorities have pleaded with worshippers to stay home as coronavirus infections rise.

Locals and MP claim that US Somalia attack kills 6 civilians

US African Command (AFRICOM) promises to investigate after an airstrike in Somalia struck a minibus full of people was accused by Somali MP Mahad Dhoore and locals of killing six civilians all the occupants of the vehicle.

Four killed in car bombing near Somalia parliament

Mugadishu - At least four people were killed, including a senior government official, when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said.

US carries out 63 airstrikes on Somalia this year 3 on Sunday

Three airstrikes on Somalia by the US on Sunday bring the total number of attacks so far this year to 63 the most ever by US forces in Somalia and a significant increase from the 47 of last year.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Mugadishu - Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Mugadishu - Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.
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