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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.

UN calls for Somalia elections 'as soon as possible'

New York - The UN envoy for Somalia called Monday for an agreement on holding elections "as soon as possible" after gunfire broke out during an opposition demonstration in the capital Mogadishu last week.

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.

UN Security Council urges Somalis to decide quickly on elections

New York - The UN Security Council called Tuesday on Somalia's leaders to quickly resume dialogue to arrange new elections, hoping to resolve a new crisis in the violence-ravaged nation.

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.

After troop cuts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Trump orders pullout from Somalia

Washington - President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US military and security personnel from Somalia, where they have been conducting operations against the Al-Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said Friday.

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.

Somaliland launches representative office in Taiwan

Taipei - Somaliland opened a representative office in Taiwan Wednesday as the unrecognised but de facto sovereign territories deepen a relationship that has sparked angry rebukes from both China and Somalia.

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.

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Nairobi - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday.

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya: govt

Nairobi - Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture minister said Friday.

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.

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81: govt

Mugadishu - The death toll from a massive car bomb in the Somali capital has risen to 81, a government spokesman said Monday, as rescue workers pursued their search for the missing.

US strikes in Somalia kill four militants

Washington - The United States military said it killed four "terrorists" in airstrikes against the Al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia on Sunday, a day after the country's deadliest attack in two years.

Turkish military plane evacuates Somalia bomb victims

Mugadishu - A Turkish military plane on Sunday evacuated 16 gravely wounded victims of a devastating bombing that killed 79 people and overwhelmed local health services, in the latest attack on a city dogged by insecurity.

Massive car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores injured in Somalia's deadliest attack in two years.
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Community members chat with walkers at the Toronto City Hall. From left are Somali divas Fadumo Nakr...
Community members chat with walkers at the Toronto City Hall. From left are Somali divas Fadumo Nakruma and Batullo, Abdifatah Warsame, Walk for Somalia team member and Somali diva, Khadija Daleys (background).
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Volunteers strategizing at the Dundas Subway Station.
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A volunteer co-ordinator raising public awareness on the plight of the victims of the Horn of Africa disaster.
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Volunteers donning Feed Somalia T-shirts pose for a photo at the St. Andrew Subway Station.
Volunteers donning Feed Somalia T-shirts pose for a photo at the St. Andrew Subway Station.
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Somali-Canadian demonstrators holding placards during the rally outside the US Consulate in downtown...
Somali-Canadian demonstrators holding placards during the rally outside the US Consulate in downtown Toronto.
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Activist Aisha Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Toronto youth during the Jubaland State event.
Activist Aisha Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Toronto youth during the Jubaland State event.
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Walkers getting ready to hit the long road to Ottawa. Antar  the much celebrated former Somali inter...
Walkers getting ready to hit the long road to Ottawa. Antar, the much celebrated former Somali international soccer star (in blue shirt), holds Hanad, the 8 months old infant who has made history by becoming the youngest member ever of a major trans-cities walk in Canada.
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A student in a duxi  reciting her Quranic assignment to her teacher.
A student in a duxi, reciting her Quranic assignment to her teacher.
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Walkers in day 5 in Brighton  Ontario.
Walkers in day 5 in Brighton, Ontario.
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Ogaal Radio s Bilan Hassan (middle)  interviews Dr. Augustine Mahiga  the UN Special Envoy for Somal...
Ogaal Radio's Bilan Hassan (middle), interviews Dr. Augustine Mahiga, the UN Special Envoy for Somalia during his recent stop in Toronto. At left is Hassan "Karate," the anchor of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
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Councillor Joe Mihevc of Ward 21  St. Paul s West  waves as he arrives at the Walk for Somalia kick ...
Councillor Joe Mihevc of Ward 21, St. Paul's West, waves as he arrives at the Walk for Somalia kick off ceremony at Nathan Phillips Square.
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Even volunteers  took time out to donate.
Even volunteers, took time out to donate.
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Walkers on their way to Ajax City Hall.
Walkers on their way to Ajax City Hall.
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Shadya Yasin energizes the crowd with  Power to the People  chants.
Shadya Yasin energizes the crowd with "Power to the People" chants.
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Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
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Author introducing Somali Needs Assessment Program and working with members of the international community, Garowe, Puntland, Somalia, 2006.
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The 400 Kilometre route covered by the Walk for Somalia team spanning 20 cities and towns during their September 19-26 walk from Toronto to Ottawa.
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Dadaab Refugee Camp, Dadaab, Kenya.
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