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UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

Nairobi - A world forum on addressing the planet's environmental crisis opened in Nairobi on Monday, the mood darkened by the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy that killed 157 people a day earlier, including at least 22 UN staff, many headed for the event.

At least 19 dead as Somali siege ends

Mugadishu - Security forces on Friday ended a siege by Al-Shabaab insurgents nearly 24 hours after jihadists mounted an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu that left at least 19 dead.

Five killed by Al-Shabaab car bomb in Somalia

Mugadishu - At least five people were killed on Thursday when a car bomb exploded close to a major hotel in the capital of Somalia, medics said.

US strike in Somalia kills 35 'terrorists': Pentagon

Washington - US forces have conducted an air strike in Somalia that killed 35 Al-Shabaab militants, officials said Monday, in the latest in a string of attacks against the Al-Qaeda affiliate.

Somalia port boss killed, car bomb leaves 9 dead in Shabaab attacks

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants shot dead the Maltese manager of a major northern port and detonated a car bomb in the capital on Monday, killing nine people, in a deadly day for the restive nation.

Nine killed in Somali market car bombing: police

Mugadishu - At least nine people were killed and several wounded when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a mall in a busy market in the Somali capital on Monday, police said.

US military says 52 Somali Islamists killed in airstrike

Nairobi - United States military forces carried out an airstrike Saturday against Islamist group Al-Shabaab, killing 52 militants, according to a statement from US Africa Command.

UN council regrets Somalia's decision to expel envoy

New York - The UN Security Council on Saturday expressed regret after Somalia expelled a UN envoy but added that it expected "full cooperation" between Somalia and the United Nations.

Somalia refuses to take back expelled UN envoy

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday agreed to appoint a new UN envoy to Somalia after its president refused to reverse a decision to expel a representative for raising human rights concerns.

Somalia tells UN not to interfere after expelling envoy

New York - Somalia on Thursday told the UN Security Council not to interfere in its national affairs after expelling a UN envoy who questioned the government's decision to arrest an al-Shabaab defector running for election.

Somalia orders top UN envoy to leave

Mugadishu - Somalia's government has ordered the UN top envoy to the troubled country to leave, accusing him of "deliberately interfering with the country's sovereignty.

Air strikes kill 62 Shabaab militants in Somalia: US military

Washington - The US military said Monday it has killed 62 militants from the jihadist Shabaab movement in six air strikes in Somalia.Four strikes on Saturday killed 34 militants and another two on Sunday killed 28, the US Africa Command said in a statement.

US reestablishes permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

Washington - The United States has reestablished a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia nearly three decades after it closed its Mogadishu embassy in January 1991, the State Department said Tuesday.

Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

Mugadishu - The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday.

Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

Mugadishu - The death toll from a series of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday.

US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon

Washington - The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military said Tuesday.

US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon

Washington - The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military said Tuesday.

Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest attack

Mugadishu - Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said.

At least 16 dead in Somalia suicide bombings: police

Mugadishu - At least 16 people were killed in Somalia on Saturday in suicide bombings that targeted a restaurant and coffee shop, police said.

Car bomb kills 6 outside Somali government office

Mugadishu - Six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a local government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said.

Suicide car bomber kills three in Somali capital Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A suicide car bomb killed three security guards and injured several more people in the heart of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, authorities said.Islamist extremists of the Al-Shabaab movement immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Somalia, Eritrea mend ties as change sweeps Horn of Africa

Nairobi - The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday agreed to establish diplomatic ties after more than a decade of animosity, in the latest lightning rapprochement between Horn of Africa rivals.

Somalia, Eritrea agree to establish diplomatic ties

Nairobi - The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest fast-track rapprochement in the Horn of Africa.

Somaliland eyes key Red Sea trade role with Berbera port

Burao - The soporific seaside town of Berbera is slowly changing as it takes on a major role on the Red Sea shipping route, allowing breakaway Somaliland to dream of prosperity and even recognition.

Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland

Hargeisa - Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland's literary scene over the past decade.

Twin blasts kill five in attack on Somalia's security ministry

Mugadishu - Two explosions rocked Somalia's internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning killing five civilians, a police officer said, in the latest attack claimed by Shabaab militants.

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

Washington - An American commando was killed Friday in an attack in southern Somalia that also wounded four US military personnel along with a Somali soldier, officials said.

Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

Nairobi - Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

Mugadishu - Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday.

Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

Mugadishu - Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday.
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Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting to discuss the Somali famine.
Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting to discuss the Somali famine.
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Feed Somalia volunteers at the Dundas Station getting ready to hand out pamphlets to commuters.
Feed Somalia volunteers at the Dundas Station getting ready to hand out pamphlets to commuters.
Photo: Omar Nur
Rough diamonds are shown in this photograph from 2013.
Rough diamonds are shown in this photograph from 2013.
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Somali-Canadians in Toronto say   NO TO MAHIGA   the UN special rep to Somalia.
Somali-Canadians in Toronto say "NO TO MAHIGA," the UN special rep to Somalia.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
Walkers in day 5 in Brighton  Ontario.
Walkers in day 5 in Brighton, Ontario.
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Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade  off the coast of Somalia.
Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade, off the coast of Somalia.
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Day 5 in Brighton  Ontario.
Day 5 in Brighton, Ontario.
Photo: Walk for Somalia
Somali-Canadian youth enjoying Iftaar dinner during the Toronto Forum.
Somali-Canadian youth enjoying Iftaar dinner during the Toronto Forum.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
File photo: George H. W. Bush  left and wearing a desert camouflage visited Somalia to witness first...
File photo: George H. W. Bush, left and wearing a desert camouflage visited Somalia to witness first hand the efforts of Task Force Somalia that was in direct support of Operation Restore Hope, 01 January 1993
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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.
Photo: Omar Nur
From Left: Ige  Shadya and Abdiqani strategize as the walk goes through downtown Toronto streets.
From Left: Ige, Shadya and Abdiqani strategize as the walk goes through downtown Toronto streets.
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
Dr. Kirsty Duncan  MP for Etobicoke North accepts portraits of Jubaland President  Ahmed Madobe and ...
Dr. Kirsty Duncan, MP for Etobicoke North accepts portraits of Jubaland President, Ahmed Madobe and the Vice-President, General Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail (Fartaag) from Mr. Osman Ali, Executive Director of the Somali-Canadian Association of Etobicoke.
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Little girl ( front)  and Nasro ( right ) at the downtown rally.
Little girl ( front), and Nasro ( right,) at the downtown rally.
Photo: Samir Tulloch.
Walk for Somalia team members conduct a video presentation at the Toronto City Hall on the eight-day...
Walk for Somalia team members conduct a video presentation at the Toronto City Hall on the eight-day, Toronto-Ottawa walk.
Photo: Ige Egal
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Crisis in Somalia-Pictures from Mr Solheim's visit
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Somalia: Army of African Union soldiers.
Somalia: Army of African Union soldiers.
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Some traditional elders of Somalia in Baran  Puntland  Somalia
Some traditional elders of Somalia in Baran, Puntland, Somalia
Kids holding placards during the Toronto rally.
Kids holding placards during the Toronto rally.
Photo: Samir Tulloch.
Jubilant scenes as the Walk for Somalia team arrives in Ottawa.
Jubilant scenes as the Walk for Somalia team arrives in Ottawa.
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