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Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

Mugadishu - Somalia's deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday, a major jump in the fatality toll.

Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

Mugadishu - Somalia's allies sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors Tuesday, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

Pentagon ready to increase support for Somalia after bomb

Washington - The US military said Monday it is ready to boost its support for the Somali government after at least 276 people were killed in a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu.

World leaders condemn Somalia bombing 'in strongest terms'

Paris - World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing in Somalia, the worst attack in the country to date with at least 137 deaths.

Attack suspect faced US deportation before seeking asylum in Canada

Ottawa - A Somali refugee accused in a vehicle-and-knife attack in Edmonton, Alberta had sought asylum in Canada after being ordered deported from the United States, officials said Wednesday.

Shabaab Islamists attack Somali army base killing at least 8

Mugadishu - Shabaab jihadists attacked a Somali army base early Friday in the southern town of Barire, killing at least eight soldiers and stealing equipment, officials and witnesses said.

Top Somalia jihadist turns himself over to government

Mugadishu - A one-time deputy leader and spokesman for Somalia's Shabaab insurgents defected to the country's government on Sunday, a local official said.

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said.

Accidental internet cut-off hits Somalia hard

Mugadishu - Last month, a baby was born in the Somali capital Mogadishu with a terrible eye defect that requires treatment abroad.

At least 10 killed in Mogadishu minibus bombing

Mugadishu - At least 10 people were killed Tuesday when Shabaab Islamists drove an explosives-laden minibus into local government offices in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to the security ministry.

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A suicide car bombing and armed assault by six Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with at least 18 dead, the government said.

US forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon 

Washington - US forces carried out a strike in conjunction with Somali special forces Sunday against Al-Shabaab approximately 185 miles (300 kilometers) southwest of Mogadishu, according to the Pentagon.

Fleeing hunger, Somali women raped in displacement camps

Afgooye - He was thin but strong, in a new uniform and boots. After forcing his way into Hawo's ragged shelter the man put a gun to her throat, then raped her, twice.

IS claims first suicide attack in Somalia

Mugadishu - The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia that left at least five people dead as it steps up activities in a region dominated by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab.

Four killed in Kenyan car bomb attack

Nairobi - At least four people died on Tuesday when their vehicle set off an improvised explosive device in a small Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police said.

Somalia asks world to help stabilise ravaged nation

London - Somalia's president Thursday urged world powers to help him fight the "raging enemies" of terror, corruption and poverty, at an international conference aimed at stabilising the crisis-wracked country under his new leadership.

London conference aims for stable Somalia under new chief

London - International leaders are gathering in London on Thursday to thrash out agreements with Somalia aimed at stabilising the country under its new political leadership.

Shabaab car bomb attack kills six in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - At least six people were killed and about 10 injured Monday in a car bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu claimed by militant Islamist group Shabaab, police told AFP.

First US military death in Somalia since 'Black Hawk Down'

Mugadishu - An American soldier has been killed in a night-time raid in Somalia, in what is believed to be the first US military death in combat there since the infamous events of "Black Hawk Down" 24 years ago.

1.4 million children acutely malnourished in Somalia this year: UN

Geneva - Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50 percent from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.

'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon

Washington - The United States is deploying "a few dozen" troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday.

Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN

Geneva - Cholera and acute diarrhoea have killed more than 500 people and left tens of thousands of others sick in drought-hit parts of Somalia since January, the United Nations said Thursday.

Somali security forces free hostages held by pirates

Mugadishu - Somalia security forces on Wednesday freed eight sailors who had been taken ashore by pirates after they were chased off a hijacked Indian ship earlier this week, a coast guard official said."The eight hostages were freed without fighting.

10 dead as new Somali army chief escapes car bombing

Mugadishu - Somalia's new army chief escaped a car bombing Sunday that killed at least 10 people in a bloody response by Shabaab militants to the president's declaration of war on the group.

India, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates

New Delhi - The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said.

India, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates

New Delhi - The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said.

India, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates

New Delhi - The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said.

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members

Mugadishu - Somali pirates have seized an Indian cargo ship and 11 crew members, the ship's owner said Monday, as a recent series of hijackings raises fears of a resurgence in piracy.

Five dead in Mogadishu bombing as PM unveils new lineup

Mugadishu - At least five people were killed when a minibus laden with explosives blew up in Mogadishu on Tuesday, a local official said, the latest attack in the troubled Somali capital.
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Shadya Yasin addressing the public during the pro-Farmajo Toronto event.
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Kids holding placards during the Toronto rally.
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Young Aisha (in blue head scarve) leads the chanting during the downtown Toronto rally.
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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A rooftop view of the Indian Ocean in a Mogadishu Neighbourhood.
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Walkers hit downtown Toronto streets at the start of the historic Toronto-Ottawa Walk.
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Celebrated Somali artist, Nakruma, addressing the public during the event.
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Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
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Somali painters featured in the Mogadishu Diaries.
Somali painters featured in the Mogadishu Diaries.
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Walk for Somalia team members conduct a video presentation at the Toronto City Hall on the eight-day, Toronto-Ottawa walk.
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Canadian youth walkers including the Warsame family, pose for a group photo in Port Hope.
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In this IRIN photo, a refugee struggles to survive in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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