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Somali PM issues new cabinet list after MP veto

Mugadishu - Somalia's new prime minister proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles were stalling progress.

Suicide attack in Somali capital ahead of Erdogan visit

Mugadishu - At least five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkey's president, police said.

East Africa ministers meet in Somalia for peace push

Mugadishu - East African foreign ministers met in Mogadishu on Saturday to push peace efforts in war-torn Somalia, the first time the regional bloc has met in the country for almost three decades.

East Africa ministers meet in Somalia for peace push

Mugadishu - East African foreign ministers met in Mogadishu on Saturday to push peace efforts in war-torn Somalia, the first time the regional bloc has met in the country for almost three decades.

Somalia's Shebab militants 'execute informers'

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab militants have executed four people accused of spying for the United States, Ethiopia and the country's internationally-backed government, officials and witnesses said.

Somalia's Shebab militants 'execute informers'

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab militants have executed four people accused of spying for the United States, Ethiopia and the country's internationally-backed government, officials and witnesses said.

Four killed in Mogadishu suicide car bombing

Mugadishu - A huge suicide car bomb blast shook Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday near the heavily-fortified international airport, killing four people, officials said.

Seven die in Shebab attacks in Somalia

Mugadishu - Six Somali soldiers and one civilian were killed on Friday in an attack by Shebab militants on a military checkpoint in Baidoa and in a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu, officials said.

Senior Shebab official surrenders in Somalia: officials

Mugadishu - A top leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels, intelligence chief Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, has surrendered to government and African Union forces and is now in custody, officials said Saturday.

Three AU soldiers, civilian killed in Shebab attack on base

Mugadishu - Three African Union soldiers and a civilian were killed Thursday after Shebab militants staged a brazen attack on the force's heavily fortified headquarters in Somalia.

Shebab stage daring attack on AU Somalia base, 4 injured

Mugadishu - Three African Union soldiers and a civilian were injured Thursday after the Shebab staged a brazen attack on the heavily-fortified headquarters of the force in Somalia.

Somali Shebab journalist 'killer' to face trial: govt

Mugadishu - A Somali journalist accused of murdering colleagues and working for the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab and arrested in Kenya has been extradited to Mogadishu to stand trial, Somalia's information minister said Saturday.

Seven Somali women killed in 'barbaric' attacks

Mugadishu - At least seven women have been killed in "barbaric" attacks in Somalia after Shebab insurgents beheaded a soldier's wife, prompting revenge executions of women close to the Islamists, elders said Thursday.

Somali premier loses confidence vote in parliament

Mugadishu - Somalia's prime minister lost a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday after months of dispute with the country's president and international concern that the turmoil was harming rebuilding efforts.

Four killed in Somali Shebab suicide attack on UN convoy

Mogadishu - Four people were killed and nine wounded in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a UN convoy, police and rebels said.

Kenya security chiefs ousted after new Shebab massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister and police chief were removed from their posts on Tuesday, hours after Somalia's Shebab rebels carried out a fresh massacre in the northeast of the country.

Somalia's Shebab massacre 36 in Kenya, vow more attacks

Nairobi - Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Tuesday massacred 36 quarry workers in a fresh attack in northeastern Kenya, with the group vowing to conduct more "uncompromising, relentless and ruthless" operations.

At least 36 feared dead in northeast Kenya attack: Red Cross

Nairobi - At least 36 people are feared dead after gunmen staged a fresh attack on a quarry in northeast Kenya, the Red Cross said Tuesday, the latest in a series of attacks.

Thousands warned to leave Kenya's north after insurgent attacks

Mogadishu - Thousands of Kenyan civil servants were urged Tuesday to leave troubled northeast regions hit by a wave of insurgent attacks, as protesters in the capital demanded greater security.

U.S. forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon

Washington - U.S. military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia conduct, sex abuse

Kampala - Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army said Thursday.

Somali, African troops recapture key port from Shebab

Mogadishu - Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Sunday recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by the Shebab, removing a key source of revenue for the Islamist militia, officials told AFP.

Abla Elmi's Mogadishu Diaries Cast Somalia in Different Light Special

Toronto - Initially designated as a school project, the Mogadishu Diaries developed into a much sought after video series as it caught the attention of the Somali public, especially its youthful fraternity starved off original Somali stories.

Kenya grieves one year after Westgate mall attack

Nairobi - Thousands of mourners gathered in Kenya's capital on Sunday for emotional commemorations marking a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall and massacred at least 67 people.

Solemn commemorations in Kenya one year on from mall massacre

Nairobi - Kenya began emotional commemorations on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Nairobi's Westgate mall massacre, remembering the 67 people killed by Somali Islamist gunmen and those who risked their lives to stop them.

Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting 'imminent attack': US

Kampala - Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

Somalia's Al-Shabab names new leader mounts revenge attacks

Mogadishu - A US drone strike recently killed Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Godane. The group has threatened revenge strikes in retaliation. The group lost no time in naming a new leader Ahmad Umar to replace Godane.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Shebab's new leader 'a devout, ruthless hardliner': Sources

Nairobi - The new leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner who was one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief, according to experts and analysts.
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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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Ottawa residents line up at the finish line to welcome the Walk for Somalia heroes.
Ottawa residents line up at the finish line to welcome the Walk for Somalia heroes.
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Faduma (right)  Dr. Cadigia (second right)  Hodan Yusuf (background in blue head scarf) and Hanan.
Faduma (right), Dr. Cadigia (second right), Hodan Yusuf (background in blue head scarf) and Hanan.
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Members of EU NAVFOR take over a pirate skiff.
Members of EU NAVFOR take over a pirate skiff.
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Walk for Somalia members  Istar (5) and Samia (3)  reading during a short break.
Walk for Somalia members, Istar (5) and Samia (3), reading during a short break.
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A wave of patriotism sweeps across the room as participants wave the Somali national flag.
A wave of patriotism sweeps across the room as participants wave the Somali national flag.
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Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
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Arrival at the town of Ajax.
Arrival at the town of Ajax.
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The face of determination  Istar  5  gearing up for the big walk.
The face of determination, Istar, 5, gearing up for the big walk.
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Hodan Yusuf brings refreshments. Standing right is Noordin  an aspiring young journalist.
Hodan Yusuf brings refreshments. Standing right is Noordin, an aspiring young journalist.
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Lunch break.
Lunch break.
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Taking rest after a long day of walk.
Taking rest after a long day of walk.
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Kids displaying placards in support of the children of Horn of Africa.
Kids displaying placards in support of the children of Horn of Africa.
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Crisis in Somalia-Pictures from Mr Solheim s visit
Crisis in Somalia-Pictures from Mr Solheim's visit
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Supporters arrive early to welcome their Walk for Somalia heroes.
Supporters arrive early to welcome their Walk for Somalia heroes.
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Volunteers strategizing at the Dundas Subway Station.
Volunteers strategizing at the Dundas Subway Station.
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Refugees in attentive mood during Saado Ali s speech at the Dadaab camp.
Refugees in attentive mood during Saado Ali's speech at the Dadaab camp.
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Dr. Augustine Mahiga  the UN Special Envoy for Somalia (right)  responds to tough questions from Bil...
Dr. Augustine Mahiga, the UN Special Envoy for Somalia (right), responds to tough questions from Bilan Hassan (middle), during his recent visit in Toronto while Hassan "Karate", the anchor of Ogaal Radio,88.9FM (left) looks on.
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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.
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