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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.

Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine

Afgooye - Mariam Ibrahim, her seven children and two neighbouring families were the last to leave their village in southwestern Somalia.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

Somali pirates release hijacked oil tanker, hostages

Mugadishu - Somali pirates on Thursday handed over an oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan hostages captured just days ago, the Oceans Beyond Piracy NGO told AFP, bringing to a close the first such attack since 2012."The Puntland maritime police force freed the ship.

Somali coastguard in gunfight near hijacked ship

Mugadishu - Coastguards in northern Somalia exchanged gunfire Thursday with armed men aboard a boat heading towards a hijacked oil tanker where pirates are holding eight hostages, an official said.

Somali pirates suspected of staging first attack since 2012

Nairobi - Suspected pirates have boarded a tanker and forced its Sri Lankan crew to change course towards the northeastern Somali coast, in what could be the first such attack since 2012.

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN

New York - The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries.

UN chief urges 'massive response' to avert Somali famine

Mugadishu - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to take action to avert famine in Somalia where a biting drought has left three million people going hungry.

UN chief Guterres in Somalia to discuss famine threat

Mugadishu - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Somalia Tuesday to discuss a hunger crisis which has pushed the country to the verge of famine with new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
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A student in a duxi, reciting her Quranic assignment to her teacher.
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Walk for Somalia team members Abdirahman and Abdikarim share experiences from the walk during the me...
Walk for Somalia team members Abdirahman and Abdikarim share experiences from the walk during the meet and greet session at Toronto City Hall.
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3.2 million people in Somalia require immediate food assistance. Most were internally displaced people; the rest were affected either by the conflict, by drought and an underlying livelihoods crisis, or both.
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Somali refugees in Dadaab camp.
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School in Dadaab, Kenya's refugee camp complex.
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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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Outraged Farmajo supporters proclaim "Mahiga does not rule us".
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Mogadishu Sea Port.
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A rooftop view of the Indian Ocean in a Mogadishu Neighbourhood.
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Hibaq Guelleh  youth activist and community organizer addressing the public during the event.
Hibaq Guelleh, youth activist and community organizer addressing the public during the event.
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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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Demonstrators holding placards during the downtown Toronto rally.
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Shadya Yasin and Aziza at Nathan Phillips Sqaure.
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Faduma (right), Dr. Cadigia (second right), Hodan Yusuf (background in blue head scarf) and Hanan.
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Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM is calling for preemtive measures to end youth violence.
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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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Stretching for muscle pain before heading out to the road.
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Abla setting up for a rooftop interview with Iman, the 21 year old female Somali National Army (SNA) Lieutenant from Canada.
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Activist Aisha Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Toronto youth during the Jubaland State event.
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