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Somalia News

Somali Singer, MP, Saado Ali Warsame Assassinated in Mogadishu Special

Toronto - Legendary Somali singer and parliamentarian, Saado Ali Warsame was shot dead near her hotel residence in the Hodan District of Mogadishu around 12:00pm local time when her vehicle was sprayed with bullets by armed militants.
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar - 1 comment

Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

Nairobi - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.
In the Media by AFP

Seven wars you probably don’t know are happening

While Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan dominate the news cycle, conflicts rage across the globe with little or no media coverage. These are the wars that aren’t being covered by Western media outlets.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Somalia sacks security chiefs after latest Shebab attack

Mogadishu - Somalia's president sacked his security chiefs Wednesday after Islamist Shebab fighters struck the heart of government in an escalating campaign of attacks in the capital and across east Africa.
In the Media by AFP

Militants storm Somalia presidential palace

Mogadishu - Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed attack on Somalia's presidential palace, penetrating the heavily fortified complex in the capital Mogadishu before blowing themselves up.
In the Media by AFP

Al Shabab fighters storm presidential palace in Somalia

Mogadishu - Al-Shabab fighters stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The Interior Ministry reported the the president Hassan Mohamud was not in the compound when the attack happened.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Shebab launch major attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Mogadishu - Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex before blowing themselves up.
In the Media by AFP

Shebab launch major attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Mogadishu - Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex before blowing themselves up.
In the Media by AFP

Several killed by Somali suicide car bomb blast near parliament

Mogadishu - Several people were killed when a powerful suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said.
In the Media by AFP

Somalia's Shebab warn of Mogadishu attacks during Ramadan

Mogadishu - Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants have warned they will step up attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Kenya air strikes pound Somali Shebab bases: African Union

Mogadishu - Kenyan fighter jets have bombed bases of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab with scores of fighters killed, the African Union said Monday, claims the extremists dismissed as lies.
In the Media by AFP

Kenya president blames 'local political networks' for attacks

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday blamed "local political networks" for the killings of dozens of people in two attacks in the coastal region that have been claimed by Somalia's Shebab militants.
In the Media by AFP

Scores killed in two days of attacks on Kenyan coast

Malindi - At least 64 people have been killed in two consecutive nights of carnage in Kenya's coastal region, officials said Tuesday, with the Kenyan president blaming "local political networks" and Somalia's Shebab insisting they were responsible.
In the Media by Aymeric Vincenot (AFP)

Islamist gunmen kill at least 48 in Kenya attack

Mombasa - At least 48 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Somali parliament hit by car bombing, gun attack

Mogadishu - A huge car bomb went off near the Somali parliament in Mogadishu on Saturday and heavy gunfire immediately broke out, police and witnesses said."There is an attack near the parliament building. There was a car bomb explosion and gunfire broke out.
In the Media by AFP

Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis

Nairobi - Hundreds of Somalis have been expelled from Kenya, with 98 in the latest batch detained and sent back in a major crackdown on suspected Islamists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Somalia's Shebab chief say war 'shifting to Kenya'

Mogadishu - Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab vowed Thursday to move their war to neighbouring Kenya, one of the top commanders said in broadcast urging fighters to launch attacks.
In the Media by AFP

Somali official among seven killed in Mogadishu bombing

Mogadishu - At least seven people were killed Saturday, among them a prominent Somali official, in a bomb attack by Islamist militants in the centre of the capital Mogadishu, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Report: United Nations to ease embargo on Ivory Coast diamonds

Abidjan - A decade-long embargo on diamonds from the Ivory Coast could be partially lifted this week, several United Nations diplomats said Friday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Somali lawmaker killed by Mogadishu car bomb: PM

Mogadishu - A Somali lawmaker was assassinated and another wounded on Monday by a car bomb in Mogadishu, the prime minister said, the latest in a series of bomb attacks in the war-ravaged capital.
In the Media by AFP

Two foreign UN workers shot dead in central Somalia

Mogadishu - Two foreign UN workers were shot dead on Monday at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses said.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Dangerous to be a Christian Special

2013 was a dangerous year for Christians. Many were tortured and killed, mostly by Islamists throughout the Middle East. Jesus said "love your enemy," so Christians don't usually seek revenge, making them easy targets.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

Somali suicide bomber attacks newly captured town

Mogadishu - A suicide bomber in Somalia rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, days after it was recaptured from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, security officials said Tuesday."There was a suicide attack involving terrorists at a hote...
In the Media by AFP

Car bomb targets African Union troops in Somalia

Mogadishu - A convoy of the African Union's AMISOM force was targeted by a car bomb just outside the Somali capital on Monday, witnesses and a Somali army source said, though it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.Contacted by AFP, a spokesman f...
In the Media by AFP

Somali capital rocked as car bomb targets popular hotel

Mogadishu - A car bomb went off on Saturday in central Mogadishu near a hotel popular with government officials and businessmen, injuring at least one person, police and witnesses said."There was a car bomb explosion near the rear gate of the Maka Al Mukarama hote...
In the Media by AFP

Somali capital rocked as car bomb targets popular hotel

Mogadishu - A car bomb went off on Saturday in central Mogadishu near a hotel popular with government officials and businessmen, police and witnesses said.“There was a car bomb explosion near the rear gate of the Maka Al Mukarama hotel.
In the Media by AFP

Somali and African troops capture town from Islamists

Mogadishu - Somali government forces backed by African Union troops captured a sixth settlement in the latest advance in their renewed offensive against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters, a spokesman said Friday.Shebab gunmen are reported to have fled ahead of the a...
In the Media by AFP

Somalia Shebab bomber targeting security forces kills seven

Mogadishu - Somalia's Shebab said it had carried out a car bombing that killed at least seven people Thursday in the capital Mogadishu, targeting security forces at a cafe close to the intelligence headquarters.Police said seven people had been killed, but some wi...
In the Media by AFP

Presidential palace in Somalia hit by major car bomb, gun attack: police

Mogadishu - The presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, home to the country's internationally-backed government, was hit Friday by a massive car bomb followed by a raid by gunmen, police and witnesses said.The UN's special envoy to Somalia said the cou...
In the Media by AFP

Extreme genital mutilation on retreat in Somaliland

Hargeysa - It is a ritual supposed to keep women "pure", but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia's northwest.In the self-declared Somali re...
In the Media by Helen Vesperini (AFP) - 1 comment
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Abdifatah Warsame  wife Aziza and their children  son Hanad  8 months old and daughters Samia  3 (le...
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
Abdifatah Warsame, wife Aziza and their children, son Hanad, 8 months old and daughters Samia, 3 (left) and Istar, 5, (right) get ready for the eight -day,Toronto-Ottawa Walk. At the tender age of 8 months, Hanad has made Canadian history by becoming the youngest member ever of a major, trans-cities walk in recent memory.
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Protesters chanting during the Somalia Rally in downtown Toronto.
Photo: Samir Tulloch.
Protesters chanting during the Somalia Rally in downtown Toronto.
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Dr. Augustine Mahiga  the UN Special Envoy for Somalia (right)  responds to tough questions from Bil...
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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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Faduma speaking to a young walker at the Nathan Phillips Square.
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Faduma speaking to a young walker at the Nathan Phillips Square.
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Somali national flag in full display.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
Somali national flag in full display.
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Halima Hussein of the Somali Tenant Association is one of the community leaders working with Toronto...
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Halima Hussein of the Somali Tenant Association is one of the community leaders working with Toronto's Somali-Canadian youth.
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From Left: Ige  Shadya and Abdiqani strategize as the walk goes through downtown Toronto streets.
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From Left: Ige, Shadya and Abdiqani strategize as the walk goes through downtown Toronto streets.
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Saado Ali Warsame with Hodan Nalayeh  the host of Integration TV.
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Saado Ali Warsame with Hodan Nalayeh, the host of Integration TV.
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Shadya reaching out for her smartphone; time for twitter and facebook updates.
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Shadya reaching out for her smartphone; time for twitter and facebook updates.
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Walkers getting ready to hit the long road to Ottawa. Antar  the much celebrated former Somali inter...
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
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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Councillor Mihevc chats with community leaders  Dr. Cadigia Ali  right and Faduma Mohamed  second ri...
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Councillor Mihevc chats with community leaders, Dr. Cadigia Ali, right and Faduma Mohamed, second right and youth from the Walk for Somalia campaign.
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Somali-Canadians holding placards during the rally.
Photo: Samir Tulloch.
Somali-Canadians holding placards during the rally.
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Dr. Kirsty Duncan  MP for Etobicoke North and Somali Diva  Faduma Ali Nakruma (background) react to ...
Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Dr. Kirsty Duncan, MP for Etobicoke North and Somali Diva, Faduma Ali Nakruma (background) react to chants from a festive crowd.
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A congratulatory message hangs on the wall as the Walk for Somalia team gets seated during the commu...
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A congratulatory message hangs on the wall as the Walk for Somalia team gets seated during the community reception in Ottawa.
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Professor Togane is mobbed on stage by the ever enthusiastic crowd.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
Professor Togane is mobbed on stage by the ever enthusiastic crowd.
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Demonstrators holding placards during the downtown Toronto rally.
Photo: Samir Tulloch.
Demonstrators holding placards during the downtown Toronto rally.
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Somali Prime Minister briefing members of the international community in Nairobi  2007.
Somali Prime Minister briefing members of the international community in Nairobi, 2007.
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Celebrated Somali artist  Nakruma  addressing the public during the event.
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Celebrated Somali artist, Nakruma, addressing the public during the event.
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Activist Aisha Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Toronto youth during the Jubaland State event.
Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Activist Aisha Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Toronto youth during the Jubaland State event.
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Walkers in day 5 in Brighton  Ontario.
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Walkers in day 5 in Brighton, Ontario.
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