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At least three die in Somali auto-rickshaw protest

Mugadishu - At least three protesters died in Mogadishu when hundreds of auto-rickshaw taxi drivers took to the streets Saturday after an officer shot and killed a driver.

Two Cuban doctors in Kenya kidnapped by suspected jihadists

Nairobi - Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya on Friday and killed their police escort officer, officials said.

Spain takes over EU anti-piracy mission from Britain due to Brexit

Rota - Spain on Friday took over from Britain command of a European Union maritime mission that combats piracy off the coast of Somalia as Britain's planned departure from the bloc nears.

15 killed as Shabaab bomb busy Somali restaurant

Mugadishu - At least 15 people died when a car bomb exploded on a busy street and ripped into a nearby restaurant in Somalia's capital on Thursday, medics said.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate: Amnesty

Nairobi - US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said Wednesday, reports denied by the military.

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.
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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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Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
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The Toronto to Ottawa  eight-day walk kicks off at Nathan Phillips Square outside the Toronto City H...
The Toronto to Ottawa, eight-day walk kicks off at Nathan Phillips Square outside the Toronto City Hall.
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
Professor Togane is mobbed on stage by the ever enthusiastic crowd.
Professor Togane is mobbed on stage by the ever enthusiastic crowd.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
From Left: Leila  Suad  Nawal  Sagal and Nasro.
From Left: Leila, Suad, Nawal, Sagal and Nasro.
Photo: Rob Campbell
Professor Mohamed Siyyad Togane addressing the public during the event.
Professor Mohamed Siyyad Togane addressing the public during the event.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
The 400 Kilometre route covered by the Walk for Somalia team spanning 20 cities and towns during the...
The 400 Kilometre route covered by the Walk for Somalia team spanning 20 cities and towns during their September 19-26 walk from Toronto to Ottawa.
Image: Google/Walk for Somalia
Somali artists entertain a festive crowd that turned out to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan in Toronto.
Somali artists entertain a festive crowd that turned out to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan in Toronto.
Photo: Anthony Berot
A team of smiling volunteers holding donation boxes  photos and placards.
A team of smiling volunteers holding donation boxes, photos and placards.
Photo: Omar Nur
Demonstrators march through downtown Toronto streets holding banners and placards.
Demonstrators march through downtown Toronto streets holding banners and placards.
Photo: Samir Tulloch.
Youth activist Hibaq Gelle has been busy organizing and facilitating youth events.
Youth activist Hibaq Gelle has been busy organizing and facilitating youth events.
Photo: HG
Arrival at the town of Ajax.
Arrival at the town of Ajax.
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
H.E. Fawzia Adan meets Somali-Canadians during a tea reception at Dixon Road s Westin Hotel in Toron...
H.E. Fawzia Adan meets Somali-Canadians during a tea reception at Dixon Road's Westin Hotel in Toronto.
Photo: Anthony Berot
The Walk for Somalia team is flanked by supporters as they recount their heroic eight-day trans-citi...
The Walk for Somalia team is flanked by supporters as they recount their heroic eight-day trans-cities trek. Sitting (second left), is Abdifatah, holding son Hanad, 8 months old, who has made history by becoming the youngest member ever in a long distance, trans-cities walk in Canada.
Photo: Walk for Somalia
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.
Photo: Ige Egal
Shadya Yasin  the logistics co-ordinator for Walk for Somalia speaking to the media at Nathan Philli...
Shadya Yasin, the logistics co-ordinator for Walk for Somalia speaking to the media at Nathan Phillips Square. Looking on is Steve Watson, a retired staff member of CAW.
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
Women at the Dadaab refugee camp.
Women at the Dadaab refugee camp.
Photo: Somali Refugee Awareness Project
Walkers in day 5 in Brighton  Ontario.
Walkers in day 5 in Brighton, Ontario.
Photo: Walk for Somalia
Taking rest after a long day of walk.
Taking rest after a long day of walk.
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
Somalia s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at Toronto s welcoming reception hel...
Somalia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at Toronto's welcoming reception held in her honour.
Photo: Anthony Berot

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