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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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