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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.

Twin blasts kill five in attack on Somalia's security ministry

Mugadishu - Two explosions rocked Somalia's internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning killing five civilians, a police officer said, in the latest attack claimed by Shabaab militants.

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

Washington - An American commando was killed Friday in an attack in southern Somalia that also wounded four US military personnel along with a Somali soldier, officials said.

Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

Nairobi - Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

Mugadishu - Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday.

Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

Mugadishu - Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday.

Five Shabaab killed in US strike in Somalia: US military

Washington - A US air strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia has killed five "terrorists," the US military announced Monday.

Four Ugandans killed in Shabaab attack on AU base in Somalia

Mugadishu - Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, their army said.

At least 14 killed in Mogadishu car bombing

Mugadishu - At least 14 people were killed and several others wounded on Thursday when a car bomb blew up outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

Mugadishu - Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city's main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday.

Two car bombings strike Somalia capital

Mugadishu - At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded on Friday when two car bombs exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service said.Jihadist rebels claimed the attack.

Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

Garowe - The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.
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Saado Ali receives a warm welcome at the Dadaab refugee camp.
Saado Ali receives a warm welcome at the Dadaab refugee camp.
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Abla (left)  with SNA Lieutenant  Iman  (right).
Abla (left), with SNA Lieutenant, Iman, (right).
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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.
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Abdi qani Farmajo addressing the public during the event.
Abdi'qani Farmajo addressing the public during the event.
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Abdi'qani Farmajo captures the mood of outraged Somali-Canadians stepping on the "NO TO MAHIGA" image.
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Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
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H.E. Fawzia Adan  Somali s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to the med...
H.E. Fawzia Adan, Somali's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to the media in Toronto.
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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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Supporters waving Canadian and Somali flags converge at the Bayshore Park in Ottawa to welcome Walk for Somalia heroes.
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Volunteers donning Feed Somalia T-shirts pose for a photo at the St. Andrew Subway Station.
Volunteers donning Feed Somalia T-shirts pose for a photo at the St. Andrew Subway Station.
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Crisis in Somalia-Pictures from Mr Solheim's visit
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n Somalia, some 363,000 children under five are malnourished, of whom 71,000 are severely malnourished and face a high risk of disease and death.
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Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade  off the coast of Somalia.
Arrest of Somali pirates by the French Protection Brigade, off the coast of Somalia.
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A rooftop view of the Indian Ocean in a Mogadishu Neighbourhood.
A rooftop view of the Indian Ocean in a Mogadishu Neighbourhood.
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Day 5 in Brighton  Ontario.
Day 5 in Brighton, Ontario.
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Boys posing for a picture near a Mogadishu monument.
Boys posing for a picture near a Mogadishu monument.
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Taking rest after a long day of walk.
Taking rest after a long day of walk.
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Toronto commuters enter a TTC subway station during rush hours.
Toronto commuters enter a TTC subway station during rush hours.
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Arrival at the town of Ajax.
Arrival at the town of Ajax.
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Mogadishu Sea Port.
Mogadishu Sea Port.
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