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Soldier who shot Somalia’s youngest-ever minister has been sentenced to death

A Somali military court sentenced a naval officer to death Monday for shooting dead the minister of public works in what the defense argued was an accident. A young minister seen as an inspiration to many in the conflict-torn nation, Abbas Abdullahi Siraji, 31, was killed last month when armed …

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Somalia: Suicide car bomber targets Mogadishu restaurant


A combined suicide bomb and gun attack at a hotel and restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least 18 people. The attack started on Wednesday evening, as Muslims were breaking their daily fast during Ramadan. A chef at the Pizza House restaurant, a modern venue popular with young …

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Kenyans, Ethiopians among the rescued as Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu restaurant

Somali insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, on Wednesday evening attacked a restaurant in the capital Mogadishu. Deaths were recorded in the attack with witnesses quoting between 9 -10 dead persons outside the Pizza House restaurant, according to a Voice of America journalist. Security forces who rushed to the scene however managed to …

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Kenya foils Al Shabaab plot, arrests six terrorists

Kenya has arrested six men suspected of planning an attack sponsored by the Al Shabaab militant group from neighboring Somalia, the head of Kenyan police said late on Sunday. In recent weeks, the country had lost 20 officers in various attacks, mostly on deserted roads in the vast northern region …

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Five people killed as Somalia soldiers fight over food aid distribution

Five people were killed in crossfire between two groups of government soldiers on Friday when fighting broke out during the distribution of relief food in the southern Somali city of Baidoa, police and witnesses said. The incident happened in the afternoon at a site where food aid was being distributed …

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14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia

At least 14 people, mostly civilians, were killed on Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia’s southwestern city of Baidoa. The fighting broke out at a distribution site after some soldiers tried to steal food sacks meant for refugees and other soldiers guarding the aid stopped them, …

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