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Mogadishu | 13 days ago
Two UN aid workers shot dead in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 7 - Two foreign UN workers were shot dead in Somalia Monday by a gunman wearing a police uniform, police and witnesses said.The two foreigners, whose nationalities were not yet known, worked with the UN Office on Drug and Crime - and were at the airport in the Somalian town of Galkayo when the man in police uniform shot them, police officer Mohamed Ali told Xinhua.The gunman is no ...
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Abu Dhabi | 3 months ago
UAE condemns terrorist bombings in Mogadishu

Abu Dhabi, Jan 3 - The United Arab Emirates - Friday condemned the terrorist bombings outside a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu Wednesday, which resulted in many causalities.UAE condemns such criminal acts which undermines security and stability in Somalia, said a foreign ministry statement, expressing heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the Somali government and people. ...
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Mogadishu | 3 months ago
Mogadishu blasts' death toll swells to 11

Mogadishu, Jan 2 - The death toll in the twin car bomb explosions, which targetted a hotel in Somali capital city Wednesday, risen to 11 while dozens more were injured, police and media reports said.We can confirm that the death toll now stands at 11 including four government soldiers and five civilians, reported Xinhua citing police officer Yusuf Hire. The blasts occurred as explosives-laden vehi ...
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Mogadishu | 3 months ago
Eight killed in Mogadishu blasts

Mogadishu, Jan 2 - At least eight people were killed as two car bombs exploded outside a hotel in Somali capital city, BBC reported Thursday.The blasts were at the Jazeera hotel close to Mogadishu's airport, which is popular with Somali politicians.According to reports, the blasts were followed by exchanges of fire between security forces and the attackers.Al Shabab, the Somali Islamist militant g ...
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Mogadishu | 3 months ago
Somali parliament approves new PM

Mogadishu, Dec 22 - Somali lawmakers Saturday overwhelmingly endorsed Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed who was appointed by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud last week.Ahmed replaces outgoing premier Abdi Farah Shirdon, who was ousted last month by parliament following a rift with the Somali president over policy differences, Xinhua reported.Somali Parliament Speakers Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawar ...
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Mogadishu | 4 months ago
AU official welcomes appointment of new Somalia PM

Mogadishu, Dec 16 - The African Union - special representative to Somalia Mahamet Saleh Annadif Monday welcomed the appointment of the Horn of Africa nation's new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.The head of the African Union Mission to Somalia - congratulated the new prime minister following his nomination Dec 12 by President Hassan Sheikh Mohammud.I applaud the move by President Hassan Sheik ...
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Mogadishu | 4 months ago
Somalian PM loses confidence vote

Mogadishu, Dec 2 - Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Monday lost a vote of confidence in parliament after 15 months in office.He fell out with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud last month after he tried to sack some of the president's allies from the cabinet, BBC reported.Mohamud took office in 2012 in a UN-backed move to end years of conflict.Islamist militant group al-Shabab still controls ...
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5 months ago
Football returns to Somalia as sign of peace

Mogadishu -, Nov 21 - Spectators cheered and applauded as the two teams entered the pitch to play football in the newly-renovated but once war-ravaged Banadir Stadium here.The match between Jenyo and Elman earlier this week was among the biggest of the tournament and the stadium was packed to capacity. As the referee whistled the start of the match, the crowd came to life, encouraging their respec ...
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Mogadishu | 5 months ago
Somalia to continue its fight against Al-Shabaab

Mogadishu, Nov 21 - A day after a deadly suicide attack in the central part of the Horn of Africa country, Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said the government will continue its battle against Al-Shabaab militant group.Sihrdon made the remarks Wednesday during a visit to a hospital at the Mogadishu headquarters of African Union Mission in Somalia - to see those injured in Tuesday's attack ...
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United Nations | 5 months ago
UN chief condemns attacks on police station in Somalia

United Nations, Nov 20 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday strongly condemned the deadly attacks on a police station in Somalia, saying that these terrorist acts have caused tremendous suffering.The secretary-general strongly condemns the deadly attacks today against a police station in Beledweyne, Somalia, which follow a number of similar attacks on the Somali people in recent weeks, repor ...
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