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Five killed in jihadist attack on Somali hotel

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |   Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital, police said Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege. The attack on Tuesday evening, claimed by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, took place at …

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Al-Shabaab attacks US base, EU convoy in Somalia

  Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | The Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as a security officer confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of EU advisers. The militants hit the US base at Baledogle, about 110 kilometres (70 miles) …

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Shabab blasts kill seven near Somalia presidential palace

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Seven people were killed Saturday in a double car bomb attack claimed by the jihadist Shabaab group near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said. “We have confirmed seven people died in the two blasts and more than ten others wounded,” local …

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Inside Somalia’s wars

How a clan system and external players are complicating the country’s reconstruction    Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | When I flew to Mogadishu, Somalia’s sandy capital,  on December 16,  2017; I was filled with a heady mix of anxiety and excitement because of the image we all have of …

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Somalia’s defence minister, army chief resign

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somalia’s defence minister and army chief have both resigned, without explaining why, in a potential blow to the government’s fight against Shabaab Islamist militants. The resignations come as Somali security forces struggle to contain attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked group. Defence Minister Abdirashid Abdullahi confirmed his …

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CONFIRMED: 18 killed in Mogadishu restaurant attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A suicide car bombing and assault by Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with 18 dead, a government spokesman said. “The operation is over now and the gunmen were killed by the security forces,” said Mohamed Ahmed Arab, spokesman …

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Kampala bomb suspects denied bail for second time

A bail request by four of seven Somali nationals accused of aiding and abetting an Al-Shabab attempt to carry out a second bomb attack on Kampala in 2014, has been denied a second time because they have no permanent residence in Uganda. International Crimes Division court Judge Ezekiel Muhanguzi dismissed the applications of Muhammed Abdul …

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