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Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

Mar 20 2019

MOGADISHU, March 20 Somali soldiers have vacated at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what could be a boost for Islamist al Shabaab insurgents.

Air strike kills four people in Somalia: relatives

Mar 20 2019

MOGADISHU An air strike near the Somali town of Afgoye killed four people, a relative of one of the victims said on Tuesday.

Air strike kills four people in Somalia

Mar 19 2019

MOGADISHU, March 19 An air strike near the Somalian town of Afgoye has killed four people, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters on Tuesday.

Somali militant siege ends, at least 29 civilians dead

Mar 02 2019

MOGADISHU Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed at least 29 civilians. | Video

Gunmen kill nine street cleaners outside Mogadishu: police, official

Feb 26 2019

MOGADISHU Suspected al Shabaab militants shot and killed nine street cleaners in a village near Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and a local governor said on Tuesday.

Actor dreams of second chance as Somalia rebuilds its theater

Feb 13 2019

MOGADISHU Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalia's National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down, and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue - and his own acting career. | Video

Car bomb kills 11 at Somalia shopping mall: police

Feb 04 2019

MOGADISHU A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab. | Video

Somalia orders top U.N. official to leave

Jan 02 2019

MOGADISHU Somalia has kicked out the country's top United Nations official in a decision likely to harm relations with foreign powers backing government attempts to restore stability after decades of turmoil. | Video

At least 13 killed in Mogadishu car bomb claimed by al Shabaab

Dec 22 2018

MOGADISHU At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president's residence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday.

Mogadishu-backed candidate wins test-case regional Somali election

Dec 19 2018

MOGADISHU Lawmakers in a volatile region of Somalia elected the federal government's preferred candidate as its leader on Wednesday after a popular former al Shabaab leader was barred from running in the vote seen as test of the country's political progress.

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