Abdi Sheikh

Islamist bombing near school in Somalia kills 8, wounds 13 children

Nov 25 2021

MOGADISHU An Islamist suicide bombing outside a school in Somalia's capital killed eight people and wounded 17 including 13 children, the latest in a string of deadly blasts this year in a country beset by political turmoil and drought. | Video

Keeping tradition alive, Somalia's last camel bone carving artisans

Nov 11 2021

MOGADISHU Somali artisan Muse Mohamud Olosow carefully sorts through a huge pile of camel bones, discarded by a slaughterhouse in Mogadishu, selecting pieces that he will carve into jewellery and ornate beads used by fellow Muslims while reciting prayers. | Video

Somalia death toll in fighting between army and former allied group rises to 120

Oct 25 2021

MOGADISHU Fighting in Somalia's Galmudug state between the Somali army and its former ally, the Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a militia, has killed 120 people over the past three days, a senior ASWJ official said on Monday.

Dozens killed in fighting between Somalia army and former allied group

Oct 24 2021

(Corrects dateline to Oct 24, not Oct 23; adds TV and PIX to story slug)

Somalia's president, prime minister agree to speed up election

Oct 22 2021

MOGADISHU Somalia's president and prime minister resolved a dispute over appointments to security bodies, allowing a stalled process to elect a new parliament and president to go ahead, the government spokesman said late on Thursday.

Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces

Oct 01 2021

MOGADISHU A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from federal forces, saying it was taking control where the government had failed to end the insurgency.

Somalia opens first public oxygen plant to help treat COVID-19 amid severe shortage

Sep 30 2021

MOGADISHU Somalia's first public oxygen plant opened on Thursday, in a ray of hope for a country where a lifesaving treatment for the coronavirus has been largely unavailable to patients during the pandemic. | Video

Somalia on edge as president, PM clash over intelligence chief

Sep 09 2021

MOGADISHU (Reuters) -Somalia's two most powerful leaders were locked in a standoff on Wednesday after they named different men to head the intelligence service of the politically unstable nation in the Horn of Africa.

Kenyan air strike in Somalia allegedly kills woman and her child

Jun 07 2021

MOGADISHU A Somali mother and her child were killed and four others injured when a Kenyan warplane bombed two towns in southern Somalia, the woman's husband said on Monday.

Somalia's PM commits to free, fair polls after impasse over elections resolved

May 27 2021

MOGADISHU (Reuters) -Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said he was committed to free and fair polls after he signed an agreement on Thursday with leaders from the country's regions to hold indirect elections after delays triggered a crisis.

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