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'Humanitarian e-commerce' thrives in Somalia amid pandemic

Nov 12 2020

MOGADISHU Muslima Abdirahman, a Somali mother of nine, escaped death twice in the past two years while shopping for groceries in Mogadishu, where Islamist insurgents regularly carry out suicide bombings on busy streets and markets.

Doctor's self-funded test lab leads way in Somalia's COVID fight

Nov 05 2020

MOGADISHU Having scraped money together following medical studies abroad, Somali doctor Abdullahi Sheikdon Dini opened Mogadishu's first advanced diagnostic laboratory in January. | Video

At least 13 Somali soldiers killed after military, al Shabaab clash

Oct 15 2020

MOGADISHU At least 13 Somali troops have died after the army attacked militant group al Shabaab in jungle and farms near the district of Afgoye northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, a military official said.

Somali women's basketball team defy prejudice, hostility

Oct 02 2020

MOGADISHU Whistles screech on the sea breeze as three female Somali coaches inspect a line of women in black and blue headscarves dribbling basketballs. | Video

Somali president names newcomer Roble premier as elections loom

Sep 23 2020

(This September 18 story corrects typo in paragraph 4 from 2017 to 2007)

Somali architect looks at city's ruined past and dreams of the future

Sep 09 2020

MOGADISHU Mogadishu is a city of ruined glory: crenellated towers crumble by the sea and sand whirls against the pockmarked archways of the roofless old cathedral. But one young man, returning to his family's homeland, walks through the streets and dreams of their future. | Video

Uproar after Somali lawmaker presents bill to legalise child marriage

Aug 20 2020

MOGADISHU Hafsa was married off at 13 by her father to a man who paid $100. She and her mother say she was beaten and raped for two years before they convinced him to divorce her. | Video

Death toll from attack on Mogadishu hotel rises to 16

Aug 17 2020

MOGADISHU At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when Islamist insurgents attacked a seaside hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a government spokesman said, with a witness describing the scene inside the compound as "like hell". | Video

At least seven dead after gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel

Aug 16 2020

MOGADISHU Militants stormed a high-end seaside hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20 as they detonated a car bomb then opened fire with assault rifles in the latest attack in the Somali capital.

Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

Aug 08 2020

MOGADISHU A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said, and the militant group al Shabaab claimed responsiblity.

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