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5 dead, 8 wounded in suicide bombing in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Police in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu. Spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali says eight other people were wounded in the blast on Tuesday. He said the bomber targeted a restaurant frequented by …

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African ministers decry Al-shabab’s recruitment drive

MOGADISHU — African ministers from countries that are contributing troops to Somalia have expressed concern about the continued recruitment drive by al-Shabab in the Horn of African nation. The ministers who met virtually to review the security situation in Somalia in a joint statement issued on Thursday also expressed deep …

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Heavy fighting erupts again in Mudug region

GALKAYO — Reports from Mudug region say that fierce clan fighting has erupted again in Huldooyale area under Amara region. The fighting between two clan militias is based on previous clan killings in the area, according to local sources. Reports say that fighting that broke out in Huldooyale district again …

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Two arrested for rape and murder in Bossaso town

BOSSASO — Police in Bossaso town have arrested two men in connection with the rape and killing of a small girl in the area. The two admitted raping and killing Naimo Abdi Mohamed whose body was found in the city’s Raf and Raaho neighborhood. One of the suspects, Mohamed Abdi …

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Somalia, UN laud role of women in peace building

MOGADISHU — Somalia and the UN on Saturday lauded the role played by Somali women in peace, security, and governance as the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Hanifa Mohamed Ibrahim, minister of women and human rights development, said the government should now create new …

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UN condemns killing of two polio workers in Somalia

MOGADISHU — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed Tuesday that two frontline workers were killed in a militant attack in Mogadishu. The UN said the polio workers risked their lives to provide critical health services to vulnerable Somali children and offered condolences to the families. ”I offer my sincere condolences …

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Landmine targets top somali govt official in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — A landmine blast killed at least 2 people and injured several others on Tuesday in Mogadishu. The explosion targeted Director-General of Immigration and Naturalization Directorate Mohamed Aden Koofi in KM 4 near hotel Afrik in the capital. The director-general escaped unscathed. No group has claimed responsibility for the …

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AMISOM holds human rights sensitization meeting for Somali women

MOGADISHU — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in collaboration with the International Centre for Peace, Human Rights and Development (IPHRD-Africa), has held a sensitisation meeting to enhance the participation of Somali women leaders in peace processes, human rights and nation-building. The discussions, organized by AMISOM’s Protection, Human Rights …

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