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October 11, 2018 3:21 AM Somalia’s al-Shabab says it has killed British spy

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying – one of them for the UK. According to a jihadi website, he had admitted giving information to British intelligence services about al-Shabab supporters living in the UK. The five men, aged between 22 and 36, were shot dead in a public execution on Tuesday in an area under 18

September 21, 2018 5:29 AM Girl, 9, shot dead as troops clear traffic

Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nine-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. Deqa Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets hit their school bus while it was stuck in a traffic jam, Amnesty International said. Soldiers opened fire in an apparent attempt to clear the road for their vehicle 14

June 9, 2018 6:06 PM Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say. Four other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush north of the port of Kismayo, US defence officials added. The US military says its forces operate on an “advise and assist” mission 15

February 24, 2018 3:06 PM Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

Two car-bomb attacks have killed at least 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say. The first took place outside the presidential palace late on Friday. The second hit a nearby hotel. Dozens of people were wounded. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which has been trying to oust Somalia’s government, says it was behind both. A gun battle 26

July 30, 2017 4:36 PM Kenya: Intruder killed at vice president's home after 18-hour siege

A lone intruder who managed to enter the home of Kenya's deputy president was killed more than 18 hours after he wounded a police guard with a machete and then killed another with a stolen rifle, Kenya's police chief said Sunday. The man kept police special forces engaged overnight at Deputy President William Ruto's residence on the outskirts of Eldoret 12

July 10, 2017 3:11 PM Somalia internet outage is ‘major disaster’

Somalia’s government says an ongoing internet outage is costing the country $10m (£7.7m) each day. The outage affects southern Somalia, and was caused by damage to an undersea fibre-optic cable more than two weeks ago. Somali Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdi Anshur Hassan has called the incident a “major disaster”, costing Somalia “more than $130m”. He said the cable 8

June 16, 2017 12:33 AM Somalia army ends deadly al-Shabab restaurant siege

Somalia’s security forces have ended a night-long siege by al-Shabab fighters at a popular Mogadishu restaurant where 20 people were taken hostage, police said. At least 19 people were killed when a car driven by a suicide bomber rammed into the Posh Hotel in south Mogadishu on Wednesday evening before gunmen rushed into Pizza House, an adjacent restaurant 12

June 9, 2017 4:44 AM Al-Shabab fighters storm military base in Somalia

Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has carried out a major assault on a military base in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Its fighters killed 61 government troops and seized 16 vehicles in the dawn raid, the group said. A Puntland government minister has denied the high death toll, but did not give separate casualty figures 18

February 10, 2017 10:05 PM Dual Citizen Wins Somali Presidential Election

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is the new president of Somalia. He defeated incumbent president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, after two sets of voting. The new leader formerly served as Somalia’s prime minister. He holds both Somali and American citizenship. "This is a victory for Somalia and the Somalis," Mohamed said after taking the oath of office. "This is the beginning 8

February 10, 2017 2:10 PM New Somali President Wants His Country Off Immigration Ban

Somalia's new president says he will work to have his country removed from the list of nations whose citizens were -- and may yet be -- barred from entering the United States. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, more commonly known as “Farmajo," told VOA of his plans in an phone interview late Thursday, a day after his unexpected victory in the Somali presidential 5