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Two foreign UN workers shot dead in central Somalia

Mogadishu - Two foreign UN workers were shot dead on Monday at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses said.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Dangerous to be a Christian Special

2013 was a dangerous year for Christians. Many were tortured and killed, mostly by Islamists throughout the Middle East. Jesus said "love your enemy," so Christians don't usually seek revenge, making them easy targets.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

Somali suicide bomber attacks newly captured town

Mogadishu - A suicide bomber in Somalia rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, days after it was recaptured from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, security officials said Tuesday."There was a suicide attack involving terrorists at a hote...
In the Media by AFP

Car bomb targets African Union troops in Somalia

Mogadishu - A convoy of the African Union's AMISOM force was targeted by a car bomb just outside the Somali capital on Monday, witnesses and a Somali army source said, though it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.Contacted by AFP, a spokesman f...
In the Media by AFP

Somali capital rocked as car bomb targets popular hotel

Mogadishu - A car bomb went off on Saturday in central Mogadishu near a hotel popular with government officials and businessmen, injuring at least one person, police and witnesses said."There was a car bomb explosion near the rear gate of the Maka Al Mukarama hote...
In the Media by AFP

Somali capital rocked as car bomb targets popular hotel

Mogadishu - A car bomb went off on Saturday in central Mogadishu near a hotel popular with government officials and businessmen, police and witnesses said.“There was a car bomb explosion near the rear gate of the Maka Al Mukarama hotel.
In the Media by AFP

Somali and African troops capture town from Islamists

Mogadishu - Somali government forces backed by African Union troops captured a sixth settlement in the latest advance in their renewed offensive against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters, a spokesman said Friday.Shebab gunmen are reported to have fled ahead of the a...
In the Media by AFP

Female genital mutilation a Western problem too Special

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) might not form part of the cultural spectrum of Europe or North America; it doesn't mean the phenomenon doesn't exist there. Both continents are home to hundreds of thousands of victims and potential victims.
Digital Journal Report by Miriam Mannak - 2 comments

Somalia Shebab bomber targeting security forces kills seven

Mogadishu - Somalia's Shebab said it had carried out a car bombing that killed at least seven people Thursday in the capital Mogadishu, targeting security forces at a cafe close to the intelligence headquarters.Police said seven people had been killed, but some wi...
In the Media by AFP

Al-Shabaab militants attack presidential palace in Somalia

Mogadishu - Al-Shabaab an Al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia launched an attack against the well protected Somali presidential palace using a car bomb to blast through a gate followed by a fierce gun battle with African Union soldiers.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Presidential palace in Somalia hit by major car bomb, gun attack: police

Mogadishu - The presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, home to the country's internationally-backed government, was hit Friday by a massive car bomb followed by a raid by gunmen, police and witnesses said.The UN's special envoy to Somalia said the cou...
In the Media by AFP

Extreme genital mutilation on retreat in Somaliland

Hargeysa - It is a ritual supposed to keep women "pure", but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia's northwest.In the self-declared Somali re...
In the Media by Helen Vesperini (AFP) - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Update- Reporters Without Borders: U.S. ranks 46 in press freedom

Sydney - The freedom of the press is looking like a mere buzz phrase like never before, according to Reporters without Borders. The U.S., inventor of the idea of press freedom, now ranks an abysmal 46th regarding the freedom of its own press.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Somali Islamists vow to boost attacks as Ethiopia join AU force

Mogadishu - Somalia's Shebab insurgents called Saturday for renewed attacks against foreign forces, after arch-enemy Ethiopia joined the African Union force battling the extremists.
In the Media by AFP

United States sends military advisers back to Somalia

Mogadishu - The U.S. has sent a few military advisers to Somalia to bolster the African Union force. The deployment is the first of U.S troops to Somalia since 1993 when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S troops killed in the capital Mogadishu.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Training for your first or next job online

Everybody is online nowadays, but can you make it pay? Some are skeptical about training and qualifying online, others less so.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Three explosions kill at least 11 near Mogadishu hotel

Mogadishu - Early reports spoke of two bombs near the Jazeera hotel in Mogadishu the capital of Somalia but now there are three reported explosions with more than 11killed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Woman in Somalia sentenced for reporting rape

A nineteen-year-old woman in Somalia was sentenced to jail after she said she was raped. The two journalists who reported her story were also sentenced.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Britney Spears' music thwarts Somali pirates

Mogadishu - British tanker crews based off the coast of Somalia have recently begun blasting the music of pop star Britney Spears as a way to repel Somali pirates.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 4 comments

Somali-Canadians condemn the Westgate mall terror attack Special

Toronto - On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Somali-Canadians converged in large numbers at Toronto’s Holiday Inn at 600 Dixon Road to condemn the Westgate mall terror attack in Kenya that claimed 67 innocent lives and left hundreds of civilians with gunshot wounds.
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar - 2 comments
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