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Security Ministry spokesman resigns after Mogadishu bombing

The spokesman of Somalia’s Internal security, Ahmed Mohamud has announced his resignation two days after a truck bomb has killed at least 300 people in Mogadishu. During an interview with Radio Shabelle, Mohamud ruled out any disagreement with the Security Minister and described his resignation as personal reasons. “I will continue working with Somali Federal […]

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Somali senator praises Turkish response to Mogadishu tragedy

Abdi Hassan Awale alias “Abdi-Qeybdiid” has commended the Turkish quick response to the Saturday’s deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu. The Senator thanked Turkish government and its people for support to the victims of the explosion and giving living saving assistance to their Somali brothers in a difficult time. Awale underlined that Turkey became the first country […]

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Suspected US military jets carry out airstrike near Bariire

Suspected American warplanes were reported to have carried out an airstrike near Al Shabaab controlled town in Somalia’s southern Lower Shabelle region, residents said. The exact number of casualties remains unclear, but reports said the airstrike has targeted a convoy carrying Al Shabaab members, who were traveling in the outskirts of the area. There were no […]

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Kisumu Protesters Renew Pressure on Kenya's Electoral Commission

KISUMU, KENYA — Protesters in the Kenyan city of Kisumu defied a local government ban on rallies Monday to demand reforms in the country’s electoral commission. This is the fourth Monday in a row demonstrators have marched on the commission’s offi…

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How technology helped save lives right after Somalia’s deadliest attack ever- Quartz

Over 300 people were killed and more than 300 others injured when a truck exploded on Saturday (Oct. 14) at a busy intersection in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The bombing, the single deadliest attack in Somalia’s history, shook the nation and reverberated around the world. Collapsed buildings, burned out cars, and body parts lay strewn […]

UNHCR Somalia: Displacements dashboard | Protection & Return Monitoring Network

Reports from the UNHCR-led Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) indicate that some 49,000 individuals have been newly internally-displaced countrywide during September (August: 63,000). Of these, for 30,000 the primary reason given was drought related. This represents the lowest figure this year. 12,000 of the new displacements in the month were triggered by conflict or […]

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No South Africans among Mogadishu victims – Dirco

Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) says no South Africans were among the more than 300 people killed in a terror attack on the Somali capital Mogadishu. Over 300 were wounded as well in the deadliest attack to date on the city. Contacted by News24, spokesperson Clayson Monyela said: “No! They […]

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Somali Government Thanked Turkish President

President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed Farmaajo Thankfull  Turkish Government For their Endless Helping  of Somali People, Particular Those Injured In Muqdisho blast. Up to 40 Somalis, who got critically injured in Saturday’s truck bombing, have been airlifted to Turkey for medical treatment on Monday. “The plane has now taken 40 injured and will return as to […]

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Analysts: Somalia’s Security Forces Must Learn From Attack, Do Better

NAIROBI — The death toll keeps climbing after Saturday’s massive truck bombing in Mogadishu. By Monday afternoon, the Somali government put the death count at 276 and wounded at 429. Analysts say the Somali government must be more vigilant against…

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