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Deadly car bombing in the capital Mogadishu

Deadly car bombing in the capital Mogadishu

A massive explosion ripped through a cafe popular among government workers in the capital city of Mogadishu killing at least 8 people. dpa witnesses saw things flying up in the air, and then people in a panic and running for safety.The roof over the targeted cafe’s upstairs terrace was ripped off by the force of the blast and pieces of ...

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Turkish Airlines deliver 60 tons of food aid to drought-stricken Somalia

Turkish Airlines deliver 60 tons of food aid to drought-stricken Somalia

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane carrying over 60 tons of food aid and medical supplies arrived in Somali’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday as part of a global aid campaign by Turkey’s flagship carrier. Use of the plane, emblazoned with the campaign’s twitter hashtag #LoveArmyForSomalia, was donated by Turkish Airlines. “Turkish Airlines plane just landed. It carried more than 60 tons ...

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EU naval force says seized Indian cargo dhow now in vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia

EU naval force says seized Indian cargo dhow now in vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia

An Indian registered cargo dhow that was hijacked by suspected Somali pirates on April 1 is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, a major meeting point of pirates when they were most active in 2011, the EU Naval Force said on Monday, giving a location for the vessel for the first time. “An EU Naval Force maritime patrol aircraft has ...

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Why the Somali community in the Twin Cities is so much more politically successful than the one in Columbus, Ohio

Why the Somali community in the Twin Cities is so much more politically successful than the one in Columbus, Ohio

The latest study on Somalis in the United States supports a theory that nearly everyone in the community has heard before: that Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities are better integrated and more influential than their counterparts anywhere in the country. It was a theory that Stefanie Chambers, an associate professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, first heard in anecdotal form ...

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Qatar Charity steps up relief in Somalia.

Qatar Charity steps up relief in Somalia.

Due to the worsening of famine in Somalia, which caused the death of 100 people within 48 hours, and the unprecedented drought, which threatens the life of 5 million Somalis, Qatar Charity has decided to increase its efforts to help Somali people by implementing a number of new urgent projects, which was actually initiated by a project aimed at providing ...

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Turkey boosts aid for Somalia’s development.

Turkey boosts aid for Somalia’s development.

Embattled with drought and poverty, Somalia received a new batch of aid from Turkey on Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak attended a ceremony in the capital Mogadishu for the donation of trucks, cement mixers and other equipment to be used in improving the country’s infrastructure. The Turkish Red Crescent and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) made the ...

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Somalia calls for economic investments to beat al-Shabaab

Somalia calls for economic investments to beat al-Shabaab

The capital of Somalia is now open for foreign investment as the city has significantly improved its security and infrastructure issues, according to the mayor of Mogadishu, Yussuf Jimale. Speaking at a welcome event for the Turkish deputy prime minister, Veysi Kaynak, Jimale said he also offered other incentives to member of Somalia’s diaspora, including tax breaks and the fast-tracking ...

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Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship: former anti-piracy director

Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship: former anti-piracy director

Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore, a former government anti-piracy official told Reuters on Monday. “We understand Somali pirates hijacked a commercial Indian. ship and (it is heading) towards Somalia shores,” Abdirizak Mohamed Dirir, a former director of the anti-piracy agency in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region, ...

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Militants hijack KPLC car, cross to Somalia

Militants hijack KPLC car, cross to Somalia

A security operation involving the military and police is pursuing suspected al Shabaab gunmen who hijacked a Kenya Power vehicle headed to Mandera town on Thursday. The two militants wielding pistols stopped the driver and took the car. The control of the car. The KCH 803Q Land Cruiser was stolen at 6.15pm outside the power plant minutes before the start ...

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Trump’s directive on offensive airstrikes in Somalia could fuel terrorism recruitment, experts warn

Trump’s directive on offensive airstrikes in Somalia could fuel terrorism recruitment, experts warn

U.S. President Donald Trump’s directive this week declaring parts of Somalia a war zone, potentially setting the stage for an escalated military campaign against Islamic militants there while increasing the risk of civilian casualties, could fuel terrorist recruitment in the impoverished country, experts warned. “The problem is the collateral damages,” said Roland Marchal, an expert on Somalia and a senior ...

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