NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday's bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – It’s just three years ago when Abdifatah Abdirashid Shire, the owner of the popular Sahafi hotel in the Somali capital had move to return home to become heir to the property after his father Abdirashid Shire Ilqeyte was killed by al-Shabab fighters in a complex attack inside the compound in 2015.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali government warned the United Nations against interference in the country’s internal politics, in the first direct jab at the UN amid difference over the forthcoming regional elections in the Southwest State which is scheduled to take on Nov. 17.
BAIDOA (HOL) – The long-serving powerful president of Somalia’s Southwest State has resigned and pulled out his presidential race Wednesday, just days before the region holds the much-awaited election slated to take place by Nov. 17, officials said.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – African Union peacekeepers shot dead at least four civilians after a bomb blast targeted their military convoy in the north of the Somali capital on early Tuesday, officials and a resident said, in an attack condemned by the Somali government as ‘deplorable’.