MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A car loaded with explosives rammed into an office housing Turkish embassy staff in the Somali capital, killing three people, witnesses and officials said on Saturday, the latest in a series of blasts claimed by Islamist al Shabaab rebels.
Frustrated by a string of failed hijacking attempts, Somali pirates have turned to a new business model: providing "security" for ships illegally plundering Somalia's fish stocks — the same scourge that launched the Horn of Africa's piracy era eight years ago.
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned the flow of weapons and ammunition to and through Somalia and Eritrea in violation of arms embargoes against both countries.
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I have no business going back home anytime soon. Kenya is my home for now.” This is the response by Khatra Hassan, a Somali refugee in Eastleigh, arguably the busiest commercial centre in Nairobi
Ahmed Jama turned his back on the successful restaurant he started in London and decided to move back to his home country Somalia. At the time he chose to return to Mogadishu, it was one of the world’s most dangerous cities and so the reaction he got from people was varied. A lot of people questioned his sanity.