About 10 people are believed to have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian troops and al-Shabaab insurgents in the Somali city of Beledweyn, officials say.
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—The Elman sisters are bathed in the honey glow of Somalia’s late afternoon sun, the only sounds coming from an iPhone in a pink case that chirps continuously and the bursts of chatter from women upstairs. A sign in the corner of the office where they sit reads: “Real Men Don’t Rape.”
A federal judge on Tuesday declined to reconsider the lengthy prison terms he imposed last month on two would-be Islamic militants from North Jersey who plotted to join a terrorist group in Somalia, rejecting their lawyers’ claim that the judge was improperly influenced by the Boston Marathon bombing.
Some Members of the Somali Parliament who were demanding the removal of Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon from office have now decided to back down following a public outcry.
Delegates from Somalia, The neighboring countries and oversees gathered in Mogadishu to pave the way for the upcoming Nairobi reconstruction and investment conference and exhibition (SORIC), which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28-29 May 2013 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.