MOGADISHU, Somalia - African Union troops mistakenly opened fire on a religious school while pursuing militants, killing five children and two adults, a Somali legislator said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - (Reuters) - The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.
Somalia’s first think tank was launched in the capital Mogadishu today. The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research center which aims to inform and influence public policy and practice through field-based research
According to Abdulkadir Mohamed Siidi, the governer of Lower Shabelle region where the attack took place, Four French helicopters conducted an air raid on a house in the town of Bulomarer. In an exclusive interview with RFI , he explained how the attack was conducted .
Eighteen months ago, central Mogadishu was like an African Stalingrad. The heat may have been equatorial but everything else seemed strangely familiar: a dirty cat-and-mouse war, often fought hand to hand among the spectacularly bombed-out ruins of a once-thriving city centre.