In East Africa
May 20th, 2012
Mogadishu – At least seven people, mostly Somali soldiers, were killed on Saturday in bomb explosions in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said. A roadside bomb planted under a tree killed four soldiers and one civilian in northern Mogadishu’s Karan district while at l...
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 24th, 2011
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Witnesses say a barrage of artillery shells pounded the largest market in Somalia’s capital, and a medical official says seven people were killed. Pro-government forces have been waging an offensive against Islamist militants since February. The pro-government troops ...
Feb 20th, 2011
Heavy fighting between Islamist militants and government forces in Somalia’s capital has left 18 people dead and dozens wounded, medical officials said Sunday. “The fighting is huge and is marked by heavy exchange of artillery,” said Ali Musa, a head of a Mogadishu ambulance service...
In Central Africa
Oct 20th, 2010
In a square in Mogadishu, dozens of bags of food have been set afire by Al Qaeda’s proxy in Somalia, witnesses and officials said Wednesday. Armed with AK-47 rifles, on board vans mounted with big speakers, Al Shabaab militants called people to come to an open area in the Huriwa district north of the...