Galkacyo

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 5th, 2012
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Mogadishu – Gunmen shot dead a Somali radio reporter in the northern Galkayo region, the latest in a string of attacks on journalists in the war-torn country, colleagues and witnesses said on Monday. “He was heading home on Sunday evening when gunmen stopped him, before shooting him bruta...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 31st, 2012
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Mogadishu – A suicide bomber killed two security agents on Tuesday in a failed bid to murder a former Somali warlord and one-time government police commander in the semi-autonomous Galmudug region, a military official and residents said. One witness said the bomber shot dead Abdi Hassan Awale&#...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 22nd, 2012
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Mogadishu – Pirates are behind the kidnapping of a foreign hostage in central Somalia, a local official said Sunday, with witnesses reporting he had been whisked off to an inaccessible base. Gunmen snatched the man on Saturday on the airport road in Galkayo, a town near the border between the s...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 27th, 2011
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Mogadishu – Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in central Somalia two days ago are being held hostage for ransom by a pirate gang, elders said on Thursday. An American woman and a Danish man working for the Danish Demining Group in Galkayo are now reported to be held in a village in the coastal ...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 16th, 2010
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The three Somali women sat huddled together in a corner of an empty, dusty room in a camp for displaced people in northern Somalia, their faces etched with grief and resignation. They were all rape victims. Two of them had been gang-raped, by up to six men. One of the women had a baby tied [...]
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Dec 7th, 2010
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GALKAYO, Somalia  — Aid workers in Somalia say they are seeing an alarming number of rapes in refugee camps housing those who fled violence in Mogadishu. The Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development said it has documented 51 cases of rape against women in camps in the Somali town of Galkayo...