Mogadishu

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People look at flames at the scene where a suicide car bomb exploded at a hotel in Mogadishu on Thursday. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bom(...)

Actor Matt Bomer, star of John Butler's Papi Chulo, at the opening of the Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Lazewsk

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival gave a warm welcome to director John Butler and stars Alejandro Patiño and Matt Bomer at the Irish pre(...)

Migrants in difficulty are approached by the Aquarius. Photograph: Patrick Barr/AP

In Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, Ibrahim is saving up money so he can try the sea again. He’s 17, a gay Somali who fled his home in Mogadishu wh(...)

A Somali soldier walks near the wreckage of vehicles at the scene of a blast outside the compound of a district headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP

At least six people have been killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquar(...)

‘In fairness to Kofi Annan, he expressed a sense of institutional responsibility for what happened in Rwanda.’ Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Given the secretive, supremely political process by which a UN secretary general is chosen – the successful candidate is invariably the person who lea(...)

 Somali-born Irishwoman Ifrah Ahmed  is working alongside  the London-based Global Media Campaign Against FGM to combat the practice in Somalia. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The authorities in Somalia have said they will prosecute those responsible for the death of a 10-year-old girl who bled to death recently after being (...)

Ifrah Ahmed, the Somali-born Irish woman advising the Somali government on FGM and whose Dublin-based foundation campaigns against the practice world-wide. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from reli(...)

VRAI director Alan Haverty positioning a 360° camera.

The convoy of military vehicles makes its way slowly down a dusty road in Mogadishu. Scanning the road ahead, I am trying to figure out if that little(...)

Rescue workers search victims of a blast  after two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

Somalia’s government has fired two of the country’s most senior security officials in the wake of a new attack by Islamist militants which killed at l(...)

The aftermath  of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia,  today. Photograph: Said Yusuf/EPA

Two car bombs killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 30 in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, two weeks after a huge truck(...)

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