Mogadishu

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The scene of a car-bomb explosion in Mogadishu on January 12th, 2022. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

A car bomb exploded on a road leading to the airport in the Somali capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, the head of the city’s ambulan(...)

Family members carry the body of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, director of government-owned Radio Mogadishu, for burial in Mogadishu. The staunch critic of al-Shabaab was killed by a suicide bomber in November. Photograph: AFP

In the ruins of his devastated hospital, Ali Omar Tarabi despairs at the violence that has come to the city of Guriel, a once-peaceful haven in Somali(...)

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (pictured) and prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble have each accused the other of holding up ongoing parliamentary elections. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said on Monday he had suspended the powers of the prime minister amid a corruption probe in what the assist(...)

Police officers and people stand at the bomb explosion site in Mogadishu, Somalia, on November 25th, 2021. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

An Islamist suicide bombing outside a school in Somalia’s capital killed eight people and wounded at least 23 including 13 children, the latest in a (...)

 Security forces and cleaners at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, Photograph: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

A suicide car bomb killed at least eight people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday at a street junction near the president’s palace, local po(...)

Somali military seal off a road near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Friday. Photograph: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

Security forces in Somalia’s capital have fired on hundreds of people protesting against the delay of the country’s election on Friday as at least one(...)

 Somalia’s military arrive at the scene of a bomb explosion at the Afrik Hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday. Photograph:  Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

Nine people died after al-Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, battling security forces until the early (...)

 Mogadishu’s Lido Beach. File photograph:  Abdirazak Hussein Farah/AFP via Getty Images

Militants stormed a high-end seaside hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 20, in the second attack by I(...)

Probably the main channel through which the ECB action has affected the euro zone economy has been through the effect of zero interest rates on the exchange rate. Photograph: Getty Images

Since paper money became the normal medium of exchange, the dream of many a criminal has been to print their own. The US Secret Service was establishe(...)

Sahra Mohamed and Marya Abdulah get drinking water from the Concern and Echo-funded water catchment tank in northern Somaliland. Photograph: Gavin Douglas/ Concern Worldwide

Somaliland is a region in the north of Somali with its own government and ambitions for statehood. The former British protectorate received independen(...)

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