Mogadishu

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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(...)

Somali government forces on Sunday secure the scene of an explosion in  the Hodan district of Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and(...)

The scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, one of two  bomb blasts that struck  Somalia’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday,(...)

Somali security forces and others  search for bodies near destroyed buildings at the scene of Saturday’s blast in Mogadishu. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Photo

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to more than 200 on Sunday, with more than 200 injured, maki(...)

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