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Bomb in Somalia's capital kills 1, injures another

Mar. 26, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday killing one person and wounding another. The blast from a bomb planted in a private luxury car exploded in Mogadishu's Hodan district, killing the driver and injuring a nearby pedestrian, said police Col. Ahmed Abdi. There...

Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead

Mar. 23, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen set off a suicide car bombing and then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said. It was the latest attack by Islamic extremists in the troubled Horn of Africa nation....

The Latest: Somali forces end attack by Islamic extremists

Mar. 23, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on an extremist attack in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Somali police officer says security forces have ended a siege by Islamic militants of a government building in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein confirmed that...

Somalia police: At least 5 people, including deputy labor minister, killed in attack by Islamic extremists

Mar. 23, 2019 8:10 AM EDT
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia police: At least 5 people, including deputy labor minister, killed in attack by Islamic extremists.

Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu, scene of many deadly attacks by Islamic extremists

Mar. 23, 2019 4:48 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu, scene of many deadly attacks by Islamic extremists.

US military, aid group at odds over Somalia civilian deaths

Mar. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is credible evidence that U.S. military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties. U.S. Africa Command officials...

Minnesota probe finds no proof stolen money aided terrorists

Mar. 13, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's legislative auditor said Wednesday that an investigation found no proof that money defrauded from a state child care program found its way to terrorist organizations overseas. Lawmakers asked Legislative Auditor James Nobles to look into the issue after KMSP-TV reported...

Ethiopian crash victims were aid workers, doctors, academics

Mar. 12, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner Sunday were dozens of international aid workers hailing from several countries in Africa and around the globe. Described...

US general: Troops cuts don't impact Somalia, Libya missions

Mar. 7, 2019 6:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned troop cuts on the African continent will have no impact on counterterror operations in Libya and Somalia, where American airstrikes target insurgents, the top U.S. commander for Africa told Congress Thursday. General Thomas D. Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, said about...

Ethiopia says $1.3 billion needed to assist displaced people

Mar. 7, 2019 9:46 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is appealing for $1.3 billion from the international community to assist 8.3 million displaced due to ethnic conflict as well those vulnerable to climate shocks and disease. "As I speak today, 8 million people require emergency food or cash assistance," said Mitiku...