Latest Mogadishu News

Family of slain young activist wants Somali-Canadian probe

Nov. 23, 2019 12:26 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The family of a young Somali-Canadian peace activist shot dead in Mogadishu is calling for an investigation by the two countries and says a statement blaming a stray bullet is “premature.” Almaas Elman’s family said Saturday the fact that she had been pregnant...

Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

Nov. 22, 2019 9:43 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Preliminary investigations show that a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday, while some family members at her funeral shouted, “We want justice.” The statement by the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists ex-ambassador’s record

Nov. 15, 2019 4:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that a U.S. diplomat was responsible for Somalia’s descent into chaos decades ago, distorting her record. Democrats branded his tweet witness intimidation. Trump’s attack on Marie Yovanovitch came as she testified to the House...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 13, 2019 8:55 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu

Oct. 13, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu. The statement says the mortar rounds landed early afternoon Sunday. It cites U.N. special representative James Swan as saying he is...