Latest Mogadishu News

Al-Shabab claims deadly bombing near Somali military camp

Jan. 18, 2022 11:29 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least four people were killed and 10 others wounded in Somalia's capital when a man in an explosive vest detonated at a teashop opposite a Somali military training camp on Tuesday, the Somali National News Agency reports. The teashop in Mogadishu is...

Somalia's government spokesperson wounded in suicide bombing

Jan. 16, 2022 08:08 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded Sunday in a suicide bombing that the al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility for. Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appeared to be the sole target in the attack near his residence by a busy intersection...

Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed

Jan. 12, 2022 08:21 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and wounding nine others, a local doctor said. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting...

Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least 8

Nov. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia's capital on Thursday killed at least eight people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked group controls large...

In Somalia, a rare female artist promotes images of peace

Oct. 27, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. A rare woman artist in the highly conservative Horn...