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Somali MP assassinated in car bomb

At least one member of the Federal Somali Parliament has been killed on Monday and another injured after a car they were driving in exploded and burst into flames in Mogadishu. Reports indicate that Isaaq Mohamed Riino died from the Read more ›

Discharged Somali Soldiers demonstrate in Mogadishu

Hundreds of discharged soldiers and disabled army veterans staged a demonstration in front of the presidential compound in Mogadishu on Saturday. According to reports, the angry demonstrators marched to Villa Somalia – the presidential residence – in reaction to a Read more ›

Kenyans Allegedly Abducted in Mogadishu

Media reports allege that unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Kenyan men today. The purported abduction is said to have taken place in the Hodan district in Mogadishu, Somali’s capital. The Kenyan nationals are said to be civil engineers by profession.┬áReports Read more ›

Al-Shabaab Reportedly bans Mobile Internet in Somalia

In recent years, al-Shabaab, a rebel militant group in Somalia, has reportedly banned smoking, watching movies, and playing soccer because they are seemingly Western. Now, the al-Qaeda-linked group has supposedly targeted another thing people have in common with the rest Read more ›

Nigerian Bishop Warns against the Spread of Islamic Extremism in Africa

Christians in Nigeria are living under a perpetual threat with the strength of Islamic extremist group Boko Haram reportedly growing. This anti-Christian organization, whose main hide-outs are in the northern part of Nigeria, have posed an almost palpable threat in Read more ›

Somali Security Forces Conduct Massive Crackdown in Baladweyne

Somali troops and AMISOM forces have performed a massive operation in Baladweyne city in the wake of increasing security threats in the area. The security operation occurred at Howl-wadaag and Koshin neighborhoods in Baladweyne, south-central Somalia. Ali Dhuux, head of Read more ›

Kenyan police say “White Widow” was not involved in Westgate attack

Kenyan Police say there is no evidence linking Samantha Lewthwaite to the 21st September attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi. There had been speculations that the British born Muslim-convert, who is currently wanted by Interpol and Kenyan authorities, was Read more ›