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23 Sep 2018 description

Saturday, 22 September 2018 19:11 GMT

MOGADISHU, Sept 22 (Reuters) - One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday and the Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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09 Apr 2018 description

By Maggie Fick

Aid groups say the mood has deteriorated at Kakuma since Washington started getting tougher on immigration

KAKUMA, Kenya, April 9 (Reuters) - Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.

24 Mar 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 23 March 2018 13:55 GMT

"You can never forget leaving your child to die"

  • Death toll much lower in current drought

  • Aid agencies handing out cash rather than food

  • Policy seen as less wasteful, more flexible

By Maggie Fick and Katharine Houreld

26 Feb 2018 description

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday.

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19 Jan 2018 description

By Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.

"The 32 children are safe and the government is looking after them. It is unfortunate that terrorists are recruiting children to their twisted ideology," Abdirahman Omar Osman, information minister for the Somali federal government, told Reuters on Friday.

12 Jan 2018 description

A total of 5,686 migrants were deported from eastern Libya last year, up from 2,912 in 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europe.

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20 Dec 2017 description

By Maggie Fick

DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Somali refugees in Kenya are free to choose whether to go home, a top U.N. official said on Tuesday, despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone.

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05 Dec 2017 description

Drought has gripped large parts of the Horn of Africa country this year and the UN says children face acute malnutrition

BOSASO, Somalia, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and appealed for food and water because of shortages triggered by a severe drought.

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18 Oct 2017 description

by Reuters Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:12 GMT

Ambulances break down, hospitals short of blood, communications jam.

  • More than 300 killed in worst bombing in Somalia's history

  • Country mired in conflict and clan warfare, lacks basic services

  • Military checkpoints often barred route for ambulances

  • Turkey, Qatar among those providing assistance

By Abdi Sheikh

04 Oct 2017 description

Somali ties with wealthy Saudi Arabia have grown as it tries to rebuild after two decades of war and quell Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents.

By Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Somalia has received $50 million in new aid from Saudi Arabia but the gesture does not change the central government's decision to remain neutral in Riyadh's dispute with fellow Gulf state Qatar, a senior Somali official said on Tuesday.

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20 Jun 2017 description

Al Shabaab wants to force out African Union peacekeepers, topple the Western-backed government and impose its strict version of Islam

By Feisal Omar and Abdirahman Hussein

NAIROBI, June 20 (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Tuesday in a car bomb attack on a government building in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that was claimed by Islamist insurgents, a government official said.

09 Jun 2017 description

Five people lining up for aid - mostly women - died in crossfire and 14 others were wounded.

By Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU, June 9 (Reuters) - Five people were killed in crossfire between two groups of government soldiers on Friday when fighting broke out during the distribution of relief food in the central Somali city of Baidoa, police and witnesses said.

The incident happened in the afternoon at a site where food aid was being distributed to people displaced by drought earlier this year. Baidoa is about 245 km northwest of Mogadishu.

01 Apr 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 31 March 2017 15:31 GMT

Children's admissions to a hospital reached almost 60 in March, up fourfold from October

By George Obulutsa

BURAO, Somalia, March 31 (Reuters) - Deadly cholera is spreading through drought-ravaged Somalia as clean water sources dry up, a top aid official said, deepening a humanitarian crisis in a country that is on the verge of famine.

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30 Mar 2017 description
  • Survivors recount harrowing assault that killed 43

  • Saudi-led military coalition has denied responsibility

  • Migrants were fleeing Yemen, charting course to Europe

By Abduljabbar Zeyad

HODEIDAH, Yemen, March 30 (Reuters) - Three rockets that fell in the darkness nearby were the first sign of trouble for 150 Somali migrants packed into a boat off Yemen's coast earlier this month.

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28 Mar 2017 description

Two million people in the breakaway Horn of Africa republic -- about half its population -- face starvation after an acute drought killed their livestock

By George Obulutsa and Abdirahman Hussein

BURAO, Somalia, March 28 (Reuters) - In a makeshift camp beside a disused airfield in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, 32-year old Nima Mohamed sits next to an open wood fire, boiling a kettle of black tea.

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21 Mar 2017 description

The acute hunger gripping Jubbaland caused an exodus of hundreds of families into the capital Mogadishu seeking help

MOGADISHU, March 21 (Reuters) - At least 26 people died from hunger in the semi-autonomous Jubbaland region of southern Somalia in just a day an a half, federal government radio said on its website.

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19 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 18 March 2017 21:17 GMT

Refugees travelling towards Sudan

  • Refugees travelling towards Sudan

  • UNHCR confirms deaths

  • IOM aware of survivors brought to Hodeidah (Updates with Somalia calling for an investigation)

DUBAI, March 18 (Reuters) - Forty-two Somali refugees were killed when a helicopter gunship attacked their boat off Yemen on Thursday, the United Nations refugee agency said, and Somalia called on the Saudi-led coalition fighting in the country to investigate.

16 Mar 2017 description

250,000 people died during the last famine in 2011, when al Shabaab's restrictions on movement and its refusal to allow aid groups access pushed up the death toll

By Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU, March 16 (Reuters) - Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups.

14 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Monday, 13 March 2017 11:07 GMT

In the past al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for gun, grenade and bomb attacks in Somalia

(Updates death toll, adds al Shabaab claim, adds context)

By Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, March 13 (Reuters) - A car bomb near a hotel on a busy street in the Somali capital killed at least 13 people on Monday, police and the emergency medical services said, hours after a man was killed by a blast as he tried to ram through a checkpoint.

05 Mar 2017 description

"It is a difficult situation for the pastoralists and their livestock. Some people have been hit by famine and diarrhoea at the same time."

By Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, March 4 (Reuters) - Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhoea resulting from a drought, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food.

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