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Mogadishu: Capital of Somalia
Mogadishu, locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. Located in the coastal Banadir region on the Somali Sea, the city has served as an important port for millennia. The original inhabitants are known as Reer Xamar. As of 2017, it had a population of 2,425,000 residents. Mogadishu is the nearest foreign mainland city to Seychelles, at a distance of 835 mi (1,344 km) over the Somali Sea.

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Roundup: Somalia, UN ink deal to preserve culture heritage

roundup: somalia, un ink deal to preserve culture heritage
MOGADISHU, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Somalia and the United Nations culture and education agency on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at strengthening efforts to preserve the country's cultural heritage and..
WorldNews - Published

Nine injured in Somali bombing flown to Turkey for treatment

Nine people injured in a bomb attack on Saturday in Somalia, including three Turkish nationals, were being flown to Turkey on Tuesday for medical treatment, Turkey's ambassador to Mogadishu said.
Reuters - Published

Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
Reuters - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed three

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities..
Reuters - Published

Car bomb kills at least four near Somalia's parliament in Mogadishu

At least four people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said.
France 24 - Published

Bomb explosion in Somalia’s Mogadishu kills 4

bomb explosion in somalia’s mogadishu kills 4
A car bomb explosion at a checkpoint near the parliament in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has left at least four people dead and 10 others injured, police say. “Explosives were packed in a vehicle..
WorldNews - Published

Somalia bomb attack wounds 11

A bomb exploded at a busy junction in Mogadishu on Wednesday, wounding at least 11 people, the head of the rescue service in the Somali capital said.
Reuters - Published

Loud explosion heard in Somalia's Mogadishu at a busy junction

A loud explosion went off in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday at a busy junction near buildings which house several government offices, witnesses said.
Reuters - Published

New Year brings hope, grief to Somali family devastated by bomb blast

As wounded men screaming for their mothers were brought into a Mogadishu hospital after a huge truck bomb on Saturday, doctors fought to save eight month-old Mohammed Hassan, whose mother was already..
Reuters - Published

Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..
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Somalia says unnamed country behind blast that killed 90 people

Somalia said an unnamed country helped plan Saturday's bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people, and added it would investigate the assault with help from a foreign intelligence..
Reuters - Published

US airstrikes kill four 'al-Shabab militants' in Somalia: AFRICOM

us airstrikes kill four 'al-shabab militants' in somalia: africom
The US military says it has conducted airstrikes against what it called positions of al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab terror group, killing four of its militants, a day after a massive car bombing killed..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey evacuates wounded after deadly Mogadishu blast

A Turkish military cargo plane landed in the Somali capital on Sunday to evacuate people badly wounded in a devastating truck bombing that killed at least 90 people including two Turkish nationals.
Reuters - Published

Wounded Victims of Somali Truck Bomb Attack Airlifted to Turkey

wounded victims of somali truck bomb attack airlifted to turkey
Hassan Kafi Qoyste has contributed this report from Mogadishu. At least 16 of the most severely wounded people from Saturday’s truck bomb attack that killed at least 90 people in Somalia's capital,..
WorldNews - Published

Truck bomb in Somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour

truck bomb in somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning, killing at least 79 people including many students, authorities said. It was the..
WorldNews - Published

From newlywed to widow on a deadly morning in Mogadishu

Her ears still ringing from the deafening sound of an explosion near her home in the Somali capital on Saturday morning, 18-year-old Qali Ibrahim frantically dialed her husband’s mobile phone...
Reuters - Published

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu: international organization

At least 90 people were killed when a bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organization working in the country said, in the..
Reuters - Published

At least 90 people killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast: international organization

At least 90 people were killed and dozens were wounded when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded at a bustling checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organization working in..
Reuters - Published

76 killed in Somalia car bomb: Police

76 killed in somalia car bomb: police
A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on...
WorldNews - Published

Mogadishu checkpoint blast kills at least 61: ambulance official

An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 61 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string of deadly attacks.
Reuters - Published

Death toll in Mogadishu bomb blast rises to 61: ambulance official

A bomb blast at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 61 people and wounded dozens, according to an ambulance service official.
Reuters - Published

Blast at busy Mogadishu checkpoint kills 13, injures dozens: witnesses

An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital killed at least 13 people and injured dozens on Saturday, a local resident and a Reuters witness said, amid persistent insecurity in the Horn of..
Reuters - Published

Mogadishu Car Bomb Kills at Least 30, Dozens Injured

mogadishu car bomb kills at least 30, dozens injured
Somali officials say at least 30 people were killed and dozens wounded when a huge car bomb exploded at a busy junction on the southwestern side of Mogadishu. Witnesses say the blast...
WorldNews - Published

Car bomb rocks Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 20

A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 20 people, police said.
France 24 - Published

Rush hour car bomb kills many in Somali capital

At least 20 people are reported killed by a massive car bomb during morning rush hour in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
BBC News - Published

Somali security forces kill 5 al Shabaab fighters to end hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night,..
Reuters - Published

Five killed in jihadist attack on Somali hotel

five killed in jihadist attack on somali hotel
MOGADISHU: Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital, police said Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after..
WorldNews - Published

Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history
MOGADISHU, Somalia: Ahmed Sabrie woke up to find his house half-submerged in fast-rising flood waters. Frightened and confused, he herded his sleepy family members onto the roof of their home in..
WorldNews - Published

Mortar bombs strike Somalia's Mogadishu airport, six injured: source

At least three mortar bombs were fired on Sunday at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring at least six people in the compound where several embassies are located, a diplomatic source said.
Reuters - Published

US in Somalia: Is it still a safe haven for al-Shabab?

The US is reopening its embassy in Mogadishu - but what's the country's involvement there?
BBC News - Published

24 al-Shabab militants killed in Somalia

24 al-shabab militants killed in somalia
MOGADISHU, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Somali army backed by Jubaland state forces on Monday killed 24 al-Shabab militants and injured more than 19 others in an offensive in Lower Jubba region, an official..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. re-opens embassy in Somali capital amid persisting Islamist violence

The United States announced on Wednesday it had re-opened its embassy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut down, underscoring deepening ties between the two nations..
Reuters - Published

Somalia fights to standardize schools with first new curriculum since civil war began

Every school day, Shuayb Muhidin travels Mogadishu's battle-scarred streets to get to Banadir Zone School. For years, the government has battled Islamist insurgents but now authorities are also turning..
Reuters - Published

Twin Somali attacks hit U.S. special forces base, Italian convoy

Somali insurgents on Monday mounted an ambitious attack on a base where U.S. special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital..
Reuters - Published

Somalia’s al Shabaab raid military base, loot weapons

Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and then withdrew, a military source, residents and the..
Reuters - Published

Uganda launches national airline with flight to Kenya

uganda launches national airline with flight to kenya
Uganda on Tuesday re-launched its national airline after two decades with an inaugural flight to Nairobi, becoming the latest East African nation seeking to revive their aviation industry. The airline..
WorldNews - Published

Leader of Somalia's Jubbaland, at odds with Mogadishu, wins new term

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against the Islamist militants of al Shabaab, won a new term on Thursday, highlighting a growing rift between the federal..
Reuters - Published

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