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Somalia: Country in the Horn of Africa
Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia is a sovereign country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. The country claims a border with Djibouti through the disputed territory of Somaliland. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.

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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

Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Somalia


Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops [Video]Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops

Plague threatens regional food supplies, as swarm cross from neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia into Kenya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed [Video]Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed

Suspected al-Shabab fighters attacked a primary school in Garissa county near the border with Somalia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast [Video]Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Somalia attack: Turkey treats, airlifts wounded to its hospitals [Video]Somalia attack: Turkey treats, airlifts wounded to its hospitals

Somali president blames al-Shabab armed group for Saturday attack after truck detonates at checkpoint.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia [Video]Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia

Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79 [Video]Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

Somalia attack : rush-hour car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu [Video]Somalia attack : rush-hour car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:43Published

Somalia explosion : car bomb attack in Mogadishu [Video]Somalia explosion : car bomb attack in Mogadishu

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:32Published

Somalia blast: 'Most of those killed were students' [Video]Somalia blast: 'Most of those killed were students'

A bomb blast has killed dozens of people and injured many others in Somalia in one of the worst attacks in years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published

At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast [Video]At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast

An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday (December 28) killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Deadly car bomb in Somali capital [Video]Deadly car bomb in Somali capital

At least 60 people have been killed in a car bomb blast at a busy security check-point in Somalia's capital. Police captain Mohamed Hussein said the blast targeted a tax collection centre during the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack: Police [Video]Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack: Police

Large plume of black smoke seen above Somali capital as some 100 people, including children, rushed to hospitals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Somalia tackles plague of locusts — by frying and serving them with rice [Video]Somalia tackles plague of locusts — by frying and serving them with rice

Somalia tackles plague of locusts — by frying and serving them with rice

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:03Published

 

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

Car bomb targeting Turkish contractors explodes in town outside Somali capital: police

A car bomb targeting group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye northwest of the Somali capital, police said.
Reuters - Published

Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack near Kenya's Somalia border: police

Three teachers were killed near Kenya's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants early on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of assaults by the..
Reuters - Published

Three teachers killed near Kenya's Somalia border in a suspected militant attack: police

Three teachers were killed in Kenya near the country's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest..
Reuters - Published

Ethnic eats in Columbus, Ohio: From Nepal to Somalia, it's all here

Columbus, Ohio's capital city and home to Ohio State, boasts an enviable variety of ethnic eateries, from Salvadoran to Somali, Indian to Ethiopian.
USATODAY.com - 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

Four Kenyan school children killed in al Shabaab attack on telecom mast

Four Kenyan school children were killed in a gunfight on Tuesday between police and al Shabaab militants from Somalia who attacked a telecommunications mast in the third such deadly incident in Kenya..
Reuters - Published

Hit on Kenya base kills 3 Americans

hit on kenya base kills 3 americans
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Al-Shabab extremists on Sunday overran a key military base used by American counterterrorism forces in Kenya, killing three U.S. Defense Department personnel and damaging or..
WorldNews - Published

Three Americans killed in al Shabaab militant attack on base in Kenya

Three Americans - one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors - were killed by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. service member, contractors killed in militant attack in Kenya

One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S. forces

Somalia's al Shabaab militant group attacked on Sunday a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames.
Reuters - Published

Al-Shabaab claim attack on Kenya base used by Kenyan and US military

Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, the army spokesman said.
France 24 - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya's coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a source and al Shabaab said, but it..
Reuters - Published

Somali government detains record number of journalists

Somalia's Western-backed government forces beat and detained a record number of journalists last year, the journalists' syndicate told Reuters on Friday, prompting suggestions the government is..
Reuters - Published

Armed assailants kill three in Kenya's Lamu county

Armed assailants on Thursday killed three people and injured two others in Kenya's Lamu county, a coastal region near the border with Somalia, police said.
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..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

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

U.S. military says Somalia air strikes killed four al Shabaab militants

Four al Shabaab militants were killed on Sunday in three U.S. air strikes in two locations in Somalia, the U.S. military said on Monday.
Reuters - 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

‘The Somali government’s attention is not focused on defeating al Shabaab’

The huge resources deployed to prop up Somalia’s central government are not being used where they are most needed in the fight against al Shabaab, says Horn of Africa expert Matthew Bryden, a day..
France 24 - 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

Death toll in Mogadishu bombing rises to at least 90: international organization

At least 90 people were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu on Saturday, according to a report from an international organization working in Somalia.
Reuters - Published

At least 61 people killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast: ambulance official

At least 61 people were killed and dozens were wounded in an explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string of..
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

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