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Apr 21, 2014

Somali lawmaker killed by car bomb: officials

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A Somali lawmaker was killed when a bomb planted by Islamist militants ripped through his car in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, officials said.

Al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab told Reuters it set off the device to punish parliamentarians for backing foreign forces in the country – and threatened to carry out more attacks.

Feb 27, 2014

Suicide car bomb kills at least 10 in Somali capital

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – An Islamist militant suicide bomber drove a car into a Mogadishu cafe frequented by members of the security forces on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and blowing the place to bits.

Al Shabaab said it had carried out the attack, which followed an assault by its fighters on the president’s palace in the Somali capital last week.

Feb 22, 2014

Somalia’s al Shabaab say attack meant to get president ‘dead or alive’

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked militants said they had planned to either assassinate or abduct President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud when they attacked the presidential compound on Friday.

At least 11 people were killed when the Islamist group al Shabaab blasted through a gate with a car bomb and fought a gunbattle with guards at the heavily-fortified compound known as Villa Somalia. Mohamud was unharmed in the assault.

Feb 13, 2014

Al Shabaab car bomb hits UN convoy, killing 7 Somalis

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least seven Somalis were killed when a remote-controlled bomb aimed at a United Nations convoy tore through cars and tea shops just outside the capital’s international airport on Thursday.

Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which damaged one U.N. vehicle. A U.N. official said none of its staff were hurt.

Feb 13, 2014

Al Shabaab car bomb hits U.N. convoy, killing seven Somalis

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least seven Somalis were killed when a remote-controlled bomb aimed at a United Nations convoy tore through cars and tea shops just outside the capital’s international airport on Thursday.

Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which damaged one U.N. vehicle. A U.N. official said none of its staff were hurt.

Jan 1, 2014

Mogadishu hotel targeted by bombs, at least 11 killed

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Three bombs exploded within an hour outside a hotel frequented by government officials in a heavily fortified district of the Somali capital on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people.

The attacks on the Jazira hotel, one of the securest places in Mogadishu, underscore the security challenges facing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, whose election by lawmakers last year was hailed by many as a way to end two decades of conflict.

Dec 12, 2013

Somalian president names economist as new prime minister

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s president named economist Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as his new prime minister on Thursday, ending weeks of political paralysis as the country strives to secure fragile security gains against Islamist militants.

Ahmed previously worked at the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia. He replaces Abdi Farah Shirdon who was forced out by lawmakers in a vote of no confidence after falling out with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Oct 27, 2013

Somalia radio stations shut down, ordered out of government building

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali security agents shut down two radio stations and ordered its reporters to leave a building they were occupying for non-payment of rent, a government official said on Sunday.

The official said the Shabelle Media Network’s stations had been given a deadline to leave the government-owned building, which they had initially refused.

Oct 27, 2013

Somalia journalists beaten, radio stations taken off air – union

MOGADISHU, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Somali security agents stormed
and shut down two radio stations, beat and detained reporters,
and impounded their equipment, their union said.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said the
raid in Mogadishu on Saturday was connected to stories Radio
Shabelle and SkyFM, both part of the Shabelle Media Network, had
aired touching on accusations of corruption within government.

Oct 19, 2013

Suicide bomber kills 16 in Somali cafe attack aimed at foreign troops

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people on Saturday in an attack on a cafe in a Somali town close to the Ethiopian border frequented by local and foreign soldiers fighting al Qaeda-linked rebels.

Al Shabaab said it had carried out the bombing, in the town of Baladweyne, targeting troops participating in an African Union peacekeeping force fighting the Somali Islamist group.

    • About Feisal

      "Feisal Omar Hashi was born in 1982 in Burao, Northern Somalia, and is currently based in Mogadishu. In 1999, as a student studying several subjects, including photography and editing, at a media institute in Mogadishu, he started working with a local Somali website. He began working with Reuters in early 2007, and has since operated in Mogadishu amid the escalating violence."
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      2007
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      Awards:
      2011
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