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Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia hotel attack Militant group says it stormed the Maka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu, leaving seven people dead and government officials trapped inside the buildingAt least seven people have been killed after militants claiming to be from al-Shabaab stormed a hotel in
The Guardian | 4 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Somalia militants launch deadly attack on hotel in Mogadishu Suicide bomber detonates explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials
CBS News | 4 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) At least four gunmen took up positions inside a Mogadishu hotel Friday, exchanging fire with security forces, a Somali police official said.
Yahoo! News | 4 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Attack at hotel kills at least 6 Gunmen raided a hotel in Somalia's capital after detonating a car bomb outside the building Friday, killing at least six people and sparking a gun battle with security forces, a police officer at the scene said.
CNN.com | 4 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Somalia's Shebab militants raid Mogadishu hotel, casualties Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants launched a car bomb attack followed by an armed raid on a Mogadishu hotel Friday, causing several casualties, a police official said. "There was an explosion outside and gunmen stormed the hotel. We don
Yahoo! News | 4 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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The Great Wall of Kenya: Better Border Security? The Kenyan government is taking dramatic new steps to secure its border with Somalia by erecting a wall designed to keep out militants after a series of cross-border raids by al-Shabab militants. But experts are divided on whether the initiative is the lo
Voice of America | 4 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia Ugaaso Abukar Boocow left when she was a toddler to escape the Civil War. Now she's back, and Instagram is making her famous as she shares upbeat views of her homeland.
Houston Herald | 12 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Houston, Missouri
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Uganda ups security, says al Shabaab group behind U.S. warning By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has bolstered security at key locations because of fears Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab insurgents are planning an attack following warnings from the United States, officials said. The U.S. Embassy in Ka
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2015 12:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Why a retired British army colonel has become the last hope for Somalia's forgotten hostages John Steed rescues of crews of hijacked ships whose owners have abandoned them
Telegraph.co.uk | Mar 26, 2015 07:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Remittance Cuts a Threat to Somalias Food Security The United Nations says remittances from abroad are key to food security in Somalia, and that a recent decision by Western banks to bar money transfers into the country could have disastrous effects. VOA's Abdulaziz Billow reports.
Voice of America | Mar 25, 2015 12:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend