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Italy paying Ransoms in Syria and Somalia

A six-month investigation by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has cast light on the shadowy world of hostage negotiations, revealing how some governments negotiate with...

Illegal overfishing and the return of Somalia’s pirates

Durduri, Somalia – A hundred years ago, it was a bustling port that served the vibrant fishing community living along Somalia’s coastline, the longest...

Somalia > Car blast targets Presidential Palace

A car bomb has exploded near the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said. Ali Hussein, a police officer, told the Reuters news agency...

#Africa > Al-Shabab Group takes control of two Somali Towns

The al-Shabab group has taken control of two towns in two days in southwestern Somalia, an official and the group have confirmed, just days...

Al-Shabab claims ‘scores’ killed in attack on AU troops

Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia have killed “scores” of African Union troops in an attack south of capital, Mogadishu, a spokesman for the armed group...

Mogadishu Book Fair brings Somali Talents together

The Somali capital, Mogadishu, is hosting an international book festival, the first such event in the city in more than two decades. Authors, playwrites, poets,...

Film: Warriors from the North

His back turned to the camera as he looks out over a nondescript housing development in Copenhagen, “The Shadow” describes how he fell victim...

Nineteen dead in two car bomb blasts in Somalia

By Al Jazeera At least 19 people have been killed in car bomb attacks in two cities in Somalia, police and military sources...
Al Shabab

On the frontline of Somalia’s fight against Al-Shabab The Somali army is training new recruits in the port city of Kismayo, one of the last remaining strongholds of al-Shabab. Until they finish their...
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Gunmen in Somalia kill three Syrian, three Somali doctors

Fighters in Somalia shot dead three Syrian doctors and their three Somali colleagues Wednesday as they travelled to a hospital outside the capital Mogadishu, an AFP reporter said. Their bullet-riddled bodies were carried into Mogadishu's Medina hospital…