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Two women defy the odds to run for president in Somalia

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

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26 hostages released by Somali pirates after nearly five years in captivity

Somali pirates have released 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country’s piracy scourge,

Somali pirates have released 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country’s piracy scourge,

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Somali Islamist attack kills three in restaurant

Somali Islamist group al Shabaab have bombed a restaurant frequented by members of the security forces in Mogadishu, killing three, officials said.

Somali Islamist group al Shabaab have bombed a restaurant frequented by members of the security forces in Mogadishu, killing three, officials said.

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Mogadishu hotel attack: 15 dead, al-Shabaab claim assault

Smoke rises from a hotel in Mogadishu after a car bomber rammed the gates and gunmen stormed the building in the Somali capital.

Smoke rises from a hotel in Mogadishu after a car bomber rammed the gates and gunmen stormed the building in the Somali capital.

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Two jailed for life over Somali airline blast

A Somali military court on Monday jailed 10 people it said were behind a bomb blast that blew a hole in a Daallo Airlines plane bound for Djibouti in…

A Somali military court on Monday jailed 10 people it said were behind a bomb blast that blew a hole in a Daallo Airlines plane bound for Djibouti in…

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US airstrike targets senior al-Shabab member in Somalia

Hassan Ali Dhoore is said to have played a direct role in the deadly attacks on the Mogadishu airport and a hotel in the Somali capital

Hassan Ali Dhoore is said to have played a direct role in the deadly attacks on the Mogadishu airport and a hotel in the Somali capital

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Somali plane suicide bomber meant to be on different flight

A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week, was meant to be on a different flight. Daallo

A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week, was meant to be on a different flight. Daallo

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Crisis call for Ethiopia as food aid due to run out soon

The worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years is about to become a crisis according to the charity Save the Children . It is warning that emergency

The worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years is about to become a crisis according to the charity Save the Children . It is warning that emergency

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Somali passenger jet 'holed by bomb'

A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a Somalian passenger jet was caused by a bomb, meant to kill everyone on board, according to the

A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a Somalian passenger jet was caused by a bomb, meant to kill everyone on board, according to the

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Car bomb kills three at Mogadishu airport

Three people have died at Mogadishu airport in a suicide bombing just days after an explosion ripped through a Somali airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing.

Three people have died at Mogadishu airport in a suicide bombing just days after an explosion ripped through a Somali airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing.

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19 dead as al-Shabaab attacks tourist spot near Mogadishu

Somali police say at least 19 people have been killed when al-Shabaab Islamic militants shot up a beach resort near the capital, Mogadishu. Two bombs

Somali police say at least 19 people have been killed when al-Shabaab Islamic militants shot up a beach resort near the capital, Mogadishu. Two bombs

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Al-Shabaab gun and bomb attack targets Somalian beach-side cafés

Militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a bomb and gun attack in and around beach-side restaurants in the Somalian capital

Militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a bomb and gun attack in and around beach-side restaurants in the Somalian capital

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At least three killed in Somalia car bomb attack

A car bomb has exploded on a busy street in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least three people and wounding more. The attack has been

A car bomb has exploded on a busy street in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least three people and wounding more. The attack has been

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At least 13 dead following Al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

Security forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu fought for several hours on Sunday before clearing a hotel of Islamist al Shabaab gunmen. Two bombs

Security forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu fought for several hours on Sunday before clearing a hotel of Islamist al Shabaab gunmen. Two bombs

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Somalia: deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on Mogadishu hotel

At least a dozen people have been killed at a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in an attack by Al-Shabaab Islamic militants. Two car bombs

At least a dozen people have been killed at a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in an attack by Al-Shabaab Islamic militants. Two car bombs

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Obama in Ethiopia: Talks on trade, terrorism and human rights

He is the first serving US President to visit Ethiopia. But in talks with its premier on Monday, Barack Obama warned that more must be done to

He is the first serving US President to visit Ethiopia. But in talks with its premier on Monday, Barack Obama warned that more must be done to

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Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu hotel bombing

A suicide car- bomb attack on the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu kills at least 13 people including hotel security guards. Islamist militant group al-Shabaab claims it was responsible.

A suicide car- bomb attack on the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu kills at least 13 people including hotel security guards. Islamist militant group al-Shabaab claims it was responsible.

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US drone attack in Somalia takes out Al-Shabaab leaders

A US drone attack has killed top Al-Shabaab commanders responsible for the planning and execution of 147 Kenyan university students in April. The

A US drone attack has killed top Al-Shabaab commanders responsible for the planning and execution of 147 Kenyan university students in April. The

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Al Shabaab kills quarry workers in Kenya gun attack

The Islamist group Al Shabaab says its gunmen were behind an overnight attack that killed at least 14 people, mostly quarry workers, at a residential

The Islamist group Al Shabaab says its gunmen were behind an overnight attack that killed at least 14 people, mostly quarry workers, at a residential