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Nigerian Military When Nigeria's Joint Security Task Force (JTF) responded to the distress call that insurgents had stationed themselves in Baga, the quiet town on the edge of Lake Chad on Friday 19th April, they didn't bargain for the use of Rocket
IPS Articles Times are changing in Somalia and people are now more aware of the entrepreneurial potential of women and are more accepting of the role women can play in the economy of the family and the country as a whole, Dahir told IPS in Mogadishu.
The main road from Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, to the strategic south-western city of Baidoa has been totally recaptured from Islamist militants, African Union (AU) troops have said. It is the first time the cities have been linked in more than two
Mogadishu , Sunday For the family of Ahmed Hassan, the fall of the US dollar against the Somali shilling has rendered making ends meeting a struggle of its own. His family, like many others, received a few hundred dollars from family members abroad
Would you holiday in war-torn Somalia? EST, 9 February 2013 Three times a year, cousins Andy Drury and Nigel Green head to war zones, sites of natural disasters and man-made tragedies, or military dictatorships Nigel Green and Andy Drury by the
Somali Mogadishu businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini killed Prominent Somali businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini has been shot dead at point-blank range in the capital, Mogadishu, police have said. More than 100 people have been arrested for questioning over
In August 2011, the militia largely withdrew from Bakara and the rest of the city. It has since been driven out of other key areas of Somalia, but still controls significant parts of the country, and carries out frequent suicide and other attacks in
Abshir Ali Mohamed, an al-Shabab defector now wearing a Somali military uniform, had asked his former commander to join him. The commander, an al-Shabab judge known for ordering amputations, said he would instead kill Mohamed.
Somalia (AP) — Like many other residents of Mogadishu, Ali Osman, who sells wares at the Bakara market, had longed for an end to lawlessness and violence that plagued the capital for two decades. Islamist insurgents controlled
The first blast exploded at a small Khat market in Mogadishu's Towfiq neighborhood where Somali government soldiers were buying the popular narcotic leaves (Khat) and no death or wounds were reported so far. Arafat area, a neighborhood in the