[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Conflict, drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu, making it Africa’s most crowded city, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday.
[VOA] The United States has resumed a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia’s capital after an absence of nearly throe decades.
[Deutsche Welle] As the US bids farewell to former US President George H.W. Bush, in Africa he is remembered most for his failed bid to stabilize Somalia, write DW’s Isaac Mugabi.
[VOA] The death toll from Friday’s car bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital has climbed to 52, according to admission records from five hospitals.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said.
[Shabelle] The Al Qaeda-affiliated Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab was reported to have carried out an overnight attack in the southern strategic city of Baidoa.
[The Conversation Africa] University of Oxford -Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland.
[VOA] Four civilians were killed in an attack targeting a French patrol in Mali Sunday, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, including eight French soldiers, the ministry said.
[Atlantic Council] The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American forces had carried out an airstrike destroying an al-Shabaab truck bomb near Jana Cadalle in southern Somalia on April 11 was the third time this month that the US military is reported to have hit the terrorist group in the East African country.
[VOA] Two car bombs in the Somali capital killed six people and injured at least five others on Sunday, witnesses said. One of the car bombs exploded at a key checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing four people and injuring at least four others, according to medical sources.