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Abdi Sheikh

Abdi Sheikh

    Turkey's anti-Gulen crackdown ripples far and wide
    Turkey's anti-Gulen crackdown ripples far and wide
    Barely 12 hours after a failed coup in Turkey, Somalia's Cabinet met in Mogadishu to consider a request from Ankara to shut down two schools and a...
    Eight dead as gunmen attack AU base in Somalia
    Eight dead as gunmen attack AU base in Somalia
    Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in Mogadishu on Thursday and killed three peacekeepers and a civilian contractor, the AU mission in Somalia said....
    Al-Shabab names new leader, vows revenge
    Al-Shabab names new leader, vows revenge
    The Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab confirmed on Saturday that its leader Ahmed Godane had been killed in a US air strike this week and...
    Several killed in al-Shabab attack on Somali parliament
    Several killed in al-Shabab attack on Somali parliament
    Al-Shabab militants stormed Somalia's parliament on Saturday, killing at least ten people in a bomb and gun assault that the United...
    US raids on Somalia, Libya yields more questions than answers
    US raids on Somalia, Libya yields more questions than answers
    Two US raids in Africa show the United States is pressuring al-Qaeda, officials said on Sunday, though a failure in Somalia and an angry response...
    Brit arrested after Westgate attack in Nairobi
    Brit arrested after Westgate attack in Nairobi
    The agency said in a statement on Wednesday that British officials were ready to provide assistance to the man. Officials would not provide details...
    Mogadishu car bomb attacks kill 16
    Mogadishu car bomb attacks kill 16
    A large blast hit an area near Mogadishu airport hours later, residents said.
    Suicide bombers kill 15 in Somali capital
    Suicide bombers kill 15 in Somali capital
    There was no immediate claim of responsibility but suspicions will fall on the militant group al-Shabab which has carried out a campaign of suicide...
    Somali rebels reinforce Kismayu as fears of violence grow
    Somali rebels reinforce Kismayu as fears of violence grow
    The Islamist rebels fell back on their last bastion on Wednesday, pouring hundreds of fighters into Kismayu and raising residents' fears of a...
    Ethiopia troops attack al-Shabaab rebels in Somali town
    Ethiopia troops attack al-Shabaab rebels in Somali town
    Ethiopian troops and clan militia fighters forced al-Qaeda-linked militants to flee a Somali town after heavy clashes on Saturday, residents...
    Somalia bans foreign aid workers from rebel areas
    Somalia bans foreign aid workers from rebel areas
    Somalia has banned foreign aid workers and journalists from entering areas controlled by al-Shabaab insurgents after members of a Turkish charity...
    Bruised by war, Mogadishu slowly reawakens
    Bruised by war, Mogadishu slowly reawakens
    Their life's belongings piled on donkeys, Somali families weave along alleys filled with the corpses of starved animals to return to their...