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Ali Musa Abdi

Ali Musa Abdi

    No splitting hairs with al-Shabaab fashion police
    No splitting hairs with al-Shabaab fashion police
    Armed with assault rifles and scissors, al-Shabaab's religious police are imposing a reign of terror -- as well as crew cuts and bushy beards -- on...
    Mogadishu weapons market booms ahead of battle
    Mogadishu weapons market booms ahead of battle
    Islamist insurgents and fighters from Somalia's government forces mingle peacefully at Mogadishu's main weapons market, but both sides are stocking...
    Somali pirates say they have released supertanker
    Somali pirates say they have released supertanker
    Somali pirates said on Friday they had freed a Saudi-owned supertanker, whose capture nearly two months ago wreaked panic in international shipping...
    Somali refugees lose patience with fractious leaders
    Somali refugees lose patience with fractious leaders
    Somali refugees in Kenya are losing hope of ever returning to their home where rival groups are again battling for control.
    'It must be nice to be rich and loved by everyone'
    'It must be nice to be rich and loved by everyone'
    Stray bullets and molesters are only some of the dangers 11-year-old Abdi Mohamed Abdusamad faces when he chooses a place to sleep on the streets...
    Somali peace hopes elusive as talks kick off
    Somali peace hopes elusive as talks kick off
    After a months-long delay, the latest Somali peace conference is due to start in Mogadishu on Sunday but hopes of a breakthrough remain low amid...
    Somali president warns of terrorist threat
    Somali president warns of terrorist threat
    The Somali president has warned that "terrorists" were threatening his shattered country's security and slammed international donors for failing to...
    Somalia on edge of all-out war as talks collapse
    Somalia on edge of all-out war as talks collapse
    Somalia's weak government and the powerful Islamists on Thursday traded barbs, escalating fears of a full-scale war, a day after peace talks aimed...
    Critical Somali peace talks in turmoil
    Critical Somali peace talks in turmoil
    Negotiators scrambled on Tuesday to salvage peace talks aimed at averting all-out war between Somalia's powerful Islamists and its weak government...
    Ethiopia has 'declared war', say Somali Islamists
    Ethiopia has 'declared war', say Somali Islamists
    Somalia's powerful Islamist movement on Monday accused neighboring Ethiopia of "declaring war" on them, as they awaited the delayed resumption of...
    Somali peace talks delayed, say officials
    Somali peace talks delayed, say officials
    Peace talks aimed at averting all-out war between Somalia's powerful Islamists and a weak government failed to start as scheduled on Monday, amid...
    Embattled Somali PM remains defiant
    Embattled Somali PM remains defiant
    Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi on Thursday refused to resign despite a mass exodus of Cabinet ministers and mounting criticism over the...