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Mohamed Olad Hassan

Somali ambulance workers risk death in city of war

A lull during fierce fighting gave Hassan Mohamud Mohamed time to hire a boy to wash the blood from his vehicle.

Somali militants seize and burn food aid

Islamist fighters in Somalia said on Friday that they seized food from the World Food Programme from markets in Mogadishu.

Somalia’s al-Shabaab bans three aid agencies

A Somali militant group with links to al-Qaeda on Monday announced it had banned three Christian aid agencies from its territory.

Somali civilians killed in battle

Four people wounded, including two African Union troops, in a suicide attack outside an AU base earlier Tuesday.

Gunmen kill Somali judge who jailed pirates, insurgents

Gunmen have killed a top Somali judge who had sentenced many pirates and human traffickers to long jail terms, a minister said on Thursday.

Shelling in Somali capital sparks battles killing 20

Islamic insurgents fired mortars at Somalia's airport as the president was boarding a plane on Thursday, sparking battles that killed about 20 people.

Somalia detains hostages freed by pirates

A deal to swap three hostages held by pirates with 23 prisoners accused of piracy was halted by Saudi authorities, officials said on Monday.

Gunmen kill Somali journalist

A Somali journalist says masked gunmen have killed the director of Somalia's largest media company at a market in the country's capital.

Call for Somalia to follow a path of peace

About 3 000 Somalis marched through the streets of the war-scarred capital, Mogadishu, on Friday, celebrating the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops.

Somali piracy backed by international network

Ahmed Dahir Suleyman is cagey as he talks about the global network that funds and supports piracy off the coast of Somalia.

Somali peace deal in danger as ministers quit

Ten of Somalia's 15 government ministers announced their resignations on Saturday.

Somalia clashes claim further lives

Insurgents have battled troops allied to Somalia's government in some of the worst fighting in the country in weeks, killing at least 20 people.

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