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Police say suicide car bomber explodes near Mogadishu's port

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Somalia’s capital say a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the port in Mogadishu as thick smoke billows over the area. Col....

Somali officer sentenced to death for shooting civilians

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A military court in Somalia sentenced a police officer to death on Thursday in the fatal shooting of two civilians while enforcing coronavirus restrictions in April. ...

Mortar shells hit after Somalia celebrates reopened stadium

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least three mortar blasts sent sports fans in Somalia ducking for cover Tuesday evening, hours after the Mogadishu Stadium reopened following years of instability. ...

Somalia to delay elections by 13 months, says official

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia’s election body says it intends to delay the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for November by 13 months, citing the country's securit...

Who hasn't heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it’s hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere has not heard of the coronavirus. But scores of migrants arriving in Somalia tel...

Suicide bomber kills 2 at Turkish military base in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated inside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital and killed two people, police said Tuesday. It was the first time the Tu...

Extremist group al-Shabab sets up COVID-19 center in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The al-Qaida-linked extremist group in Somalia has unveiled a COVID-19 isolation and care facility, a sign that the group is taking seriously the pandemic that continues to sprea...

Roadside bomb near Somalia's capital kills 8 civilians

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says at least eight civilians were killed when a minibus hit a roadside bomb outside the capital on Sunday morning. Abdullahi Ahmed say...

UN: Floods in central Somalia hit nearly 1 million people

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Flooding in central Somalia has affected nearly 1 million people, displacing about 400,000 people, the United Nations said Monday, warning of possible disease ...

Suicide bomber kills governor in Somalia's Puntland region

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber driving explosives-laden motorized cycle-taxi killed a regional governor in central Somalia. Mu...

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight virus

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, no one really knows how many cases...

Kenya questions deadly plane crash in Somalia that killed 6

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities are looking into the deadly crash of a plane carrying medical supplies in Somalia, while one Somali official asserts that the aircraft was shot down. Six peopl...

Chalk marks, discipline aid mass protest in virus-era Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Social distancing doesn’t come naturally in Israel. But the country, known for its informal, in-your-face mentality, seems to be setting a new standard for public protests in the age ...

Civilian shot dead in Somalia during coronavirus enforcement

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia’s capital has been arrested in the fatal shooting of at least one civilian while enforcing coronavirus restrictions, fellow officer Ahmed Muse said Sa...

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more sup...