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Somalia: Suicide bomb attack targets popular Mogadishu restaurant

The restaurant targeted in the attack is popular with government workers and journalists.

Profile: Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalia's determined new president

During his country's 21-year civil war, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalia's determined new president, remained in his country while most other intellectual reformers fled.

$21 million awarded in Somalia torture case

The lawsuit claimed Mohamed Ali Samantar, 76, of Fairfax, tortured and killed his own people 20 years ago.

Somalia selects new speaker

He led the first round of voting, but was challenged by former-prime minister Ali Khalif Galaydh, who later pulled out in the second round of voting.

Riots rage in Mombasa, Kenya over killing of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed (VIDEO)

Hundreds of angry youths threw stones, barricaded roads with burning tires and looted shops in Kisauni, a predominantly Muslim area of Mombasa.

Somali comedian who mocked Islamists shot dead

Malaq, thought to have been 43, was killed in Mogadishu after leaving Kulmiye radio station where he worked as a performer and a drama producer.

Somalia: Organic peace is needed

Can a US-backed gathering of Somali clan elders really rescue the failed state?
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Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu. A special assembly is tasked with voting on a new constitution for war-torn Somalia as the corruption-riddled government approaches the end of its mandate next month. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)
Most Somalis have little or no faith in the U.S. backed “road map” process designed to lead Somalia into stability.
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What it's like being governed by Al Qaeda

RAS KAMBONI, Somalia — The port town of Kismayo on Somalia’s southern coast must be among the worst places on the planet to live right now. Not only is it governed by the fanatical Al Qaeda spinoff Al Shabaab, it is also a battleground where a regional coalition of African armies is fighting the extremist group. The testimony of fleeing residents is now providing a rare insight into what it’s like to live under the rule of Al Qaeda.

Foreign aid workers kidnapped from Kenya released in Somalia

A number of aid workers have been adbucted from Dadaab in the last year, and many organizations have pulled out of the camp.

Gunmen kidnap aid workers at Kenya Dadaab camp

Police sources said a driver was killed in the attack.
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