Connect to share and comment

Shebab says latest suicide bomber was 60-year-old from Norway

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels on Wednesday identified a suicide car bomber who struck a town recently captured by African Union troops as a 60-year-old Somali man who held Norwegian citizenship. The attack in Buulo Burde in the south of the country on Tuesday targeted a hotel crowded with army officers and was followed by an assault by Shebab gunmen, leaving several dead, officials said.

Bomb blast wounds one in Kenyan capital

One person was wounded Saturday when an improvised bomb exploded in the Kenyan capital, police said, in a shop in Nairobi's mainly ethnic Somali district Eastleigh. "One person has been wounded... a person of Somali origin left luggage containing an improvised explosive device in a shop," Nairobi police chief Benson Kibue said. mom-pjm/yad

Deadly car bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel: Somali police

A car bomb targeting a hotel in Mogadishu exploded Wednesday, killing an as yet unspecified number of people, Somali police said. "A booby-trapped car exploded against hotel Jazeera," said officer Muhidin Ahmed, adding that the blast had caused deaths and injuries, without giving figures. nur-aud/hmn/cc

FLASH: CAR BOMB BLAST NEAR SOMALI PM OFFICE -- WITNESSES

FLASH: CAR BOMB BLAST NEAR SOMALI PM OFFICE -- WITNESSES

Kenya denies bail to four charged over mall massacre

A Kenyan court denied bail Wednesday to four men facing trial in connection with Kenya's Westgate mall massacre in September in which at least 67 people were killed. Magistrate Kiarie Waweru Kiarie told the accused in court in Nairobi their bail applications had been rejected because of "security concerns". The four, Adan Mohamed Abidkadir Adan, Mohammed Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdullah Omar and Hussein Hassan Mustafa have all pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting a terrorist group.

1st LD: Somali PM ousted by parliament

1st LD: Somali PM ousted by parliament MOGADISHU, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Somali lawmakers on Monday voted overwhelmingly to oust Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud called on Shirdon to resign after accusing his government of incompetence and failing to deliver promises. Following two days of deliberations and debate on a motion of non-confidence vote in parliament, 250 out of the 275 lawmakers attended Monday's session.

Urgent: Somali PM ousted by parliament

Urgent: Somali PM ousted by parliament MOGADISHU, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Somali lawmakers on Monday voted overwhelmingly to oust Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon.

Somali PM loses parliamentary confidence vote

Somali lawmakers voted to oust the prime minister Monday amid furious power struggles among top leaders that could undermine efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation and tackle Islamist insurgents. "The motion has passed," said speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari, noting that 184 out of 249 lawmakers in parliament voted to sack Abdi Farah Shirdon, prime minister of the Horn of Africa nation for just over a year. nur-pjm/lc

FLASH: SOMALI PARLIAMENT VOTES TO SACK PRIME MINISTER

FLASH: SOMALI PARLIAMENT VOTES TO SACK PRIME MINISTER

Suspect charged over Kenya mall massacre rejects killing

One of four men facing trial in connection with Kenya's Westgate mall massacre in September fiercely denied the charges in court Wednesday, describing himself as a deeply religious man. "I am a practising Muslim who believes in the sanctity of human life, and had nothing to do with the murderous attack on the Westgate Mall whatsoever," said Adan Mohamed Abidkadir Adan during a bail application.
Syndicate content