Somalia’s army chief survives ‘assassination attempt’

Posted by - July 14, 2020

Somalia’s army commander, General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh has survived a suicide car bomb attack that targeted his convoy at the heart of Mogadishu but left at least one person dead and two others injured, an army spokesman said near the scene. Somali army spokesman, Abdiqani Ali Ashkir said while the army prevented them from inflicting

Somalia reopens refurbished national theatre

Posted by - June 28, 2020

Somalia has reopened its national theatre after the facility located in the capital Mogadishu was hitherto closed for refurbishment. According to reports, the refurbishment was funded by some businesses, the chamber of commerce and contributions by civilian workers. The reopening was made to coincide with the 60th independence day celebration with the president Mohamed Abdullahi

Somalia Records First Death from Coronavirus

Posted by - April 9, 2020

Somalia has announced the first death from Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. The victim was a 58-year-old man, according to the Minister for Health Fawziya Abikar Nur. He did not have any travel history and was being treated at Martini Hospital in the capital, Mogadishu, according to government spokesperson Ismail Mukhtar Orongo. The

Mogadishu’s Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman Is Dead

Posted by - August 2, 2019

Abdirahman Omar Osman, the mayor of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has died from wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office. Government officials on Thursday said he died in Qatar where he had gone for treatment after the attack. He sustained serious injuries when a suicide bomber from the al Shabaab militant group struck

Mogadishu bombing: Medics say chaotic response contributed to casualties

Posted by - October 18, 2017

Medics who rushed to help victims of a huge bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people say the country’s threadbare emergency services have been pushed beyond their limit. From a lack of ambulance drivers to break-downs of the ambulances themselves, to checkpoints blocking routes to hospitals to a shortage

Car Bomb Kills 7 in Somalia’s Capital

Posted by - September 28, 2017

A car bomb has exploded on Tursday in the Somalian capital city, Mogadishu, killing 7 people and wounding several others. According to the Reuters News Agency, it was not yet clear who had carried out the bombing.   The Islamist group al Shabaab has frequently carried out bombings in Mogadishu and other towns, seeking to