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NAIROBI, Kenya | Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya— Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday’s bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured. Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer, said many of the injured suffered horrific wounds, raising fears that death toll could rise further. The figure given by … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia | 4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia’s capital; 20 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — Four car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, Friday afternoon killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police. After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. The suicide bombs detonated near the … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | 4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia’s capital; 20 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia | 2 car bomb blasts kill 6 in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — Two car bombs hit Somalia on Sunday, killing six people. Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels claimed responsibility for the first suicide car bomb blast that that killed four people when it exploded near the gate of a military base in Afgoye town, 30 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of Mogadishu. Al-Shabab has claimed the … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | 2 car bomb blasts kill 6 in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia | Suicide car bomb hits military base in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle killing four people near the gate of a military base in Afgoye town, 30 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of Mogadishu. Col. Ahmed Ali said that two of the dead were soldiers and fatalities could increase from the 10 injured … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | Suicide car bomb hits military base in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia | Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries announced Monday in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia’s leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed. Eritrea’s information minister shared the joint statement on Twitter as Somalia’s president ended a historic three-day visit to … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted

MOGADISHU, Somalia  | Eritrea says it and Somalia restore diplomatic ties

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — Eritrea says it and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region. Eritrea’s information minister has announced the agreement on Twitter as Somalia’s president ends a historic three-day visit to one of the world’s most closed-off nations. There is no immediate comment from … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia  | Eritrea says it and Somalia restore diplomatic ties

MOGADISHU, Somalia | Somali leader makes 1st visit to Eritrea in diplomatic thaw

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Another diplomatic thaw was underway Saturday in the restless Horn of Africa region as Somalia’s president visited Eritrea for the first time and years of tensions gave way to an embrace. “Somalia is ready to write a new chapter of its relations with Eritrea,” Abdinur Mohamed, a spokesman for President Mohamed Abdullahi … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | Somali leader makes 1st visit to Eritrea in diplomatic thaw

MOGADISHU, Somalia | Somali leader visits Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s president has arrived in Eritrea amid another diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region. “Somalia is ready to write a new chapter of its relations with Eritrea,” Abdinur Mohamed, a spokesman for President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, announced on Twitter. The two nations have not had diplomatic ties for nearly … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | Somali leader visits Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw