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Mother-In-Law Jokes in Mogadishu: Satirist Shows Other Side of Somalia

By David Smith, The Guardian Ugaaso Boocow, 27, is becoming one of the country’s first social media stars with more than 50,000 followers on Instagram....
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Somalia’s ‘Pirate Capital’ Is Its Best Kept Secret

Until recently, the only foreigners who came here were ransom negotiators. But it could be a tourist paradise. By Hamza Mohamed Those who have been here...
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Journalist Killed In Somalia, Third This Year Says Union

Bossasso, (Reuters) -Gunmen shot dead a journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the third killed in Somalia this year, a colleague and the...

SOMALIA: Al Shabab Militants Kill At Least Three Soldiers in Roadside Blast

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar Somali Islamist militants detonated a roadside bomb, killing at least three soldiers passing in a military vehicle southwest of...

Rise in Illegal Fishing Threatens to Revive Somalia Piracy

  A rise in illegal fishing off Somalia could spark a resurgence in piracy, United Nations and Somali fishing officials have warned, nearly three years...

SOMALIA: Huge Explosion Kills Several People in Mogadishu

Several people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, reports say. Eyewitnesses told the BBC they saw a...

SOMALIA: AMISOM Apologizes For Wedding’s Civilian Deaths, Vows Impartial Investigation

  By Michael Kaplan The African Union has admitted that its soldiers in Somalia were responsible for the killing of seven civilians at a wedding last...

Kismayo under Pressure as Somali Refugees Return From Kenya

KISMAYO, SOMALIA —  Some 18,000 former refugees have poured into the Somali city of Kismayo this year, with most struggling to find adequate shelter,...