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Seven people were killed Sunday morning when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation.
The Obama administration on Thursday officially recognized the government of Somalia, opening formal diplomatic ties between Washington and Mogadishu for the first time since 1991.
In a story Nov. 13 about the U.S. military running two news websites in Africa, The Associated Press identified Omar Faruk Osman as the secretary general of the National Union of Somali Journalists. Although Osman and the website of the International Federation of Journalists identify him as the secretary general, the Somali government recognizes Mohamed Ibrahim as the secretary general of the group.
Local authorities in eastern Congo said that the population's lack of information on Ebola and the traditional practice of washing corpses before funerals are helping the epidemic to spread.
Somalia's new president survived an assassination attempt on his second day in office when two suicide bombers blew themselves up Wednesday while trying to gain access into a heavily guarded hotel that is his temporary residence, officials and witnesses said.
World leaders from Africa to the U.S. and Europe said they are growing increasingly concerned that intimidation and corruption are marring the selection of a new Somali parliament, a task still unfinished less than a week before the government's U.N. mandate expires.
Mogadishu is losing a label it never wanted in the first place: World's Most Dangerous City.
European Union naval forces and attack helicopters conducted their first onshore raid on a suspected pirate lair in Somalia Tuesday. A pirate said the strike destroyed a supply center and set back their operations.
While tens of thousands of its citizens were dying from famine, the U.N.-backed Somali government spent only $1 million on social services despite having $58 million in revenue, according to a report by a former Somali government official.
Al Qaeda's decision to formally extend its terrorist franchise to what once was a nationalist movement in Somalia may be only a desperate joining of hands to prop up two militant groups that are losing popular support and facing increasingly deadly military attacks, analysts said.
Six months after the U.N. declared Somalia's capital a famine zone, the number of refugees in the capital is dwindling, as most of the men have gone home to try to revive devastated herds and withered crops.
A second foreigner working with Doctors Without Borders died of his wounds in an attack in Somalia that also killed the group's country director, though the aid organization declared Friday that despite the risks it would still provide medical care in one of the world's most dangerous countries.
It's not just UNESCO: The Palestinians' top envoy in Geneva said Tuesday he thinks joining the U.N. agency for culture, education and science will "open the door" to joining 16 other U.N. agencies within weeks.
Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the education ministry in Somalia's capital, killing at least 70 people and wounding dozens including students and parents who were awaiting the results of scholarships.
Thousands of sacks of food aid meant for Somalia's famine victims have been stolen and are being sold at markets in the same neighborhoods where skeletal children in filthy refugee camps can't find enough to eat, an Associated Press investigation has found.