Two Hotels Attacked in Mogadishu, Somalia

The FBI says its background-check system failed, allowing the man who allegedly opened fire inside a South Carolina church last month to purchase the gun he us… — Two hotels in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, were attacked Friday, according to [Read story...]

32 killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

A total of 32 people, including 25 militants were killed Monday in fighting between Africa Union forces and the Islamist group Al-Shabaab in the southern Somali district of Rage Celle, a local official said. Al-Shabaab militants launched an attack on [Read story...]

Somalia: The Lost Boys of Mogadishu

As the sun sets behind the blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the traffic disappears behind Mogadishu’s big gated houses, a group of young boys, all at or under the age of 13, jump out from a rusty, abandoned bus onto a dark, dusty sidewalk. This gr [Read story...]

The Lost Boys of Mogadishu –

The Lost Boys of MogadishuAllAfrica.comHe said his parents lost everything following the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa, which left almost 260,000 people dead – almost half of them children – in this country with an estimated population of 10 mill [Read story...]

Tax them and they will grow

SOMALIA is not only one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries, it is also one of the most dangerous for tax collectors. By one reckoning a fifth of tax collectors in the capital, Mogadishu, were killed in 2012-14. [Read story...]