Tag Archive | Mogadishu

Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

From The Washington Post  Death toll from blasts in Somalia’s capital rises At least 300 people were killed after two truck bombs went off in Somalia’s capital on Oct. 14, the deadliest attack in the country’s war with Islamic insurgents. (The Washington Post) By Kevin Sieff and Abullahi Mire October 16 at 9:53 AM NAIROBI — The death toll from two […]

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Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

From the New York Times By JOSHUA HAMMERJAN. 6, 2017 Harding, one of a handful of foreign reporters who have visited Somalia on a regular basis in recent years, followed the charismatic Nur as he braved death threats and tried to revive the ruined city. Part on-the-ground war reporting, part investigative biography, Harding’s book captures […]

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The best pizza in Mogadishu

by Tristan McConnell A man carrying a sailfish walks through Hamarweyne district in South Mogadishu on March 25, 2015 (AFP Photo / Carl de Souza)   MOGADISHU, May 28, 2015 – The first time I went to Mogadishu there were soldiers on the roof of the airport terminal and a crashed cargo plane on the apron […]

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Al-Shabaab Attacks Mogadishu Hotel: Number of casualties Unknown

March 27, 2015–AP reports that al-Shabaab launched a car bomb attack and an armed raid on a hotel in Somalia capital, Mogadishu. Police official Ahmed Abdi Fatah is quoted as saying, “There was an explosion outside and gunmen stormed the hotel. There is shooting inside. We don’t know how many dead there are.” The hotel, […]

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