A team of youth in Eastleigh go for fundraising to help those wounded in Mogadishu bombing Oct. 20, 2017. | Somali Update Online photo.

Nairobi: Eastleigh Residents Mobilise to Help Somalia Blast Victims

Friday October 20, 2017 - 23:20:57

NAIROBI — "Fire! Fire!" is the answer one gets after asking Omar Mohamed what he remembers about the Saturday bomb blast in Mogadishu.

Somalia: Car Bombing Outside Mogadishu Kills at Least Two

Friday October 20, 2017 - 20:05:45

MOGADISHU — A car bomb exploded on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday killing the driver, police said, and a witness told Reuters there were at least two bodies at the scene.

A Somali man reacts next to a dead body on the site where a car bomb exploded in the centre of Mogadishu, Somalia, on 14 October 2017.| AFP photo.

ICG: Managing the Disruptive Aftermath of Somalia's Worst Terror Attack

Friday October 20, 2017 - 12:20:45

The 14 October 2017 twin bombings in Mogadishu mark the deadliest attack in Somalia since 2007. As Somalis unite in their disgust at the most likely perpetrator Al-Shabaab, President Farmajo must immediately provide care for victims and use surging support for the government to redouble efforts aimed at overcoming the divisions in Somalia's society that make Al-Shabaab such a persistent threat.

Thousands of Somalis have demonstrated in the streets of the capital against those behind the bombing that killed more than 300 people.

Somalia: Thousands March in Mogadishu Streets to Condemn Those Behind Deadly Bombing

Thursday October 19, 2017 - 11:14:04

MOGADISHU - Thousands of Somalis have demonstrated against those behind the bombing that killed more than 300 people at the weekend, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site of the attack.

President Farmajo visits the emergency operations center in Mogadishu set up following Saturday's attack. | Villa Somalia photo.

Somali President: Mogadishu Bombing Has Al-Shabaab Fingerprints

Thursday October 19, 2017 - 07:12:09

MOGADISHU — Somalia's president has blamed al-Shabab for the country's deadliest attack, in which more than 300 people were killed.

Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati announces the winner of polls in Kenya's election at the Bomas of Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya August 11, 2017. | Reuters photo.

Kenyan Election Board Chairman Says Hard to Guarantee Free Election

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 22:24:46

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's election board chairman Wafula Chebukati said on Wednesday ahead of a repeat presidential poll on Oct. 26 that it was "difficult" to guarantee the election would be free and fair.

Zakariye Abdirisaq, left, who lost both his father and aunt in the bombing, is comforted by his cousin as they stand next to his father's grave, at a cemetery in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.| AP

In Somalia, Hope Fades in Desperate Search for Missing

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 11:55:17

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.

Water fetching point near Shimbirale's IDP camp in Somaliland. Somalia recently experienced its worst drought. | NRC

Grim Milestone: Somalia Drought and Conflict Force One Million People to Flee

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 10:51:34

NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a leading humanitarian organization said in a report released Wednesday.

Kenyan electoral official Roselyn Akombe, center, speaks as President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, prepares to receive his electoral win certificate, later nullified, as Deputy President William Ruto, second from left, and Uhuru's wife Margaret Kenyatta, second from right, look on at the results center in Nairobi, Kenya Aug 11, 2017. | AP

Kenya Election Official Resigns, Says New Vote not Credible

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 10:36:20

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan electoral official resigned Wednesday, charging the presidential vote just eight days away cannot be credible as planned.

Kenyans and Somalia gathered in Eastleigh, Nairobi to donate their blood to the survivors of Mogadishu bombings. | Courtesy photo.

Kenyans, Somalis in Nairobi Donate Blood and Food for Mogadishu Bombing Survivors

Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 19:25:38

NAIROBI — The Somali community in Nairobi and the Ministry of Health in Nairobi on Tuesday mobilised blood, medicine and food donations for the survivors of the Sunday Mogadishu bomb attack in Somalia.

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The 14 October 2017 twin bombings in Mogadishu mark the deadliest attack in Somalia since 2007. As Somalis unite in their disgust at the most likely perpetrator Al-Shabaab, President Farmajo must immediately provide care for victims and use surging support for the government to redouble efforts aimed at overcoming the divisions in Somalia's society that make Al-Shabaab such a persistent threat. Read More »

In Somalia, Hope Fades in Desperate Search for Missing

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.

Grim Milestone: Somalia Drought and Conflict Force One Million People to Flee

NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a leading humanitarian organization said in a report released Wednesday.

Mogadishu Truck Bomb: 500 Casualties in Somalia's Worst Terrorist Attack

MOGADISHU — At least 500 people are believed to have been killed or seriously injured in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.

Somalia: Young Innovators Meet in Quest to Find Social, Economic Solution

MOGADISHU — A seven-day Social Innovation Camp ended this week with a pledge by the United Nations and the Federal Government of Somalia to help young entrepreneurs develop technological solutions for the dairy industry in Somalia.

Rwanda: Unlawful Military Detention, Torture

BRUSSELS – Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Women's Health Champion Advocates for Quality Reproductive Health Services in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Maternal healthcare advocate Dr. Sumaya Elmi Duhulow, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, is the brain behind one of Somalia's foremost and exclusive reproductive health facilities.

Fast Food is Fueling an Obesity Epidemic in Africa

The African continent is growing ever more obese. Rapid urbanization, population growth and expanding economies which swell the ranks of middle-income families, are leading to more Africans indulging in fast foods.

Seeking Home in the Midst of Cameroon's Chaos

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — My teeth chatter and my knees quake. I'm sitting in a dark movie theater while my little one watches The Lego Ninja Go movie.

Somalia: How Remittances Help the Poor But not the Most Vulnerable Somalis

One year ago, we did not know how many Somalis were poor and how programs and policies could help to reduce poverty or at least build resilience against falling deeper into poverty.

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