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Clan Clashes Kill 30 in Central Somalia

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 1, 2010 | No Comments

At least 30 people have been killed and 54 more were injured in heavy clan clashes over land and water in central Somalia. The fighting between the Qubeys and Saleban clans erupted for a second time in the village of...

Massive Demonstration Against Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 30, 2010 | No Comments

Hundreds of anti-Al-Shabaab demonstrators took to the streets of Mogadishu Monday, after the militants destroyed the graves of revered clerics. Police fired bullets into the air to try and suppress the demonstration as marchers moved from Hamarweyne to the Wardhiigley...

Somali Journalist Abducted in Mogadishu

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 28, 2010 | No Comments

Unidentified gunmen have abducted a local journalist in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Abdikarim Mohamed Hersi was taken from the IQK radio station after three gunmen entered the building and pulled him into a car. "He was taken by men...

Somali Government Razes Homes Near Mogadishu Airport Citing Security Risks

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 26, 2010 | No Comments

Bulldozers and workers with axes and sledge hammers have demolished dozens of poor people's makeshift homes near Mogadishu's main airport, residents said. The demolition, which has effected nearly 1,000 dwellers and 500 homes started on Thursday when hundreds of government...

At Least 5 Somali Civilians Killed in Mortar Shelling

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 26, 2010 | No Comments

Heavy mortar shelling in Mogadishu has killed at least 5 people and injured two others, medical officials said on March 26. The shelling between government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers and insurgents began when Islamic insurgents fired mortars towards...

Senior Al-Shabaab Leader Shot Dead, 8 Al-Shabaab Fighters Killed in Aftermath

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 26, 2010 | No Comments

In a rare shooting in the rebels' tightly-controlled port town of Kismayo, unidentified gunmen shot dead a senior Al-Shabaab leader on the evening of Friday, March 19, according to eyewitnesses. Sheikh Daud Ali Hassan was shot in the head and...

Court Sentences 22 Pirates to 6 Years in Jail

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 22, 2010 | No Comments

A court in Somalia's Puntland region sentenced 22 men who were charged with piracy to 6 years in jail during a trial Sunday. The French navy handed the men over on Saturday, March 20 to the authorities in the semi-autonomous...

Drought Hits Northeastern Somalia

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 20, 2010 | No Comments

Villages in northeastern Somalia are in the grip of a drought as farmers and herders lose their animals with few rain storms to cool down some Somali regions, elders said. "We are facing lack of water and our livestock have...

Somali Government Signs Power Sharing Agreement with Moderate Islamists

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Mar 18, 2010 | No Comments

The Somali government has formally signed a power sharing agreement with the moderate Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jamaaca militia on Monday in Addis Ababa. The agreement is part of an effort to form a coalition against the hard-line rebels fighting the weak...

My Eyes Couldn't Believe that Hassan was Dead

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Dec 14, 2009 | No Comments

The bombing at a rare graduation ceremony last Thursday in Mogadishu was a shockingly dark day for journalists in Somalia. Seeing dead colleagues I had coffee with a moment before is agony. It was a beautiful ceremony for Benadir University...

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