Abdi Sheikh

Somali president names newcomer Roble premier as elections loom

18 Sep 2020

MOGADISHU Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office said on Friday, cementing power around the presidency ahead of elections due next year.

Somali architect looks at city's ruined past and dreams of the future

09 Sep 2020

MOGADISHU Mogadishu is a city of ruined glory: crenellated towers crumble by the sea and sand whirls against the pockmarked archways of the roofless old cathedral. But one young man, returning to his family's homeland, walks through the streets and dreams of their future. | Video

Uproar after Somali lawmaker presents bill to legalise child marriage

20 Aug 2020

MOGADISHU Hafsa was married off at 13 by her father to a man who paid $100. She and her mother say she was beaten and raped for two years before they convinced him to divorce her. | Video

Death toll from attack on Mogadishu hotel rises to 16

17 Aug 2020

MOGADISHU At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when Islamist insurgents attacked a seaside hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a government spokesman said, with a witness describing the scene inside the compound as "like hell". | Video

At least seven dead after gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel

17 Aug 2020

MOGADISHU Militants stormed a high-end seaside hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20 as they detonated a car bomb then opened fire with assault rifles in the latest attack in the Somali capital.

Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

08 Aug 2020

MOGADISHU A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said, and the militant group al Shabaab claimed responsiblity.

Somalia's parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence vote

26 Jul 2020

MOGADISHU Somalia's parliament ousted Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a no-confidence vote on Saturday, as a simmering power struggle between him and the president came to the fore. | Video

Head of Somalia's military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

13 Jul 2020

MOGADISHU The head of Somalia’s military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car into a convoy in the capital Mogadishu, according to a military spokesman and an ambulance service.

Battling Somalia's epidemic, a grieving British doctor finds peace

11 Jun 2020

MOGADISHU British doctor Jihan Mohamud travelled to Somalia for the first time last year to bury her father in the land of his birth. | Video

Choking on diesel costs, Somali firm turns to solar for cheaper power

02 Jun 2020

MOGADISHU A new solar power plant in Mogadishu should quadruple the city's generation capacity and cut bills, the owners said, providing relief to businesses facing crippling costs from diesel-generated electricity. | Video

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