Somali shopkeepers on edge after killings

The local Somali community says there is a sense of fear within the business fraternity, after three Somali shopkeepers were killed on Thursday night. Just before 10pm, a 27 year old man and a 22 year old man was shot and killed outside their shops in Site C. At around[…]

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Al-Shabab fighters attack Somali army base

Al-Shabaab fighters have attacked a Somali army base southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 10 soldiers, the group and a military officer told the Reuters news agency. The attackers rammed a car packed with explosives before storming the base on Monday morning. “A suicide car bomb rammed into the[…]

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Somali assault case postponed

The case involving seven police officers who kidnapped, assaulted and tortured a Somali born activist in Bellville in 2010 has once again been postponed.  The seven briefly appeared in the Bellville Regional court on Wednesday due to one of their lawyers not being present at the case. The case has[…]

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At least 36 feared dead in Kenya

At least 36 people are feared dead after gunmen staged a fresh attack on a quarry in northeast Kenya, the Red Cross said Tuesday, the latest in a series of attacks. The incident Monday night took place some 15 kilometres (10 miles) from the remote town of Mandera and close[…]

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'Somalians threaten my shop

A Pakistani national and his South African wife say they face daily threats from their Somali shopkeepers in the Nomzamo community in Strand. Saeed Abbas and his wife opened a shop at a small shopping centre in the area, where they sell cellphone accessories and provide repair services. In recent[…]

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