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East Africa hit by severe flooding

More than 500,000 people have been displaced in East Africa following heavy seasonal rainfall that has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia the flooding has displaced 470,000 and damaged or destroyed key infrastructure in Belet Wenye, Hiiran, Hirshabelle, Baidoa, Lower Shabelle and[…]

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Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358

Somalia’s deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday, a major jump in the fatality toll. A truck packed with explosives blew up in Hodan on October 14, destroying some 20 buildings in the[…]

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Somalia struggles to cope with aftermath of blast

Somali health workers are struggling to identify and treat the victims of the country’s deadliest attack, as more than 100 people are feared missing. A truck bomb blast on Saturday in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, killed at least 276 people and injured more than 300. Dozens are officially missing,[…]

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Somalia declares three days of mourning after blast

The death toll from Saturday’s truck bomb blast in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has surged to at least 276 people, according to the country’s information minister. Abdirahman Osman on Sunday said on Twitter that around 300 others were also wounded in the powerful explosion at a busy road junction, which flattened[…]

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Ulema join call to support East Africa crisis

By Abubaker Abrahams The humanitarian conditions in the barren East Africa belt have deteriorated so badly yet the global response to the crisis remains inadequate. Over 20 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are in urgent need of food, following months of drought, which have caused a[…]

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Somalia turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed. “After two hours of enticement, Farmajo rejected the tempting offer,” journalist Jaber Al-Harimi said. Yesterday,[…]

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