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The resignation of Somalia’s prime minister
24/01/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

The resignation of Somalia’s prime minister

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the former Somali prime minister.
The SYL hotel after Thursday's blast
23/01/2015 - Report: Somalia

Five dead after al-Shebab bombs Mogadishu hotel ahead of Erdogan visit

Somalia’s al-Shebab armed Islamists have claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday, a day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

African press review 19 January 2015

Kenyan teachers return to work after a court rules their strike illegal. A Liberian doctor battles Ebola. Military men squeeze out technocrats as leaders of African nations.

Victims of an al-Shebab attack are moved out of the seaside town of Mpeketoni last year
08/01/2015 - Report: Somalia

Somalia’s al-Shebab executes four alleged spies

Somalia’s al-Shebab insurgents executed four men on Wednesday in the south-western town of Bardhere after accusing them of espionage.

African press review 16 December 2014

Nigerian motorists queue for petrol as oilworkers strike. Nobody opposes Malema in the Economic Freedom Fighters leadership election. Conflict in South Sudan has cost thousands of lives.
Adventures in democracy
13/12/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Adventures in democracy

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the Tunisian legislative elections. There’s great music, listener letters and, of course, the new quiz question.
Somali pirates in 2010 in the Gulf of Aden
05/12/2014 - France - Somalia

European court orders France to compensate Somali pirates

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to pay a 10 Somali pirates compensation for failing to immediately present them to a judge after capturing them and bringing them to ...
Somali bank loans tractors to local farmers
02/12/2014 - International report

Somali bank loans tractors to local farmers

Despite decades of political turmoil in Somalia, the recent news that one of the local banks is now giving out brand new tractors on loan has delighted farmers.
Soldiers and bystanders examine the remains of a car that exploded in Mogadishu on Sunday
19/11/2014 - Report: Somalia

Somali broadcast journalist murdered

In Somalia gunmen have shot dead a journalist with Radio Daljir in the central Somali town of Galkayo.
First ATM machine opens in Mogadishu
04/11/2014 - International report

First ATM machine opens in Mogadishu

In Somalia, last month saw the opening of the country's first ATM machine in the capital Mogadishu.