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Somalia launches first insurance company in two decades
24/03/2015 - International report

Somalia launches first insurance company in two decades

The first Somali insurance company in more than two decades has been officially launched in Mogadishu.

African press review 23 March 2015

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance will not take part in a "secret process" to cover up President Jacob Zuma’s financial liability regarding the security upgrades to his ...

African press review 27 February 2015

SA’s budget ruffles few feathers. Al-Shebab brags about attacking Somalia’s presidential palace and threaten more violence in Kenya.
Troops from the African force Amisom at the scene of an attack on Mogadishu airport in December
17/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab claims drive-by shooting of four Somali officials in Mogadishu

In Somalia four civil servants were killed in a drive-by shooting on Monday. The deputy director of Mogadishu airport was among the dead.

President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
13/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Six dead, hundreds flee as Somali army fights to recapture Guriel

In Somalia at least six people were killed on Thursday, as the army attempted to recapture a central town seized by armed Sufi fighters two days ago.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
11/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Armed Sufis kill 12 as President Mohamud president arrives in central Somalia

In Somalia at least 12 people have been killed and 30 wounded in the central Somali town of Guriel after militia loyal to a Sufi sect attacked forces loyal to the government.
Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
28/01/2015 - Report: Somalia

Somalia’s prime minister names new cabinet as Shebab deserter calls for peace

Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has named a new cabinet, a few weeks after a previous cabinet was rejected and dissolved only days after being named.
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.