Bomb blast caught on camera as Somali militants attack hotel
25 January 2017 | 9:16 am
A suspected suicide car bomb rammed into the gates of a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu before a secondary explosion was caught on camera as media had gathered to film the aftermath of the first attack.
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Somalia's lower house of parliament has voted to extend the president’s mandate for two years. The speaker of the Senate, which would usually approve the legislation, immediately slammed the move as unconstitutional. This comes as Somalia's political scene has been in deadlock for months over the holding of elections. Also, the African Union urges the continent to boost its vaccine production efforts as richer regions are accused of hoarding Covid-19 inoculations. And in Tunisia, protesters continue to demonstrate against the dumping of waste from Italy on Tunisian land.
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Sporadic clashes broke out in the Somalian capital as tensions continue after embattled President Mohamed extended his mandate last week sparking a political crisis.
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The president agreed to not extend his term in an overnight speech. The country's prime minister had signaled his opposition to the president's plan to extend his mandate. Some residents have started fleeing Mogadishu.
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Mogadishu residents have started to flee from their homes after military forces, who are against Somalia's president’s term extension, took over new positions along Maka al Mukarrama, a key road that is often used by the government officials. Residents say they fear armed clashes will renew in the city.
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A massive real estate development is changing the landscape on the outskirts of Mogadishu. The Daru Salam project encourages the Somali diaspora to invest in the country. The developments feature modern housing, leisure and security infrastructure.
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Residents and students attend a vigil at the gates of the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi to pay homage to Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photographer Danish Siddiqui. The Reuters news agency photographer was killed covering fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near a border crossing with Pakistan. The Reuters news agency photographer was killed Friday covering fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near a border crossing with Pakistan. "Danish was a people's journalist... He used to narrate the sorrow and pain of our times through his camera," said one resident. His photos of protests in the neighbourhood against a controversial citizenship law last year were well-known among the residents here.
28 Jul 2021
Region president says transport links to Addis Ababa blocked. Video credit: Najib Dayib, Ogedenia Media Agency
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Four women and a six-year-old child were reportedly injured in the stabbing, which occurred in the resort town of Rimini. Prosecutors believe the man was under the influence of drugs.
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At least one person has been killed in an explosion in Kabul. The largely Shiite neighborhood has previously been targeted by attacks by the Islamic State-Khorasan group.
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Somalia's women's rights activists have long been calling for increased female representation in the country's parliament.
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