Somalia: Who does Mogadishu’s real estate boom benefit?
20 June 2021 | 6:16 am
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.
11 Feb 2021
As the Horn of Africa nation struggles to reach a consensus on this year's general election, the country's controversial clan-based indirect voting system is under scrutiny.
13 Feb 2021
In a statement, the US embassy in Mogadishu urged “Farmaajo and Somalia's national leadership to act now to resolve the political impasse that threatens Somalia's future and find agreement with Federal Member State leaders to allow the conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections immediately”.
15 Feb 2021
Police in the capital, Mogadishu, fired at the attacker as he broke through a checkpoint, allowing civilians to escape before the explosion.
22 Feb 2021
In this edition: clashes break out in Mogadishu at a protest organised by the opposition. Residents reported hearing sporadic gunfire and grenades being fired in the capital. Our regional correspondent Mukelwa Hlatshwayo brings us the latest. Also, voters in Niger are gearing up for Sunday's presidential run-off between Mohamed Bazoum and Mahamane Ousmane. The fight against insecurity will be a major challenge for the next president. And camel milk is becoming increasingly popular in Kenya. We meet farmers taking advantage of the lucrative drink.
28 Feb 2021
Asha Mohammed is a taxi driver in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. In a country which the UN classifies as one of the most difficult for women, her courageous career choice is breaking stereotypes. N°93L89XN°93Q22N
8 Mar 2021
Police suspect a suicide bomber blew up a car outside a popular restaurant in the capital city. Victims were still reportedly being pulled from the rubble through the evening.
13 Mar 2021
Many Somali women have limited chances to find earn an income for themselves. But a series of worskshops in the capital Mogadishu is slowly changing that.
20 Mar 2021
A dispute between Kenya and Somalia over an oil- and gas-rich area in the Indian Ocean is unlikely to spark an armed conflict. But it may have ramifications for fishing communities, as well as the wider region.
5 Apr 2021
The Islamist group detonated car bombs before launching nighttime raids at two locations in southern Somalia.
24 Apr 2021
The United States and European Union say Somalia risks facing sanctions if it fails to resume talks to end its deadlock over elections. But President Mohamed has extended his mandate despite the international criticism.
27 Apr 2021
Sporadic clashes broke out in the Somalian capital as tensions continue after embattled President Mohamed extended his mandate last week sparking a political crisis.
1 May 2021
Mutinous Somali soldiers hold parts of Mogadishu a day after three were killed in fatal clashes with government troops. The opposition fighters are against the extension of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's mandate. And in Ivory Coast, health centres are struggling to convince people to get vaccinated, the suspicion many African communities harbour over the shots are even leading some countries to have to destroy out-of-date Covid-19 vaccine doses. And South Africa's “My Octopus Teacher” wins best documentary at the Oscars.
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