Mogadishu: Friday blast death toll rises to 30

On Friday night a large explosion hit Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The bomb was quickly followed by gunfire heard around the city, reported Shabelle Media Network. At least 30 people were killed during the attack which was claimed by al-Shabaab. The attack was carried out outside a popular park and hotel…

International book fair in Mogadishu

An international book fair will be held in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital reports Al Jazeera. It is the first major event to be organised in the city for over two decades. Al Jazeera reported that talent including authors, poets, playwrights, musicians and artists are travelling from around the globe to attend…

Suicide bomber in Mogadishu suspected to be German

The suicide bomber that killed 15 people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday is suspected to have been a German of Somali origin. The attack took place at the five-star Jazeera Palace Hotel. Al-Shaba has claimed responsibility for the attack; the group is linked to al-Qaeda. A number of…