Somali reporter killed as attacks on journalists increase

Somali reporter killed as attacks on journalists increase

A Somali broadcast journalist was gunned down Sunday night in the town of Afgoye, some 30 kilometers south of Mogadishu, according to the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS). Abdiwali Ali Hassan was returning home shortly after 6 p.m. when unidentified gunmen shot him more than five times in the head and…

U.S. releases name of soldier killed in Kenya attack

U.S. releases name of soldier killed in Kenya attack

The United States Department of Defense has identified the soldier killed Sunday during an al-Shabaab attack on an airfield at Manda Bay in Kenya as Spc. Henry J. Mayfield Jr., a 23-year-old from metro Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. added that the death of Mayfield remains under investigation. He was one…

U.S. says 10 killed in retaliatory Somalia strikes

The United States says none of its personnel, nor those of its partners in Somalia, were injured on Monday when a car bomb attack happened at the Baledogle Military Airfield – but the attack was cause for a U.S. response. “This attack, though ineffective, demonstrates the direct threat al-Shabaab poses…

Death toll rises to 30 in Mogadishu terror attack

The death toll has risen to at least 30, as Somalia once again grappled with a massive terrorist attack in Mogadishu that became a daylong siege near the Maka Al Mukarama Hotel and Hilaac UK restaurant. The attack began about 9 p.m. Thursday when a car loaded with explosives crashed…

President confirms fatalities in Kenya terror attack

President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that 14 people died in Tuesday’s attack at the Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, with hundreds of others injured and evacuated. “We are grieving as a country this morning; my heart, and that of every Kenyan, goes out to the innocent men and women violated by…

More than a dozen die in Mogadishu car bomb attack

The death toll in Saturday’s bombing attacks in downtown Mogadishu, which targeted the complex where the country’s ministries of interior and security are housed, has risen to 13. More than 21 people were injured, many of them seriously, according to local news outlets who reported the initial car bomb blast…

Somalia: Farmaajo, AMISOM nations want troop transition put on hold

Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmaajo and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday they want the United Nations Security Council to reconsider the African Union troop drawdown and transition to Somali security forces authorized under last year’s Resolution 2372. Their position was decided at a summit of the Troop…