Cafe patrons, who included both soldiers and civilians, were sipping tea when a man in an explosive vest detonated at a tea shop opposite a Somali military training camp in capital Mogadishu.
Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appears to be the sole target in the attack, claimed by al Shabab group, near his residence in the capital Mogadishu.
A suicide car bomb blast took place outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, killing at least 8 people and injuring 5 others.
Stage set in conflict-ravaged country for evening screening of two short films "Hoos" and "Date from Hell" with tickets on sale for $10 each.
Suicide car bomb attack targets Mogadishu's police commissioner, killing at least nine people and wounding many others, health official says.
The attack targeted a crowded tea shop near heavily guarded government institutions that is often frequented by members of the Somali security forces.
The reason cited for the closing of the Dadaab refugee complex is security, but it could also be a bargaining chip in an international maritime dispute.
Total suspends work on $20 billion gas project in northern Mozambique, saying it "can no longer operate in the Cabo Delgado province in a safe and efficient manner."
The minibus en route from capital Mogadishu to Jowhar in Middle Shabelle region was blown up near Balad district, killing at least 15 people and injuring four others, officials say.
New head of state was to be chosen by new legislators whose selection was delayed after opponents accused the president of packing regional and national elections boards with his supporters.
If the state doesn't want the insurgency to turn into a prolonged game of whac-a-mole, it will need to address Cabo Delgado's socio-economic shortcomings.
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