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Thousands march in Somalia after attack that killed more than 300

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Protesters near the scene of the massive truck bomb attack in Mogadishu. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP

Demonstrators defy police to protest against people responsible for devastating truck bomb in Mogadishu

October 18, 2017 — Thousands of Somalis have demonstrated against those behind the bombing that killed more than 300 people at the weekend, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site of the attack. Continue reading Thousands march in Somalia after attack that killed more than 300

Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack

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Destroyed vehicles in the centre of Mogadishu. Officials fear the death toll will continue to rise. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At least 276 people killed and hundreds seriously injured in attack blamed on militant group al-Shabaab

October 15, 2017 — At least 500 people are believed to have been killed or seriously injured in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years. Continue reading Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

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Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak. ©EU/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie.

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall brought flooding to much of East Africa, affecting millions of people

April 10, 2017 — In the wake of the floods came a cholera epidemic, with outbreaks in Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. In Tanzania, for example, more than 24,000 people contracted the bacterial disease and 378 died. Continue reading El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

At least 30 killed in Somalia restaurant bombings

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DEADLY BLASTS. People and soldiers search in the rubble of a destroyed building in Baidoa, Somalia on February 28, 2016 after twin explosions killed at least 30 people. Photo by AFP
Shebab Islamists claim responsibility for the deadly blasts at a crowded restaurant

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Feb. 29, 2016) — At least 30 people have been killed in twin bomb attacks claimed by Shebab Islamists at a busy restaurant in the Somali city of Baidoa, the regional governor said Monday, February 29.

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At least 19 dead in Somalia Shebab restaurant attack

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Authorities call it a ‘barbaric and brutal attack against innocent civilians’

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Jan. 22, 2016) — Somalia’s Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when 5 gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, police said Friday, January 22.

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