Half of Somalia’s population is now reliant on emergency aid. Attacks by al-Shabab, as well as the government’s strikes against them, are causing people to flee their homes in droves. Many of them seek refuge in camps in the capital, Mogadishu.
Drones and satellites are helping African journalists to expose lies and shed light on underreported issues in regions that are largely inaccessible. But restrictive regulations threaten their reporting.
A car bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least four people and injured several others, according to reports. The bomb detonated at a security checkpoint just 200 meters from the presidential palace.
When civil war broke out in Somalia, Ali Hassan Suufi and his wife fled to Yemen. But after the Yemeni Civil War began they returned to their home country, which had been ravaged by terror and poverty.
Dozens of people were killed in twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in what appears to have been a foiled attack on the presidential palace. Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.
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