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Somalia protests US raid, denounces foreign interference

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Mogadishu in defiance of Saturday’s blasts that claimed more than 300 lives. Somalia’s deadliest attacks to date reportedly came in retaliation for a joint raid by the country's…

At least 22 people killed after huge explosion in Somali capital

SHAFAQNA - A huge explosion from a truck bomb has killed at least 22 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they had heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy…

Canadian Muslims to send help to Somalian famine victims in Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Volunteers in Canada will be partnering with the International Development and Relief Foundation to pack supply kits, which will be sent to families facing famine in East Africa. Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer and renewal…

Somalia new president declares country war zone, announces shakeup

SHAFAQNA - Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared the country a war zone, instructing the military to prepare a new offensive against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab extremists. The president wore a military uniform as…

Four countries face serious risk of famine: FSIN

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SHAFAQNA - Global food crises notably deteriorated last year, a report says, adding that conditions will further worsen in 2017. According to a report by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN) on Friday, there is an increasing risk…

More than 40 refugees killed in helicopter attack on boat in Yemen while trying to flee civil war

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SHAFAQNA - More than 40 Somali refugees have been killed in an attack on a boat off the coast of Yemen while attempting to flee the country’s brutal civil war. Coastguard authorities in the Houthi Ansarullah stronghold of Hodeida said…

Small US town resists Somali refugees from building a mosque: ‘Let’s slow this train down a bit’

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SHAFAQNA- Fort Morgan, Colorado, has been a popular destination for Somali refugees and while many have settled into the community, some say that until they get a permanent mosque, they’ll always feel like outsiders. The refugees currently…

Explosion in Somalia - Terror links suspected say officials

SHAFAQNA - Two explosions and a subsequent a gunfight, occurred at a beach-side restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday. An ongoing hostage situation has also been reported. “A car bomb exploded at the entrance of Beach…

90,000 flee Somalia clashes: UN

SHAFAQNA - At least 20 people were killed, 120 wounded and over 90,000 forced to flee days of rival militia battles in central Somalia, although the situation has now calmed, the UN said Tuesday. Fighting broke out in the town of Galkayo…