Suspects charged with aiding Kenya mall gunmen appear in court | AFP

Three suspects charged with aiding the gunmen involved in the 2013 Nairobi Westgate Mall attack, that left 67 people dead, appear in court in Kenya. The Somali militant group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the massacre. . HD EDIT TO FOLLOW.

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Long-lost Somali elephant shrew found in Horn of Africa | AFP

For the first time in nearly 50 years, a Somali Sengi, a tiny species of elephant-shrew thought to be on the brink of extinction, has been observed in rocky areas of the Horn of Africa.

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Somali hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab leaves eleven victims dead | AFP

Police examine the site where ten civilians and one police officer were killed in a gun and bomb attack by Al-Shabaab fighters, according to officials, at an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia’s capital. AND SOUNDBITEN°1WJ9V8

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Somali prime minister axed in no-confidence vote | AFP

Somalia’s parliament removes Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire from his post in a vote of no confidence for failing to pave the way towards fully democratic elections.

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Faithful undeterred this Ramadan, even as virus soars in Somalia | AFP

There is a curfew in place in the Somali capital, and authorities have pleaded with worshippers to stay home as coronavirus infections rise. But many carry on with normal life.

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Somali refugees rediscover lost arts and crafts skills in an East London workshop | AFP

Textile designer and founder of Hazfa Studio Hafza Yusuf runs a weekly textile and art workshop with a number of elderly women in East London. Originally from Somalia, Hafza wants to bring her country’s culture back to the women from the community, and bring them back to the skills they left behind when fleeing Somalia.

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Large blast near Somalia parliament: security source | AFP

Plumes of thick black smoke are seen over the city after a suspected car bomb exploded near the parliament in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, witnesses and a security official said. IMAGES

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Zimbabwe’s all-female anti-poachers and Somalia’s floating restaurants: Africa Weekly 22/11/19 | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, we head to Zimbabwe, where a unique all-female anti-poaching unit is revolutionising the way the world looks at conservation. And then we head to Somali capital Mogadishu, where innovative restaurant owners are attempting to breathe life into the war-torn country and bolster its small but growing tourism sector. And we bring you all the stories that made the headlines this week.

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Far from bombs, Somalis try to relax on ‘floating restaurant’ | AFP

In the Somali capital of Mogadishu, despite regular terror attacks and conflict, people are trying to rebuild their prospects. Despite the everyday terror, new businesses, including a floating bar and restaurant, are attempting to breathe life into the war-torn country and bolster a small, but growing tourism sector.

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Somalia forces register with biometric system to end corruption | AFP

Somali troops are biometrically registered in Dhusamareb, Somalia. The process is being carried out to ensure the disbursement of soldier’s salaries directly in their bank accounts, which helps to fight against corruption.

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Here’s the latest for Saturday, July 13th: Barry has made landfall weakened to a tropical storm; Louisiana Governor says levees hold but the storm remains a threat; Islamic extremists attack Somali hotel; Meditation helps kids stay calm in class.

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Aftermath of deadly attack on Somali hotel

Somali forces Saturday morning ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo, in which the death toll has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners, officials say. (July 13)

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Aftermath of deadly Somalia hotel siege | AFP

Twenty-six people were killed and 56 injured in a 12-hour attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on a popular hotel in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo. IMAGES of aftermath and Somali local leader

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Garissa accomplice gets life, two others 41 years, for Kenya massacre | AFP

A Nairobi court Wednesday sentenced three men to terms ranging from 41 years to life for abetting the massacre of 148 people by Somali jihadists at Garissa University in northeast Kenya in 2015. IMAGES

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Ethiopian PM receives Eritrean President and Somali President

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed at the airport in Gondar, Ethiopia. IMAGES