When nineteen year old Ilwad Elman boarded a plane three years ago to visit her mother in Mogadishu she had no idea she wouldn’t be returning. After years of listening to bombs exploding on the other end of the phone, she worried constantly about her mother, Fartun Adan
The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today condemned in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s attack on the hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia where the country’s new President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, was giving a press conference and which resulted in one death and several injuries.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The peacekeeper guarding the Mogadishu hotel smiled and said: "Leave your body armour behind. It's safe here."
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist suicide bombers attacked the hotel where Somalia's president was giving a news conference on Wednesday, killing eight people and sending reporters diving for cover.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the selection of a new president for Somalia, the final step in the war-torn East African nation’s political transition process.
Somalia has a new president after the country’s members of parliament failed to support incumbent Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, whose leadership had been mired in accusations of corruption, but who nevertheless was widely predicted to win Monday’s vote.