In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia.

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

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Mogadishu, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying...
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U.N. – Somalia could slide backwards if world loses interest

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hard-won security gains in Somalia could be undermined unless the rest of the world steps up support to improve Somalis' lives,...
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Al-Shabab killed scores of AU troops in attack

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Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia have killed "scores" of African Union troops in an attack south of capital, Mogadishu, a spokesman for the armed group...

In Somalia, an old Wives’ Tale That Spreads Measles

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Hawa Nor carried her visibly weakened son into the hospital's isolation ward. Like many sick children here, the 7-year-old boy is likely a victim...
Somali women's groups launch a campaign against female genital mutilation at a rally in Mogadishu, 2004. Photograph: EPA

Djibouti, Somalia, Guinea, Egypt and Sierra Leone have highest FGM rates

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Female genital mutilation and child marriage still prevalent in parts of global south, but Kenya making 'huge progress' on FGM through community action. Girls in...
The AU has some 22,000 troops battling al-Shabab militants in Somalia

Somalia car bomb suicide attack ‘kills 12’

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A suicide car bomber has killed 12 people in an attack aimed at African Union (AU) troops in Somalia, an official has said. A car...
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Al Shabaab launched attack on Somalia’s presidential palace

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Mogadishu - Somalia’s Islamist Al Shabaab rebels launched a major bomb attack and armed assault against the country’s presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the...

Car Bomb Hits Somalia Hospital Killing a Doctor and Nurse

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A bomb hidden in a doctor's car exploded in a hospital parking lot in the Somali capital Wednesday, killing the doctor and a nurse...
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Several AU soldiers die in suicide car bombing

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Mogadishu - A suicide car bombing, targeting an African Union military convoy in south-eastern Somalia, has killing several people, says a Somali senior military...
Al-Shabab is fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

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Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. The nomadic woman was killed outside...
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