ISIS In Somalia: Islamic State Claims First-Ever Attack In Mogadishu While Courting Al-Shabab
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for its first terrorist attack in Somalia. In an official statement circulated on social media, the extremist group said its fighters detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting a military vehicle belonging to African Union peacekeeping forces on the outskirts of Mogadishu, the country’s sprawling capital. The blast damaged the vehicle, but it was not immediately clear whether anybody was either killed or wounded, the militant group aka either ISIL or ISIS said in its statement.
Somalia sacks communications minister, appoints successor
Somalia’s prime minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke fired his post and telecommunications minister, and appointed his successor in an apparent prolusion for a new alliance-building ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections which is due take place in the country this year.
Author to speak on book about Lewiston's Somali Bantus
Colby College anthropology professor, Catherine Besteman will be talking about her latest book, "Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Lewiston Public Library, Tuesday.
'Don't buy death' - Somalis urged to stay and rebuild their country
It's part of a journalist's job to keep track of awful events. But stories about rickety boats crammed with migrants capsizing in the Mediterranean occur with horrible frequency. For one Somali journalist reading the news that hundreds of people drowned in one such disaster on Monday, it was one story too many.