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Capital: Mogadishu
Population: 10.8 Million (approx.)
Muslims Percent: 99%

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22/10/2017 Why is Mogadishu still a frequent target for attacks? - Al Jazeera
15/10/2017 Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital - The Telegraph
29/09/2017 Somalia: Al-Shabab launches deadly attack on army base - Al Jazeera
18/08/2017 Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s - Al Jazeera
27/07/2017 In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp - The Christian Science Monitor
09/04/2017 New army chief survives deadly Mogadishu bomb blast - Al Jazeera
24/03/2017 Emboldened Somali pirates hijack second boat in a month 'to use as mothership' - Independent, UK
04/03/2017 Hassan Ali Khaire: Hunger, disease kill 110 in two days - Al Jazeera
20/02/2017 Drought in Somalia: Time is Running Out - Al Jazeera
20/02/2017 Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast - Al Jazeera
17/02/2017 In Somaliland, women are being raped as a result of extreme drought and lack of support - Independent, UK
11/11/2016 Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops - Al Jazeera
09/11/2016 Ilhan Omar becomes first Somali American legislator in the US
01/11/2016 Rapper K’naan wants to tell Somali-American tale in HBO show
24/10/2016 Female Genital Mutilation Haunts Somalis in US
19/09/2016 Muslim Mall Jihadist was Somali Migrant
29/03/2016 Somalia's Sufi revival
01/03/2016 Somalia's Lido beach: the heart of Mogadishu and the place my friends died
28/05/2016 How The World's Largest Refugee Camp Remade A Generation Of Somalis
25/05/2015 Is the tide turning against al-Shabab in Somalia?
23/05/2015 Magazine Read: The surgeons of Mogadishu
11/05/2015 Somaliland: Risking torture for a better life abroad - Al Jazeera
08/05/2015 Somalia remains one of the largest, most complex emergencies, says country’s UN relief coordinator
01/05/2015 Somalia journalist and his wife shot dead
27/02/2015 The plight of Ethiopian migrants in Somalia
19/01/2015 Somalis torn between hunger in Dadaab and uncertainty at home
07/10/2014 Dab Shid – An ancient pre-Islamic culture that evolved into religion and culture
18/08/2014 Postcard from... Hargeisa - Independent, UK
31/07/2014 Al-Shabab's 'halal' football a different game
02/04/2014 Somalis yearn for a musical renaissance
22/03/2014 Somalis fear 'death-sentence' deportations
11/03/2014 Somali farmers benefit from al-Shabab reforms
09/12/2013 Somali woman who reported rape sentenced
22/11/2013 USA: Training Cops to Fear Somalis and Muslims
12/11/2013 Amiir and Family: Somalis in Norway - BBC
09/11/2013 Somali Islamists take responsibility for Mogadishu hotel bombing
14/10/2013 Somalis die 'making bomb' in Ethiopia
06/10/2013 US forces target leading al-Shabaab militant in Somalia raid
05/10/2013 Illegal ivory trade funds al-Shabaab's terrorist attacks
12/09/2013 Danish chef pours donated cash into rebuild of Somali's bombed cafe
12/09/2013 American jihadist rapper and British Islamist militant killed in Somalia
02/09/2013 For some Somalis, a new threat after war
31/08/2013 Electronic transfers improve Somalia economy
30/08/2013 Rape cases soar in Somali camps
02/07/2013 Sisters of Somalia
02/05/2013 UN says Somalia famine killed nearly 260,000
30/04/2013 Mogadishu rebuilds despite uncertain peace
15/04/2013 Dozens killed in attacks in Somali capital
28/01/2013 Somalia gravediggers grieve improved security
14/01/2013 Displaced women still vulnerable in Mogadishu
13/01/2013 Somalia: A failed state is back from the dead
06/01/2013 'We're happy to help MI5 – but coercing us to spy is unacceptable': British Somalis say intelligence agents asking for too much
22/12/2012 Hope blooms for family in 'peaceful' Somalia
09/11/2012 Somalia's al Shabaab, squeezed in south, move to Puntland
08/11/2012 Somali PM appoints country's first female foreign minister
19/10/2012 Somalia fishermen seek state safety net
15/10/2012 Mogadishu property boom stirs concern
13/10/2012 Threats fail to deter young Somali reporters
02/10/2012 Explosions rock Somalia's Kismayo
23/09/2012 Somali MP shot dead in capital Mogadishu
21/09/2012 Deadly blast rocks Somalia capital
19/09/2012 The last stand of al-Shabaab
13/09/2012 The 'Angel of Mogadishu' who raised a hospital from the ruins of war
13/09/2012 Al-Shabab claims attack on new Somalia leader
11/09/2012 Help Somalia’s New President: Cut Off Aid
11/09/2012 Somali MPs elect Hassan Sheikh as president
04/09/2012 Somalia archives survive conflict
03/09/2012 Mogadishu enjoys rare treat of a peaceful Eid
26/08/2012 Somalis rediscover fun side of Mogadishu
04/05/2012 Somalia video games boom dents al-Shabaab recruitment
08/12/2011 Al Jazeera technology gives voice to Somalian strife
06/11/2011 Somalis revel on Mogadishu's safe beaches for first time in three years - The Guardian
08/10/2011 Mental illness 'rampant' in Somalia - Al Jazeera
24/09/2011 Somalia: Why do only Muslims starve?
05/08/2011 Somalia famine has killed '29,000 children'
23/07/2011 More than 2 million Somalis out of aid groups' reach
01/07/2011 US 'extends drone strikes to Somalia' - Al Jazeera
04/02/2011 Somalia drought could threaten millions - Independent, UK
27/10/2010 Somalia seen as most corrupt nation - Al Jazeera
22/07/2010 Somaliland: A radical change? - Al Jazeera
31/01/2010 Special report: The rise of 'the African Taliban' - The Guardian
12/06/2009 Somalia's Child Soldiers
13/05/2009 Q&A: Somalia's conflict - BBC
23/04/2009 Somali Islamist leader ends exile - Al Jazeera
16/04/2009 Human tide of misery flees the anarchy of Somalia - Independent, UK
19/03/2009 Somalis' Endless Refugee Life
08/02/2009 Mortar raid greets Somali president
28/11/2008 Ethiopia to Withdraw From Somalia
19/11/2008 Pictures: Life with the pirates of Somalia - The Guardian
10/10/2008 Dozens of Somali migrants die in waters near Yemen
05/09/2008 Somalia - A Country in Peril
09/08/2008 Olympics Draw Smile on Somali Faces - Islam Online
19/07/2008 UN chief: challenges remain for Somalia despite peace deal
24/05/2008 AU troops in Somalia 'selling arms' - AL Jazeera
18/05/2008 Somalia: "Wasting" War Time in Doomed Peace Talks
06/04/2008 A light at the end of the tunnel
09/02/2008 Somalia: The World's forgotten catastrophe
05/01/2008 Ethiopia: Created dangerous situation in Somalia
29/12/2007 Somali Courts Seize More Towns
08/12/2007 Mogadishu sliding back into anarchy
08/11/2007 Islamic Courts Retaking Mogadishu
22/06/2007 UN food aid 'causing chaos and violence' in Somalia
15/06/2007 Somalis yearn for Islamic rulers to return and tame the warlords
02/06/2007 US Bombs Somalia Targets
22/04/2007 Week's toll may hit 1,000 as bombs pound Somali capital
30/03/2007 Mogadishu rocked by worst violence for 15 years - The Guardian
22/03/2007 Bodies of Somali soldiers burned in street by Islamists
21/03/2007 Ethiopian Soldiers Lynched in Mogadishu - Islam Online
24/01/2007 Ethiopian army starts pullout despite attacks in Mogadishu
22/01/2007 Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed: Somalia's moderate Islamist leader - BBC
19/01/2007 Conflict in the Horn of Africa: The streets of Mogadishu
14/01/2007 Bush battles for posterity in Somalia
13/01/2007 US strikes on al-Qa'ida chiefs kill nomads
11/01/2007 What this means for a region consumed by war and chaos
10/01/2007 Somali officials accuse Americans of killing up to 31 civilians in air attacks
08/01/2007 Analysis: Somalia May Fall Back to Chaos
06/01/2007 Calls for Somalia peace force
05/01/2007 Somali conflict enters 'final battle' as soldiers hunt down Islamists
01/01/2007 Islamic Courts Quits Last Stronghold
30/12/2006 International lawlessness
27/12/2006 Ethiopia urged to leave Somalia - BBC
24/12/2006 Somali hardliner calls for foreign jihadists
12/12/2006 Marrying across Somalia's caste lines - BBC
10/10/2006 Somali Islamists accuse Ethiopia of invasion
10/09/2006 US accused of covert operations in Somalia - The Guardian
25/08/2006 First ship arrives in Mogadishu - BBC
24/08/2006 Somali woman is flogged for drugs - BBC
22/08/2006 Somali Islamists ban animal trade - BBC
20/08/2006 Ethiopia troops head for Baidoa - BBC
29/07/2006 Riots in Somalia after minister is shot dead - Independent, UK
24/07/2006 Ethiopian forces take second town in Somalia with 5,000 soldiers - Independent, UK
20/07/2006 Ethiopia sends troops into Somalia
12/07/2006 Last US-backed warlord surrenders to Somali Islamists - Independent, UK
02/07/2006 Somali Islamic Courts Snubs Bin Laden - Islam Online
30/06/2006 U.S. Seeking to Bolster Foes of Islamists in Somalia - NY Times
26/06/2006 Mogadishu's miracle: peace in the world's most lawless city - The Guardian
23/06/2006 Somali rivals agree to recognise each other in crisis talks - The Guardian
16/06/2006 America's bogeyman is an Islamist hero to many in Somalia - Independent, UK
15/06/2006 Aid Fails to Reach the Poorest in War-Torn Somalia
10/06/2006 Somalis pray in calmer capital
10/06/2006 Fall of Mogadishu leaves US policy in ruins - The Guardian
08/06/2006 CIA Funding Undermined Somali Warlords: Report - Islam Online
07/06/2006 Somali Islamic state 'ruled out' - BBC
06/06/2006 Islamic militia ends Somali warlords' rule - Mogadishu captured after 15 years of conflict
05/06/2006 In pictures: Mogadishu 'victory' - BBC
05/06/2006 Islamists claim Mogadishu victory - BBC
05/06/2006 Fighting in the Shadows
02/06/2006 Return to Somalia: The war on terror - a new front
30/05/2006 US Envoy Pays For Opposing Somalis Bankrolling
26/05/2006 38 killed during fresh battles in Somalia - The Guardian
11/05/2006 Somalis flee as city battle rages - BBC
10/05/2006 Battles between rival militias leave 84 dead
05/05/2006 US Bankrolls Somali Warlords to Fight Al-Qaeda: Report
20/04/2006 First police cadets offer glimmer of hope to the world's most lawless country
09/04/2006 Official: U.S. Backing Somali Militants
07/04/2006 UN Appeals for Urgent Aid to Draught-hit E.Africa - Islam Online
24/03/2006 At least 60 killed as rival groups clash
17/03/2006 Thousands may starve in 'forgotten' Somalia crisis
04/11/2005 Somalis Enjoy 'Rare' Peaceful `Eid - Islam Online
22/08/2005 The rise of khat: Somaliland's bitter harvest - Independent, UK
18/01/2005 Tradition Eclipses `Eid Udhiyah in Somalia - Islam Online
12/10/2004 Somali President Faces Mission Impossible - Islam Online
03/06/2004 African Union Mulls Military Intervention In Somalia - Islam Online
13/01/2004 Cameras On Somali Island "To Monitor Terrorists" - Islam Online
05/08/2003 President Abdulkassim Salat Hassan: Somalia's isolated leader
24/08/2002 Don't Give Up on Somalia: UN Humanitarian Coordinator - Islam Online
05/01/2002 U.S. Extends Terrorism Alert To March 11 & Eyes Somalia - Islam Online
04/12/1999 Islam Only Solace In Somalia - Islam Online


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