Somalia Presidential Compound Hit by Mortar Attack

Somalia Presidential Compound Hit by Mortar Attack

The heavily fortified presidential compound of Somalia’s president has been attacked by at least three mortars on Thursday, according to Somali law enforcement. Although some were reported to be wounded, it is not yet confirmed if there were any casualties. Al-Shabab, the eastern Africa Islamic extremist group, has already taken responsibility for the attack. Somalia […]

Somalia Ambassador Nominated by President Obama

Somalia Ambassador Nominated by President Obama

President Barack Obama has tapped the first United States ambassador to Somalia since 1991, filing a diplomatic spot that has been empty since war in Mogadishu, the capital city, forced the U.S. to evacuate all staff and close the embassy. On Tuesday, Obama selected career diplomat Simonds Dhanani for the post. According to the U.S. State […]