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Somali MP Shot Dead in Mogadishu

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mogadishu say unidentified gunmen have shot dead a Somali lawmaker as he left a mosque in the capital on Saturday. Colleagues and witnesses say Mustafa Mohamed Abdullahi was shot several times and died enroute to a local hospital. The gunmen escaped. There has been no claim of responsibility. The lawmaker was identified as […]

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UN Condemns Murder of Somali Comedian

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ envoy to Somalia is strongly condemning the murder of a well-known Somali comedian apparently for his sarcastic remarks about al-Shebab Islamic extremists. Abdi Jeylani Malaq, known as Marshale, was shot dead outside his home in Mogadishu Tuesday. No one has claimed responsibility. U.N. envoy Augustine Mahiga calls the killing “simply unacceptable.” He […]

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Gunmen Kill Radio Director in Somalia

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in Somalia’s capital have shot and killed the director of a radio station that was shut down by militant group al-Shabab in 2010. Witnesses tell VOA that Abukar Hassan Kadaf was attacked by two men with pistols late Tuesday as he returned to his Mogadishu home. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. […]

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CPJ: 46 Journalists Killed in 2011

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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An international media rights group says at least 46 journalists were killed worldwide last year, with Pakistan the deadliest country for the second year in a row. In its annual “Attacks on the Press” report, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said deaths during dangerous assignments, such as covering street protests, reached a record […]

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Nun and Advocate for India’s Tribal People Killed

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Roman Catholic nun who advocated for the rights of India’s tribal people has been brutally killed in her home in eastern India. Sister Valsa John had been helping tribal groups who were displaced by coal mining companies in Jharkhand state. Her brother says she had received threats from local coal mine owners. He told […]

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Somali Politician Killed in Breakaway Region

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:56 am (UTC-5)
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Somali authorities say unidentified gunmen have killed a lawmaker in the semi-autonomous northern region of Puntland. Officials say Abdurahman Ahmed Haji, a member of parliament, was shot and killed by two pistol-wielding men as he was entering his house late Tuesday. The attack happened in the restive town of Galkayo, near Puntland’s border with the […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida’s Second in Command Killed in Pakistan

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says al-Qaida’s number two leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Saturday Rahman was killed on August 22 in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Waziristan — a known refuge for Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants. The official would not say how […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida’s Second in Command Killed in Pakistan

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says al-Qaida’s number two leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan. The official, who spoke to Western media on the condition of anonymity, says Al-Rahman was killed on August 22. No other details are available at this time.

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Witnesses: Somali Lawmaker Killed in Mogadishu

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say a member of Somalia’s parliament has been shot and killed in the capital, Mogadishu. Khalif Jire Warfaa was killed Sunday in Mogadishu’s Hamar Weyne district. Another member of parliament, who witnessed the shooting, tells VOA that two gunmen wearing masks opened fire on Warfaa as he came out of the Marwaas mosque. The […]

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