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February 3, 2020 | Via BBC

Somalia Declares Emergency over Locust Swarms

Somalia has declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture said the insects, which consume large amounts of vegetation, posed “a major threat to Somalia’s fragile food security situation”. There are fears that the situation may not be brought under control before the harvest begins in April.

October 30, 2017 | Via BBC

23 Killed in Somalia Hotel Attack

Islamist militant group al-Shabab took responsibility for an attack at a Somalia hotel which killed twenty-three people. Somali troops killed three attackers and captured two alive regaining control Sunday. Identity cards from Somalia’s intelligence agency provided attackers access to the building. Two senior security officials were fired by Somalia’s government to salvage public confidence.

October 16, 2017 | Via The Guardian

Double Truck Bombing Deadliest Attack in Somalia History

After the deadliest terrorist attack in years by Islamic militant group, al-Shabab, at least 276 people are believed dead and 300 severely injured in Somalia. The double truck bombing may have targeted Somalia’s foreign ministry. The attack follows al-Shabab’s promise to escalate violence after Somalia’s president and Trump’s administration announced greater military efforts against them.

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