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October 19, 2017 1:31 AM Thousands march over 'Somalia's '9/11'

Two people have been arrested over Saturday's attack that was meant to target Mogadishu's heavily fortified international airport, where several countries have their embassies, the officials said. Wearing red headbands, a crowd gathered at a Mogadishu stadium and shouted slogans against al-Shabab, which has long targeted the city, but has not commented

October 18, 2017 5:08 PM Two arrested in connection with Somalia bombing as thousands march in defiance over attack

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia’s capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country’s deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday’s truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young

October 18, 2017 1:19 PM Arrests made in Somalia bombing that killed hundreds

Militant group al-Shabaab has not commented on attacks, which may have been intended for airport Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as officials said two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Wearing 2

October 18, 2017 12:26 PM Thousands march in Somali capital as attack details emerge

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday's truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly 2

October 18, 2017 12:06 PM Shots fired as thousands join anti-bombing protest in Somali capital

Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu amid tight security. They were answering a call to unity by mayor Thabit Abdi, who said: "We must liberate this city which is awash with graves." Some in Somalia have called the bombing their 9/11, while asking why one of the world's deadliest attacks in years has not drawn 2

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Angry protesters march near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack in which over 300 people were killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital 2

October 18, 2017 8:38 AM Final vote set for France’s new anti-terror law

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Paris, France, Oct 18 – France’s parliament is set to pass a new controversial anti-terror law on Wednesday pushed by President Emmanuel Macron which has been criticised by rights groups. The final vote on the legislation is to be made in the upper house Senate after the lower house National Assembly overwhelmingly approved it last week. The new anti-terror 1

October 18, 2017 4:00 AM Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi’s proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion. The plan, which is 80 per cent funded by the World Bank Group, is benchmarked on the management of traffic flow in the United Kingdom. The Nairobi Intelligent 2

October 17, 2017 7:39 AM Police raid Jimmy Wanjigi's home hunting for him over guns seizure

Police laid a siege on the Nairobi home of businessman Jimi Wanjigi as they sought to arrest him over the discovery and seizure of five rifles and 93 bullets from a villa in Malindi. The siege began on Monday at midday. More police arrived at Jimmy Wanjigi’s Muthaiga home in Nairobi accompanied by crime busters with sledge hammers planning to break into the house 2

October 17, 2017 4:00 AM Mother of ex-hostage Amanda Lindhout speaks out on ‘victim shaming,’ Joshua Boyle and her ‘disgust’ with Ottawa

Speaking to the Star Monday, Lorinda Stewart revealed behind-the-scenes details of how it took ransom and the help of a private security firm to free her daughter — a task Ottawa could not achieve. Lorinda Stewart was dismayed when the Hollywood ending she had played over and over again in her mind during the 460 days her daughter was held hostage in Somalia