A friend comforts Mary Italo, right, after she discovered the body of her 33-year-old son at a city mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya, after he was killed in a terror attack at the city’s Westgate Mall. Kenya began three days of mourning on Wednesday following the end of a four-day siege by Islamist militants who took over the mall.
People escape from a huge fireball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility at former US residential housing in Mogadishu, the Somalia capital Read more
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A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an aircraft crash in Mogadishu, Somalia. An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu’s international airport on Friday, bursting into flames and killing at least one crew member.
A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along the Lido beach near Mogadishu on Thursday
An African Union Mission in Somalia soldier, part of the Burundian contingent to the mission, stands guard at an underground bunker in Daynille, Somalia. Humanitarian civilian EOD teams, with the support of Amisom, are in the process of emptying 23 bunkers in Daynille of explosives. The bunkers, remnants of the Siad Barre regime, still contain weapons which, if not destroyed, could pose a risk to civilians and provide bombmaking material for al-Shabaab militants.
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Hope: images of David Cameron, British prime minister, and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali president, are held side by side in Mogadishu, on Tuesday, as hundreds of Somalis marched through the capital to support a London conference attended by more than 50 countries and organisations, co-hosted by Mr Cameron and Mr Mohamud. The conference is a diplomatic meeting by leaders and organisation heads to co-ordinate efforts to help Somalia rebuild, following two decades of civil war
Somali policemen keep an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country’s capital Mogadishu. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.