Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

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Militants Storm Presidential Palace in Somalia

al-Shabab has vowed to step up attacks in Mogadishu

(Newser) - Militants have stormed the presidential palace in Mogadishu, though the BBC reports that Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is not there today. A police official said the attack started when a car bomb exploded outside the presidential complex. Gunmen then entered the palace, their entry apparently made easier because many... More »

Somalia Inaugurates New President

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud sworn in days after assassination attempt

(Newser) - Somalia's new leader was inaugurated today amid tight security in the capital, Mogadishu, four days after President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud survived an assassination attempt . Mohamud, a teacher and activist, won the election last week against outgoing President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed by the legislative vote of 190 to 79.... More »

Police: Blasts at Home of Somalia's New President

One person killed, but president is safe

(Newser) - Two explosions near the gate of the temporary home of Somalia's new president killed at least one person today, according to police. A police corporal said he was guarding the Somalia immigration department near the Jazeera Hotel when the blasts occurred. An official inside Jazeera Hotel, who asked for... More »

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