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President Solih and former president Nasheed on election night in Male on Saturday [Ashwa Faheem-Reuters]

Former Maldives president makes comeback with landslide win

The former Maldives president on Sunday vowed sweeping reforms and an end to government corruption after leading his party to a landslide victory just five months since returning from exile.
Maldiva ex-president Abdulla Yameen. Photo-Youtube

Maldivian court freeze s $6.5 million in ex-leader’s accounts

A Maldivian court Sunday ordered the authorities to lift a freeze on former strongman president Abdulla Yameen’s bank accounts holding about $6.5 million but said a money laundering case against him would proceed.
Tensions are high on the Indian Ocean archipelago after a brief armed insurrection on Anjouan island last year, and Azali's victory in a controversial referendum that could keep him in power until 2029 (AFP Photo-Youssouf IBRAHIM)

Comoros president survives assassination attempt during campaign

Comoros President Azali Assoumani survived an attempt on his life on Thursday as he crisscrossed the country drumming up support ahead of polls on March 24, his campaign director said.

Somali militants holed up as battle rages in Mogadishu

Somalia's security forces are battling gunmen holed up in a building in Mogadishu, hours after a suicide car bomb attack on a busy street left at least five people dead, police say.
A Somali security officer stands at the scene of a car bombing attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, on December 22, 2018. Mohamed ABDIWAHAB - AFP

Death roll from Somali bombing rises to 20

The death toll from a double car-bomb attack near the presidential palace in Somalia rose to 20 on Sunday, police said.

Somalia blasts kill seven near presidential palace

Seven people were killed Saturday in a double car bomb attack claimed by the jihadist Shabaab group near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.
This handout photograph taken and released by India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) on November 17, 2018 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) being received by dignitaries upon his arrival in Male, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. - Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated November 17 as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections. (Photo by Handout / PIB / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PIB"

Maldives gets new president

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections.

At least 10 killed in Mogadishu blasts

At least 10 people were killed Friday in blasts that occurred near a popular hotel and the police headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.
Abdulla Yameen initially conceded defeat, but later called on his supporters to protest the outcome of the election [File- Fred Dufour-Pool-Reuters]

Maldives’ Abdulla Yameen loses bid to annul poll result

The Maldives' top court has rejected a bid by defeated President Abdulla Yameen to annul results of the presidential election held in September.
People stand in the rubble at a car suicide car bomb scene on September 2, 2018 in Mogadishu.A suicide car bomb killed three security guards and injured several more people in the heart of the Somali capital Mogadishu. / AFP PHOTO / ABDIRAZAK HUSSEIN FARAH

Car bomb kills six outside Somali government office

Six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a local government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said.
Somalia has been gripped by violence and lawlessness since the toppling of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in the early 1990. (AFP Archive)

Two blasts hit Somalia’s security ministry

Two explosions rocked Somalia's internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning, a police officer said, in the latest attack claimed by Shabaab militants.

Death toll in Somali bomb attack rises to 230

Death toll in the massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday has risen to at least 230 people, police say.

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