• Somalia's parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence vote
    MOGADISHU, July 26 (Reuters): Somalia's parliament ousted Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a no-confidence vote on Saturday, as a simmering power struggle between him and the president came to the fore. Khaire and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed have been tussling over whether to delay a national election due in February next year, with the prime minister insisting it go ahead and the president favouring postponement. President Mohamed elevated deputy prime minist
  • Eight years after bombing, Somalia reopens national theatre
    MOGADISHU, MJuly 2 (Reuters): Eight years after a suicide bomber destroyed the building, Somalia has reopened its imposing national theatre in Mogadishu as a symbol of culture in the heart of a city often defined by violence.   The theatre, whose stage is underpinned by bright yellow pillars and is decorated in the light blue of the national flag, was opened in 1967 and closed in 1991 as the Horn of Africa country plunged into civil war.   Clan-based warlords