The director of a Somali radio station was shot dead and a colleague seriously injured in the capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday, according to a local journalist and a Somali journalists’ organization. The assassination of Mukhtar Mohammad Hirabe of Shabelle Media follows last week’s abduction of a station director for TV Universal. Hirabe was shot in the head, the journalist said
The African Union responded angrily and defiantly to the killing of at least 11 Burundian soldiers in an apparent suicide bomb attack Sunday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The 11 soldiers were on a peacekeeping mission for the African Union.