from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city of Somalia, on the Indian Ocean. Settled by Arab colonists in the ninth or tenth century, it was occupied in 1871 by the sultan of Zanzibar, who leased it to the Italians in 1892. After 1905, it became the capital of Italian Somaliland.

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  • proper noun The capital city of Somalia

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  • noun the capital and largest city of Somalia; a port on the Indian Ocean


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  • MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Gunmen killed an Italian nun at a children's hospital in Mogadishu on Sunday in an attack that drew immediate speculation of links to Muslim anger over the Pope's recent remarks on Islam ... bodyguard died instantly, but the nun ... was rushed into an operating theater after being hit by three or four bullets in the chest, stomach and back.

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  • MOGADISHU: More than 500 disabled men, wmen and children took to the streets of northern Mogadishu demanding humanitarian assistance from rich Somalis and the international community.

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  • MOGADISHU - A dispute between militias over money threatens to close Mogadishu port, an action which would leave the Somali people exposed to food shortages again.

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  • MOGADISHU - A U.N. mission to Somalia was set to leave the ruined capital Mogadishu for famine-ravaged rural areas to plan a huge relief operation backed by armed U.N. troops.

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  • MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A land mine blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed eight people, and mortar rounds fired by insurgents at the city airport as the president returned killed six, eyewitnesses and medics said Sunday.

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  • MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Pirates seized a ship with 24 crew members off the port of Aden on Monday and Mogadishu traders said seven additional vessels headed for the Somali capital had been hijacked over the past two days.

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  • MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Violence in Mogadishu killed at least 24 people Wednesday, and thousands of Somalis fled the capital fearing a government offensive against rebels.

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  • MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Insurgents in army uniforms stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu frequented by government officials on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people including legislators, the government said.

    Sweetness & Light

  • MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's sports minister has died in hospital in Saudi Arabia weeks after he was critically wounded in a suicide bombing at a medical graduation ceremony in Mogadishu, relatives and officials said on Saturday.

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  • MOGADISHU (AFP) - African Union forces propping up Somali government troops launched an offensive against Islamist rebels in Mogadishu Monday, killing at least 11 people, mainly fighters, officials said.

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