A radio journalist has been shot dead by two unidentified men in Somalia. Abukar Hassan Mohamoud, nicknamed Kadaf, was the manager of Mogadishu-based radio Somaliweyn. Mohamoud was shot five times in the head and chest at his home in Mogadishu on 28 February. Mohamoud, who had been trying to relaunch the radio station which had been shut down by an extremist group in May 2010, died from his injuries in hospital soon after the attack.
Two journalists, believed to be French, have been kidnapped from a hotel in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu. Read more here
Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe, director of Radio Shabelle was shot in the head four times by three armed men on his way to work in the capital Mogadishu. This is the third fatal attack on the radio station staff in 2009. Read more here
The National Union of Somali Journalists has reported that four journalists have been injured after press conference was hit by artillery fire in southern Mogadishu. Read more here