Tag Archives: Somalia

Ethiopian Pilot 

An airplane was hijacked by an Ethiopian man called Hailemedehin Abera Tagegn. Who is the co-pilot; he locks the pilot of the plane in the bathroom. Then he starts his mission of taking control of the plane. The 202 passengers never knew what was going on with the plane but they were very scared when the plane started diving in the sky.  Hailemedehin had been working in the company for 5 years and had no criminal record until now. The main reason he did that was because he said he wasn’t safe in his country and he needed asylum. Because Switzerland has no contact with Ethiopia, he decided to land in there and ask asylum. Switzerland is researching and hasn’t come up yet with an answer.

This article gives me creeps. I can’t imagine what I could have done in that situation. I am so relieved that he didn’t hurt any of the passengers aboard. His main reason for stealing the control of the plane is still silly to me, why has his country done to him. I would agree if they put him in jail for taking the plane and land it without permission. A thing that amazes me is that how the Airline couldn’t control this! Hope you liked my opinion!

Al-Shabab attacks Somali presidential palace

This group knows because it has a link to Al-Qaeda. They have destroyed the heavy-fortified Somalia presidential palace. It blasted through the gate it was a car bomb. Palace guards started a fierce gun battle that leave 14 people dead. The government believes Al-Shabab did this to gain more media attention, and to show them that they are going to win. They have been attacking the capital with a lot of suicide bombs. They brought cars armed, one was the bomb and the others were armed to fire. UN is hoping Somalia can rise.

Somalia really needs helps! The violence there is horrible. People live in fear, and I think they had enough. Countries around them should do something to help them. It’s sad when a person died when this attacks happens. Maybe he/she was just passing by to meet someone and got killed. Poor people they need a change! I will pray for Somalia’s recovery hope you do too. 🙂

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Car bomb explodes outside the Mogadishu hotel

This article shows the violence that is still happening in Somalia. Inside the Mogadishu hotel senior police officers were in a meeting when outside a car bomb exploded. They believed that four people were injured when the bomb exploded. The bomb was detonated by a remote control. People think that this was carried out by Al-Shabab a group linked to the famous Al-Qaida. This was called a terrorist attack.

I think this was a horrible attack and I am glad that not so much people were hurt by it.  Somalian people suffered every day because of the violence that takes place in Somalia. They are afraid and nobody is helping them. Is very sad Somalians don’t feel comfortable in their own homes. If you live there would you feel safe?

60 dead in Burundi flood disaster

A big flooding has taken place in Burundi.  It is called as the biggest flooding disaster that has take place in Burundi. It has swept a lot of homes, power and roads. The houses are built of mud bricks so the water took them too easily. 60 people were found dead. The main victims were children. People are beginning to bury the bodies, but there is not a lot of place for people to bury in the capital.The government is taking care of the mourning and has said they will provide food and new houses to the affected people. 

This country is not well known around the world, so many countries would no even find out about this big flooding. What is the saddest is that of the people found dead, children were the most found dead. I am happy that the government has offered to bury the people’s relatives and will give them help to go on. I hope they can restore their homes fast and go back to normal.