The Sunday Subject — August 21, 2022

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At least 12 people have been killed in a terrorist attack at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Al-Shabab, a jihadist terrorist group that controls much of Somalia’s countryside, has claimed responsibility for the attack. This is the first major attack by the group since Somalia’s new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, was elected in May. 

Mexico has arrested Jesús Murillo, the former attorney general who led the investigation into the highly publicized disappearance of 43 student teachers in 2014.

While Murillo’s investigation concluded that the students were murdered by drug traffickers in a case of mistaken identity, the current government suspects the Mexican state was involved in the killings. An additional 83 warrants were ordered for the arrest of other officials, police officers and gang members. 

Finland’s prime minister, Sanna Marin, has taken a drug test amidst allegations of drug use after leaked footage showed her partying with friends.

While the 36-year-old prime minister called urges for her to take a test unjust, she hoped the results would put to rest the accusations. While some have criticized the world’s youngest prime minister for her behavior, others have defended and even celebrated it.