Kenyan army attacks al-Shabaab base

2017-04-22 07:12

The Kenyan army says it killed a number of al-Shabaab fighters in a dawn raid in neighbouring Somalia.

Somalia's new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13

2017-04-09 17:31

Somalia's new military chief has survived a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 13 people, police say

Kenya arrests 7 suspected human traffickers in refugee camp

2017-04-06 06:07

Kenyan police have arrested seven Somali men for allegedly operating a human trafficking ring at a refugee camp in the country's east, authorities say.

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

2017-03-27 16:43

Somalia's drought is threatening three million lives, according to the UN In recent months. Aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but they say more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening.

Al-Shabaab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

2017-03-24 06:06

An organisation that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabaab has claimed to have killed at least 17 soldiers and wounded 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia.

Al-Shabaab: Should the Somali president open talks with the terror group?

2017-03-12 13:30

If Al-Shabaab maintains its hard stance, the possibility for dialogue will continue to be remote and Somalia's government will be forced to intensify the war on terror through new strategies, writes Fatuma Ahmed Ali.

UN chief: Steady funding needed for AU troops in Somalia

2017-03-09 06:11

The UN secretary general has urged more funding for African Union troops in Somalia battling Islamic extremists trying to take over the country.

Death toll rises to 39 in Mogadishu bombing

2017-02-20 13:41

The toll has climbed to 39 dead in an unusually deadly suicide bombing at the weekend in the Somali capital Mogadishu, rescue workers say, the first since a new president was chosen this month.

Kenya high court blocks closure of Dadaab refugee camp

2017-02-09 13:00

Kenya's High Court has declared as "null and void" the government's decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp - the world's largest - and to send Somali refugees home.

Former PM, a US citizen, wins Somalia vote

2017-02-09 06:08

A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-US citizenship has been declared Somalia's new president, immediately taking the oath of office as the long-chaotic country moved toward its first fully functioning central government in a quarter-century.


US sends troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades

2017-04-14 19:41

The US military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades.

Somalia's Puntland state executes 5 for murders of officials

2017-04-08 15:00

Somalia's northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland has executed five men who were convicted of murdering two regional officials.

Car bomb explodes near restaurant in Somalia's capital

2017-04-05 12:52

Somalia's police say a car bomb blast has hit a restaurant near the youth and sports ministry in Mogadishu, the capital.

East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work

2017-03-26 18:11

East Africa's regional bloc says it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts.

Car bomb blast kills 6 near hotel in Somalia's capital

2017-03-13 11:00

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near a hotel in Somalia's capital, killing at least six people and injuring four others.

AU force in Somalia needs troop surge, chief says

2017-03-11 19:30

The head of the AU mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country's military control areas won back from extremist group al-Shabaab, saying the Somali National Army has been unable to take charge as expected.

Mogadishu on lockdown for president's inauguration

2017-02-22 14:13

Somalia's capital Mogadishu is under security lockdown, with roads closed and commercial flights cancelled ahead of the inauguration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

At least 14 killed in Mogadishu car bombing

2017-02-19 15:13

At least 14 people have been killed after a car packed with explosives blew up near a busy intersection in Mogadishu, officials and witnesses say.

Somalia's new leader vows to rebuild failed state

2017-02-09 11:08

Supporters of Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a veteran diplomat and former prime minister, hope he can be the answer to corruption and extremism in the world's most notorious failed state.

Somalia faces presidential election under threat of attack

2017-02-08 12:31

Somalia is facing a groundbreaking presidential election amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.

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