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.

At least 140 Somali refugees set to leave for US sent back to camp

2017-02-05 06:57

At least 140 Somali refugees whose resettlement in the US this week was stopped by President Donald Trump's executive order have been sent back to their refugee camp instead, one of the refugees says.

Al-Shabaab, Kenya trade claims in morning attack in Somalia

2017-01-27 13:00

A spokesperson for extremist group al-Shabaab says its fighters killed killed at least 51 Kenyan soldiers in an attack on a military base in Somalia.

Al-Shabaab kills teenage boy, man over homosexuality

2017-01-11 08:13

The al-Shabaab extremist group has announced that it has killed a teenage boy and a young man for engaging in sexual conduct.

Militant attacks: Kenya extends curfew in border region

2016-12-29 18:00

Kenyan authorities have reportedly extended a 12-hour curfew by at least 90 days in the border region of Mandera following recent terror attacks by al-Shabaab militants.

Suicide bombing 'kills 16' in Somali capital

2016-12-11 11:00

At least 16 people have died in a suicide truck bombing outside the port of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the director of the ambulance service says.

Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists - report

2016-12-08 11:15

A human rights organisation says at least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police after a series of attacks.


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.

2 mortar rounds hit near voting site day before Somalia vote

2017-02-08 06:04

Police in Somalia say two mortar rounds fired by suspected extremists have hit near Mogadishu's international airport, close to the venue where presidential election will be held.

Africa 'should deal with issues that force people to flee'

2017-01-31 14:01

Africa should set an example on how to host refugees following the closure of American borders, AU commissioner for peace and security says, adding however, that issues that force people to flee must be dealt with.

Somalia: Gunmen storm hotel in capital after car bomb

2017-01-25 10:00

At least six people were killed and four others were injured after gunmen from Somalia's violent Islamic extremist rebels fought their way into a hotel in the Somali capital after a suicide car bomb exploded at its gates, a police officer says.

Suicide car bomber outside Mogadishu airport kills at least 3

2017-01-02 18:06

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu's international airport, killing at least three people.

Somalia suicide bomber sets off blast in capital, 3 injured

2016-12-15 18:03

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a restaurant in the Somali capital Thursday, killing himself and injuring 3 others

Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec 28

2016-12-09 11:23

Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on December 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation.

Residents in Somali town resist al-Shabaab taxes, 10 dead

2016-11-29 10:51

A resident says clashes between the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab and villagers in a central Somali town have left 10 people dead and dozens wounded

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