Bus hits land mine killing 8 in Somalia

2017-10-23 11:42

At least eight people have been killed and six others wounded after a bus they were travelling in struck a land mine on a road in southern Somalia.

Somali president vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb

2017-10-19 09:07

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has vowed to step up the war against al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city's worst-ever bombing.

Mogadishu starts burying its dead

2017-10-16 10:34

Funerals have begun and the death toll is expected to rise above its present 276 as Somalia reels from the Mogadishu massacre. International aid has begun to arrive in the country.

Turkey inaugurates military academy in Somalia

2017-10-01 09:00

Turkey has inaugurated the largest foreign-run military training centre in Somalia, where local troops are due to take over the protection of a nation threatened by Shabaab Islamist attacks.

US says drone strike in Somalia kills 1 al-Shabaab extremist

2017-09-08 15:00

The US military says it has killed an al-Shabaab extremist with a drone strike in Somalia.

More than 10 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

2017-09-03 13:12

More than 10 soldiers have died and several others have been wounded after al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab militants stormed a base in southern Somalia, security sources say.

Officials say extremist group beheads 3 people in Kenya

2017-08-18 11:06

Kenyan officials say suspected Islamic militants have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack along the Indian coast.

Kenya: Suspected al-Shabaab attack on police station kills 1

2017-08-03 11:30

An official says a policeman has been killed after suspected Islamic extremists attacked a police station in the northern Kenyan country of Mandera.

Uganda says al-Shabaab kills 12 soldiers in Somalia ambush

2017-07-31 15:31

Uganda's military says 12 of its soldiers have been killed in an ambush by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists in southern Somalia.

Trump 'a brainless billionaire', says Somalia's Shabaab in new video

2017-07-24 12:33

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against the extremist group.


Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

2017-10-21 10:06

Somalia's death toll is now at 358 as President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is set to announce a 'state of war' on al-Shabaab.

'Please bring my son back': Anguished Somali families mourn

2017-10-18 08:05

Anguished families have gathered across Somalia's capital as funerals continue for more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.

Doctors overwhelmed by aftermath of Mogadishu massacre

2017-10-15 19:34

Doctors in Mogadishu, where at least 230 people have died in a truck bomb explosion, have described the aftermath as "horrendous", as they tried to deal with both the dead and the wounded.

Shabaab Islamists attack Somali army base killing at least 8

2017-09-29 12:04

Shabaab jihadists have attacked a Somali army base in the southern town of Barire, killing at least eight soldiers and stealing equipment, officials and witnesses say.

At least 4 beheaded in Kenya in suspected al-Shabaab attack: Police

2017-09-06 17:00

A Kenyan police official says at least four people have been beheaded by suspected al-Shabaab extremists based in neighbouring Somalia.

3 soldiers killed in blasts in Somalia's Puntland region

2017-09-01 19:00

A military official in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region says two bomb blasts have killed at least three soldiers in a remote village.

Renegade al-Shabaab leader defects to government

2017-08-14 07:44

A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabaab, has surrendered to the government.

'Crucial' Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

2017-08-01 06:04

An official crucial to running Kenya's presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairperson says, as concern grows that the east African nation's vote again would face dangerous unrest.

Al-Shabaab attack on AU convoy kills 8 in Somalia

2017-07-31 12:03

Fighters with the al-Shabaab extremist group have ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia, killing at least eight soldiers, a Somali military officer says.

Five Kenyan forces killed in mission to free official

2017-07-14 10:12

Suspected Shabaab militants briefly kidnapped a Kenyan government official on Thursday and five security personnel were killed in an operation to rescue her, security sources said.

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