Heavily armed Shabaab fighters retake town in central Somalia

2016-10-24 06:00

Islamic extremist rebels have recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out, according to residents.

Fierce fighting in key Somali town close to Mogadishu

2016-10-18 21:07

Fighting between Somali troops and al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters is ongoing in the key city of Afgoye, some 30km northwest of the capital Mogadishu, a security source and a witness say.

11 dead, 50 000 displaced in week of Somali bloodshed: UN

2016-10-16 23:00

A week of violent clashes between rival forces in northern Somalia has killed 11 people and forced more than 50 000 to flee, the UN humanitarian agency says.

At least 6 killed in clashes between rival Somali regions

2016-10-08 07:04

At least six fighters have been killed and nine others wounded in clashes between forces from two neighbouring administrations in northern Somalia, officials and witnesses say.

Al-Shabaab kills 6 in Kenya border town

2016-10-06 17:10

The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says six people died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

UN fears 'manipulation' as Somalia delays elections

2016-09-28 19:13

The UN has expressed disappointment over a new delay in Somalia's presidential and legislative elections, and expressed hope that the balloting will be "transparent and credible".

Gunmen shoot dead Somalia journalist in capital

2016-09-27 20:00

Gunmen have shot dead a Somalia radio journalist in capital, a colleague says. The journalist was on his way home.

Senior Somali commander killed in suicide car bomb attack

2016-09-18 17:00

A senior Somali military commander and four of his security guards have been killed after a suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with explosives into a military vehicle, officials and witnesses say.

Shabaab seize Somalia town near Kenya border

2016-09-17 17:30

Heavily-armed Shabaab fighters have seized control of a Somali town near the Kenyan border after an attack on an army base that left several soldiers dead, local officials and residents say.

Sign language hitch delays Kenya attack hearings

2016-09-14 20:03

Sign language problems have delayed hearings against three women refugees suspected of sheltering three female assailants shot dead while staging an unprecedented attack against the main police station in Mombasa.


Shabaab assault on key Somali town leaves 10 dead

2016-10-19 10:37

Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.

Has Shabaab been weakened for good? The answer is 'yes' and 'no'

2016-10-18 15:02

Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before.

Kenyan police arrest Briton in Shabaab recruitment probe

2016-10-11 20:52

Kenyan police have arrested a British national alongside two Somali women, all suspected of recruiting for Somalia's Islamist Shabaab militants, police sources say.

Shabaab kills six 'Christians' in northeast Kenya

2016-10-06 23:00

Somalia's Islamist Shabaab militants have claimed an attack on a residential compound in the restive northeastern Kenyan town of Mandera that left six "Christians" dead, according to a report.

Car bomb kills 2 at restaurant in Mogadishu

2016-10-01 17:10

A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people.

US military kills 4 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

2016-09-28 07:36

The US military says it has killed four al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defence.

Somalia delays elections one more month

2016-09-27 11:06

Troubled Somalia has announced it is delaying its elections for one more month to October and November die to security issues and administrative problems.

Somali town back in government hands after Shabaab attack

2016-09-17 22:00

Somali government troops backed by African peacekeepers have retaken control of a town close to the Kenyan border hours after its seizure by heavily-armed Shabaab jihadists, officials and witnesses say.

Kenya refugee return scheme flouts international law - HRW

2016-09-15 22:45

As Kenya prepares to close the world's largest refugee camp, a rights watchdog said the repatriation of Somalis from Dadaab camp is based on fear and misinformation and violates international standards.

Islamic State behind Mombasa attack by robed women: website

2016-09-14 09:00

Islamic State supporters carried out an attack on Kenya's port city of Mombasa in which three robed women tricked their way into a police station, stabbed an officer and set fire to the building, the group's Amaq news says.

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