US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabaab leader

2017-06-24 07:52

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded an up to $5 million reward for information about a top member of the al-Qaeda allied al-Shabaab in Somalia

Kenya official: Roadside bomb blows up passenger vehicle

2017-06-16 14:32

A Kenyan official says a vehicle with 24 passengers has been blown up by an improvised explosive device in the country's north in a suspected extremist attack.

At least 17 reported dead in Somalia restaurant attack

2017-06-15 09:12

An ambulance driver says his service has carried 17 bodies in the ongoing attack in a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

2017-05-24 10:53

Three police officers have been killed and two others injured after their vehicle ran over an impoverished bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official says.

Somalia strikes new international pact to stabilise ravaged state

2017-05-12 08:43

Somalia has struck a new stability pact with the international community, aimed at steadying the fragile state by bolstering its security, staving off famine and rebooting its economy.

US soldier killed, two wounded in fight with Shabaab in Somalia

2017-05-05 17:07

An American soldier has been shot dead and two others wounded in Somalia during a joint operation with Somali forces against Shabaab militants, the US military says.

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 in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

2017-06-20 13:36

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.

Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

2017-06-15 13:00

Somali survivors have described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists that was ended by security forces.

Al-Shabaab claims killing 61 in attack on base in Somalia

2017-06-08 15:07

The al-Shabaab extremist group is claiming the killing of at least 61 soldiers in an attack on a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland.

Somalia leader wants arms embargo lifted to fight al-Shabaab

2017-05-12 18:30

Somalia's president has called for an end to the arms embargo on his long-chaotic country, saying that if the military doesn't have more sophisticated equipment in the fight against the al-shabaab terror group.

Somalia says regional al-Shabaab leader is killed in raid

2017-05-08 11:52

Somalia's government says a regional leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somali forces.

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.

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