Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

2016-05-26 18:04

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kampala has been found guilty.

AMISOM apologises for killing 4 Somalis

2016-04-17 20:04

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for Shabaab.

Child killed in mortar attack on Somalia presidency

2016-02-01 22:32

A child was killed and six others wounded in Mogadishu after mortar shells targeted Villa Somalia, the main government complex.

Cargo plane crash-lands near Somalia capital

2015-10-12 22:30

A cargo plane carrying supplies for African Union troops has crash-landed outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Somali journalist slam arrest of 2 colleagues

2015-10-06 15:25

Somali journalists and rights groups have condemned the arrest of two colleagues and the closure of a key television station by the government.

Shabaab retakes town in Somalia after African forces quit

2015-09-18 09:14

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has retaken another town in Somalia from African troops, adding to a string of settlements it has seized this month, the group and an official say.

Uganda says 12 of its soldiers killed in Islamist attack in Somalia

2015-09-03 12:30

Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan military spokesperson says.

At least 50 dead in Shabaab attack on AU base

2015-09-02 15:18

At least 50 AU soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after al-Shabaab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia, according to Western military officials.

Somalia making progress - UN

2015-07-29 22:02

The UN envoy for Somalia has insisted the country was making progress, a day after the government said elections cannot be held as promised next year.

Somali, AU troops capture Shabaab stronghold - minister

2015-07-24 15:28

Somali government troops backed by AU forces have captured the Shabaab stronghold of Dinsor, the second town seized from al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists this week, the defence minister says.


US troops call in drone strike against Shabaab

2016-05-12 23:15

US special operations forces working with African partners called in an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group in Somalia.

Intelligence chief not dead says Shabaab

2016-02-18 16:55

An armed group denies Mahad Karate and 10 other commanders died in air strike, saying the top official is 'safe and sound'.

Shabaab storm African Union base

2016-01-15 18:15

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants have stormed an African Union base in the country's southwest.

Somalia's Shabaab warn UK troops of welcome 'with bullets'

2015-10-07 11:40

Somalia’s Shabaab Islamists have threatened to “welcome with bullets” British soldiers due to be deployed in support of an AU force.

Doubts grow about AU mission to Somalia as Shabaab mounts attacks

2015-09-28 17:58

African Union troops have helped Somalia battle radical Islamists for nearly a decade, but victory is still not in sight. Doubts are growing over the peacekeepers' military capacity and strategy.

Al-Shabaab retakes Somali town

2015-09-06 20:14

Militants and officials say al-Shabaab fighters have taken control of a populous town in central Somalia after African Union forces left the area.

Shabaab warn against 'immoral culture' at hotels, beaches

2015-09-02 16:52

Islamist militants have issued a warning against Somalis who frequented hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture".

Shabaab bombs, takes second AU base

2015-09-01 19:46

Al-Shabaab has overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia, a military official says.

Explosion at guarded hotel in Mogadishu

2015-07-26 16:12

A suspected bomb has exploded at a heavily guarded building housing diplomatic missions frequented by government officials and international workers in Mogadishu.

Somali troops capture key town from al-Shabaab

2015-07-23 12:58

Somali and AU troops have taken the south-western city of Baardheere, one of the last ones controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabaab in the Horn of Africa country, military sources say.

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