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.

AU troops deny killing civilians in Somalia

2015-07-22 14:44

The African Union mission has denied charges that its troops killed 20 civilians in Somalia.

AU launches Shabaab offensive

2015-07-19 16:46

African Union troops have launched a new offensive against Al-Qaeda-affilated Shabaab rebels in southern Somalia.

Kenyan policemen freed after 2 years of captivity by al-Shabaab

2015-07-10 12:58

Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by al-Shabaab militants, Kenya's police chief says.

Somali’s Shabaab attacks army camp, several killed

2015-06-29 12:58

Several Somali soldiers have been killed after Shabaab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayo region, officials and witnesses say.

Kenya to lift Somalia cash transfer freeze

2015-06-18 13:33

Kenya’s president has ordered the central bank to issue regulations and then lift restrictions on key money transfer services vital for Somalia suspended over suspected links to the al-Qaeda-allied Shabaab.

Uganda confirms Shabaab threat

2015-03-26 10:12

Uganda says it is boosting security over threats by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Shabaab attack on Somalia AU base condemned

2014-12-27 14:02

The United States "strongly condemns" a al-Shabaab attack that killed three soldiers and a civilian at African Union headquarters in Somalia, the State Department said Friday.

Sierra Leone peacekeepers quarantined over Ebola

2014-10-14 13:03

A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, officials say.


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.

AU troops deny killing Somali civilians

2015-07-22 10:02

AU troops in Somalia have dismissed reports they killed several civilians during fighting, saying those shot were all al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab insurgents.

Explosion destroys vehicle in militant stronghold in Somalia

2015-07-16 11:05

A drone strike in south-central Somalia, a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group al-Shabaab, has destroyed a vehicle belonging to the militants, residents and officials say.

AU troops retreat in Somalia

2015-07-03 17:55

AU troops fighting Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents have pulled back from several towns following a series of attacks by the al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters, local officials say.

Casualties in Somalia suicide car bombing

2015-06-24 14:01

A suicide car bomber has smashed into a pickup truck carrying security officers in the Somalia capital Mogadishu, a security official says, in the latest in a string of attacks.

Security forces foil suicide attack in Somali town

2015-06-18 09:47

Security forces have foiled an attempt by Islamist militants to launch a suicide attack on a political conference in a central Somali town, killing three gunmen and the driver of a car packed with explosives, police say.

FACTSHEET: Conflict-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

2015-03-18 09:53

Read this article in which Africa Check details how conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia sex abuse

2014-11-06 12:55

Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia, including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army says.

Shabaab down but not out after military setbacks

2014-10-10 13:09

Military strikes that drove al-Shabaab from a strategic Somali port this week and killed their leader last month have dealt the group a hefty blow, but it is far too soon to declare victory.

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