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.

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.


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.

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.

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