14 Somali soldiers killed in Shebab suicide attack

2015-08-22 18:15

At least 14 Somali soldiers were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a suicide attack by Shebab rebels in southern Somalia, officials and witnesses says

Somali army courts 'jail 100s without fair trial'

2014-05-22 08:49

Military courts in war-torn Somalia are guilty of a raft of abuses and are used by the internationally-backed government to jail hundreds without fair trial, HRW says.

Tensions simmer in south Somali region

2013-05-16 12:19

A warlord in southern Somalia's Jubaland region has declared himself "president" of the region, leaders have said shortly after the election of another militia commander to the post.

UN: 2 million Somalis need food aid

2012-09-11 22:25

About 2.1 million Somalis still need food aid and are facing a critical situation despite a fall in the number of people at risk in the last six months, the United Nations says.

Pirates release Greek-owned ship

2011-04-24 14:26

Somali pirates have freed a Greek-owned ship they seized in January, pirates and a maritime official say.


Kenyan unions warn 1 000s of workers to leave restive north

2014-11-25 22:23

Thousands of Kenyan civil servants, teachers and medics have been warned by their unions to leave troubled north-eastern regions hit by a wave of insurgent attacks, reports say.

Tom Hanks movie gave Somali actors a chance at the big leagues

2013-10-11 17:30

Amateur Somali actors from Minneapolis play real-life pirates in hijacking drama Captain Phillips.

Death penalty challenged in pirate case

2012-09-28 19:02

Attorneys for 3 Somalis charged with murder in the shooting deaths of 4 Americans aboard a hijacked yacht want a judge to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty if they're convicted.

UN raises E Africa appeal to $2.48bn

2011-07-29 15:08

The UN has raised its Horn of Africa humanitarian appeal to $2.48bn for 12.4 million drought-hit people, warning that famine could spread across the region if donors default.

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