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The Trump administration has quietly rescinded an up to $5 million reward for information about a top member of the al-Qaeda allied al-Shabaab in Somalia

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 20:09

At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service have said.

3 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 16:01

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, says police.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Somalia, Mali

2017-06-21 08:26

A Zimbabwean magistrate has finally dismissed charges against 51 anti-Mugabe protesters arrested last year, and an al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed an attack at a resort area in Mali.

Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

2017-06-20 21:06

Actress and UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie has denounced the impunity with which rape is committed in conflict zones and the mistreatment of vulnerable women and children.

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.

Refugees struggle to renew papers at Home Affairs

2017-06-19 08:25

A number of refugees from Somalia say they keep getting turned away at the Customs House foreshore offices of Home Affairs when trying to renew their documents.

Somalia restaurant attack death toll rises, at least 31 dead

2017-06-15 16:00

At least 31 people are dead after the overnight siege of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists, ended on Thursday morning by security forces with all five attackers killed.

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.

Security Council backs UN efforts to promote Somalia peace

2017-06-14 20:15

The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution underscoring the importance of the United Nations in promoting peace and reconciliation efforts by Somalia's new government and strongly condemning attacks by the al-Shabaab extremist group


US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

2017-06-23 19:36

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the US once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.

Five killed in car bomb at Mogadishu police station: official

2017-06-22 17:34

Five people were killed and 10 were wounded when a car packed with explosives rammed into the wall of a police station in southern Mogadishu, says the security ministry.

Suicide blast in Somalia's capital targets police station

2017-06-22 15:05

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.

Somalia says suicide blast targeted civilians

2017-06-20 22:07

Somalia's prime minister is condemning the suicide car bomb blast in Mogadishu that left at least 15 dead, saying the attack targeted civilians preparing for Eid celebrations.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

2017-06-20 16:10

Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 15, police say; al-Shabaab quickly claims responsibility.

Somali officer sentenced to death over minister's murder

2017-06-19 18:38

A Somali military court has sentenced a naval officer to death for shooting dead the minister of public works in what the defense argued was an accident.

Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Somalia, Zim

2017-06-15 20:00

Lesotho's incoming prime minister Tom Thabane is 'devastated' by the shooting of his wife, his party says, and UN says it "has nothing to do with sanctions" imposed against Zimbabwe by the West.

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.

Suicide car bomber detonates outside Somalia restaurant

2017-06-14 21:15

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital, and gunmen were fighting their way inside, says police.

US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

2017-06-11 21:40

US military says it carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that targeted and killed 8 al-Shabaab extremists.

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