Over 38 000 Somali children face starvation

2015-01-29 20:57

UN experts say over 38 000 Somali children are at "high risk" from dying from starvation despite hunger levels improving.

Al-Shabaab leader quits terror group

2015-01-27 22:23

A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab with a $3m bounty on his head has quit.

Shabaab say responsible for Mogadishu hotel bombing

2015-01-22 20:17

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting.

Car bomb hits hotel in Mogadishu

2015-01-22 16:39

A suspected suicide car bomb attack has hit a hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, causing casualties, police and witnesses say.

Shabaab urge more jihadi attacks in Europe

2015-01-21 14:44

Somalia’s Shabaab militants, al-Qaeda’s main affiliate in Africa, has urged supporters in Europe to follow the example of Islamist gunmen who carried out attacks in Paris.

Somali premier dissolves new cabinet

2015-01-17 13:24

Somalia's new Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has dissolved his cabinet less than a week after appointing it, a government spokesperson says.

Blast hits troop convoy in Somalia's Kismayu

2015-01-11 21:01

A remote-controlled bomb hit a vehicle in a troop convoy in the southern Somali port city of Kismayu, killing at least three soldiers, police and residents have said.

Somalia's Shabaab militants 'execute informers'

2015-01-07 12:27

Somalia’s Shabaab militants have executed four people accused of spying for the US, Ethiopia and the country’s internationally-backed government, officials and witnesses say.

Somalia dismisses Ebola scare

2015-01-03 22:15

The government of war-torn Somalia has moved to reassure residents that there was no outbreak of Ebola in the country.

At least 2 killed in two Somalia bomb blasts

2015-01-02 18:27

At least one person has been killed when a bomb went off outside a school in northern Somalia, while a separate blast killed one person in the capital Mogadishu.


Somali PM issues new cabinet list after MP veto

2015-01-28 13:24

Somalia’s new PM has proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles are stalling progress.

Turkish leader delays Somalia trip

2015-01-23 11:16

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says he has postponed his planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, a day after a bomb targeted a Turkish delegation in the capital Mogadishu.

Five killed in Mogadishu car bomb

2015-01-22 18:37

Five people have been killed in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by the Turkish President.

At least 23 killed in Somalia clan violence

2015-01-22 10:29

At least 23 people have been killed in Somalia in clan-related violence caused by a land dispute, officials and elders say.

Somali clans clash

2015-01-20 20:16

At least 40 people have been killed in fighting between two clans in central Somalia.

Somali PM names new cabinet

2015-01-12 12:09

Somalia's newly appointed prime minister has named a giant cabinet of 60 people, as he warned of the 'huge task' ahead to bring peace to the war-torn nation.

Somalia's Shabaab praise Charlie Hebdo killers

2015-01-09 20:09

Somalia's Shebab militants, Al-Qaeda's main affiliate in Africa, has praised the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris as a 'heroic' act.

Huge 'suicide attack' rocks Somali capital

2015-01-04 18:27

A huge car bomb blast shook Somalia's capital Mogadishu after a suicide bomber struck an area close to the heavily-fortified international airport where AU peacekeepers are based.

7 killed in Shabaab attacks in Somalia

2015-01-03 10:01

Six Somali soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack by Shabaab militants on a military checkpoint in Baidoa and in a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu.

Somali journalists injured in grenade attack

2015-01-01 18:02

Two Somali journalists have been injured after attackers lobbed two grenades at the office of a radio station in the country's centre.

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