Somalia


Kenya military, al-Shabaab clash

2016-05-25 18:06

A Kenyan military official says Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 21 suspected al-Shabab extremists who were plotting an ambush in southern Somalia

Kenya earmarks $10m to close Dadaab

2016-05-11 22:06

Kenya says it has set aside $10m to help fund the closing of the world's largest refugee camp, home to around 350 000 mostly Somali refugees, citing security fears.

Shabaab foil US special forces raid

2016-05-10 19:05

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab fighters claimed to have foiled an attack involving US special forces near the town of Toratorow.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees - govt

2016-05-06 21:07

Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government has said, citing security fears.

14 000 people to elect next Somali parliament this year

2016-04-20 08:46

Somalia's president says the Horn of Africa nation, which is grappling with violent extremists, has agreed that an electoral college with almost 14 000 people will elect members of parliament.

AMISOM apologises for killing 4 Somalis

2016-04-17 20:04

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for Shabaab.

3 killed in Somalia market blast - security officer

2016-04-13 17:00

At least three people have been killed and six others wounded in a blast at a busy livestock market in Somalia.

Somalian executed for journalists' deaths

2016-04-11 21:08

An ex-journalist who joined Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab has been executed for the killings of 5 journalists.

Somalia executes 2 Shebaab fighters over journalist death

2016-04-09 19:45

Two members of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shebaab jihadist group have been executed by firing squad for the murder of a journalist killed by a car bomb.

Somali lawmaker survives assassination attempt

2016-04-05 17:04

A Somali parliamentarian has survived a drive-by shooting near a busy Mogadishu market in which two of his bodyguards were killed.

 

US troops call in drone strike against Shabaab

2016-05-12 23:15

US special operations forces working with African partners called in an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group in Somalia.

Kenya to close Dadaab, world's biggest refugee camp

2016-05-11 16:58

Kenya's interior minister says the government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world's largest refugee camp.

Police, civilians killed in Mogadishu attack

2016-05-09 10:08

Islamic jihadists killed three police officers in a bomb and gun attack on a police station in the Somali capital, city authorities said.

Journalists face murder but keep working

2016-05-03 18:24

In Somalia, Turkey and many countries around the world, journalists face threats, jail and murder but keep on working.

Civilians killed in Shabaab shoot-out in Mogadishu

2016-04-18 20:08

Three civilians and one Islamist gunmen have been killed during a car chase and shoot-out in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking

2016-04-14 08:38

Seven Somali pirates have been sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a French court for the hijacking of a French yacht and killing of its owner in the Gulf of Aden in 2011.

US airstrikes in Somalia hit al-Shabaab

2016-04-12 22:59

The US conducted airstrikes in Somalia as militants affiliated with the al-Shabaab Islamic extremist group threatened US forces.

Another bomb blast in Somalia

2016-04-11 17:00

A car bomb outside a restaurant in the Somali capital has killed at least five people in the latest attack on hotels and restaurant.

Deadly car bombing targets Mogadishu restaurant

2016-04-09 18:04

At least three people, including a child, have been killed in a car bomb attack outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses say.

6 killed including two Turks in Somalia shootings

2016-03-31 13:12

Gunmen have killed 6 people in a drive-by shooting, including two Turkish hospital workers, in the latest violence to hit Somalia's capital Mogadishu, authorities say.

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