Famine fuels resurgence of Somali piracy: US general

2017-04-25 11:59

Drought and famine seem to be fuelling a resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United States' top military chief in Africa said Sunday.

US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

2017-04-24 10:21

Senior US officials say pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend.

Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

2017-04-21 11:18

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children has said

2 pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia

2017-04-16 18:04

Foreign naval forces in international waters off Somalia's coast shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits attempted to hijack a ship, a Somali official says.

Somalia cholera outbreak spreading quickly

2017-04-13 21:19

The World Health Organisation says a cholera outbreak in Somalia has grown to more than 25 000 cases this year alone.

Al-Shabaab vows 'doubled response' to US move in Somalia

2017-04-12 14:51

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab claims that its escalation of deadly attacks is in "doubled response" to President Donald Trump's approval of expanded US military efforts against it, an organization that monitors extremist groups says.

Nigeria sees 'massive spike' in death sentences: Amnesty International

2017-04-12 11:02

Nigeria handed down an astonishing 527 death sentences in 2016, three times more than the previous year, in what Amnesty International has described as a "massive and worrying spike".

Somali official: Somali security forces rescue hijacked boat

2017-04-11 11:59

A Somali official says security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage

Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack: military

2017-04-10 12:18

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Mogadishu army camp, killing at least three soldiers a day after the army chief escaped an attack on his convoy, military sources have said.

Somalia's new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13

2017-04-09 17:31

Somalia's new military chief has survived a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 13 people, police say


Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say

2017-04-25 09:58

A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others.

Kenyan army attacks al-Shabaab base

2017-04-22 07:12

The Kenyan army says it killed a number of al-Shabaab fighters in a dawn raid in neighbouring Somalia.

Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants

2017-04-16 22:04

A Somali police officer says security forces have shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in Mogadishu.

US sends troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades

2017-04-14 19:41

The US military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades.

Diarrhoea kills 28 in Somaliland in 10 days

2017-04-12 21:04

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent has warned of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea.

Eight hostages held by Somali pirates freed: coast guard

2017-04-12 12:28

Somalia security forces on Wednesday freed eight sailors who had been taken ashore by pirates after they were chased off a hijacked Indian ship earlier this week, says a coast guard official.

Hijacked Indian cargo ship rescued but 8 crew missing

2017-04-11 12:57

Somali security forces have liberated an Indian cargo ship from the pirates who hijacked it, but only two of the ten-man crew were rescued, authorities in central Somalia have said.

Suicide bomber explodes in military academy, killing 5

2017-04-10 13:08

A Somali military officer says a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military academy west of Somalia's capital, killing at least five soldiers.

Suicide bomber hits Mogadishu army camp: military source

2017-04-10 11:13

A suicide bomber detonated his vest inside one of Somalia's biggest military training camps in Mogadishu, a day after an attack on the army chief's convoy, a military official has said.

Somaliland journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

2017-04-09 13:04

A court in Somalia's breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has sentenced a journalist to two years in prison after he was arrested for meeting Somalia's new president.

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