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.

Can drone strikes defeat al-Shabaab?

2016-03-26 14:00

Abukar Arman, Somalia's former special envoy to the US, debates Ahmed Abdisalam Adan, the country's former deputy PM.

Kenya army says killed 34 Shebaab in Somalia

2016-03-20 16:23

The Kenyan military says it has killed 34 Islamic insurgents in two separate battles in neighbouring Somalia.

Somali ambush thwarted

2016-03-16 23:23

Kenya's military says it has killed 19 fighters from the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab who were attempting to ambush Somali national troops.

Special forces stage helicopter raid on Somalia's Shabaab

2016-03-09 12:49

Special forces operatives in two helicopters staged an overnight raid on Somalia's Shabaab insurgents, government officials and the al-Qaeda-linked gunmen say.


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.

65 Shebaab insurgents killed in Somalia

2016-03-22 17:46

Somalia security forces have killed 65 Shebaab Islamic insurgents who attacked coastal towns in the semi-autonomous Puntland area in the country's northeast, the regional army chief says.

30 Shabaab killed in 2 clashes in Somalia

2016-03-17 11:46

Thirty insurgents in Somalia's al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab jihadist group have been killed in heavy clashes in the south and northeast of the country, Kenya's armed forces and local authorities say.

US troops join in Somali raid

2016-03-09 20:15

US troops took part in a helicopter-borne special forces raid against Shabaab insurgents in Somalia.

Mogadishu car bombing kills police officers

2016-03-09 08:26

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bombing of police station in Mogadishu, killing at least three police officers.

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