Nearly 60 000 kids 'face death' in drought-hit Somalia

2016-02-09 12:12

More than 58 000 children in drought-hit Somalia will starve to death if they do not receive urgent support, the UN has warned.

Video shows airport employees handing bomb to Somali terror suspect

2016-02-08 09:59

A Somalia government spokesman says that CCTV video footage at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint.

Somali official confirms bomb on plane

2016-02-06 20:24

A Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in the capital, Mogadishu.

Explosive residue found in Somalia airline incident

2016-02-04 22:33

The head of the airline whose jet was damaged by an explosion shortly after take-off from Mogadishu says investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives.

Somali officials start investigating blast on board plane

2016-02-03 15:39

Officials at Somalia's civil aviation authority say they have found no evidence so far of a criminal act in an explosion in an airliner which took off from Mogadishu's airport and returned for an emergency landing.

Horror after burning man is sucked out of plane after on-board explosion

2016-02-03 12:34

An explosion suspected to have been a bomb tore a hole in the side of a Daallo Airlines commercial jet, with reports that the burning body of a passenger was ejected out of the opening.

Child killed in mortar attack on Somalia presidency

2016-02-01 22:32

A child was killed and six others wounded in Mogadishu after mortar shells targeted Villa Somalia, the main government complex.

Kenyan troops pull out of Somali town after deadly attack

2016-01-26 17:50

Residents say Kenyan peacekeepers have pulled out of a town in southwestern Somalia where Islamic extremists killed Kenyan troops earlier this month

More than twenty people have been killed in an attack on a Somali beachfront restaurant, with Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab claiming responsibility for the siege.

More than twenty people have been killed in an attack on a Somali beachfront restaurant, with Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab claiming responsibility for the siege.

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Shabaab used 3 bombs in AU base attack

2016-01-21 22:44

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants attacked Kenyan peacekeepers in Somalia last week with three powerful bombs.


Wrong plane bombed

2016-02-08 21:14

Daallo Airlines says another airline was the actual target of the Somali bomber.

Somali airport security is zero - pilot

2016-02-08 05:36

The pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole in its fuselage says he has never doubted that it was caused by a bomb.

Somali, AU troops retake key port from al-Shabaab

2016-02-06 13:55

Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers have recaptured the key port of Merka from al-Shabaab.

Blast on Somalia airliner points to bomb: pilot, expert

2016-02-03 19:31

A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital, was probably caused by a bomb, aviation experts and the pilot who landed it safely say.

Man sucked from plane in Somali blast

One passenger was sucked from a plane in a mid-air explosion outside Mogadishu, Somalia. The dramatic explosion occurred minutes into the flight and forced the pilot to make an emergency landing on Tuesday.

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Somalia airplane makes emergency landing after blast

2016-02-03 10:45

A blast on a passenger airplane punched a hole in the side of the fuselage soon after take off from the airport at Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police say.

Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections

2016-01-29 05:21

A UN envoy says Somalia's Cabinet has agreed on a model for elections later this year.

SA condemns 'cowardly' beach attack in Mogadishu

2016-01-22 18:00

The government has condemned the "cowardly" terrorist attack at Lido Beach in Mogadishu, in which 20 people are believed to have been killed.

Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

2016-01-22 08:02

Somalia's security forces have ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed in the attack, a police official says.

At least 3 killed as Somali extremists attack restaurant

2016-01-21 22:18

A Somali police official says a suicide car bomber rammed the gates of a restaurant near a beach in the capital before gunmen fought their way into the building.

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