Somali pirates seize Iranian fishing boat - monitor

2015-11-24 14:46

Somali pirates have attacked two fishing boats, capturing one from Iran with 15 crew, an anti-piracy expert says, adding that the vessel is now heading towards Somalia’s coast.

Somalis waiting for aid killed in gunfight

2015-11-16 17:55

At least seven people were killed and 12 others wounded when a gunfight broke out in Somalia between rival security forces as they waited for cards for food aid.

Wanted: Reward for Shabaab leaders

2015-11-10 22:03

The US has offered multi-million dollar rewards for information on al-Shabaab leaders.

Somali: Ending Yemen conflict crucial to stop extremists

2015-11-10 09:54

Somalia’s prime minister says ending the crisis in Yemen is “crucial” to preventing al-Shabaab rebels from exploiting their recent allegiance with the ISIS and forming a “terror network” that threatens Somalia and the region again.

Settle Yemen crisis to help Somalia PM tells UN

2015-11-09 21:20

Ending the crisis in Yemen is crucial to prevent Islamic State jihadists from shoring up Somalia's weakened Shabaab, Somalia's prime minister says.

Over 90 000 hit by Somalia floods

2015-11-07 11:29

Over 90 000 people in war-torn southern Somalia have been hit by weeks of severe flooding, almost half of them forced from their homes, the UN has warned.

Cyclone leaves thousands homeless in Somalia

2015-11-03 16:40

A cyclone has hit the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland, leaving thousands of people homeless, officials say.

At least 12 killed as Shabaab attack Somalia hotel

2015-11-01 11:24

At least 12 people have been killed in the Somali capital after al-Shabaab gunmen used a vehicle packed with explosives to blast their way inside a hotel, police say.

Cargo airplane crashes in Somalia’s Shabaab-controlled area

2015-10-29 09:41

A cargo airplane with around 10 crew members has crash landed in Somalia in territory controlled by the Islamist Shabaab insurgents outside the capital Mogadishu, a government official says.

Australia to fly Somali refugee from Nauru for abortion

2015-10-28 16:28

Australia’s government says a Somali refugee who alleges she was raped in Nauru will be flown to Australia for a second time to potentially have an abortion.


Shabaab: We'll cut the throats of those who shift to ISIS

2015-11-24 10:16

Somalia’s Shabaab fighters have warned they will "cut the throat" of members who shift allegiance from al-Qaeda to ISIS amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so.

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes - UN

2015-11-12 12:35

The number of people going hungry in eastern Africa is rising dramatically, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations says amid conflict as well as floods and failed rains due to El Nino.

Al-Shabaab video shows executions of AU troops

2015-11-10 13:32

Al-Shabaab has released a video showing its members executing African Union soldiers during an attack on their base in Somalia in September.

Warning: Shabaab pledges allegiance to ISIS

2015-11-10 05:58

Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has proclaimed its allegiance to ISIS, posing the possibility of a renewed threat to the region, the country's Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke has warned.

Gunmen wound Somali lawmaker - colleague

2015-11-07 16:17

Gunmen in Somalia's capital have shot and wounded a lawmaker in the latest attack targeting members of parliament, a colleague said.

4 Iranian hostages freed in Somalia

2015-11-05 19:30

Four Iranian fishermen have been freed in Somalia after security forces rescued them from a pirate gang, security officials says.

Somali extremists kill 15 govt soldiers in ambush

2015-11-03 09:06

A Somali military official says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by fighters from the Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabaab.

Massive search for Shabaab air-crash hostages

2015-10-29 19:39

A search operation was under way in Somalia for a cargo plane that crash-landed south of Mogadishu and whose crew were taken hostage.

Somali president warns Shabaab on joining ISIS

2015-10-28 19:31

Somalia’s president has called on Islamist Shabaab fighters to surrender amid reports factions have shifted allegiance from al-Qaeda to ISIS.

Al-Shabaab splinter joins ISIS

2015-10-23 20:19

A senior al-Shabaab commander and about 20 of his followers have pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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