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Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar

2017-09-18 19:58

A Somali regional state has declared it would side with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute

Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debated

2017-09-15 13:56

Somali refugee Asho Manangara Ibrahim has a dream. She wants to educate herself and her children in the United States.

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Somalia in world's top 10 countries affected by terrorism - Global Terrorism Index

Somalia has been identified as among the world's top 10 countries affected by terrorism, according to the Global Terrorism Index. Al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabab has been responsible for a bulk of the attacks, influenced by its aim to establish an Islamic state in Somalia. Watch.

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4 Somali soldiers killed in attack by Islamic extremists

2017-09-11 20:32

A Somali military official says Islamic extremist fighters killed 4 soldiers and briefly took a town near the border with Kenya.

Suicide bomber hits central Somalia town, kills 4

2017-09-10 17:57

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up near a government office in a central Somali town, killing at least 4 people

4 dead in suicide bombing at Somalia restaurant, police say

2017-09-09 11:01

A Somali police officer says four people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Baidoa town in southwestern Somalia.

US says drone strike in Somalia kills 1 al-Shabaab extremist

2017-09-08 15:00

The US military says it has killed an al-Shabaab extremist with a drone strike in Somalia.

More than 10 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

2017-09-03 13:12

More than 10 soldiers have died and several others have been wounded after al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab militants stormed a base in southern Somalia, security sources say.

3 soldiers killed in blasts in Somalia's Puntland region

2017-09-01 19:00

A military official in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region says two bomb blasts have killed at least three soldiers in a remote village.

Somalia's army chief: Raid killed civilians, not extremists

2017-08-27 10:00

Somalia's army chief says civilians, not extremists, were killed in a military operation on Friday that both the United States and Somalia say they will investigate.

 

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Madagascar

2017-09-16 11:30

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and an analyst says Kenya's electoral body must be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month.

US says drone strikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab members

2017-09-13 19:45

The US has carried out three drone strikes in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabaab extremist group, the military has said, as efforts increase to combat Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist organisation.

Top Africa stories: Mugabes, Grace, Egypt

2017-09-12 08:37

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have launched a scathing attack on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe Grace Mugabe says 'a drunk, unhinged' Gabriella Engels attacked her with a knife.

Somali troops flee to Kenya to escape Shabaab attack

2017-09-11 17:43

Somali soldiers, some of them wounded, fled across the border into Kenya during an attack by Islamic militants on the town of Bulo Hawo, security sources have said.

Thousands attend first Mogadishu night-time football match in decades

2017-09-09 14:56

Several thousand fans have watched the first night-time football match to be played in Mogadishu since chaos descended on the Somali capital nearly three decades ago, raucously backing their respective teams in what the mayor called a "historic"

First Mogadishu night-time football match in decades

2017-09-09 07:27

Football fans in Mogadishu are preparing to cheer on their teams in the first night-time match since chaos descended on the Somali capital nearly three decades ago.

US says airstrike kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

2017-09-06 18:00

The US military says it has killed three members of the al-Shabaab extremist group with a "precision airstrike" in Somalia.

Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader's 'surrender'

2017-09-02 11:30

Ethiopia says a senior figure with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front has willingly surrendered, days after the group accused neighbouring Somalia's security forces of kidnapping and forcibly extraditing him.

Somalia peacekeeping mission gets renewed, with some trims

2017-08-30 21:20

The African Union-led multinational peacekeeping force in Somalia is being trimmed slightly by the end of the year as it heads toward planned withdrawal from the country by 2020

Elders protest after Somali troops kill 'jihadists'

2017-08-26 18:59

Somali officials have said they had killed eight jihadist fighters during an overnight operation, denying claims from local elders that they had shot civilians dead, two of them children.

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