Somalia


Roadside bomb kills eight on Somalia minibus

2016-06-30 12:43

A roadside bomb ripped apart a minibus just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, a witness says.

Eleven dead in Mogadishu hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

2016-06-26 09:08

At least 11 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militants.

Uganda to be out of Somalia 'by 2017'

2016-06-23 21:50

Uganda, the largest contributor to an AU mission fighting jihadists in Somalia, will pull out its troops from next year, the head of the military says.

Shabaab executs six 'spies' in Somalia

2016-06-11 22:25

Shabaab jihadists in Somalia have publicly executed six men they accused of spying, including one they claimed helped kill their supreme leader in a US drone strike.

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

2016-06-09 19:05

Shabaab fighters have attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country.

Female journalist gunned down in Somalia

2016-06-05 21:18

A female journalist has been shot dead in the Somali capital Mogadishu, adding to the lengthening death toll among the media.

Somali hotel siege ends

2016-06-02 17:27

Somali security forces have ended the extremist siege of the Ambassador Hotel which left 15 dead.

At least 10 dead in Mogadishu hotel attack

2016-06-01 22:26

At least 10 people, including two lawmakers, were killed in a car bomb and gun attack on a top hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu claimed by Shabaab.

Somali hotel under attack - several deaths reported

2016-06-01 18:44

Al-Shabaab Islamic extremists have attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital, killing civilians. This is a developing story.

Kampala SWC bombings mastermind gets life

2016-05-27 20:17

A Ugandan court has sentenced the convicted mastermind of twin bombings in Kampala that killed 76 people in 2010, to life in prison.

 

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

2016-06-26 14:12

Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white colour on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows.

Gunmen take hostages after Somalia hotel blast

2016-06-25 19:37

Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police say.

Kenya camp closure must be humane - UN refugee chief

2016-06-13 20:30

Kenya's planned closure of Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, later this year must not result in people being forcibly returned to war-torn Somalia, the UN's refugee chief has warned.

From war-torn Somalia to crime-ridden SA

2016-06-10 08:38

'South Africa is no longer a safe place to live in,' says Somali refugee Liban Ali Nuur, who has been robbed twice and shot in Cape Town.

Kenya faces legal action over Dadaab closure

2016-06-07 05:28

The Kenyan government's plan to close the world's largest refugee camp violates international law and is unconstitutional, a Kenyan rights watchdog has said, asking a court to intervene.

Dadaab refugee camp: Somalia diplomat opposes closure

2016-06-03 11:02

Somali ambassador to the US warns Kenya against plans to close complex home to more than 300,000 mostly Somali refugees.

Somalia: Hotel attack kills 2 parliament members, 4 others

2016-06-02 10:41

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabaab, have stormed a hotel in the capital, killing at least six people and taking a number of hostages, police say.

Shabaab: We bombed Mogadishu hotel

2016-06-01 19:35

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab has launched a deadly attack on a top Mogadishu hotel, setting off a car bomb and fighting security forces inside the complex.

2 sentenced for bombing Somali airliner

2016-05-30 22:41

Somalia: 2 men convicted of planning the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing despite a gaping hole in its fuselage

UN's top court to hear Kenya-Somalia border dispute

2016-05-26 19:58

The UN's top court will hold hearings in September into a maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya which may decide the fate of potentially lucrative oil and gas reserves.

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