Top Africa Stories : S Sudan, DRC, Moz, Somalia

2016-10-21 20:33

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA', says expert, South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his country as early as next month, and peace talks continue in Mozambique.

7 dead as Somali troops fight al-Shabab in town near capital

2016-10-19 14:23

Somali police say at least seven are dead after hours of clashes as Somali and African Union troops pushed back al-Shabab extremists from a town near Mogadishu.

Has Shabaab been weakened for good? The answer is 'yes' and 'no'

2016-10-18 15:02

Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before.

11 dead, 50 000 displaced in week of Somali bloodshed: UN

2016-10-16 23:00

A week of violent clashes between rival forces in northern Somalia has killed 11 people and forced more than 50 000 to flee, the UN humanitarian agency says.

Kenyan police arrest Briton in Shabaab recruitment probe

2016-10-11 20:52

Kenyan police have arrested a British national alongside two Somali women, all suspected of recruiting for Somalia's Islamist Shabaab militants, police sources say.

At least 6 killed in clashes between rival Somali regions

2016-10-08 07:04

At least six fighters have been killed and nine others wounded in clashes between forces from two neighbouring administrations in northern Somalia, officials and witnesses say.

Top Africa stories: Zimbabwe, Malawi, Somalia

2016-10-05 18:25

Mugabe's son-in-law named COO of Air Zim, Somali refugees stranded after Kenyan authorities evict them and Malawian Roman Catholic priest faces charges after defiling a teenage girl.

Somali presidential candidate takes aim at corruption

2016-10-02 18:58

Running to become president of a country always comes with challenges — but facing death threats from militants and fearing you may never see your four children again are not the usual hurdles.

The Mayor of Mogadishu: What you get when African cliché is dropped

2016-09-29 13:00

The Mayor of Mogadishu tells the story of Somalia with a personal and very human touch without losing sight of complex national and international political dimensions.

UN disappointed over latest election delay in Somalia

2016-09-28 12:42

The UN has expressed disappointment over a new delay in Somalia's presidential and legislative elections, and expressed hope that the balloting will be transparent and credible".


Somalia releases 3 Al-Jazeera journalists

2016-10-20 16:41

Somalia's government has released three Al-Jazeera journalists, two days after they were arrested along with their driver by security forces, the network confirmed

Shabaab assault on key Somali town leaves 10 dead

2016-10-19 10:37

Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.

Somalia shuts down newspaper, arrests editor

2016-10-17 15:03

Somali security forces have shut down a newspaper and arrested its editor, a colleague says.

Briton freed by Kenya police after terror arrest

2016-10-13 20:00

A British national and two women of Somali origin arrested in Kenya on suspicion of recruiting for the Shabaab militant group have been released, police say.

Ethiopia troops pull out of Somalia towns

2016-10-11 13:27

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops have pulled out of a town in central Somalia, at least the second location vacated by their forces in recent weeks, a Somali security official says.

Al-Shabaab kills 6 in Kenya border town

2016-10-06 17:10

The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says six people died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

Refugees stranded in Somalia after Kenya eviction

2016-10-05 15:14

The UNHCR has spent much of 2016 trucking and flying thousands of Somalis back into their country as part of a "voluntary repatriation" agreement between that organisation, the Kenyan government, and the fledgling federal government of Somalia.

Car bomb kills 2 at restaurant in Mogadishu

2016-10-01 17:10

A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people.

UN fears 'manipulation' as Somalia delays elections

2016-09-28 19:13

The UN has expressed disappointment over a new delay in Somalia's presidential and legislative elections, and expressed hope that the balloting will be "transparent and credible".

US military kills 4 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

2016-09-28 07:36

The US military says it has killed four al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defence.

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