S Korean-skippered vessel outruns Somali 'pirates'

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A fishing vessel, initially believed to have been hijacked off the Somalian coast was confirmed to be operating as normal, the South Korean foreign ministry has said.

Shabaab kills 5 Kenyan police in third bombing

2017-05-25 19:15

Five police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kenya in an attack claimed by Shabaab Islamists a day after eight police died in similar blasts.

Somalia car bomb kills at least 8 in capital, police say

2017-05-24 21:49

A car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, killing at least eight people and injuring 15, says police, as the extremist group al-Shabaab quickly claimed responsibility.

Pirates seize Iranian fishing boat off Somalia

2017-05-24 14:42

Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing boat and taken it to a port in the north of the country, a watchdog group has said.

Blast kills 3 bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital

2017-05-17 13:02

A police officer says three bomb disposal experts have been killed in a car bomb blast west of Somalia's capital.

Somalia leader wants arms embargo lifted to fight al-Shabaab

2017-05-12 18:30

Somalia's president has called for an end to the arms embargo on his long-chaotic country, saying that if the military doesn't have more sophisticated equipment in the fight against the al-shabaab terror group.

Somalia strikes new international pact to stabilise ravaged state

2017-05-12 08:43

Somalia has struck a new stability pact with the international community, aimed at steadying the fragile state by bolstering its security, staving off famine and rebooting its economy.

Car bomb attack kills six in Mogadishu: police

2017-05-08 19:30

At least six people have been killed and about 10 injured in a car bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a police officer on the scene says.

US soldier killed, two wounded in fight with Shabaab in Somalia

2017-05-05 17:07

An American soldier has been shot dead and two others wounded in Somalia during a joint operation with Somali forces against Shabaab militants, the US military says.

3 soldiers arrested in shooting death of Somalia minister

2017-05-05 11:49

Three soldiers have been arrested in connection with the killing of a Somalia government minister near the presidential palace, police say.


S Korea fishing vessel 'hijacked' off Somalia

2017-05-27 15:00

A South Korean fishing vessel was apparently hijacked in waters off Somalia on Saturday, a defence ministry official has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Somalia, Nigeria

2017-05-25 07:33

HRW says villagers on Grace Mugabe farm were 'beaten on soles of their feet by Zimbabwe's riot police, and Nigeria has seized an illegal arms shipment.

ISIS claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5

2017-05-24 17:30

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police say killed at least five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso.

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

2017-05-23 21:38

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people.

UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

2017-05-16 15:01

A top UN official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali.

UN chief: drought-stricken Somalia 'hangs in the balance'

2017-05-12 17:01

British Prime Minister Theresa May and the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres have called for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the UN chief requesting another $900m in aid this year.

British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis

2017-05-11 17:31

Britain is hosting a high-level conference to address the deepening humanitarian crisis and security situation in Somalia.

Somalia says regional al-Shabaab leader is killed in raid

2017-05-08 11:52

Somalia's government says a regional leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somali forces.

Somalia sacks senior official over minister's shooting

2017-05-05 14:00

The Somali government has sacked the country's auditor-general after his bodyguards were accused of shooting dead the minister of public works, apparently by accident.

Somali minister shot dead by auditor general's bodyguards

2017-05-03 20:00

A police officer says bodyguards for Somalia's auditor general have shot dead a government minister near the presidential palace.

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