Somalia


Kenya makes major security reshuffle

2015-09-02 18:03

Kenya's government has announced major changes in its administrative and security personnel, with a clear focus on tackling al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab rebels.

At least 50 dead in Shabaab attack on AU base

2015-09-02 15:18

At least 50 AU soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after al-Shabaab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia, according to Western military officials.

Al-Shabaab captures AU military base in Somalia

2015-09-01 12:44

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has captured an African Union military base in Somalia on, killing many soldiers.

Hunger increasing in Somalia

2015-08-31 16:57

About one third of the Somali population needs some sort of aid.

Death toll rises to 20 in Somalia suicide bombing

2015-08-23 21:28

The death toll in a suicide car bombing at a military training base in southern Somalia has risen to 20, military sources say.

Ice cream and ATMs: Hope for Mogadishu

2015-08-06 22:53

After two decades of anarchy and fighting between rival warlords, Somalia is a failed state. But in the capital Mogadishu, gradual economic recovery has started to normalise people's lives previously dominated by conflict.

Somalia president: No elections in 2016

2015-07-30 13:45

Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency.

Somalia hotel bomber is former German resident

2015-07-29 17:02

Somalia's intelligence agency has identified a suicide truck bomber who attacked a hotel in Mogadishu as a 30-year-old Somali who has lived in Germany.

Mogadishu hotel bomber may have been Somali-German national

2015-07-28 12:33

A suicide truck bomber who killed at least 13 people in Somalia may have been a dual Somali-German national, security sources says.

Somali president defiant after hotel attack

2015-07-27 12:22

Somalia's president has given a defiant warning to al-Shabaab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people in a bomb attack on a hotel that houses several diplomatic missions.

 

Shabaab warn against 'immoral culture' at hotels, beaches

2015-09-02 16:52

Islamist militants have issued a warning against Somalis who frequented hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture".

Shabaab bombs, takes second AU base

2015-09-01 19:46

Al-Shabaab has overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia, a military official says.

Al-Shabaab claims 'scores' killed in attack on AU troops

2015-09-01 08:49

Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia have killed "scores" of African Union troops in an attack south of capital, Mogadishu, a spokesperson for the armed group says.

UN: Somalia aid crisis critical

2015-08-31 15:55

War-torn Somalia remains in a “critical” state four years after a devastating famine, the UN says, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid.

Car bomb at Somali military base

2015-08-22 11:06

A suicide car bomb rammed into a Somali military training base in the southern port city of Kismayu. Militant group al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for the incident.

British oil company probed for corruption in Somalia

2015-08-04 14:53

An oil company chaired by a former leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative party is being investigated for alleged corruption in Somalia, claims the company slammed as "defamatory".

Somalia making progress - UN

2015-07-29 22:02

The UN envoy for Somalia has insisted the country was making progress, a day after the government said elections cannot be held as promised next year.

Somalia unable to hold full elections in 2016

2015-07-28 18:09

War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, although it remains unclear whether some kind of voting process will still be held.

Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

2015-07-27 14:13

President Barack Obama is warning the world can't wait long to address the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.

Blood, pieces of flesh scattered all around Somali hotel site

2015-07-27 10:04

The Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has attacked a Mogadishu hotel, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 people, a first responder and the rebel group says.

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