UN alarm that most of al-Shabaab's force in Somalia are kids

2017-01-20 16:44

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists in Somalia.

Somali migrant faces murder, torture charges in Italy

2017-01-19 16:02

A Somali man faces charges in Italy for murder, torture and extortion allegedly committed among refugees in Libya after several migrants identified him by chance in Milan.

Burundi to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission

2017-01-16 20:31

Burundi has began the process of withdrawing its troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) due to a dispute with the EU over the payment of wages.

Somalia lawmakers choose speaker for new parliament

2017-01-11 19:04

Lawmakers in Somalia have elected a speaker for the country's new parliament, a key step toward the country's upcoming presidential election

Blast kills 3 in Somali restaurant frequented by soldiers

2017-01-08 19:01

A Somali police officer says a bomb explosion at a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed three people and injured more than 16 others

Militant attacks: Kenya extends curfew in border region

2016-12-29 18:00

Kenyan authorities have reportedly extended a 12-hour curfew by at least 90 days in the border region of Mandera following recent terror attacks by al-Shabaab militants.

Somalia swears in new MPs amid vote criticism

2016-12-28 07:21

Somalia has sworn in new lawmakers after weeks of voting in a complex political process seen as its most democratic election in nearly five decades, despite significant flaws.

'It was a deception:' Ex-Somali refugees regret coming home

2016-12-27 13:01

Somalis who left the Dadaab refugee camp in neighbouring Kenya regret coming home after finding out that the safety and support that they were "assured" on their return were just "empty" promises.

African Union forces in Somalia kill 11 civilians - Residents

2016-12-19 21:02

African Union soldiers killed 11 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend, Somalia residents say.

Man accused in Somali bomb plot case seeks mental evaluation

2016-12-15 14:00

One of three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex where Somali immigrants live is asking for a court-ordered mental health evaluation


Burundi drops threat to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission

2017-01-19 22:07

Burundi has said it would not follow through on its planned withdrawal of troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) after reaching an agreement over the payment of wages.

Drought may add famine to Somalia's humanitarian woes

2017-01-17 22:40

A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320 000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency has said..

Somalia speaker election narrows field for presidency

2017-01-11 21:02

Somalia's newly-installed lawmakers have chosen a speaker of parliament in a vote that, according to the country's clan-based politics, rules out at least one leading presidential candidate.

Al-Shabaab kills teenage boy, man over homosexuality

2017-01-11 08:13

The al-Shabaab extremist group has announced that it has killed a teenage boy and a young man for engaging in sexual conduct.

Suicide car bomber outside Mogadishu airport kills at least 3

2017-01-02 18:06

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu's international airport, killing at least three people.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Libya, DRC

2016-12-28 20:26

A Zimbabwean priest has reportedly labelled First Lady Grace Mugabe "loveless", and at least 11 dead migrants have been found on Libya beaches.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Gabon, Nigeria

2016-12-27 19:00

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly been embroiled in yet another controversy and Gambian president-elect has told Jammeh to step aside like the British did

Somalia to delay election for 4th time, official says

2016-12-27 07:10

Somalia has decided to delay its presidential election for a fourth time amid allegations of fraud and intimidation, says an electoral official.

Somalia suicide bomber sets off blast in capital, 3 injured

2016-12-15 18:03

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a restaurant in the Somali capital Thursday, killing himself and injuring 3 others

Suicide bombing 'kills 16' in Somali capital

2016-12-11 11:00

At least 16 people have died in a suicide truck bombing outside the port of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the director of the ambulance service says.

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