Somalia


Suicide bomber was former Somali MP

2016-07-27 11:09

A former Somali MP is one of the two suicide bombers who killed 13 people in Mogadishu.

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

2016-07-26 09:47

At least eight people were killed when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source told AFP.

AU to withdraw troops from Somalia in 2020

2016-07-07 20:06

The African Union said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia where they are fighting jihadists by December 2020.

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.

 

Suicide car bomb at UN mine offices kills 10 - Somalia

2016-07-26 12:14

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 10 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said Tuesday

8 Somali soldiers killed in suicide attack at base

2016-07-11 15:39

Eight soldiers have been killed when a suicide car bomb targeted a Somalia military training camp and attackers then entered the base on foot, the military said.

Germany jails five men for fighting with Somali Shabaab

2016-07-07 17:54

A German court has sentenced to jail five men for having joined the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab Islamist militant group in Somalia.

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.

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