Somalia


5 dead in Shabaab suicide car bomb at Somalia hotel

2016-08-30 15:02

At least five people have been killed after jihadists exploded a suicide car bomb outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia’s Capital Magadishu.

Seven killed in Mogadishu beach restaurant attack

2016-08-26 10:27

Seven people were killed in an attack by Shabaab jihadists on a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a spokesperson for the city authorities says.

Somalia bombings kill 17 at local government HQ, market

2016-08-22 08:34

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 30 others.

Former Somalia PM who lost US court battle dies: president

2016-08-21 07:51

Somalia's president has announced the death of a former prime minister who lost a long court battle in the US over accusations of killing and torture.

Somalia schedules presidential election

2016-08-08 05:40

Somalia's electoral commission chief has announced that presidential elections will be held after the selections of members to parliamentary houses have taken place.

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.

 

Suicide car bomb targets Somalia hotel

2016-08-30 12:04

A suicide car bomb has exploded outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by al-Shabaab militants.

Attack on beach front restaurant in Somali capital Mogadishu

2016-08-25 21:49

Several gunmen have attacked a beach front restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, prompting an exchange of fire with security forces.

More than 10 dead in twin blast in Somalia town

2016-08-21 12:52

At least 10 people were killed in two explosions in Galkayo, central Somalia, a local official said.

Prominent al-Shabaab commander linked to multi-million businesses in Kenya

2016-08-15 13:45

Security agents in Kenya are investigating reports linking a prominent al-Shabaab commander, Ahmed Iman Ali, to several multi-million businesses in Nairobi.

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.

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