Somalia


Top Shabaab commander captured in Somalia

2015-03-27 12:29

A top commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has been captured as he was preparing attacks in the country’s capital, a senior intelligence officer says.

US drone kills Somali militant linked to Kenya mall attack

2015-03-19 09:42

A drone strike in Somalia last week killed a senior al-Shabaab figure linked to the notorious 2013 attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, the US military says.

Shabaab kills 4 in cross-border attack near Kenya

2015-03-18 09:49

Somali Islamist militants have killed at least four people during a raid on a Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police say.

Shabaab militants attack kills 1 in northern Kenya

2015-03-16 16:38

Somalia’s Shabaab militants have killed one man and wounded three others in a shooting in the northern Kenya of Mandera, officials say.

Disabled Somalis face abuse, discrimination

2015-03-12 21:06

AI says decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable.

Somali, AU troops repel al-Shabaab attack

2015-03-11 14:12

Somali and AU troops have repelled an attack by al-Shabaab militants against the southern town of Wanla Weyn, police and residents say.

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 5 years

2015-02-27 13:29

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials say.

US warns of Jordan mall terror threat

2015-02-26 15:49

The US embassy in Amman has warned its citizens to avoid upmarket shopping malls in the Jordanian capital, saying it had received what it called credible information that they could be targeted by militants.

173 die in extremist attacks in Kenya in 2014 - police

2015-02-25 18:11

Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighbouring Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, police say.

Somalia extremists urge attacks on Western shopping malls

2015-02-22 22:47

A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked rebels has urges Muslims to attack shopping malls in the US, Canada, Britain and other Western countries.

 

Somali pirates return, seize Iranian fishing vessel

2015-03-26 16:13

Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials say, raising fears that the scourge of Somali piracy may be returning.

FACTSHEET: Conflict-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

2015-03-18 09:53

Read this article in which Africa Check details how conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.

Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

2015-03-17 07:59

The governor of northern Kenya’s Mandera county has attacked what he calls "hopeless" security situation due to a wave of cross-border attacks by Somalia's al-Shabaab militants.

Senior Shabaab chief reportedly killed by US drone

2015-03-13 19:46

A drone strike has killed a senior commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab suspected of being involved in a 2013 attack against a Kenyan shopping mall that left at least 67 people dead, sources say.

Shabaab launches attack in central Somalia town

2015-03-12 12:04

Suspected members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants have attacked a fortified area containing regional government headquarters, an airport and a UN compound in the central town of Baidoa.

Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

Somali president survives mortar attack

2015-02-26 21:02

Mortar shells have landed inside Somalia's presidential palace compound.

Presidential palace in Somalia hit by mortar fire - Shabaab

2015-02-26 15:12

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants say they carried out a mortar attack on the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991

2015-02-25 12:40

President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the country collapsed into chaos in 1991.

Mogadishu hotel suicide bombers were Dutch - Somalia

2015-02-21 19:45

Twin suicide bombings at a Mogadishu hotel which killed 25 people, including two MPs and other top officials, were carried out by Dutch nationals, Somali intelligence sources say.

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