Somalia


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.

At least 6 dead in Mogadishu hotel car bombing

2015-07-27 06:21

Somalia's Shabaab insurgents have killed at least six people in a huge car bomb attack on a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses say.

Somali, AU troops capture Shabaab stronghold - minister

2015-07-24 15:28

Somali government troops backed by AU forces have captured the Shabaab stronghold of Dinsor, the second town seized from al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists this week, the defence minister says.

AU, Somali troops take Shabaab town

2015-07-23 06:55

African Union and local troops have seized a town held by Islamic extremists in southwest Somalia.

AU troops deny killing civilians in Somalia

2015-07-22 14:44

The African Union mission has denied charges that its troops killed 20 civilians in Somalia.

AU launches Shabaab offensive

2015-07-19 16:46

African Union troops have launched a new offensive against Al-Qaeda-affilated Shabaab rebels in southern Somalia.

Shabaab outlines plans for East Africa terror expansion

2015-07-17 17:56

The leader of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab rebels has issued an Eid message calling for a wave of new recruits in order to “lift the pain of Muslims” across East Africa.

Garissa mastermind killed in US drone strike

2015-07-16 15:51

A US drone strike in Somalia has killed four senior members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebaab, including the alleged mastermind of the Garissa University massacre in Kenya in April.

 

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.

Obama: Kenya at a crossroads

2015-07-27 08:38

Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama has pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility for its future.

Explosion at guarded hotel in Mogadishu

2015-07-26 16:12

A suspected bomb has exploded at a heavily guarded building housing diplomatic missions frequented by government officials and international workers in Mogadishu.

Somali troops capture key town from al-Shabaab

2015-07-23 12:58

Somali and AU troops have taken the south-western city of Baardheere, one of the last ones controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabaab in the Horn of Africa country, military sources say.

Piracy incidents spike in first half of 2015

2015-07-22 19:02

Piracy spiked in the first half of 2015 despite no incidents being reported off the coast of Somalia.

AU troops deny killing Somali civilians

2015-07-22 10:02

AU troops in Somalia have dismissed reports they killed several civilians during fighting, saying those shot were all al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab insurgents.

Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital

2015-07-18 11:40

Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall has reopened for business, almost two years after Somali Islamists stormed in and massacred 67 shoppers and staff in four days of carnage.

Air strike hits Shabaab militants in Somalia

2015-07-16 21:15

An overnight air strike has taken place in a Shabaab area of Somalia near Kenya.

2 al-Shabaab commanders reportedly killed in airstrike

2015-07-16 15:51

Two senior commanders of the Islamist group al-Shabaab in southern Somalia are dead after an airstrike, intelligence sources say.

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