Former Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

2018-12-13 19:05

A Somali official says Ethiopian troops have arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the country's southwest

Kenya identifies suspects in Italian woman's kidnapping

2018-11-25 07:33

Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of an Italian woman and are offering a reward of $9 750 for information leading to their arrest.

Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

2018-11-10 19:00

The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police say.

AU force says key al-Shabaab commander killed

2018-10-25 14:00

The African Union force in Somalia says it has killed a "chief finance controller" for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group.

Al-Shabaab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia

2018-10-10 10:17

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for US, British and Somalia intelligence agencies.

Five years after Westgate, al-Shabaab is weakened but not yet defeated

2018-10-03 15:03

It’s been five years since four attackers made their way into Westgate, a popular shopping mall in the rich Westlands area of Nairobi, and unleashed a coordinated attack that left 71 people dead.

Suicide bomb targets Italian army trainers in Somali capital

2018-10-01 14:15

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has targeted a European Union military convoy carrying Italian military trainers in the Somali capital.

4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

2018-09-10 12:31

At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer says.

PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

2018-08-30 16:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March.

5 Kenyan soldiers killed in roadside bombing in Lamu County

2018-08-29 14:25

A Kenyan military spokesperson says five Kenyan soldiers have been killed when a roadside bomb blew up the vehicle they were travelling in the country's southeast.


New US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-11-29 10:31

The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia's capital

2018-11-11 07:33

Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday's bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured.

At least 20 dead after 4 car bombs explode in front of hotel in Somalia's capital

2018-11-09 19:19

Three car bombs by Islamic extremists have exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 15, police say.

Somalia's Shabaab claims it killed five foreign spies

2018-10-11 13:17

Somalia-based al-Shabaab jihadists have claimed to have executed five men they said said were spies working for for US, British ans Somalia intelligence services, a monitor that tracks extremists says.

Somalia says 'no' to al-Shabaab defector's run for office

2018-10-05 15:30

Somalia's government has issued a sharp "no" to the candidacy of a high-level al-Shabaab defector for a regional presidency.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 9 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-10-02 12:56

The US military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed nine al-Shabaab extremists after its fighters attacked Somali government forces.

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabaab's threat grows

2018-09-21 13:15

Five years after al-Shabaab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital. analysts say the Somali-based extremist group has been pushed down Africa's east coast as far as Mozambique as its regional threat expands.

Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

2018-09-05 20:06

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region.

PICS: After 7 years, AU quits base at Somali national stadium

2018-08-29 15:49

African Union troops have pulled out of their base in Somalia's national stadium, freeing up the venue for sporting events for the first time in years, an AFP correspondent said.

US military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 2

2018-08-22 13:30

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab extremists, killing two fighters.

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