Somalia's Shabaab forcing civilians to hand over children: HRW

2018-01-15 17:13

Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are increasingly threatening civilians to force them to hand over young children for "indoctrination and military training", Human Rights Watch says.

1 killed as Somali, Kenyan troops clash in border town

2018-01-12 11:30

A Somali military officer says one Somali soldier has been killed in brief clashes between Somali and Kenyan troops in a border town.

US commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raid

2017-12-14 12:33

The head of US Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.

US carries out 3 drone strikes against extremists in Somalia

2017-11-13 13:26

US forces say they have carried out three drone strikes within 24 hours in Somalia, stepping up their campaign against the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabaab and the Islamic State group.

Somalia sacks security chiefs as attack toll hits 27

2017-10-29 21:07

The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 27, prompting the Somali government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs.

LATEST: Somalia bomber pretended truck had broken down

2017-10-29 07:00

Security officials say the bomber who attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital had pretended his truck had broken down outside the gate.

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

2017-10-21 10:06

Somalia's death toll is now at 358 as President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is set to announce a 'state of war' on al-Shabaab.

'Please bring my son back': Anguished Somali families mourn

2017-10-18 08:05

Anguished families have gathered across Somalia's capital as funerals continue for more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.

Doctors overwhelmed by aftermath of Mogadishu massacre

2017-10-15 19:34

Doctors in Mogadishu, where at least 230 people have died in a truck bomb explosion, have described the aftermath as "horrendous", as they tried to deal with both the dead and the wounded.

Shabaab Islamists attack Somali army base killing at least 8

2017-09-29 12:04

Shabaab jihadists have attacked a Somali army base in the southern town of Barire, killing at least eight soldiers and stealing equipment, officials and witnesses say.


Kenya says 1 killed as suspected al-Shabaab attack convoy

2018-01-14 19:46

Kenyan officials says a civilian has been killed and several policemen have been wounded after suspected members of the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab attacked a convoy of vehicles.

Somalis on US deportation flight shackled for days: Lawsuit

2017-12-20 11:15

A class-action lawsuit filed in the United States says 92 Somalis sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days, some urinating on themselves, during a botched US deportation attempt.

Suicide bomber kills 10 at Somali police academy, police say

2017-12-14 11:30

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a police academy in Somalia's capital, police say.

US kills 'several militants' in Somalia air strike

2017-11-10 11:00

The US military announced Thursday it had killed "several militants" in an airstrike against Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia.

Somalia police end night-long siege of hotel, 23 dead

2017-10-29 10:00

A Somali police officer says security forces have ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by at least five attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate.

Bus hits land mine killing 8 in Somalia

2017-10-23 11:42

At least eight people have been killed and six others wounded after a bus they were travelling in struck a land mine on a road in southern Somalia.

Somali president vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb

2017-10-19 09:07

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has vowed to step up the war against al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city's worst-ever bombing.

Mogadishu starts burying its dead

2017-10-16 10:34

Funerals have begun and the death toll is expected to rise above its present 276 as Somalia reels from the Mogadishu massacre. International aid has begun to arrive in the country.

Turkey inaugurates military academy in Somalia

2017-10-01 09:00

Turkey has inaugurated the largest foreign-run military training centre in Somalia, where local troops are due to take over the protection of a nation threatened by Shabaab Islamist attacks.

US says drone strike in Somalia kills 1 al-Shabaab extremist

2017-09-08 15:00

The US military says it has killed an al-Shabaab extremist with a drone strike in Somalia.

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