US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabaab

2017-11-16 05:49

The US military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab in Somalia that killed several extremists.

African Union force begins troop withdrawal from Somalia

2017-11-07 18:31

The African Union says it has begun its withdrawal from Somalia and will cut 1 000 troops by the end of this year as security responsibilities start to shift to the local military.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Uganda

2017-10-21 07:14

A Zimbabwean pastor who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die in October is reportedly planning to contest the forthcoming elections, and Kenya's national police say four people have been killed in recent opposition demonstrations.

Somalia leader urges fractured nation to unite

2017-10-18 19:52

Somalia's president is urging the long-fractured nation to "unite as politicians and public" to fight the extremist group al-Shabaab after the country's deadliest attack.

International aid to help Somalia after bomb that killed 300

2017-10-17 18:00

International aid is arriving in Somalia in response to Saturday's massive truck bomb that killed more than 300 people

Eiffel Tower to dim lights for Somalia victims

2017-10-16 22:00

The Eiffel Tower will dim its lights in solidarity with Somalia and in mourning for more than 300 people killed in the country's deadliest-ever attack.

Former al-Shabaab leader condemns Somalia attack

2017-10-16 19:05

A former leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group who surrendered to Somalia's government earlier this year has condemned Saturday's bombing that killed more than 300 people.

'It's a dark day for us': Somalia reels from deadliest blast

2017-10-15 18:06

Maryan Abdullahi's father had been preparing to fly to Somalia's capital to attend the happiest moment in his daughter's life: her graduation day. Instead, he is going to her funeral. She was among almost 200 people killed in a blast in Mogadishu.

Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 53

2017-10-15 12:06

The death toll from a huge truck bomb blast in Somalia's capital rose to 53 as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources have said.

At least 20 dead in 'huge' Mogadishu blast: police

2017-10-14 17:01

More than 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a police official has said.


US-targeted ISIS in Somalia could be a 'significant threat'

2017-11-13 16:35

The Islamic State group's growing presence in Somalia could become a "significant threat" if it attracts fighters fleeing collapsing strongholds in Syria and Iraq, experts say, and already it seems to be influencing local al-Shabaab extremists to adopt tactics like beheadings.

Thousands of Ethiopia troops enter Somalia to hunt al-Shabaab

2017-11-02 21:26

Thousands of Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia to join a large-scale offensive against al-Shabaab extremists just weeks after Somalia's worst attack left more than 350 people dead, border residents have said.

US drone strike targets al-Shabaab after Somalia attack

2017-10-20 20:02

The US military has said it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabaab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country's deadliest attack, while thousands of anguished Somalis gathered at the site of the truck bombing to pray.

Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid

2017-10-17 19:02

Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for specialised treatment.

New al-Shabaab claims don't include bombing

2017-10-17 14:11

The al-Shabaab extremist group is claiming responsibility for a number of recent attacks in Somalia - but not the weekend's huge truck bombing in Mogadishu, that left more than 300 people dead.

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabaab onslaught

2017-10-16 20:07

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabaab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent.

US condemns 'cowardly' attack on Somali capital

2017-10-15 18:06

The United States is joining the condemnation of a massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital that left scores dead.

Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 189

2017-10-15 14:14

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources has said.

People trapped in rubble after Mogadishu blast

2017-10-15 08:00

Police say people are trapped under the rubble of a hotel that was largely destroyed when a massive truck bomb exploded in Somalia's capital.

Somalia's defence minister, army chief resign: Official

2017-10-12 20:37

Somali officials say the country's defense minister and army chief have resigned as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group steps up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia.

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