Kenyan army attacked telecom towers in Somalia: UN

2019-11-13 22:00

A new report by United Nations special investigators says Kenya's military was responsible for five attacks on telecommunications masts in neighbouring Somalia, including strikes that killed two civilians.

UN delays drawdown of Somalia peacekeeping force

2018-07-30 21:52

The UN Security Council has delayed a plan to draw down the peacekeeping mission in Somalia after finding that Somali security forces were not sufficiently trained to take over from the exiting forces.

Somalia leader wants arms embargo lifted to fight al-Shabaab

2017-05-12 18:30

Somalia's president has called for an end to the arms embargo on his long-chaotic country, saying that if the military doesn't have more sophisticated equipment in the fight against the al-shabaab terror group.

Burundi drops threat to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission

2017-01-19 22:07

Burundi has said it would not follow through on its planned withdrawal of troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) after reaching an agreement over the payment of wages.

Ethiopia denies Somalia troop withdrawals linked to unrest at home

2016-10-27 07:50

Ethiopia has denied that a string of withdrawals of troops from towns in Somalia are connected to the state of emergency declared in response to nearly a year of anti-government protests.

Somali town back in government hands after Shabaab attack

2016-09-17 22:00

Somali government troops backed by African peacekeepers have retaken control of a town close to the Kenyan border hours after its seizure by heavily-armed Shabaab jihadists, officials and witnesses say.

Shabaab executs six 'spies' in Somalia

2016-06-11 22:25

Shabaab jihadists in Somalia have publicly executed six men they accused of spying, including one they claimed helped kill their supreme leader in a US drone strike.

Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

2016-05-26 18:04

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kampala has been found guilty.

AMISOM apologises for killing 4 Somalis

2016-04-17 20:04

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for Shabaab.

Child killed in mortar attack on Somalia presidency

2016-02-01 22:32

A child was killed and six others wounded in Mogadishu after mortar shells targeted Villa Somalia, the main government complex.


Burundi told to cut force in Somalia under African pullback

2018-12-22 19:03

The African Union has asked Burundi to reduce its contribution to an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by a thousand men under a progressive pullout from the country by the AU.

US carries out airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia

2017-07-04 13:53

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

UN chief: Steady funding needed for AU troops in Somalia

2017-03-09 06:11

The UN secretary general has urged more funding for African Union troops in Somalia battling Islamic extremists trying to take over the country.

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

2016-11-12 18:00

The AU has lashed the EU for saying it will pay Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia directly, rather than through their government, ostensibly to prevent the money being diverted to the regime in Bujumbura.

Shabaab assault on key Somali town leaves 10 dead

2016-10-19 10:37

Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.

AU to withdraw troops from Somalia in 2020

2016-07-07 20:06

The African Union said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia where they are fighting jihadists by December 2020.

AU troops accused of selling supplies in Somalia

2016-06-06 18:09

Somalia's security forces have arrested five soldiers from the African Union multinational force in the country for allegedly selling military supplies.

US troops call in drone strike against Shabaab

2016-05-12 23:15

US special operations forces working with African partners called in an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group in Somalia.

Intelligence chief not dead says Shabaab

2016-02-18 16:55

An armed group denies Mahad Karate and 10 other commanders died in air strike, saying the top official is 'safe and sound'.

Shabaab storm African Union base

2016-01-15 18:15

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants have stormed an African Union base in the country's southwest.

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