14 000 people to elect next Somali parliament this year

2016-04-20 08:46

Somalia's president says the Horn of Africa nation, which is grappling with violent extremists, has agreed that an electoral college with almost 14 000 people will elect members of parliament.

Somali president warns Shabaab on joining ISIS

2015-10-28 19:31

Somalia’s president has called on Islamist Shabaab fighters to surrender amid reports factions have shifted allegiance from al-Qaeda to ISIS.

Somalia parliament speaker drops impeachment motion against president

2015-09-26 12:49

Somalia's parliamentary speaker has withdrawn an impeachment motion brought against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud - the latest crisis to threaten the country's stability

Somalia making progress - UN

2015-07-29 22:02

The UN envoy for Somalia has insisted the country was making progress, a day after the government said elections cannot be held as promised next year.

At least 21 dead in Al-Shabaab hotel attack

2015-03-29 06:30

The attack on a Somali hotel by al-Shabaab extremists has been ended by troops leaving at least 21 dead.

Shabaab claims responsibility for Somalia bombing

2014-12-06 14:50

The death toll has risen to 20 after twin suicide bombings in the Somali town of Baidabo. They added that up to 40 people had been injured.

Somali political power struggles turn violent

2014-11-17 19:50

At least two people have been killed in clashes in the Somali town of Baidoa, the latest violence in the war-torn nation sparked by political power struggles.

UN tells Somalia to quit paying for votes

2014-11-03 16:04

The UN's representative in Somalia says he is concerned bribes are being paid to parliamentarians to oust the prime minister.

UN chief visits war-ravaged Somalia

2014-10-29 14:33

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud under heavy security in Mogadishu, his first visit to the dangerous capital of the war-torn nation in almost three years.

Bomb hits Somali police car after cafe attack

2014-10-13 20:37

A bomb has torn through a senior policeman's car in Somalia's capital after suspected Islamist militants shelled an area where the president was due to speak.


Many Shabaab mercenaries - president

2016-02-14 16:00

Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabaab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth.

Somali parliament ends impeachment motion against president

2015-09-26 20:02

Somalia's parliamentary speaker says he will drop an impeachment motion against the president in favour of talks to end the country's political crisis.

Car bomb attack near Somalia's presidential palace

2015-09-21 21:12

At least five people were killed when a car bomb exploded close to the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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.

Somali parliament finally approves cabinet

2015-02-09 20:02

Somalia's parliament has approved a 25-strong cabinet, a pivotal step towards preparing the war-torn nation for a vote on a new constitution.

Embattled Somali PM tells ministers to resign

2014-11-18 09:19

Somalia’s OM has told cabinet ministers to resign if they are unhappy, intensifying a dispute which has stymied efforts to rebuild the country after decades of war.

US pulls out of summit over Somali power struggle

2014-11-11 13:35

The US says it is deeply concerned over a worsening power struggle between Somalia's president and prime minister, and pulled out of a international summit on the war-torn country.

Somalia power struggles risking peace efforts - EU, UN

2014-11-03 11:05

Power struggles between Somalia's president and prime minister are risking the war-torn country's fragile gains, European Union and United Nations envoys warned Monday in a call for "responsible political leadership."

Widening rift between Somali leaders

2014-10-26 13:15

Somalia's president has asked cabinet ministers who were recently reshuffled by the prime minister to ignore the order in what appears to be a widening rift between the two leaders of the country.

Somalia to halt charcoal trade

2014-10-12 07:41

Somalia's president says he will halt charcoal exports from Barawe, a port town recaptured from an Islamist group.

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