Somalia's president renounces American citizenship

2019-08-02 13:08

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has renounced his American citizenship, his office announced, without elaborating on why the dual citizen chose to give up his adopted passport.

Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted

2018-07-31 13:25

Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries have announced in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia's leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed.

Somalia, Eritrea agree to establish diplomatic ties: statement

2018-07-30 20:47

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest fast-track rapprochement in the Horn of Africa.

US teen to meet Somali president after Qur'an recitation win

2018-07-05 21:10

A Minnesota teenager who became the first American to win a prestigious Qur'an recitation contest will travel to Somalia to meet the country's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Togo, Somalia

2017-10-20 08:18

Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution, and Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters

Somalia strikes new international pact to stabilise ravaged state

2017-05-12 08:43

Somalia has struck a new stability pact with the international community, aimed at steadying the fragile state by bolstering its security, staving off famine and rebooting its economy.

Somali minister shot dead by auditor general's bodyguards

2017-05-03 20:00

A police officer says bodyguards for Somalia's auditor general have shot dead a government minister near the presidential palace.

Al-Shabaab vows 'doubled response' to US move in Somalia

2017-04-12 14:51

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab claims that its escalation of deadly attacks is in "doubled response" to President Donald Trump's approval of expanded US military efforts against it, an organization that monitors extremist groups says.

Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

2017-03-24 18:31

A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.

Boris Johnson in Somalia for surprise visit amid drought

2017-03-15 13:13

A Somali presidential aide has confirmed that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in Mogadishu for a surprise visit and is holding talks with Somalia's new president.


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.

Eritrea and Somalia: A decade of animosity

2018-07-31 05:31

Eritrea, which signed a deal with Somalia to establish diplomatic ties, has long been accused of supporting Islamic militants who are seeking to topple the interim government in Mogadishu.

Eritrea says leader of Somalia, another rival, to visit

2018-07-27 16:42

Eritrea says Somalia's president will be visiting the country as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may be coming to an end.

Somalia president fires mayor of Mogadishu

2018-01-21 15:03

Somalia's president has fired the mayor of the capital Mogadishu, in an apparent bid to defuse moves towards greater autonomy for the city.

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.

British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis

2017-05-11 17:31

Britain is hosting a high-level conference to address the deepening humanitarian crisis and security situation in Somalia.

Kenyan army attacks al-Shabaab base

2017-04-22 07:12

The Kenyan army says it killed a number of al-Shabaab fighters in a dawn raid in neighbouring Somalia.

Somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces chiefs

2017-04-06 17:24

Somalia's new president has declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against al-Shabaab extremists.

Somali leader urges help to avert famine

2017-03-23 20:06

Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is urging the world to help avert a massive famine saying almost half the population is facing acute food shortages and 15% are facing famine now

Al-Shabaab: Should the Somali president open talks with the terror group?

2017-03-12 13:30

If Al-Shabaab maintains its hard stance, the possibility for dialogue will continue to be remote and Somalia's government will be forced to intensify the war on terror through new strategies, writes Fatuma Ahmed Ali.

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