Somalia


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.

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.

US designates al-Shabaab deputy leader as 'global terrorist'

2018-01-05 15:42

The United States government has designated the deputy leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabaab extremist group a "global terrorist."

US airstrike in Somalia destroys vehicle carrying explosives

2018-01-03 15:44

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed two al-Shabaab extremists and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from being used against the people in Mogadishu."

Top Africa stories: Zim farm grabbers, Mugabe, al-Shabaab

2017-12-15 08:38

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has ordered land grabbers to vacate farms, and ex-president Robert Mugabe is set to miss the Zanu-PF's congress for the first time since 1963.

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.

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 drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital

2017-12-12 19:31

A US military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed "an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu" by the al-Shabaab extremist group, the US Africa Command has said.

Somali journalist killed in front of children

2017-12-12 13:58

A Somali television journalist has been killed by a car bomb in front of his children, relatives say, the fifth murder of a journalist in the war-torn country this year.

UN peacekeepers honour 14 troops killed in DRC

2017-12-11 20:00

The UN force in Democratic Republic of Congo has paid tribute to troops who were killed last week, in the peacekeepers' biggest single loss in nearly a quarter of a century.

 

US says airstrike in Somalia kills 4 members of al-Shabaab

2018-01-19 17:01

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabaab extremist group.

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.

Somalia's PM fires 3 Cabinet ministers as opposition looms

2018-01-04 11:21

Somalia's prime minister has fired three Cabinet ministers as his government faces stiff challenges from the opposition.

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.

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

2017-12-14 15:30

A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, the force's chief has said.

At least 66 journalists 'languishing in African jails' – media watchdog

2017-12-14 11:30

At least 262 journalists have been jailed for doing their job around the world, and 66 of these, are in Africa - as of December 1, says a media watchdog.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe farm, Zanu-PF congress, DRC

2017-12-13 08:30

Heavily armed Zimbabwean soldiers are reportedly still deployed at former first lady Grace Mugabe's farm in Mazowe, and a Zanu-PF congress is set to endorse Emmerson Mnangagwa as party leader after Robert Mugabe ouster.

Somalia intelligence officials report suspected US airstrike

2017-12-12 17:30

A senior Somali intelligence official says a suspected US airstrike has largely destroyed a minibus travelling near a rebel-held village in southern Somalia.

Car bomb kills journalist in Somalia capital, says witness

2017-12-12 10:00

A Somali journalist has been killed by a car bomb in the capital late Monday, says a fellow journalist.

Somalia calls Trump Jerusalem move 'dangerous'

2017-12-09 10:00

A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to the region because of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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