Somalia


Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights

2019-05-20 05:05

Poor Kenyan Somalis registered as Dadaab refugees to access benefits, but say they are now being refused nationality.

US air strike kills 13 ISIS fighters in Somalia - US army

2019-05-10 14:03

The US military has stepped up its campaign of air strikes in Somalia since US President Donald Trump took office.

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

2019-03-30 14:05

An internal UN document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.

Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu

2019-03-23 11:49

An explosion was heard in the Somali capital, scene of frequent attacks by Islamic extremist fighters.

Kenya should let the ICJ settle its maritime dispute with Somalia

2019-03-04 08:46

The Kenyan government's decision to engage in a diplomatic escalation against Somalia is likely to backfire.

Gunmen battle police in Somali capital after bombing

2019-03-01 20:22

Gunmen battled security forces in Somalia's capital Mogadishu after insurgents launched a car bomb attack in a busy street that left at least five dead, police said.

4 killed, 8 injured in explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu

2019-02-28 23:02

Militants set off a car bomb near the residence of appeals court chief Judge Abshir Omar, and security forces stationed outside the judge's house fought off gunmen who tried to force their way inside, police officer Mohamed Hussein said.

Withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

2019-02-22 12:41

An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun.

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabaab fighters

2019-02-10 18:16

The United States military says it has killed eight al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in southern Somalia.

Somalia killings: Dubai port boss shot, 9 others killed in bomb blast

2019-02-04 14:30

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants have shot dead the Maltese manager of a port, while detonating a car bomb in the capital which killed nine people and wounded several others.

 

Kenyan al-Shabaab returnees recount stories of pain and fear

2019-05-16 17:49

Human rights campaigners say hundreds of Kenyans willingly joined al-Shaabab as fighters, porters and wives or were duped to do so.

WATCH: Car bomb blast 'kills 15' in Somalia's Mogadishu

2019-04-01 09:44

At least 15 people have killed in a car bomb explosion near a hotel and restaurants in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to rescue services.

UPDATE: 10 dead after blast outside restaurant in Somalia's capital

2019-03-28 13:26

A large bomb exploded in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, with security officials and witnesses reporting bodies strewn on the ground as plumes of smoke rose high into the air.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate - Amnesty

2019-03-21 08:09

US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said, reports denied by the military.

Deadly siege in Somalia's capital ends, attackers killed

2019-03-02 10:36

Deadly siege in Somalia's capital ends with attackers killed; death toll 24 and likely rising.

LATEST: Death toll rises to 18 in Somalia bombing, clashes with militants

2019-03-01 09:14

The death toll from a powerful car bombing explosion and clashes between security forces and gunmen near a hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 18, according to police.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists

2019-02-26 06:42

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists, not far from Ethiopian border.

Kenya recalls envoy from Somalia over maritime border spat

2019-02-17 17:34

Kenya has recalled its ambassador from Somalia for "urgent consultations" over a maritime border dispute that involves lucrative offshore oil and gas deposits.

15 al-Shabaab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia

2019-02-09 12:39

The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.

7 killed in car bomb blast near a mall in Somalia

2019-02-04 12:57

A Somali police officer says at least seven dead people died in a powerful car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital.

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