Somalia


Kenya accuses Somali army of 'unwarranted attack' on border town

2020-03-04 18:44

Kenya has accused Somalia of an "unwarranted attack" on the frontier town of Mandera, during heavy fighting over the border between government and regional forces.

UN calls on developed countries to help East Africa fight locust plague

2020-02-09 17:38

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has bemoaned developed countries' contribution to climate change, commending Africa for its political and moral leadership on the climate emergency.

Al-Shabaab warns of more attacks against Kenya, US interests

2020-01-08 22:56

Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has warned Kenya "will never be safe", threatening tourists and calling for more attacks on US interests after they stormed an American base at the weekend.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack that killed over 80 people

2019-12-31 10:25

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.

'Horrendous crime': UN chief condemns deadly Mogadishu attack

2019-12-29 13:46

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has extended his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the blast.

'All I could see was scattered dead bodies' - car bomb leaves over 20 dead in Mogadishu: police, witnesses

2019-12-28 10:36

A massive car bomb has exploded in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving more than 20 people dead, police and witnesses have said.

Five killed in jihadist attack on Somali hotel, al-Shaabab claims responsibility

2019-12-11 11:35

Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital, police said Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege.

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.

Al-Shabaab attacks US base, EU convoy in Somalia

2019-09-30 19:56

The Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers.

Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

2019-08-22 06:52

Somalia's southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.

 

IMF says members pledged $334m in debt relief for Somalia

2020-02-26 21:22

More than 100 IMF members have pledged to provide $334 million in debt relief for Somalia, which then will unlock fresh funds to help the country, the International Monetary Fund has announced.

Somalia declares national emergency over locust surge

2020-02-03 12:13

Ministry of Agriculture says desert locust surge 'poses major threat to Somalia's fragile food security situation'.

Four killed in car bombing near Somalia parliament

2020-01-08 13:59

At least four people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police have said.

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81: govt

2019-12-30 22:00

The death toll from a massive car bomb in the Somali capital has risen to 81, a government spokesperson says, as rescue workers pursued their search for the missing.

UPDATE | Massive car bomb kills at least 76 in Mogadishu, death toll 'could still be higher'

2019-12-28 14:33

A massive car bomb has exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu, leaving at least 76 people dead, many of them university students, officials have said.

Somalia's year of climate misery: from devastating drought to fierce flashfloods

2019-12-18 14:28

As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain.

Peace activist killed by 'stray bullet' in Somalia

2019-11-20 22:00

A prominent rights activist has been shot dead in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, with security officials suggesting she had been hit by a stray bullet.

US reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly three decades

2019-10-03 16:11

The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut as the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war.

Somalia urges South African govt to protect its citizens

2019-09-05 20:15

Somalia has called on the South African government to protect its citizens in the country as a wave of attacks targets foreigners and their businesses.

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.

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