Somali sent to prison in Canada for kidnapping after being lured with 'book deal'

2018-06-18 20:30

A Canadian judge has sentenced a Somali national to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of a Canadian and an Australian journalist.

US military: 4 soldiers wounded in Somalia treated, in Kenya

2018-06-09 16:32

Four US service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the US military says.

UN warns that Somalia's political unity at risk

2018-06-08 20:27

The UN Security Council is warning that "internal and external pressures risk undermining Somalia's political unity" and expressing serious concern at the ongoing threats posed by the al-Shabab Islamic extremist group

UN warns that Somalia's political unity at risk

2018-06-08 08:13

The UN Security Council is warning that "internal and external pressures risk undermining Somalia's political unity" and is expressing serious concern at the ongoing threats posed by the al-Shabaab Islamic extremist group.

US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-06-05 11:38

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabaab extremists.

Somali leader urges calm after clashes in disputed north

2018-05-26 12:04

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has urged troops from two rival provinces to halt their fire after heavy clashes in a disputed northern border region left several dead.

At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

2018-05-21 19:59

Flooding and strong winds caused by a tropical cyclone left at least 18 people dead and thousands homeless across two countries in the Horn of Africa, an aid agency has said.

US, Somali raid on al-Shabaab seizes 3 commanders: Officials

2018-05-11 13:02

Somali intelligence officials say US and Somali commandos have seized three men thought to be commanders with the al-Shabaab extremist group during a deadly raid in a village in Lower Shabelle region.

Somalia suicide bomber strikes market, kills at least 10

2018-05-09 21:51

A Somali official says a suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a crowded market in a southern town.

Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

2018-05-03 13:08

Armed men have abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group says.


New EU 'peace fund' could buy weapons for Africa

2018-06-13 20:58

The EU wants to pay for military equipment, including lethal weaponry, for partner countries in crisis zones such as Africa's Sahel region as part of a $12.4bn "peace facility" launched.

US soldier killed, 4 more wounded in Somalia attack

2018-06-09 10:03

An American special operations soldier has been killed in an attack in southern Somalia that also wounded four US military personnel along with a Somali soldier, a US defence official says.

UN appeals for 'unhindered' access for Somalia aid

2018-06-08 12:30

The United Nations Security Council has called for "unhindered humanitarian access" in Somalia, expressing concern about the risk of famine in the conflict-racked country.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab shuts down football pitches in Mogadishu

2018-06-07 19:15

More than 30 football fields in the Somali capital have been closed down by the al-Qaeda linked group.

US says air strike kills 12 militants in Somalia

2018-06-02 12:11

A US air strike in Somalia killed 12 militants from the Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that launches regular attacks on targets in the African nation, the United States Africa Command has said

US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 10 fighters

2018-05-24 21:14

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike outside Somalia's capital that killed 10 extremists.

UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

2018-05-16 16:18

A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, has received unanimous Security Council backing until July 31.

At least 11 killed in Somalia market explosion: security official

2018-05-10 11:17

At least 11 people have been killed in an explosion in a busy market in a small Somali city north of Mogadishu, a security official and witnesses say.

Woman stoned to death in Somalia after al-Shabaab conviction

2018-05-09 18:58

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab says it has stoned to death a woman accused of marrying 11 men.

Female Somali aid worker shot dead in capital, police say

2018-05-01 20:36

Gunmen shot dead a female aid worker in Somalia's capital, police have said, in the latest of several targeted attacks against humanitarians in the long-chaotic Horn of Africa nation.

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