Somalia


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.

Two Somali refugees charged with plans to join Islamic State group

2019-07-30 21:37

The US Justice Department announced the arrest of two refugees from Somalia who were allegedly planning to travel to Egypt to join the Islamic State group.

Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office

2019-07-25 05:51

Six people have been killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government says, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists.

PICS: 29 cheetah cubs rescued from wildlife smuggling trade

2019-07-20 10:50

Twenty-nine cheetah cubs, destined to be sold as pets, have been rescued from an illegal smuggling trade in Somaliland.

LATEST: Foreigners among 26 killed, 56 injured in Al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

2019-07-13 11:00

At least 26 people, including many foreigners, have been killed and 56 were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia.

Somalia lodges protest after Kenya calls Somaliland a country

2019-07-02 05:27

Somalia protested formally to Kenya, the foreign ministry in Mogadishu said Monday, after Nairobi referred to the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland as a country.

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.

 

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.

Mogadishu mayor dies of wounds after Shabaab attack

2019-08-01 19:39

The mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a militant bombing attack on his office last month, the government said.

Under siege, Somalia moves to reform its army, pay troops

2019-07-26 21:26

Deployed in one of the world's most dangerous conflicts, Somali soldiers risking their lives daily against Al-Shabaab insurgents were growing weary of being paid months late and shortchanged by their superiors.

At least five dead in Somalia car bomb attack

2019-07-22 14:11

At least five people have been killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses have said.

WATCH: Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

2019-07-14 07:00

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials say.

Suicide attack at Somalia hotel followed by gunfire

2019-07-12 20:00

A car bomb went off in a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayuo where legislators and local elders were meeting, followed by gunfire, a police officer says.

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.

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