Somalia


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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.