Somalia


Former Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

2018-12-13 19:05

A Somali official says Ethiopian troops have arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the country's southwest

Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-Shabaab

2018-12-05 20:33

Somali commandos backed by US forces raided two al-Shabaab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing several fighters, Somali intelligence officials have said.

New US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-11-29 10:31

The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

WATCH: Mogadishu market bombing kills seven in Somalia

2018-11-26 15:39

Seven civilians were killed and five were wounded in Somalia when a car bomb detonated at a busy market in the capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses have said.

US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 7 extremists

2018-11-21 18:32

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabaab that killed seven extremists.

Somalia holds first boxing competition since civil war

2018-11-18 11:09

Somalia has held its first boxing competition in more than three decades, with young fighters in the conflict-torn nation dreaming of a career in international rings.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

2018-11-15 16:45

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries - but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabaab militants.

Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia's capital

2018-11-11 07:33

Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday's bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured.

At least 20 dead after 4 car bombs explode in front of hotel in Somalia's capital

2018-11-09 19:19

Three car bombs by Islamic extremists have exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 15, police say.

Locals accuse AU troops after 4 Somali civilians killed

2018-11-06 21:01

Witnesses accused African Union soldiers of having killed four civilians in the capital Mogadishu, after opening fire when their convoy was hit by a roadside bombing.

 

Somalia's president dodges impeachment move

2018-12-11 20:27

A bid to impeach Somalia's president for alleged abuse of office has been ruled "invalid" after the parliamentary clerk said over a dozen MPs had denied signing the motion.

Somali journalist badly hurt in car bomb blast, police say

2018-12-04 20:31

A Somali police officer says a journalist has been seriously wounded in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu.

Somali extremists kill 18 for music in Islamic services

2018-11-26 18:17

A prominent Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers were killed by extremists for having music in their religious ceremonies in Somalia's northern city of Galkayo, say police

Latest US airstrikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-11-22 20:00

The US military has announced the latest of several deadly airstrikes this week against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia as it targets a region well north of where the al-Qaeda-linked fighters control large parts of the country.

Gunmen kidnap Italian woman, 23, in Kenya

2018-11-21 10:00

Kenya's police chief says gunmen have kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast.

Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

2018-11-16 11:30

Attorneys for three Kansas militia members who conspired to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar at sentencing any victim impact statements.

Somali, Eritrean leaders in Ethiopia to cement regional ties

2018-11-11 10:16

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea have met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to cement regional economic ties as relations warm between the once-rival nations.

Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

2018-11-10 19:00

The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police say.

WATCH: Ethiopian PM receives Eritrea, Somalia presidents

2018-11-09 13:33

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has received Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed at the airport in Gondar, Ethiopia.

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

2018-11-03 19:14

The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia, diplomats have said.

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