EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

2018-08-14 12:23

European countries have been facing pressure to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.

2 car bomb blasts kill 6 in Somalia

2018-08-06 10:31

Two car bombs have hit Somalia, killing six people. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels have claimed responsibility for the first suicide car bomb blast that that killed four people when it exploded near the gate of a military base.

Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted

2018-07-31 13:25

Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries have announced in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia's leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed.

UN delays drawdown of Somalia peacekeeping force

2018-07-30 21:52

The UN Security Council has delayed a plan to draw down the peacekeeping mission in Somalia after finding that Somali security forces were not sufficiently trained to take over from the exiting forces.

Somali leader heads to Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

2018-07-28 18:00

Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region.

Shabaab attacks military base in southern Somalia: army

2018-07-23 16:42

Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab fighters stormed a military base in southern Somalia, leaving several dead, a local army official and witnesses say.

Shabaab claims twin car blasts near Somali presidency

2018-07-14 19:36

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility gunshots were exchanged outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu in an attack in which two car bombs were also detonated.

Somali students volunteer to educate the dispossessed

2018-07-10 21:33

Taking time out from their studies, a group of young student volunteers in Somalia's capital are providing free education to children uprooted from their homes by war and famine.

At least 9 dead in ongoing attack on Somali ministry

2018-07-07 11:59

At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia's interior ministry and security forces continued to battle gunmen inside, police have said, as the al-Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility.

Djibouti launches 'Africa's biggest free trade zone'

2018-07-05 19:03

Djibouti on Thursday launched the first phase of Africa's biggest free-trade zone, seeking to capitalise on its strategic position on one of the world's busiest trade routes.


Ethiopian troops clash with Somali regional police force

2018-08-06 17:36

Ethiopian troops have clashed with a local police force in the restive Somali region, with the defence ministry saying it will "take the necessary measures" to restore order.

US military airstrike in Somalia kills 4 al-Shabaab fighters

2018-08-03 19:29

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabaab extremist group.

Eritrea and Somalia: A decade of animosity

2018-07-31 05:31

Eritrea, which signed a deal with Somalia to establish diplomatic ties, has long been accused of supporting Islamic militants who are seeking to topple the interim government in Mogadishu.

Somalia, Eritrea agree to establish diplomatic ties: statement

2018-07-30 20:47

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest fast-track rapprochement in the Horn of Africa.

Eritrea says leader of Somalia, another rival, to visit

2018-07-27 16:42

Eritrea says Somalia's president will be visiting the country as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may be coming to an end.

Girl, 10, dies after female genital mutilation

2018-07-20 16:15

An activist says a 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia.

6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace

2018-07-14 16:00

Somali security forces have shot dead three extremists and foiled an attempted al-Shabaab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding

WATCH: All attackers dead as Somali ministry siege ends

2018-07-07 12:57

Police say security forces have ended a siege on Somalia's interior ministry, with all three attackers killed.

2 blasts near Somalia's interior ministry as gunfire heard

2018-07-07 11:31

Police in Somalia's capital say two explosions have occurred near the interior ministry as the al-Shabaab extremist group claims responsibility for the ongoing attack in Mogadishu.

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.

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