Somalia


Kenya should let the ICJ settle its maritime dispute with Somalia

2019-03-04 08:46

The Kenyan government's decision to engage in a diplomatic escalation against Somalia is likely to backfire.

Gunmen battle police in Somali capital after bombing

2019-03-01 20:22

Gunmen battled security forces in Somalia's capital Mogadishu after insurgents launched a car bomb attack in a busy street that left at least five dead, police said.

4 killed, 8 injured in explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu

2019-02-28 23:02

Militants set off a car bomb near the residence of appeals court chief Judge Abshir Omar, and security forces stationed outside the judge's house fought off gunmen who tried to force their way inside, police officer Mohamed Hussein said.

Withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

2019-02-22 12:41

An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun.

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabaab fighters

2019-02-10 18:16

The United States military says it has killed eight al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in southern Somalia.

Somalia killings: Dubai port boss shot, 9 others killed in bomb blast

2019-02-04 14:30

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants have shot dead the Maltese manager of a port, while detonating a car bomb in the capital which killed nine people and wounded several others.

13 al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia - US army

2019-02-03 14:24

At least 13 fighters, part of the armed al-Shabaab group, have been killed in an airstrike outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the US army has said.

US says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

2019-01-31 19:14

The United States military has said it has killed 24 al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.

2 killed, 5 wounded in blast at Mogadishu gas station

2019-01-29 20:05

The deputy mayor of Somalia's capital says two people were killed and five wounded in an explosion at a gas station.

BOOK EXTRACT: South Africans versus Rommel - The untold story of the Desert War in WWII

2019-01-24 09:26

The British failure to institute combined arms warfare left the sometimes hapless South Africans to their own devices. The natural role for the highly mobile South Africans would have been integration with the British armor formations, but this proved to be a step beyond British vision and command capability.

 

Deadly siege in Somalia's capital ends, attackers killed

2019-03-02 10:36

Deadly siege in Somalia's capital ends with attackers killed; death toll 24 and likely rising.

LATEST: Death toll rises to 18 in Somalia bombing, clashes with militants

2019-03-01 09:14

The death toll from a powerful car bombing explosion and clashes between security forces and gunmen near a hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 18, according to police.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists

2019-02-26 06:42

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists, not far from Ethiopian border.

Kenya recalls envoy from Somalia over maritime border spat

2019-02-17 17:34

Kenya has recalled its ambassador from Somalia for "urgent consultations" over a maritime border dispute that involves lucrative offshore oil and gas deposits.

15 al-Shabaab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia

2019-02-09 12:39

The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.

7 killed in car bomb blast near a mall in Somalia

2019-02-04 12:57

A Somali police officer says at least seven dead people died in a powerful car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital.

Uganda seeks return of 'extremist' suspects from Mozambique

2019-01-31 21:16

Ugandan authorities have said they were planning to seek the extradition of six suspected Islamist extremists being held in Mozambique.

Five dead, 130 missing as 2 migrant boats sink off Djibouti: IOM

2019-01-29 21:31

Five people are dead and about 130 missing off the coast of Djibouti after two boats carrying migrants capsized, the UN migration agency has said.

US no longer announcing deaths, damage in Somalia airstrikes

2019-01-25 11:32

The US military says it has carried out two new airstrikes in Somalia against the al-Shabaab extremist group but will no longer give details on fighters killed or damage done.

Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabaab in Somalia

2019-01-19 14:07

The Ethiopian National Defence Force is confirming an ambush by al-Shabaab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighbouring Somalia and says Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response.

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