US airstrike wiped out al-Shabaab camp, intel officials say

2018-10-17 19:32

Somali intelligence officials say the largest US military airstrike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed more fighters than the US announced.

Somalia's Shabaab claims it killed five foreign spies

2018-10-11 13:17

Somalia-based al-Shabaab jihadists have claimed to have executed five men they said said were spies working for for US, British ans Somalia intelligence services, a monitor that tracks extremists says.

Somalia says 'no' to al-Shabaab defector's run for office

2018-10-05 15:30

Somalia's government has issued a sharp "no" to the candidacy of a high-level al-Shabaab defector for a regional presidency.

Somalia's Shabaab attack EU military convoy, two wounded

2018-10-01 21:06

A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into a vehicle carrying a European Union military convoy, injuring two civilians, police have said.

EU approves 1st budget support to Somalia as trust grows

2018-09-27 18:26

The European Union says it has approved $116m in its first-ever budget support to Somalia's government in the latest sign of confidence in a country long shattered by conflict.

US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabaab after US attacked in Somalia

2018-09-22 19:34

The US military says it has carried an airstrike that killed 18 al-Shabaab extremists after US and local forces came under attack in southern Somalia.

SEE: Striking images from this week’s top African news stories

2018-09-09 10:00

Some of the best images from the past week taken by Reuters photographers across the continent.

Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

2018-09-05 20:06

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region.

PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

2018-08-30 16:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March.

African migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

2018-08-24 19:25

Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day has begun a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations first pledge to take them, authorities have said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy's anti-migrant interior minister.


US airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabaab fighters

2018-10-16 20:24

The US military has announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabaab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters.

Al-Shabaab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia

2018-10-10 10:17

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for US, British and Somalia intelligence agencies.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 9 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-10-02 12:56

The US military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed nine al-Shabaab extremists after its fighters attacked Somali government forces.

Suicide bomb targets Italian army trainers in Somali capital

2018-10-01 14:15

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has targeted a European Union military convoy carrying Italian military trainers in the Somali capital.

US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

2018-09-23 17:58

United States and allied forces came under attack in Somalia, triggering an air strike which killed 18 Al-Shabaab militants, the US military has said.

4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

2018-09-10 12:31

At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer says.

Djibouti hails 'new era' of ties with foe Eritrea

2018-09-06 20:15

Djibouti has hailed a new era in its relations with rival Eritrea, whose foreign minister paid a surprise visit to the country as part of a regional bid to soothe tensions between the neighbours.

Suicide car bombing in Somalia's capital kills at least 3

2018-09-02 13:06

At least three people have been killed, including a child, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the compound of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, police say.

PICS: After 7 years, AU quits base at Somali national stadium

2018-08-29 15:49

African Union troops have pulled out of their base in Somalia's national stadium, freeing up the venue for sporting events for the first time in years, an AFP correspondent said.

US military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 2

2018-08-22 13:30

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab extremists, killing two fighters.

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