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Al Shabaab, Somali clash leaves 13 dead

At least 13 Somali troops died after the army attacked militant group al Shabaab in jungle and farms near Afgoye north-west of Mogadishu, a...

Somali insurgents piling up cash – UN report

Islamist insurgents in Somalia move millions of dollars through the formal bank system and appear to be investing in businesses and real estate, according...

Kenya court convicts two for helping deadly jihadist attack on shopping...

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A Kenyan court convicted two men on Wednesday for helping al Qaeda-linked gunmen storm Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall and kill at least 67 people...

No more hostages held by Somali pirates

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Over the past five years Somali pirates took more than 3 600 people hostage in attacks on ships varying in size from tankers through to...

ISS: A pact of ‘pariahs’ rattles their neighbourhoods

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The recent accord struck between Taiwan and Somaliland – two countries that few others recognise – seems to have rattled China and Somalia more...

United States seeking Land Cruisers for Somali military

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The United States is looking to acquire nearly 100 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles for the Somali military. In a request for information published on 21...

Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says

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Somali money transfer companies moved more than $3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years, including to a Yemeni under US...

UK donates dozens of military vehicles to Somalia

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The United Kingdom has donated at least 27 vehicles and a fully-equipped mechanical workshop to help improve the logistical capabilities of the Somali National...

Africom identifies al-Shabaab leader targeted in August strike

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US Africa Command officials have released the identity of the senior Al-Shabaab leader killed in a 25 August airstrike in Somalia as Abdulqadir Commandos. The...

Three Somali special forces killed, US officer wounded in car bomb,...

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Three Somali special forces soldiers were killed and a US officer was seriously wounded in a car bomb on Monday outside the force’s base...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...