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ISS: Somalia, terrorism and Kenya’s security dilemma

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Barely two weeks into 2020, al-Shabaab has attacked Kenya five times, leaving scores of Kenyans and foreigners dead. For the first time, one of...

Turkey to explore for oil off Somalia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Somalia invited his country to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya...

Six hurt in Somali car bomb explosion

A car bomb targeting Turkish contractors exploded in Afgoye, northwest of Mogadishu, wounding at least six people, police said. It was not known who...

Al Shabaab claims Somali bomb

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast near the presidential palace and government buildings in Mogadishu city authorities...

Somalia not a good place for journalists

Somalia’s Western-backed government forces beat and detained a record number of journalists last year, the journalists’ syndicate told Reuters, prompting suggestions government is suppressing...

Mogadishu truck bomb aftermath

As screaming wounded men were brought into a Mogadishu hospital after a huge truck bomb on Saturday, doctors fought to save eight month-old Mohammed...

Mogadishu hotel attack claims 10 lives

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu...

ISS: The various layers to the Somaliland-Puntland discord

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Tensions between Somaliland and Puntland have increased over the past two years, with risks of further instability and militarisation if not adequately addressed. The...

Ties restored between Kenya and Somalia

Kenya and Somalia agreed to restore ties after a months-long spat over oil rights that led the neighbours to halt visa issues on arrival...

Africom visit to East Africa focusses on security, terrorism

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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia earlier this month to engage with key partners...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...