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Somalia’s president berates Djibouti for detaining his security adviser

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Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Friday accused neighbouring Djibouti of illegally detaining his national security adviser, a criticism which appeared linked to a...

Somali Prime Minister’s powers suspended

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Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed suspended the Prime Minister's power to hire and fire officials, he said in a statement, escalating a destabilising row...

Maritime threats converge in Somalia

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Just as one maritime security challenge in Somalia seemed all but resolved, another one gained momentum. After years of declining pirate attacks off mainland Africa’s...

Five people stabbed in Italian resort, Somali man arrested

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A Somali asylum-seeker was arrested by Italian police after he allegedly stabbed four women and a six-year-old child in the tourist town of Rimini...

Somalia on edge as president, PM clash over intelligence chief

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Somalia's two most powerful leaders were locked in a standoff on Wednesday after they named different men to head the intelligence service of the...

Somalia’s Puntland sends troops to fight al Shabaab in neighbouring state

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Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland said on Friday it had sent forces to the neighbouring region of Galmudug to help the military there push...

ISS: Afghanistan’s security sector reform test – Somalia take note

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Should foreign forces be engaged in nation building and establishing security infrastructure in the first place? To be a police officer in Afghanistan takes a...

Pirates repelled after firefight off Somalia

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Days ahead of a reduced Indian Ocean high risk piracy area (HRA) announcement, the motor vessel (MV) Anatolia was attacked by pirates off Somalia. The...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali military base, recaptures central town

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Al Shabaab fighters stormed a military base in the centre of Somalia on Tuesday and recaptured a town it lost to government forces earlier...

Turkey donates more Kirpi APCs to Somalia

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Turkey has donated another eight Kirpi armoured personnel carriers to Somalia along with 14 Aktan military trucks. The vehicles were handed over to the Somali...

Vessel attacked by suspected pirates off Somalia

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A vessel was attacked in transit whilst six nautical miles offshore of Somalia in a rare incidence of attempted piracy off the Horn of...

African Union peace force in Somalia probes reports of civilian deaths

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The African Union's (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia said it was investigating reports that civilians were killed during a gunfight between the mission's troops...

Japan contributes to explosive hazard management in Somalia

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Explosive hazards continue to impact on peace and state building efforts in Somalia with extremist groups using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a preferred...

AU’s peacekeeping force in Somalia says investigating civilian deaths

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The African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia said it had started investigating reports that civilians were killed during a gunfight between its troops and...

Blast hits bus carrying soccer team in Somalia’s Kismayo, 5 dead...

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An explosive planted on a bus carrying soccer players in Somalia's port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said...

US military carries out second strike in Somalia this week

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The US military said it carried out an airstrike on Friday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, in the second such action this week. The...

US military carries out first air strike in Somalia under Biden

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The United States on Tuesday carried out an air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, the first strike in the country since President...

US provides Puma APCs to Somalia

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The United States has handed over six Puma M36 Mk 6 armoured personnel carriers to the Somali Defence Forces to bolster its efforts in...

Somalia to hold indirect election on 10 October, Prime Minister says

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Somalia will indirectly pick a new president on 10 October, the prime minister said on Tuesday, potentially easing a political crisis brought on by...

At least 30 killed in al Shabaab attack in Somalia –...

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An estimated 30 people died on Sunday when Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab group launched an attack in a town in the country's semi-autonomous state...

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