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Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces

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A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from...

Suicide car bomb targeting convoy in Somali capital kills at least...

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A suicide car bomb killed at least eight people in the Somali capital on Saturday at a street junction near the president's palace, police...

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...

Tanzania says gunman who killed four people last month was a...

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Tanzanian police said on Thursday that a slain gunman who killed three police officers and a private security guard on a rampage through a...

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...

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 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...

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...

Suicide bombing by Somalia’s al Shabaab group kills six

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A suicide bomber killed six police officers in front of a district police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Sunday, police said,...

Improvised Explosive Devices are becoming a growing threat in Africa

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Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are increasingly widespread in Africa, with al Shabaab and Boko Haram largely responsible for most new IEDs being planted. IEDs refer...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...