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Kenyan police raid Somali suburb after riots

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Kenyan security forces raided a mainly Somali suburb of the capital yesterday, arresting scores of people following violence at a protest two...

Italy offers Somalia help, urges others to follow

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Italy offered on Thursday to help form an anti-terrorist police force for Somalia and urged other international donors to fulfil pledges of...

SAIRR postulates al-Qaeda threat to World Cup

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The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says this June's soccer World Cup faces a real threat from al-Qaeda. The think...

Somali militia executes Shabaab rebel commander

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A pro-government militia in Somalia executed a commander from the al Shabaab rebel group in public last week, ramping up the stakes...

SA decries “sport terrorism”

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South Africa has launched an offensive to counter mainly European media reports and as well as what it considers unfounded concerns that...

Shelling kills at least 11 in Somali capital

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Artillery shells killed at least 11 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu yesterday after rebels fired mortar bombs at the presidential palace...

Gunman kills legislator in Somalia’s Puntland

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An unidentified gunman killed a member of the local parliament in Puntland yesterday, witnesses said, the latest political murder to rock Somalia's...

WFP suspends operations in Somalia

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The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended its work in much of southern Somalia due to threats against its staff and...

Death toll in central Somalia fighting rises to 47

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At least 47 people have been killed in central Somalia in fighting between Islamist rebels and a pro-government group for control of...

Somali PM sees rebel rout from capital this month

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Somali government troops are ready to launch a major offensive against insurgents and expect to drive them out of the capital by...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...