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Al Shabaab claims bomb attack on Somali police station

A bomb planted in a police station killed at least one policeman in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayu with militant Islamist...

Somalia seeks to drive militants from southern valley bases

Somali and African forces aim to drive al Shabaab Islamist militants out of one of the last major tracts of territory in...

Smuggling cartels, militants hinder revival of Somali port

Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a...

Somalis protest against extra peacekeepers, many coerced

Hundreds of Somalis including veiled women and children armed with automatic rifles marched through the town of Kismayu, protesting against plans to...