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AU envoy urges negotiations with Somalia rebels

The African Union special envoy for Somalia urged countries waging war on al Shabaab to keep an open door to negotiations with...

Regional leaders seek to step up war on Somalia rebels

The leaders of Kenya, Uganda and Somalia agreed to intensify efforts to defeat Islamist fighters in Somalia at their first meeting since...

Eritrea denies sending arms to Somali rebels

Eritrea denied media reports that said it had delivered weapons in the past few days to al Shabaab rebels who are fighting...

Kenya risks rallying support for Somali rebels

Kenya's deployment inside Somalia lacks the military muscle to deal a mortal blow to Islamist rebels blamed for a spate of kidnappings...

Somali rebels kill two AU peacekeepers: AMISOM

Two Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union's peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) died in fighting with rebels for control of north...

Kenya charges two after escape of Shabaab-linked man

Kenya has charged two businessmen with aiding a man suspected of involvement with Somali rebels to escape from police custody in the...

UN rejects claims aid diverted to Somali rebels

The UN's food agency rejected claims some of its staff had diverted aid to hardline Somali rebels and the country's UN humanitarian...

al Shabaab confirms al Qaeda link

Somalia's hardline al Shabaab insurgents have agreed to join forces with a smaller southern militia and both groups professed their loyalty to...