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Town in Ethiopia’s Somali region attacked

Local government in Ethiopia’s Somali region said militia from the neighbouring Afar region attacked and looted a town, the latest flare-up in a local...

Mogadishu police chief suspends Somali parliament, gets fired moments later

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Mogadishu’s police chief announced he had suspended parliament on Monday, saying he was acting unilaterally to prevent lawmakers from extending the president’s term, only...

At least 100 killed in border clashes between Ethiopia’s Somali and...

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Border clashes between Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions have killed at least 100 people, a regional official said on Tuesday, the latest outbreak of...

Nine killed in hotel attack in Somali capital: police

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Nine people died after al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, battling security forces until the early hours of...

Clashes between Ethiopian states kill 27 amid border dispute

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Clashes between two Ethiopian states that have long disputed their border have killed at least 27 people, a government statement said, as the country...

Dozens reported killed in clashes between Somali government, fighters

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Dozens of soldiers and Somal were killed in two days of fighting between Somali government forces and al Shabaab militants northwest of the capital...

Gunmen abduct Kenyan just acquitted in shopping mall attack trial, relative...

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Gunmen abducted a man moments after he was released from state custody in the Kenyan capital a day after he was acquitted in one...

Somali president names newcomer Roble premier as elections loom

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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has picked political newcomer Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, his office said on Friday, cementing power around the...

Somali pirates release last three hostages as armed men attack Panama-flagged...

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Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another...

Somali minibus hits roadside bomb, six killed

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At least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The...

Former Somali region head to be charged

Prosecutors will charge the former head of Ethiopia’s strife-torn Somali region and other officials with plotting to incite a civil war and ordering abuses...

Iran is new illicit transit point for Somali charcoal

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Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports earning Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars...

Paramilitary forces active in Ethiopia

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At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said, in the...

US gives Somali immigrants 18 months more

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The Trump administration would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected...

Mogadishu roadside bomb injures seven

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Seven people were wounded by a roadside bomb in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Islamist...

Shabaab claims Somali attack responsibility

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Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack in which a US commando was killed and four others wounded when...

Ethiopia clashes leave 50 dead, 50 000 displaced

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Clashes along the border of Ethiopia's Oromiya and Somali regions displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said, in violence prompting...

Three policemen killed by Somali militants in raid on Kenya border...

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Somali al Shabaab militants killed three police officer during a raid on a north-eastern Kenyan town that sparked a day-long gun battle,...

Security pact signed to beef up Somali army

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Somalia's government and its foreign backers signed a security pact they present as a road map towards building a functional national army...

Mogadishu car bomb kills seven

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A car bomb rammed into a cafe in the Somali capital Mogadishu near compounds housing government ministries on Wednesday, killing seven people,...

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