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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,...

Somali refugees killed in raid off Yemen coast

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Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen on Thursday when a helicopter attacked the boat they were in, a...

US man jailed for attack on Somali café in North Dakota

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An American man who threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a Somali restaurant in North Dakota was sentenced to 15...

Somali security chief killed, al Shabaab claims responsibility

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The Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Somalia security official, who was gunned down late...

Somali militants kill five police in north Kenya

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Somalia's al Shabaab militants killed five police officers in a border region in north-eastern Kenya on Monday, the latest deadly incursion aimed...

Somali man sentenced in U.S. court in Texas for aiding ‘terrorist’...

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A Somali man was sentenced in 15 years in prison on Thursday for providing material support to al-Shabaab, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorism...

EUCAP Nestor finishes training Somali personnel

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On 16 September, the European Union's Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean, EUCAP Nestor, celebrated...

Operation Atalanta service rewarded with medals

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Three hundred and fifty men and women serving aboard the Dutch flagship HNLMS Johan de Witt this week received the EU Naval...

Temporary boost for AU force in Somalia

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The UN Security Council has authorised a temporary boost for the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Somalia of over 4 000...

Italy arrests Somali gang leader for kidnap, rape of migrants

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Italy has arrested a Somali for kidnapping, extortion and rape against desperate Eritrean migrants in a case that shines a light into...

WFP condemns Mogadishu ration card scam

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned a recently uncovered scam aimed at defrauding displaced people in Mogadishu and urges residents...

IMB urges vigilance off the Somalia coast

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As the monsoon season in the north-western Indian Ocean starts subsiding and the weather once again becomes conducive to the operation of...

Somali piracy down

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Somali piracy has fallen to its lowest levels since 2006 focusing attention on violent piracy and armed robbery of the coast of...

Dutch frigate nabs suspected pirates

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Nine suspected pirates have been apprehended off the coast of Somali in an EU Naval Force mission led by the Dutch frigate...

Somali PM would welcome air strikes against militants

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Somalia's prime minister said he would welcome targeted air strikes against Islamist fighters in his country and predicted the militants could be...

In ‘failed state’ Somalia, instability is lucrative for some

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Life got easier for trader Siad Hussein when Somali Islamist militants pulled out the capital. He no longer pays a Jihad tax...

Somali pirates hijack ship off Oman

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Somali pirates have hijacked the MV Leila in the Arabian Sea, bringing the total number of attacks against ships to more than...

Missile strikes rebel stronghold near Somalia port

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A missile hit a beach used as a base by al Qaeda linked insurgents who want to topple Somalia's Western-backed leaders, the...

Pirates that attacked EU Navfor flagship Patino to be tried in...

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Spain will prosecute the six pirates who attacked the European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) flagship SPS Patino last week. The pirates...

20 Somali migrants suffocate in cramped truck

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Twenty illegal Somali migrants suffocated to death as they were being smuggled in a cramped container truck through Tanzania, their bodies dumped...

Air strike hits empty Somalia Red Crescent centre

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A warplane bombed a rebel-held town in southern Somalia hitting an empty feeding center run by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS)...

Somali group fights tribalism in diaspora

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Menaced by a gang of fellow Somalis on a London bus, Adam Mataan took a stand against the tribalism he fled in...

Fighter jets target rebels in south Somali town

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Fighter jets bombed the southern Somali town of Baardheere killing at least one civilian, and fighting broke out in the north of...

Dozens killed in southern Somalia clash

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Dozens of Islamist militants and 11 Somali government troops were killed in weekend fighting in the town of Hayo, southern Somalia, and...

Suicide bomber hits Somali capital, dozens killed in south

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A suicide bomber struck the Somali capital the latest in a wave of deadly attacks in Mogadishu, and dozens of Islamist rebels...

Somali pirates release Singapore ship, keep 4 crew captive

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Somali pirates released a chemical tanker owned by Singapore shipping company Glory Ship Management, but broke an agreement to release all the...

Kenya arrests five al Shabaab suspects in island town

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Kenyan police arrested five men suspected of being members of Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents on the island of Lamu, close...

More Ethiopian troops seen in central Somalia – residents

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New convoys of heavily-armed Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia and are heading for central areas, residents said days after Addis Ababa...

Suspected al Shabaab rebels raid Kenya police post

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Suspected Somali al Shabaab rebel fighters raided a police post near Mandera in northern Kenya seizing weapons and burning a mobile...

Suspected al Shabaab rebels raid Kenya police post

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Suspected Somali al Shabaab rebel fighters raided a police post near Mandera in northern Kenya seizing weapons and burning a mobile...

Suspected al Shabaab rebels raid Kenya police post

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Suspected Somali al Shabaab rebel fighters raided a police post near Mandera in northern Kenya seizing weapons and burning a mobile...

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