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Somali president replaces security chiefs and Mogadishu mayor

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Somalia’s president announced on Thursday a major shake-up of the country’s security chiefs as well as a replacement for the mayor of Mogadishu after...

Second Jubbaland presidential term for Madobe

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa’s fight against al Shabaab militants, won a fresh term the parliamentary speaker said...

Somalia shake-up

Somalia’s president announced a shake-up of the country’s security chiefs and a replacement for Mogadishu mayor after Abdirahman Omar Osman died following a suicide...

Qatar to build new Somali port

Qatar plans to build a new seaport at Somalia’s Hobyo, a potentially strategic investment in an area of East Africa fiercely contested by Gulf...

No access to Kismayo ahead of election

Southern Somali state Jubbaland blocked access to the capital Kismayo and its main airport ahead of Thursday’s vote to elect a president of the...

Somali airport denies Ethiopian aircraft access

Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian aircraft to land, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali military base

Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base with car bombs and gunfire in a battle both sides said caused multiple...

Blind female bomber killed Mog mayor

The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people was a blind, female municipal government employee assisted by a fellow...

New AFRICOM commander visits Somalia

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The commander of U.S. Africa Command visited Somalia on 7 August as part of his first trip to the African continent since taking command...

Mogadishu mayor dies

The mayor of Somalia capital Mogadishu died of wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office, government officials said. He died in...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...