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Mogadishu airport mortared

At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring six people in z compound where embassies are located, a diplomatic source...

Islamist insurgent attack in Somalia repelled

Cameras picked up two white trucks carrying bombs and fighters to Somalia’s most secure military base, home to US Special Forces, foreign trainers and...

Twin attacks by Somali insurgents

Somali insurgents mounted an attack on a base where US Special Forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a...

Ethiopia detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks

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Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who...

Somalia’s al Shabaab raid military base, loot weapons

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Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and...

Iranian held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed

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An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has been released with the help of the United Nations and...

Somali, US forces engage insurgents

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In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S Africa Command conducted an airstrike on Al-Shabaab insurgents after they attacked a Somali patrol northwest...

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...

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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...