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Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint at Somalia’s Mogadishu port

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An explosion shook parts of the Somali capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday as a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint just outside...

ISS: The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

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Conflict resolution, political dialogue and electoral support are as important as the current focus on security. Somalia鈥檚 historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020,...

Commander in Somali al Shabaab militant group killed – state media

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Somali security forces have killed a commander of the al Shabaab militant group in a military operation, state radio reported on Thursday. Ahsraf Azmi Abu...

Blasts kill seven people in southern and central Somalia

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At least seven people have died in two separate bomb attacks in southern and central Somalia in the last 24 hours, police and military...

Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab sets up COVID-19 treatment centre

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Somalia鈥檚 Islamist group al Shabaab said on Friday they had set up a COVID-19 treatment centre in the country, and said the disease posed...

Seven health workers, civilian killed in Somali village – aid group

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Seven health workers and a civilian were killed in a village north of the Somali capital after being abducted by masked men in military...

Suicide bombing in Somalia kills governor, three others in Puntland –...

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The governor of Mudug, a region in Somalia鈥檚 semi-autonomous state of Puntland, was killed with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing...

Kenya wants urgent investigation of aircraft crash in Somalia

Kenya called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo aircraft in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been...

Coronavirus aid aircraft crashes in Somalia

An aircraft carrying supplies for the fight against coronavirus crashed in Somalia killing all six people on board, the Somali transport minister said. He declined...

US acknowledges Somalian civilian kills

The US said it killed two civilians and injured three during an air strike in Somalia last year - a rare acknowledgement of civilian...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...