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Somali government troops face off with forces loyal to sacked police...

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Gunshots rang out late on Friday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said, when government troops approached the home of the city’s former police commander...

Somalia’s president signs law extending his mandate for two years –...

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Somalia’s president has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for two years, the state news agency reported, setting the Horn of Africa nation...

Ten killed in suicide bomb attack in Somali capital

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At least ten people were killed on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck makeshift kiosks in the Somali capital, hitting hours after al Shabaab...

UN Security Council concerned over election impasse in Somalia – US...

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The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over a standoff in Somalia on holding new elections, the United States’ top UN diplomat...

Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN...

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Kenya on Wednesday ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the UN...

Kenya-Somalia dispute threatens an embattled Horn of Africa

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Joint IGAD–AU action is urgently needed to avoid further destabilisation of a region already wracked by violence. Relations between Kenya and Somalia have been strained...

At least 20 killed by suicide car bomb near restaurant in...

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At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital...

Al Shabaab militants storm Somali jail, seven soldiers killed

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At least seven soldiers were killed when fighters of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab stormed a jail in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland...

Somali opposition postpones protest after last week’s clashes

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Somali opposition leaders have agreed to postpone a protest over election delays originally planned for Friday after last week’s clashes in which troops and...

ISS: AMISOM should provide more than security in Somalia

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If the mission is to successfully withdraw from the country, getting politics right should be one of its priorities. The African Union Mission to Somalia’s...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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