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Africa talking counterpiracy walk

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Africa is talking the counterpiracy walk and has yet to contribute to the fight beyond signing an agreement in January and providing...

Somali clashes kill 21, wound 42

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At least 21 people were killed and 42 wounded in fighting in Somalia, a human rights group says. Fighting between clans left...

Kenya is ready to defend against cross-border attacks

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Kenyan security forces are ready to tackle any threats from the rebel group al Shabaab in neighbouring Somalia, a senior regional administrator...

US unwittingly aids Somali insurgency

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Hundreds of Somali soldiers trained with millions of US tax dollars have deserted because they are not being paid their $100 monthly...

Al Qaeda members land in Somalia from Yemen: govt

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At least 12 al Qaeda members have crossed from Yemen into Somalia in the last two weeks, bringing money and military expertise...

Somali pirate killed in cargo ship hijack shooting

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A suspected Somali pirate was killed during shooting between pirates and armed guards on board a Panamanian-flagged ship, a maritime official and...

Somali rebels join forces in cyberspace: UN report

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Armed rebel groups in Somalia are using the Internet for fundraising and recruitment, and they achieve better results through the Web than...

Somali Sufi militia joins government to fight rebels

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Somalia's government has agreed to bring one of the country's militia groups on board ahead of an expected military push against Islamist...

Rising piracy may prompt more joint naval action: NATO

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The number and scope of pirate attacks is seen increasing worldwide and could trigger more joint military operations to keep shipping lanes...

Somali tied to Islamists worked with two UN agencies

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A Somali businessman linked to Islamist rebels who likely received a ransom paid for kidnapped French aid workers was a contractor for...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...