Somalia: 30 Al Shabaab fighters killed in U.S airstrike
A U.S. military strike has killed approximately 30 Islamist al Shabaab militants near the central Somali town of Galcad, where Somalia's military was engaged in heavy fighting, U.S. Africa Command
Car bombs kill at least 10, level houses in central Somalia
Two car bombs detonated by al Shabaab militants killed at least 10 people and flattened several houses in central Somalia's Hiraan region on Wednesday, a government-allied militia and a local elder said.Al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab has bee
At least 20 people killed in clashes in Somaliland
At least 20 people have been killed in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces over several days, according to a doctor at a public hospital.For more than a week police and
Al Shabaab militants kill two civilians in Lamu
Two civilians have been shot dead and several houses torched in Taa village near Pandanguo in Lamu County by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.The 8:00 PM Sunday evening attack saw the terrorists escape towards Boni Forest after a fierce gun
Al-shabaab gunman kills three Kenyan peacekeepers in Somalia
Three Kenyan peacekeepers have been shot dead by an Al-Shabaab militant in Somalia.Confirming the incident, a Kenyan military official told Al Jazeera that the gunman entered a military base in Somalia and opened fire, killing the three and
U.S gov't offers KSh1.2B reward if you help arrest three Al-Shabaab leaders
The US government has offered $10 million (KSh1.2 billion) on any information leading to the arrest of three of Al-Shabaab leaders.The three; Mahad Karate, Jehad Mostafa and Ahmed Diriye are said to be the ring leaders behind numerous Al-Sh
Kayole: Dramatic arrest of Al-Shabaab returnee who police say is the leader of dreaded gang robbing M-Pesa shops
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Nairobi have arrested the suspected ring leader of a notorious gang that has been terrorizing city residents.John Mutiso Makau alias Katitu was smoked out of his hideout af
Somalia president: at least 100 people killed in car bombs
At least 100 people were killed and 300 injured in two car bombs that exploded outside the education ministry in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, the country's president said in a statement early on Sunday."Our people who were massa
Nine dead as car bomb, shootings rock Kismayu hotel in Somalia
A car bomb and shooting attack on a hotel in the Somali city of Kismayu killed nine people on Sunday before security forces ended the siege at the hotel and killed the attackers, a regional official said.Gunfire erupted after an explosives-
Somalia: Al-Shabaab leader killed in U.S airstrike
The U.S. military said it killed a leader of the Islamist militant al-Shabaab group with an air strike in Somalia ov
Somalia: 27 Al Shabaab militants killed in U.S air strike
The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed 27 fighters from the Al Shabaab militant group in an air strike in Somalia's central Hiran region, where the army and allied forces have launched an offensive against the insurgents in the last mon
At least 18 killed in Al Shabaab attack in Somalia
Al Shabaab militants killed at least 18 civilians and destroyed trucks laden with relief food in an overnight attack in Somalia's central region, residents and a state news agency said on Saturday.The Islamist group launched the attack in t
Somali forces end siege at Mogadishu hotel, 12 killed
Somali forces have ended the siege at a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the AFP news agency said
Al Shabaab militants seize control of Mogadishu hotel, say they will "shoot everyone"
Al Shabaab militants have taken control of a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, following two car bomb blasts and gunfire, police and intelligence officers said on Friday.
Somalia appoints al Shabaab co-founder as religion minister
New President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, elected by lawmakers in May, has promised to take the fight to al Shabaab after three years in which his predecessor, consumed by political infighting, took little action against the insurgents.
Somalia, Kenya ink deals on khat, aviation as relations warm
The presidents of Somalia and Kenya signed a range of deals on Friday, including one to restart trade of the stimulant khat, the countries' foreign ministers said, in a sign of improving diplomatic relations. The two neighbours are toget
British star track athlete Mo Farah says he was a victim of child trafficking
Multiple Olympic and world champion Mo Farah was brought to Britain from Djibouti at the age of nine and was forced to do housework and childcare in exchange for food, he told the BBC. The 39-year-old Briton, who was born in Somalia, add
Police in Somalia raise alarm over new drug 'extracted' from ants
People in Somalia are getting high from a very strange source: Ants!
KDF donates foodstuff, medical supplies to locals affected by famine in Somalia
KDF troops operating in Somalia under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia on Thursday, July 7 donated foodstuff to residents of Dhobley town, Somalia.
“Minneapolis is more violent than Dadaab Refugee Camp”- Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar, the Democratic Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district in the United States has decried the rising incidents of gun violence in her adopted country. She says her arrival in Minnesota exposed her to more gun v