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Eight Kenyan police killed in latest roadside bombing

The use of improvised explosive devices against police and military patrols in the northern and eastern border regions with Somalia have become relatively common.

published on : 17th June 2018

US military reviews Somalia raid after five killed

The US military's Africa Command said Friday it is reviewing a Somali-led raid after locals reported that five civilians had been shot dead.

published on : 11th May 2018

Car bomb kills four, driver near parliament in Somalia's capital

The car bomb was detonated at a checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle, senior police Capt Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press.

published on : 25th March 2018

In Somalia, women defy strict rules to play football

The sight of young women playing football is highly unusual in Somalia, due to societal pressures as well as fear of Al-Shabaab.

published on : 22nd March 2018

East African nations urge UN to review pullout of Somali peace mission

The ongoing challenge facing Somalia was highlighted Friday, when three Burundian troops were killed and seven injured in an ambush claimed by Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate.

published on : 2nd March 2018

Somalia twin car bombings: Death toll rises to 38

The first blast, followed by gunfire, occurred at a security checkpoint close to Villa Somalia, the name for the seat of government, while a second followed soon after at a hotel.

published on : 24th February 2018

US says four Shabaab militants killed in Somalia strike

US forces in Somalia said Friday that four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in an airstrike as part of the ongoing offensive against the jihadist rebels.

published on : 19th January 2018

Somalia's Shabaab forcing civilians to hand over children: Human Rights Watch

The rights watchdog said an aggressive campaign to recruit children had begun in mid-2017, with the jihadists taking reprisals against communities who refuse to cooperate.

published on : 15th January 2018

Two dead in Kenya attack blamed on Shabaab militants

The area where the attack took place has been struck frequently in recent years by Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants.

published on : 13th January 2018

Somaliland MPs adopt first ever rape law

Forty-six of the 51 MPs present in the lower house approved the law, which must now go through the upper house before being signed by the president.

published on : 10th January 2018

Somalia fires top ministers in reshuffle

Somalia's prime minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, fired three key ministers today after weeks of political conflict with opposition and clan leaders.

published on : 4th January 2018

US airstrike in Somalia kills four al-Shabaab extremists, destroys bomb-carrying vehicle

The U.S. has carried out 35 drone strikes in Somalia this year against al-Shabab and a small but growing presence of Islamic State group-linked fighters.

published on : 28th December 2017

New US airstrike in Somalia kills 13 al-Shabab members 

The United States has carried out 34 drone strikes in Somalia this year after the Trump administration expanded military efforts against Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group.

published on : 27th December 2017

Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somalia police academy 

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police academy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday with several people feared dead, police said.

published on : 14th December 2017

Final death toll in Somalia's worst attack is 512 people 

Only a few attacks since the ones on Sept. 11, 2001 have killed as many people, according to the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland.

published on : 2nd December 2017
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