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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

Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found.

published on : 2nd December 2017

US airstrike against Islamic State group in Somalia kills one

The statement from the U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike was carried out Monday afternoon in coordination with Somalia's government.

published on : 27th November 2017

US air strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab fighters

The US military has in recent months upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Shabaab and other jihadists.

published on : 21st November 2017

Breakaway state of Somaliland votes for new president after two-year delay

Somaliland, which broke away in 1991 from troubled Somalia, went to polls today two years behind schedule, in a bid to prove its democratic credentials and strengthen its case for independence.

published on : 13th November 2017
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