Somalia

Burundi to withdraw AU troops from Somalia over salaries unpaid by EU

Burundi will withdraw its 5,400 troops serving as part of an African Union contingent in Somalia because the European Union has stopped paying their salaries, according to inter-governmental...

Somali refugee dead in Italy blaze

A Somali national died and two more suffered from smoke inhalation when a blaze broke in the Florence-area town of Sesto Fiorentino, Italian media reported Thursday.

Somalia's new parliament holds first session after weeks of voting

Somalia's new parliament Wednesday held its first session after weeks-long elections, re-electing veteran legal expert Mohamed Osman Jawari as its speaker in a session broadcast live on Somali...

Blasts kill at least seven people in Mogadishu

At least seven people, among them four Somali government soldiers, were killed and several others were wounded in double blasts at a restaurant in Mogadishu on Saturday evening, police and...

Four Somali security guards injured in blast near UN compound

At least four Somali security guards working for the United Nations were injured Wednesday when a UN vehicle exploded inside a garage in the capital Mogadishu, officials said.

Twin car bombing targeting Mogadishu hotel kills at least 14 people

At least 14 people were killed on Monday in a twin suicide car bombing targeting a hotel popular among Westerners in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

Grenade attack on minibus reportedly kills six in Somalia

A rocket-propelled grenade was launched on a civilian minibus in southern Somalia, killing six people, a family member of one of the victims and other locals said Sunday.

Eleven killed in two bombings in Mogadishu

At least five people died Thursday when a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

Death toll rises in suicide bombing in Somalia

An al-Shabaab suicide car bomber struck a police complex in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least 30 people and wounding nearly 48 others, police told dpa.

One dead, 4 injured in suicide bomb attack ahead of Somali elections

A Somali soldier was killed and four other people injured in a suicide bomb attack at a security checkpoint near the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

Thirty killed as villagers stand up to al-Shabaab in Somalia

About 30 people were killed Monday as Somali villagers attacked al-Shabaab militants who tried to impose taxes on them, officials and residents said.

Death toll in car bomb attack in Somalia rises to 20

A car bomb attack killed at least 20 people and injured up to 30 others when it exploded in a busy market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, officials and witnesses said.

Kenya delays closure of world's largest refugee camp

Kenya will delay the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp by six months, the government announced Wednesday after human rights activists criticized plans to shut the camp this month.

18 dead in renewed clashes with Islamist militants in Somalia

At least six Somali soldiers and 12 Islamist militants were killed on Tuesday and several others wounded in clashes with the militant group al-Shabaab, local officials said.

African Union seeks 4,000 more troops to fight al-Shabaab in Somalia

The African Union mission in Somalia wants to increase its troop strength by 4,000 to 26,000, an Ethiopian state-affiliated radio station reported Monday.