Somalia

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.

24 killed, 80 injured in militia clashes in Somalia

At least 24 people were killed when two militia groups clashed in the Somali semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and Galmudug, hospital sources and residents said Sunday.

Somalia elects parliament in polls decided by electoral colleges

Somalia was Saturday electing a parliament in a poll which did not give every adult a vote.

Ten killed in fighting between regional neighbours in Somalia

At least 10 people have been killed in fighting between forces in the Somali semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and Galmudug, medical sources and witnesses said Sunday.

Somalia releases Al Jazeera reporters arrested for "one-sided story"

Al Jazeera journalists arrested in Somalia on suspicion of researching for a "one-sided story" in support of radical Islamists were released on Thursday after two days under arrest, the National...

Nineteen killed in fighting between army and al-Shabaab in Somalia

At least 19 people were killed Tuesday in fierce fighting between Somali and African Union forces and al-Shabaab militants, officials and witnesses said.

Al-Shabaab militants kill six in north-eastern Kenya

Kenyan security personnel are in hot pursuit of al-Shabaab militants who killed six people in Kenya's north-east early Thursday, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe said.

Car bomb kills three people outside Mogadishu restaurant

A car bomb blew up outside a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing three people and wounding seven others, a senior police officer told dpa on Saturday.

Somalia requests explanation from US about airstrike

Somalia on Thursday requested an explanation from the United States on an airstrike which it said had killed 22 people in the centre of the country.

Alleged US airstrike kills 22 in Somalia

Regional officials in Somalia said Wednesday that 22 members of local security forces died in a friendly-fire airstrike by US warplanes on a village in central Somalia.

Army recaptures village from Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia

Soldiers have recaptured a village controlled by Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, killing at least eight militants, local government officials and witnesses said Sunday....