Ethiopia’s PM names Ahmed Shide as finance minister

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday named Ahmed Shide as finance minister to replace Abraham Tekeste, the state broadcaster said. Shide was government spokesman...

Kenya on alert over imminent Al-Shabaab attack on soft targets

Kenya security agencies on high alert after intelligence reports indicated that Al Shabaab could be planning a major attack on areas near Kenya’s border with...

Al-Shabaab launches attack on Jowhar town, kills one soldier

At least one soldier was killed and two others injured in fierce fighting with suspected Al-Shabaab fighters in Middle Shabelle region. Reports say the fighting...

Somali Senate opens its fourth session in Mogadishu

The fourth session of the Somali  Upper House has officially opened today at the capital Mogadishu, after three months of break. Hundreds of security forces...

AMISOM and Somali forces undergo training on civil-military cooperation

Officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali national security forces are attending a four-day workshop to familiarise themselves with the...

Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire arrives in Jowhar town

A high-level delegation led by Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheire has arrived in Jawhar, the administrative capital of Hirshabelle state. The prime minister was...

Saudi Arabia condemns attacks in Somalia

The Saudi Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the two terrorist bombings in the city of Baidoa in south-west Somalia. The Kingdom offered condolences to the...

Kenyan leader says troops to stay in Somalia to enhance stability

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Sunday the country' s soldiers will continue their mission in Somalia until peace and stability in the Horn...

UN, AU condemn twin explosions in central Somalia

The United Nations and African Union missions in Somalia on Sunday condemned the twin explosions in the southern town of Baidoa that killed at...

Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest attack

Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which...