Turkey okays extended force deployment in Somalia

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday okayed the extension of Turkish forces serving in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia, and the Arabian Sea. Parliament ratified a motion...

Al-Shabaab militants in Jilib train Somali elders to shoot

Al-Shabab militants have been training clan elders in southern Somalia on how to use guns to shoot accurately, in the latest attempt by the...

Somali-registered ‘Thai’ fishing boat caught with double the permissible catch

A fishing boat with a permit issued by the breakaway Somali state of Puntland, bearing the Thai name of Chotechai Navy 35, was recently...

President Kenyatta lauds KDF efforts in the fight against Al shabaab

President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded efforts by the Kenya Defence Forces in the fight against terrorism both in Somalia and closer home. He also praised...

Al-Qaeda greater threat than ISIL in some places, including Somalia

U.N. experts say al-Qaida's global network remains "remarkably resilient" and poses a greater threat than the Islamic State extremist group in several regions, including...

Outgoing AMISOM Force Commander honoured by the Somali government.

The outgoing Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh was today feted by the Federal Government...

Two Somali soldiers killed in IED explosion Afgoye district

At least two Somali soldiers were reported to have been killed, and several wounded in a landmine blast in Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle...

Somali political leaders to wrap up key forum in Mogadishu

The leaders of Somalia's Federal government and regional states are expected to wrap up a two-day high-level conference in Mogadishu, with focus on national...

Justice eludes rape victims in Somalia’s Puntland: campaigners

Women and girls in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland who accuse police, army and marines of raping them are not receiving justice, campaigners said...

A Somali military official shot dead in Mogadishu

A senior Somal military officer was assassinated in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday morning, the fourth killing in the city in less than...