Al-Shabaab downgraded but remains a menace, says AMISOM

Al-Shabaab is downgraded but still remains a menace to general security in Somalia, the AMISOM spokesperson, Lt. Col. Richard Nyabuti Omwega, has said. He said...

Somali Govt forces ambush Al Shabaab bases near Qoryoley town

A Somali Police officer says government forces have launched an overnight assault against Al Shabaab bases on the outskirts of Qoryoley district in Lower...

Unidentified Gunmen kill a civilian man in Somali capital

Unidentified gunmen thought to be Al Shabaab assassins have shot and killed a civilian man in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Tuesday morning, witnesses said. The...

Al Shabaab fighters pour into villages in Gedo, jets fly overhead

Heavily armed truck-loaded Al Shabaab fighters poured into several areas in Gedo region, located southwest of Somalia on Saturday, residents said. Hundreds of gun-toting militants...

Somali refugee jailed for 9 years for ‘animalistic’ rape bid on 22-year-old student

A court in UK has handed a Somali refugee nine years in prison after he tried to rape a 22-year-old student. During a hearing at...

Powerful blast hits busy restaurant in Kismayo town

A powerful explosion was reported ripped through a busy restaurant in the southern Somali port town of Kismayo, about 500Km south of Mogadishu on...

UN agency helps east Africa enhance migration governance

The United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday that it has concluded a training program aimed at assisting East African states to strengthen migration...

Somaliland calls for an end to inter-clan fighting in Sanaag

Somaliland administration has called an immediate end to the deadly inter-clan battle in Sanaag region, north of Somalia. Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, the Minister of Interior...

IED Explosion kills 3, wounds 9 at busy junction in Mogadishu

At least three people were confirmed dead and 9 others wounded in an explosion in Somalia capital, Mogadishu on Wednesday night, a security official...

AMISOM contributing countries wrap up meeting in Kampala

The leaders of the Troop Contributing Countries have described as unrealistic any attempts to withdraw their troops under the African Union Mission in Somalia...