Kenyan officials warn Al Shabaab militants gathering in Garissa

Security personnel has warned that Al Shabaab militants might be planning an attack in Lamu and surrounding counties. They warned residents to be on the...

Al Shabaab claimed double blasts in Somali capital

Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for twin car bombs in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Saturday afternoon, which killed at least ten people. In a statement...

Puntland troops carry out operation in northern Galkayo

The troops of Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland have carried out a security operation in the divided city of Galkayo on Saturday following...

Uganda to deploy 5,000 troops in Somalia outside AU, UN mandate

The Ugandan military on Thursday said it is ready to deploy 5,000 troops in Somalia outside the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN)...

Polls open in Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland

Voting kicked off at 7 a.m. in the breakaway region of Somaliland on Monday as over 700,000 voters lined up in queues to vast...

Former Turkish envoy recalls experience in Mogadishu

The security situation in Somalia did not prevent Kani Torun from serving as Turkey’s ambassador to Somalia from 2011 to 2014. Upon his arrival in...

PM appoints new Defense Minister, sacks religious affairs minister

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has on Sunday appointed former Somalia's Ambassador to Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman as the new defence minister. PM...

Somali President back home from Kenya and Ivory Coast visit

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has returned back to the country from a visit to Kenya and Ivory Coast last week. The President has participated...

Puntland Police officer killed in a car bomb explosion in Galkayo

A senior Puntland Police officer was killed on Wednesday in a car bomb explosion occurred in Galkayo town located in Somalia's central conflict-torn Mudug...

Militants surrendered to Somalia government flown to Baidoa

Four Al-Shabaab militants including top commanders surrendered to the Somali government on Thursday, officials said. Ugaas Hassan, the Information Minister for the Southwest State in...