Security fears in East Africa as Amisom starts withdrawing from Somalia

Funding for Somalia’s security forces is becoming one of the major risk factors to stability in the region, as the gradual withdrawal of UN...

Former Somali MP Awad Ahmed Ashara dies in Canada

The first Minister of Information of Puntland Awad Ahmed Ashara has passed way in Canada on Monday, his family confirmed. The late minister played a...

Somali Refugees pressured to leave Dadaab return to Somalia

Thousands of Somali refugees who were pressured into leaving the Dadaab camp in Kenya are now facing drought, starvation and renewed displacement in Somalia,...

Somali troops retake Balad town from Al-Shabaab militants

The Somali National Army (SNA) recaptured Balad town north of Mogadishu after a brief takeover by the militant group, Al-Shabaab. Mahad Osman, former Information Minister,...

Two dead as gunmen fire on Kenya university staff, say police

Gunmen killed two female employees of a university in Ukunda, near Mombasa on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast in a suspected extremist attack, a Kenyan...

Museveni ready to send 5,000 troops to Somalia

President Museveni has told United States officials that Uganda is ready to deploy 5,000 additional troops to bolster military operations of the African Union...

Al shabaab kills Kenya Police officer in Garissa town

A police officer killed by Al-Shabaab militants in Garissa County has been buried. Constable Brian Nyambu Malasi was laid to rest in Ngeti village in...

Somalia truck bombing death toll rises to 231

Somalia's president has declared three days of national mourning after at least 231 people died in Saturday's truck bombing -- the deadliest attack to...

Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

A Somali national has been convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian Amanda Lindhout, who was held...

Somali forces clash with Al-Shabaab militants in central Somalia

At least two people were killed on Tuesday in clashes between the Somalia National Army (SNA) and suspected al-Shabaab militants in Jalalaqsi town in...