Ethiopia vows to restore law and order to restive eastern region

The Ethiopian Ministry of Defense warned on Saturday it will take measures to restore law and order to Ethiopia Somali regional state located in...

UN calls for cessation of Tukaraq fighting, appeals for dialogue

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, joins the country’s President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” in calling for an immediate cessation of...

EU force blows up ‘pirate ship’ off the coast of Somalia

The European Union Naval Force says they have blown up an abandoned boat from which pirates had attempted to hijack a Hong Kong-flagged ship...

US airstrike in Somalia kills 9 al-Shabab militants

The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed nine al-Shabab extremists after its fighters attacked Somali government forces. The U.S. Africa Command...

Al-Shabaab takes control of Bal’ad town from Somali forces

Somalia militant group, Al-Shabaab, on Friday captured the strategic Balad town, about 30 km north of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, in the latest mid-morning...

Financial deals herald Somalia’s epic rise from the ashes of war

Somalia’s economy and society are rising, like the proverbial Sphinx, from the ashes of civil war. Mogadishu’s post-conflict economic recovery reflects a savoury mélange of...

Kenya says broken promises force al Shabaab recruits to return home

Large numbers of youth who had been radicalised and tricked into joining the al Shabaab terror group in Somalia are now returning home in...

UN to spend 12.3 mln USD to curb famine in Somalia in 2018

The UN said on Thursday that it will spend 12.3 million U.S. dollars in famine prevention efforts in 2018 in Somalia. The UN Office for...

Somali Military court sentences alleged militants to death

The military court of Somalia's armed forces have on Tuesday sentenced two alleged Al shabaab members to death for killing an electoral delegate in...

Ethiopia removes ONLF rebel group from terror list

The Ethiopian Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a Council of Ministers resolution to rescind “terrorist” tags on three rebel groups. The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF),...