US mulls reduction of soldiers in Somalia

The United States is considering a sharp reduction in its special forces operations in Somalia and other African countries, the ‘‘New York Times’’ reported...

Somalia eyes December date for new constitution

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo hopes to deliver a new constitution by the end of this year, but this could prove a major undertaking. Though...

US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabab fighters

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabab members. The statement issued Monday by the U.S....

Somali army repulses Al-Shabaab attack in Bardere town, 9 killed

Somali forces Sunday night repulsed attacks from the militant group Al-Shabaab in Bardere town in Lower Jubba region with reports indicating at least 9...

Somali leaders convene a high-level conference in Baidoa city

The much-awaited National Security Conference has kicked off in Baidoa, the interim administrative capital of Southwest, a Federal Member State in southern Somalia. Reports reaching...

Mozambique says its security forces Killed 9 Al-Shabab-linked militants

Mozambique’s Defense and Security Forces (FDS) have killed 9 members of an alleged Al-Shabab group. The members were eliminated in the district of Palma in...

Kenyan MP wants Raila to broker peace in Somalia

Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Simba Arati has lauded opposition leader Raila Odinga for his recently assumed diplomatic responsibility. The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader...

Father of four distraught over impending deportation to Kenya

A father of four says his life is in danger if Canadian authorities follow through on an order to deport him to Kenya. Yussuf Madey...

AU says AMISOM lacks resources to defeat al-Shabaab

Logistical problems and military deficiencies are handicapping the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) in its decade-long fight against al-Shabaab, an AU official acknowledged...

PM Khaire, regional leaders arrive in Baidoa for security talks

Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheire has arrived in Baidoa, the administrative capital of Southwest state. The delegation of the Prime Minister was welcomed at...