Somali defence minister urges troops to defend the country

The newly appointed Somalia's Minister of defense Mohamed Mursal has called on the national army soldiers to defend the country from the Al Qaeda-linked...

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...

Al Shabaab fires mortars at Ethiopian military base near Wajid

Al Shabaab militants were reported to have fired several mortar rounds at an Ethiopian military base near the southern town of Wajid in Bakool...

President Farmajo chairs Puntland cabinet meeting in Garowe

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has chaired the weekly meeting of Puntland state cabinet in Garowe city, where he arrived Sunday on a two-day historic...

Roadside bomb hits military vehicle in Mogadishu, no casualties

A bomb explosion was heard Tuesday morning in parts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu which was targeted the government forces, witnesses and Police said. A...

UN declares Somalia free of polio

The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country...

Ethiopia PM: Poverty at heart of instability in the region

Hailemariam Desalegn, the Ethiopian Prime Minister has identified poverty as the main underlying factor of instability in the Horn of Africa region. He added that...

AMISOM military convoy targeted in roadside blast in Mogadishu

A witness says a powerful land mine explosion has ripped through a military convoy carrying African Union peacekeepers in northern Somali capital, Mogadishu on...

AMISOM Military convoy targeted in IED blast in Southern Somalia

A roadside bomb struck a military convoy transporting African Union peacekeepers in Somalia's southern Lower Shabelle region on Wednesday, August 29. The AU troops' convoy...

A huge fire guts down Mogadishu’s second largest Market

A massive fire has gutted down sections of the second largest marketplace in Somali capital, Mogadishu on Saturday night , causing  unspecified loss of...