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Somalia names new PM, announces plan for national elections

Mugadishu - Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a new prime minister hours after brokering an agreement with regional leaders for elections next year that abandons a promised one-person, one-vote model.

Three Somali soldiers killed in south Somalia terror attack

The terror group al-Shabaab in a car bomb attack outside of a military base in southern Somalia's Jubbaland resulted in the deaths of three members of Somali special forces, as well as wounding an American officer.

11 killed in Somali hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

Mugadishu - Ten civilians and one police officer were killed in a gun and bomb attack by Al-Shabaab fighters on an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital on Sunday, an official told AFP.

Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Mugadishu - The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is a time for celebration, not least among Somalia's livestock herders and traders who export millions of livestock to feed pilgrims.

Faithful undeterred at Ramadan, even as virus spreads in Somalia

Mugadishu - Adan Abdullahi knows that visiting the mosque for evening prayers is forbidden. There is a curfew in place in the Somali capital, and authorities have pleaded with worshippers to stay home as coronavirus infections rise.

Locals and MP claim that US Somalia attack kills 6 civilians

US African Command (AFRICOM) promises to investigate after an airstrike in Somalia struck a minibus full of people was accused by Somali MP Mahad Dhoore and locals of killing six civilians all the occupants of the vehicle.

Four killed in car bombing near Somalia parliament

Mugadishu - At least four people were killed, including a senior government official, when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said.

US carries out 63 airstrikes on Somalia this year 3 on Sunday

Three airstrikes on Somalia by the US on Sunday bring the total number of attacks so far this year to 63 the most ever by US forces in Somalia and a significant increase from the 47 of last year.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Mugadishu - Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Mugadishu - Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81: govt

Mugadishu - The death toll from a massive car bomb in the Somali capital has risen to 81, a government spokesman said Monday, as rescue workers pursued their search for the missing.

Turkish military plane evacuates Somalia bomb victims

Mugadishu - A Turkish military plane on Sunday evacuated 16 gravely wounded victims of a devastating bombing that killed 79 people and overwhelmed local health services, in the latest attack on a city dogged by insecurity.

Massive car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores injured in Somalia's deadliest attack in two years.

After drought, floods compound Somalia's year of climate misery

Beledweyne - As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain. When the skies finally opened, nature was unmerciful.

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack hotel in Somali capital

Mugadishu - Somali security forces on Tuesday killed two jihadist fighters who were part of a group that stormed a hotel in the capital Mogadishu popular with politicians and army officers.

Al-Shabaab attacks US base, EU convoy in Somalia

Mugadishu - The Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers.

Somali army base hit by suspected Al-Shabaab attack

Mugadishu - An army base in southern Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, a military official and witnesses said, in an attack claimed by the Al-Shabaab militant group.

Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office: official

Mugadishu - Mogadishu's mayor and other top government officials were wounded in an explosion at his offices in the Somali capital, his deputy told state radio Wednesday."The mayor was wounded in the blast and he is currently being treated.

26 killed in deadly Somalia hotel siege

Mugadishu - Twenty-six people were killed and 56 injured in a 12-hour attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on a popular hotel that ended early Saturday in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.

US confirms killing No.2 Islamic State leader in Somalia

Mugadishu - The US military confirmed Monday that it had killed the second-ranking Islamic State leader in Somalia in an air strike.US Africa Command said that Abdulhakim Dhuqub was killed Sunday in the strike vicinity of Xiriiro in the Bari region.
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