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Twin suicide bombs kill 13 near Mogadishu airport

Mugadishu - At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings by Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.

New Shabaab leader labels Turkey Somalia's 'enemy'

Mugadishu - The leader of Somalia's Shabaab jihadist group Ahmed Diriye described Turkey as "the enemy of the nation" and accused foreign peacekeeping forces of plundering the country, in an audio message published Tuesday.

African Union's troops in Somalia to be withdrawn by 2020

Nairobi - The African Union said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia where they are fighting jihadists by December 2020, according to a statement issued Wednesday.

Roadside bomb 'kills eight' on Somalia minibus

Mugadishu - A roadside bomb ripped apart a minibus just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, a witness said.

Islamic State makes inroads into Kenya

Nairobi - Recent arrests show the Islamic State's growing presence in East Africa, where they are recruiting young Kenyans for jihad abroad and raising fears some of them will return to threaten the country.

Somalia minister among 11 killed in Mogadishu hotel attack

Mugadishu - A junior minister was among 11 people killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital, the foreign ministry said Sunday.

Eleven dead in Mogadishu hotel attack claimed by Shabaab

Mugadishu - At least 11 people were killed Saturday in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants.

'Massive explosion', attack under way at Mogadishu hotel

Mugadishu - A huge blast followed by heavy gunfire rocked a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a resident and AFP reporters said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting hotels and restaurants.

Shebab confirms death of Garissa attack leader

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab jihadists have confirmed the death of a commander suspected of organising the 2015 attack on Kenya's Garissa University that left 148 people dead.

Shabaab jihadists raid Ethiopian base in Somalia

Mugadishu - Shabaab fighters attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia early Thursday, in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country.

Leader of Garissa University attack killed in Somalia raid

Mugadishu - A senior Shabaab commander suspected of organising the 2015 attack on Kenya's Garissa University has been killed in a special forces raid in southern Somalia, a local official said Wednesday, as the Al-Qaeda-linked group launched a deadly assault on a ...

Somalia hotel attack over, 10 dead: minister

Mugadishu - An attack on a Mogadishu hotel by jihadist gunmen has ended with at least 10 dead, Somalia's security minister said Thursday.

Kampala bombings mastermind gets life term

Kanpala - A Ugandan court on Friday handed down a life sentence for the mastermind of twin bombings targeting football fans in Kampala that killed 76 people.

Uganda bombing mastermind and six accomplices found guilty

Kanpala - The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region's worst attacks in decades.

No silver lining for Somaliland'a 25 years of 'independence'

Neither the forest of red, white and green flags, nor the ululating women nor the presidential fanfare could mask the bitterness of Somaliland's 25th independence celebrations on Wednesday.

Police, civilians killed in Mogadishu attack

Mugadishu - Islamic jihadists killed three police officers in a bomb and gun attack on a police station in the Somali capital on Monday, city authorities said.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees: govt

Nairobi - Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday, citing security fears.

AU mission apologises for killing 4 Somalis taken for Shebab

Mugadishu - The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) apologised for accidentally killing four civilians Saturday after soldiers mistook them for Shebab fighters when they failed to stop at a roadblock.

Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking

Paris - Seven Somali pirates were sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a French court for the hijacking of a French yacht and killing of its owner in the Gulf of Aden in 2011.

Somali piracy is down, not out

Nairobi - The pirates who once ruled the seas off Somalia are little more than a memory now, but while they are forgotten they are not gone.

Djibouti's strategic position draws world's armies

Arta - A French warship ploughs through the sparkling waters between Africa and Arabia on a joint training drill with the US that highlights Djibouti's growing strategic role for the world's militaries.

Kenya marks Garissa university massacre anniversary

Garissa - Kenyans on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of a terrorist attack that killed 148 people, mostly students, at a university in Garissa in the country's worst massacre since 1998.

Drought-hit Somalia at 'tipping point': UN

Nairobi - The United Nations' aid chief for Somalia begged for cash Thursday to stave off starvation amid intense drought affecting a million people and to pull the war-torn country "back from the tipping point.""Urgent action is required right now.

Six killed in Somalia Shebab hotel suicide attack

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab insurgents said they carried out a suicide attack at a hotel in the central town of Galkayo Thursday in which six people died, including a senior local government official.

Rivers turn to dust as drought bites Somalia

Mugadishu - Somalia's bread basket has become a dust bowl as the life-giving waters of the mighty Shabelle river run dry amid intense drought in the war-torn country.

Somali pirates in French court over fatal hijacking

Paris - Seven suspected Somali pirates accused of hijacking a French yacht, killing its owner and putting his wife through a hellish kidnapping ordeal, appeared in a Paris court on Tuesday.

Kenyan teacher eyes $1 mn prize for campaign against extremism

Nairobi - Using chalk and a blackboard, Kenyan teacher Ayub Mohamud writes out a simple lesson in front of the packed classroom: "Islam versus violent extremism.

An elephant returns to Somalia for first time in 20 years

Nairobi - An elephant marched hundreds of kilometres and briefly crossed into Somalia this month marking the first time the animal has been seen in the country in 20 years, conservationists said Wednesday.

Special forces stage helicopter raid on Somalia's Shebab

Mugadishu - Special forces operatives in two helicopters staged an overnight raid on Somalia's Shebab insurgents, government officials and the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen said on Wednesday.

US strike kills at least 150 Shebab fighters in Somalia

Washington - An American air strike on a Shebab training camp in Somalia killed more than 150 fighters planning an imminent attack on forces from the United States and its regional allies, the Pentagon said Monday.
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File photo: George H. W. Bush  left and wearing a desert camouflage visited Somalia to witness first...
File photo: George H. W. Bush, left and wearing a desert camouflage visited Somalia to witness first hand the efforts of Task Force Somalia that was in direct support of Operation Restore Hope, 01 January 1993
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Somali refugees in Dadaab camp.
Somali refugees in Dadaab camp.
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Somali-Canadian demonstrators holding placards during the rally outside the US Consulate in downtown...
Somali-Canadian demonstrators holding placards during the rally outside the US Consulate in downtown Toronto.
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Somali national flag in full display.
Somali national flag in full display.
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Faduma (right)  Dr. Cadigia (second right)  Hodan Yusuf (background in blue head scarf) and Hanan.
Faduma (right), Dr. Cadigia (second right), Hodan Yusuf (background in blue head scarf) and Hanan.
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Abdi'qani Farmajo displays the "NO TO MAHIGA" portrait.
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From Left: Leila, Suad, Nawal, Sagal and Nasro.
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Halima Hussein of the Somali Tenant Association is one of the community leaders working with Toronto's Somali-Canadian youth.
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H.E. Fawzia Adan  Somali s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to the med...
H.E. Fawzia Adan, Somali's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to the media in Toronto.
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Saado Ali puts smiles on the faces of young Somali refugees.
Saado Ali puts smiles on the faces of young Somali refugees.
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Istar, 5 (left) and Samia, 3, (right), getting ready for the Toronto-Ottawa Walk.
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Day 5 in Brighton.
Day 5 in Brighton.
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Protesters chanting during the Somalia Rally in downtown Toronto.
Protesters chanting during the Somalia Rally in downtown Toronto.
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Young Aisha (in blue head scarve) leads the chanting during the downtown Toronto rally.
Young Aisha (in blue head scarve) leads the chanting during the downtown Toronto rally.
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H.E. Fawzia Adan is greeted by Somali-Canadians at a colourful welcoming ceremony in Toronto.
H.E. Fawzia Adan is greeted by Somali-Canadians at a colourful welcoming ceremony in Toronto.
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Hodan Yusuf brings refreshments. Standing right is Noordin  an aspiring young journalist.
Hodan Yusuf brings refreshments. Standing right is Noordin, an aspiring young journalist.
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Camping in Brighton, Ontario.
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A portrait of Queen Ceebla Caraweela  taken from the collection of a Somali painter.
A portrait of Queen Ceebla Caraweela, taken from the collection of a Somali painter.
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The Warsame family: Abdifatah, holding son, Hanad, 8 months old and wife Aziza, with daughters Samia 3, (left) and Istar 5 (right).
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