Libya

Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

Two Eritreans, sold as slaves, share harrowing details of their time inside illegal detention centres in Libya.

Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

Thailand

Bangkok's Somali refugees despair: I wish I never came

From the detention of child refugees to a lack of protection for refugees, conditions in the Thai capital are bleak.

Bangkok's Somali refugees persecuted and living in fear

Africa

UN: More than half of Somalis need emergency aid

The UN says the situation will worsen unless it receives $1.6bn in extra funds.

Opinion

A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia

Trump's new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.

Jamal Osman

by Jamal Osman

Jamal Osman

Asylum Seekers

Somalis faced 'inhumane' abuse on US deportation flight

Lawsuit says 92 asylum seekers faced 'egregious abuse' in Senegal on December 7 on failed deportation flight from US.

Somalis faced 'inhumane' abuse on US deportation flight

Somalia

Officers killed in Mogadishu police academy bombing

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide attack in Mogadishu that left 18 police officers dead and 15 others wounded.

Officers dead in Somalia police academy bombing

United Nations

UN peacekeeping weapons losses 'could equip an army'

Blue helmets have lost thousands of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition this century, Small Arms Survey says.

UN peacekeeping arms losses could equip an army: report

Africa

Five things you need to know about Somaliland's vote

Somalilanders will choose their next leader after inadequate funding, political disagreements and drought delayed polls.

Five things you need to know about Somaliland's vote

Crimes against humanity

'Still no sleep': The man who buried Somaliland's dead

Forced to bury thousands, Abdullahi Ibrahim recounts surviving the mass killings by Somalia's army in country's north.

The man who buried Somaliland's dead

Africa

High spirits as Somaliland prepares to vote

Election fever grips Somaliland ahead of a tense leadership challenge.

High spirits as Somaliland prepares to vote

Slovenia

In limbo: Inside Britain's detention system

Asylum seekers in the UK complain of neglect, abuse and lengthy detentions.

In limbo: Inside Britain's detention system

Somalia

US army conducts two air strikes in Somalia

US says attacks were conducted in coordination with Somali government forces and targeted ISIL in country's northeast.

US Africa Command conducts air strikes in Somalia

Somalia

Somalia sacks intelligence and police chiefs

Dismissals ordered after security forces end night-long siege by al-Shabab at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu.

Somalia

Deadly double bombing hits Somalia's Mogadishu

City targeted by two car-bomb attacks, killing 23 people, as violence targeting the country shows no sign of abating.

Africa

Somali PM to visit Mogadishu blast victims in Turkey

Prime minister's trip to Ankara reaffirms strong ties between the two countries, analysts say.

Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire to visit Turkey