Inside Story

Why does Somalia matter?

Somalia hopes to restore stability by electing a new president.


Former Somali PM declared new president

Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud concedes defeat after two rounds of voting and congratulates new leader.


Somali capital on lockdown as MPs choose president

Some 22 candidates are competing for the top job but, despite earlier promises, not every Somali will get to vote.


Gunmen kill four guards in attack in Somalia's Puntland

Two gunmen also killed after targeting hotel in rare assault in the capital of the northern semi-autonomous region.


Explaining the Somali election process

A short explainer on how the 2017 elections in Somalia will work.


Somalia beefs up security ahead of presidential vote

Mogadishu and surrounding areas are on lockdown after increase in al-Shabab attacks in lead-up to election.


Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops

Armed group says it killed 57 soldiers at an army base in Somalia, while Kenya says "scores" of fighters were killed.

War & Conflict

Al-Shabab attacks in Somalia (2006-2017)

Al-Shabab has carried out more than 360 attacks in Somalia in the last decade.


Gun-and-bomb attack at Somalia hotel 'kills 28'

Al-Shabab attackers fight their way into a popular hotel in central Mogadishu after ramming a car bomb into its gate.


UN chief: Thousands of children fighting in Somalia

UN's Antonio Guterres concerned over new report saying nearly 6,200 children were recruited over a six year period.


Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Somalia's Famine

REWIND revisits a Fault Lines probe into Somalia's disastrous 2011 famine and the role of US counterterrorism.


Deadly blast hits near Mogadishu airport

Police say three people killed after suicide bomber rammed car into a checkpoint close to city's international airport.


Bomb kills six Somalis in capital Mogadishu

Attack targeting security forces kills at least five soldiers and wounds a dozen others with al-Shabab group suspected.


Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu port kills dozens

At least 29 people killed after car bomber struck a police complex and entrance of largest port in Somali capital.


Somali civilians clash with al-Shabab over tax dispute

At least 10 killed after residents take up arms against fighters for trying to impose tax in central Galmudug region.