Africa

Somali pirates target ships in the Indian Ocean

Pirates appear to be making a comeback in the Indian Ocean. Attacks were common until warships from an international force launched a major crackdown five years ago. But the ambushing of four ships by Somali pirates has ended the relative calm

Africa

Civilians killed as soldiers clash over Somalia aid

At least 14 killed in clashes after soldiers attempt to steal food sacks meant for drought-stricken refugees in Baidoa.

Civilians killed as soldiers clash over Somalia aid

Africa

Al-Shabab raid on Puntland army base kills 70

Gun battle in military base in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region kills at least 70 soldiers.

Africa

Somali fishermen complain about illegal vessels

Some fishermen in Somalia are being pushed towards piracy, because illegal fishing off the Somali coast is damaging their livelihood.

Africa

Civilians killed in attack in Somalia's Mogadishu

Mayor's spokesman confirms deaths of eight people, including a mother and her son, in explosion near police checkpoint.

Al-Shabab claims deadly Mogadishu attack

Inside Story

Can famine in Africa be contained?

Millions are going hungry in several countries because of the worst drought in living memory.

Africa

Six million Somalis face starvation

International aid agencies are warning that six million Somalis need urgent help to avoid starvation. Somalia is now facing the most severe drought in living memory; half the population is going hungry.

Africa

Somalia wants 'big guns, not AK-47s' to beat al-Shabab

President tells London conference Somali troops need access to heavy weapons in fight against armed group al-Shabab.

Farmajo calls for arms' embargo end to defeat al-Shabab

Africa

Somalia moves to boost security amid al-Shabab unrest

Mogadishu has managed to retake most territory from the armed group al-Shabab, but it continues to suffer from frequent deadly attacks.

Africa

Somalia: Huge blast rocks downtown Mogadishu

At least five killed, 20 wounded after huge car bomb goes off near the immigration directorate in the capital.

Somalia: Huge blast rocks downtown Mogadishu

Africa

US military member killed by al-Shabab in Somalia raid

US serviceman dies during operation near Barii, about 64km west of the capital, Mogadishu, says US Africa Command.

US military member killed by al-Shabab in Somalia raid

Africa

'Unfortunate tragedy': Somalia buries slain minister

Abbas Abdullahi Siraji was killed by another official's guards in what president called 'unfortunate tragedy'.

Somalia buries slain minister Siraji, opens probe

Africa

Somalia's youngest minister shot dead in Mogadishu

Abbas Abdullahi, public works and reconstruction minister, dies after bodyguards for auditor general shoot at his car.

Somali minister shot dead near presidential palace

Al-Shabab

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia's Puntland

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack with improvised explosive device on a military pick-up truck, 40km south of Bosasso.

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia's Puntland

Weather

Will the 'Long Rains' save Somalia?

The 2016 rains failed in the Horn of Africa; this season will be critical for Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

Will the 'Long Rains' save Somalia?

Africa

US deploys 'a few dozen' troops to Somalia

The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will mainly train and equip Somalia's army 'to better fight al-Shabab'.

US deploys 'a few dozen' troops to Somalia: Pentagon