Africa

Somalia internet returns after three-week blackout

Internet outage was caused by a ship severing an undersea fiber optic cable connecting country to global data networks.

Somalia internet returns after three-week blackout

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

War & Conflict

Car bomb kills four outside Mogadishu police station

Bomb targeting the Waberi police station in Mogadishu kills at least four and wounds several others, says police.

Car bomb kills four outside Mogadishu police station

Africa

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia's Mogadishu

At least 15 people killed in al-Shabab attack on Wadajir district, government official says.

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia's Mogadishu

War & Conflict

Somalia soldiers end deadly al-Shabab restaurant siege

Security forces end night-long hostage situation at Mogadishu's Pizza House restaurant after 31 people were killed.

Somalia soldiers end deadly al-Shabab restaurant siege

Africa

At least 17 dead after Shabab attack on diner in Somali capital

Gunmen stormed a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu after a suicide car bomb attacker targeted the building. At least 17 people were killed in the attack.

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