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

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

Africa

At least 19 people killed by land mine in Somalia

Minibus runs over explosive device in Somalia's Lower Shebelle region, killing passengers including women and children.

At least 19 people killed by land mine in Somalia

Somalia

Somali leader pleads for help to avert famine

President urges the world to step up, highlighting the 2011 famine that killed 260,000 Somalis.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help the Somali people

Africa

Car bomb kills at least 5 in Somalia's capital

Blast near the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu targeted a security checkpoint with soldiers among the dead.

Car bomb kills at least 5 in Somalia's capital

Somalia

US military sets sights on al-Shabab in Somalia

Trump administration plans to pursue wider military involvement, including special forces operations, as ISIL expands.

US military sets sights on al-Shabab in Somalia

Africa

'57 al-Shabab fighters killed' in Somalia raid

AMISOM announces one of deadliest attacks on armed group's base in Juba, but al-Shabab says it lost no fighters.

AMISOM: 57 al-Shabab fighters killed in Juba raid

Africa

Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast

Car bomb rips through a crowded market in Mogadishu, killing 39 people days after Somalia elected a new president.

Africa

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.

War & Conflict

Al-Shabab attacks in Somalia (2006-2017)

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

Al-Shabab attacks in Somalia (2006-2017)

Africa

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.

Al-Shabab

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.

Bomb kills six Somalis in capital Mogadishu

Al-Shabab

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.

Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu port kills dozens

Al-Shabab

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.

Somali civilians clash with al-Shabab over tax dispute

Africa

Somalia: Elders negotiate with al-Shabab over soldiers

Former government troops hoping to return to civilian life in towns under al-Shabab control, lay down their arms.

Somalia: Elders negotiate with al-Shabab over soldiers