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

Reporter's Notebook

'Anything that flies is an enemy': Filming al-Shabab with a drone

Al Jazeera's Hamza Mohamed wanted to film al-Shabab fighters in their training camp using a drone - it was a risky and delicate move.

Africa

Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops

Ethiopia unrest and the troop withdrawals have come as a opportune boost for al-Shabab as they seize more territory.

Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops

Somalia

Car bomb blast kills soldiers near Somali parliament

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide car bomb attack targeting army convoy in the capital Mogadishu.

Car bomb blast kills soldiers near Somali parliament