Somalia

US special forces base, Italian army convoy attacked in Somalia

Al-Shabab group claims responsibility for attack on US base in Baledogle while Italy confirms convoy hit by blast.

US special forces base, Italian army convoy attacked in Somalia

Africa

Planet SOS: Millions displaced as Somalis flee widespread drought

Two years after the previous drought ended, Somalia is again facing one of the driest rainy seasons in more than three decades.

AJ Impact

World’s poor get less than 1 cent a day for climate change: Oxfam

World's poorest communities have done the least to cause climate change, but end up paying for it, says charity.

World’s poor get less than 1 cent a day for climate change: Oxfam

Planet SOS

Planet SOS: Voices from the front lines of the climate crisis

From the jungles of French Guiana to Somalia and New York, we look at the issues behind the crisis facing our planet.

Africa

Fighting al-Shabab: US trains elite Somali forces

Somali government officials say this elite force is comprised of soldiers from almost all of Somalia's tribes and clans.

Africa

Somalia: About 5,000 Sufi fighters join army

For 10 years, Sufi fighters have fought al-Shabab and managed to retake the group's strongholds in the windswept plains of central Somalia.

Africa

Meet Somalia's trailblazing female camel trader

Zamzam Yusuf, a grandmother of 29, is breaking barriers by entering the once men-only camel trading industry in Somalia.

Meet Somalia's trailblazing female camel trader

Somalia

UN warns 2 million people in Somalia at risk of starvation

Drought, al-Shabab violence send thousands of Somalis to Baidoa, putting centuries of nomadic way of life at risk.

Somalia

Somalia's Jubaland region re-elects Ahmed Mohamed as president

Ahmed won more than two-thirds of the votes cast by the semi-autonomous region's lawmakers in the port city of Kismayu.

Somalia's Jubaland region re-elects Ahmed Mohamed as president

Inside Story

Why is Jubaland election important for East Africa?

Kenya, Ethiopia among countries jostling for influence over Somali region.

AJ IMPACT

Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Doha to enter investment partnership with Mogadishu, according to Qatar's ministry of transportation and communications.

Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Somalia

Air raid in Somalia killed al-Shabab fighter, says US

US Africa Command says persistent pressure limits armed fighters' freedom of movement.

Air raid in Somalia killed al-Shabab fighter, says US

Somalia

Al-Shabab attacks Somali military base; casualties reported

Government-run base in Awdheegle, in Lower Shabelle region, hit by car bombs and gunfire.

Al-Shabab attacks Somali military base; casualties reported

Africa

'Somalis lost a great man': Remembering Mogadishu's slain mayor

Friends and colleagues pay homage to mayor of Somali capital who succumbed to wounds after suicide blast in his office.

'Somalis lost a great man': Remembering Mogadishu's slain mayor

Somalia

Mogadishu mayor dies in hospital after suicide attack

Mayor Osman was being treated in Qatar after last month's suicide attack inside his office in Somalia's capital.

Mogadishu Mayor Omar Osman dies in hospital after suicide attack