Somalia

Al-Shabab claims suicide attack outside Turkish base in Somalia

At least two civilians and attacker killed in the first attack targeting the military base in Mogadishu, officials say.

Al-Shabab claims suicide attack outside Turkish base in Somalia

Somalia

Somalia: At least seven killed in two bomb attacks

Attacks targeted towns of Wanlaweyn and Bacadweyn on Saturday and Sunday.

Somalia: At least seven killed in two bomb attacks

Human Rights Watch

US air raids in Somalia in early 2020 killed seven civilians: HRW

US forces have not adequately investigated the two aerial attacks in February and March, Human Rights Watch says.

US air raids in Somalia in early 2020 killed seven civilians: HRW

Coronavirus pandemic

Al-Shabab sets up coronavirus treatment centre in Somalia

The group has been fighting to topple Somalia's Western-backed central government for more than a decade.

Al-Shabab sets up coronavirus treatment centre in Somalia

Africa

Somalia: 10 killed as minibus hits roadside bomb near Mogadishu

No immediate claim of responsibility for explosion on road frequently used by government and security vehicles.

Somalia: 10 killed as minibus hits roadside bomb near Mogadishu

AJ Impact

World Bank approves record $500m to battle locust swarm

In Kenya, the locusts are eating in one day the amount of food consumed by all Kenyans in two days, World Bank says.

World Bank approves record $500m to battle locust swarm

Africa

Somalia: Governor killed in suicide bombing claimed by al-Shabab

Mudug governor among at least four killed in car bombing in semi-autonomous state of Puntland.

Somalia: Governor killed in suicide bombing claimed by al-Shabab

Podcast

Confronting the hidden US war in Somalia

The US military has acknowledged two civilian casualties from a 2019 air attack in Somalia. Human rights researchers say the toll is much higher.

Confronting the hidden US war in Somalia

Somalia

Ethiopia admits shooting down Kenya aid aircraft in Somalia

The plane had been carrying humanitarian and medical supplies to help the country fight the spread of coronavirus.

Ethiopia admits shooting down Kenya aid aircraft in Somalia

Africa

East African countries count losses after devastating floods

As hundreds of thousands are displaced, experts worry about the implications in the response to coronavirus pandemic.

East African countries count losses after devastating floods

Al Jazeera World

Two Weddings, Somali Style

Marriage proposals, dresses, feasts and dances - the story of two weddings in Somalia, with traditions old and new.

Africa

Kenya calls for probe into Somalia humanitarian plane crash

Kenyan private cargo plane crashes in 'unclear' circumstances in Somalia, killing all six people on board.

Kenya calls for probe into Somalia humanitarian plane crash

Coronavirus pandemic

Six killed as plane carrying coronavirus aid crashes in Somalia

Former defence minister says cargo plane shot down as it tried to land in the southern town of Bardale.

Six killed as plane carrying coronavirus aid crashes in Somalia

Africa

Amnesty: Somalia journalists face abusive means of suppression

A recent Amnesty International report says harassment and intimidation of journalists are so deeply entrenched, it makes Somalia one of the most dangerous places to report from.

Coronavirus pandemic

Fears as 'thousands' of cases go undetected in Somalia

Experts believe actual tally of cases is much higher than current numbers due to country's limited testing capacity.

Somalia struggles with coronavirus as infections go undetected