Travel ban

Trump expands travel ban to six additional countries

Rights groups slam expanded ban, which includes restrictions for Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania.

Trump expands travel ban to six additional countries

Opinion

Somalia: Kenya's foreign policy failure

Major foreign policy mistakes Kenya has made threaten to unravel its relations with Somalia and endanger its security.

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

by Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

Abdullahi Boru Halakhe

Environment

East Africa locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Desert locust infestation threatens food security and livelihoods in region reeling from drought and deadly floods.

East Africa locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Middle East

Driven out by drought: Farmland turns barren in Somalia

Two years after the last drought ended, Somalia is facing one of the driest rainy seasons in more than 30 years.

Al-Shabab

Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

Four killed in blast claimed by al-Shabab that apparently targeted Turkish engineers working on a road near Mogadishu.

Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

Somalia

Several killed in car bomb attack near Somali parliament

At least four killed and 10 others wounded in Mogadishu as al-Shabab claims responsibility for the blast.

Several killed in car bomb attack near Somali parliament

Africa

Somalia detained record number of journalists in 2019: Report

State security forces arrested 38 journalists, while 37 were beaten, shot at or threatened at gunpoint, report says.

Somalia detained record number of journalists in 2019: Report

Somalia

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack in Somalia's Mogadishu

Armed group says it was targeting a Turkish convoy while government says it was planned 'by a foreign country'.

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack in Somalia's Mogadishu

Africa

Somalia attack: Turkey treats, airlifts wounded to its hospitals

Somali president blames al-Shabab armed group for Saturday attack after truck detonates at checkpoint.

Somalia

'Horrendous crime': UN chief condemns Mogadishu attack

Guterres calls for justice for victims after almost 80 people killed in explosion in Somalia's capital.

Africa

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

No claim of responsibility for the attack in Somalia capital that injured more than 100 people, including children.

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

Somalia

Somalia hotel attack: Security forces kill 5 al-Shabab fighters

Security officers initially mistook gunmen for police colleagues until they began shooting and throwing grenades.

Somalia hotel attack: Security forces kill 5 al-Shabab fighters

Africa

Somalia: Al-Shabab gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel

Fighting continues following attack on popular SYL hotel, located near the presidential palace.

Somalia: Al-Shabab gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel

Weather

Risk of more flooding and landslides as rains batter East Africa

Uganda suffers deadly landslides as tropical storm heading for the Somali coast raises fears of new floods.

Risk of more flooding and landslides as rains batter East Africa

Somalia

Somali-Canadian peace activist shot dead in Mogadishu

Almaas Elman Ali killed by 'stray bullet' in Somali capital's heavily fortified airport compound, local official says.

Somali-Canadian peace activist shot dead in Mogadishu