Africa

Kenya: Police arrest driver of abducted Cuban doctors

The doctors were heading to a government hospital where they had been working for close to a year treating patients from Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

UpFront

Is the US military doing a 'fantastic job' in Africa?

We reveal how 10 years of US strategy on the continent have failed to make its countries safer.

Is the US military doing a 'fantastic job' in Africa?

United States

US resumes air raids in Somalia after brief pause

Operation comes weeks after reports says US is responsible for killing of 14 Somali civilians in five 2017-18 air raids.

US resumes air raids in Somalia after brief pause

Opinion

Is political integration in the Horn of Africa possible?

Recent diplomatic initiatives in the Horn are a positive step, but the region needs much more to achieve lasting peace.

Mehari Taddele Maru

by Mehari Taddele Maru

Mehari Taddele Maru

Africa

Car bomb blast in busy Mogadishu road 'kills 15'

Explosion in busy area of Somali capital also wounds 17 people, rescue services say.

Car bomb blast 'kills 15' in Somalia's Mogadishu

Somalia

At least 15 dead in al-Shabab assault on Mogadishu

Plumes of smoke seen near labour ministry in downtown Mogadishu following blasts and gunfight.

Somalia: At least 15 dead in al-Shabab assault on Mogadishu

War & Conflict

US air attacks killed or wounded civilians in Somalia: Amnesty

Rights group says it has evidence nearly two dozen civilians killed or wounded in US military air raids in Somalia.

US air attacks killed or wounded civilians in Somalia: Amnesty

Africa

Eight killed in blast at Somali market: official

Official says the victims were all civilians who had come to a market in southwest Somalia to sell or buy livestock.

Eight killed in blast at Somali market: official

Somalia

Al-Shabab car bomb attack kills seven in Somalia

The group claimed responsibility for the blast in a heavily guarded area of Mogadishu near the presidential palace.

Al-Shabab car bomb attack kills seven in Somalia

Opinion

Kenya should let the ICJ settle its maritime dispute with Somalia

The Kenyan government's decision to engage in a diplomatic escalation against Somalia is likely to backfire.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Somalia

Death toll in al-Shabab attack in Somalia rises to 29

Police say as many as 29 people killed as soldiers and al-Shabab fighters continue to exchange fire in Somali capital.

Somalia: Many killed in al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

Somalia

Deaths reported after bomb and gun attack in Mogadishu: police

Police says the explosion took place in a business centre full of hotels, fairs, shops and restaurants.

Deaths reported after bomb and gun attack in Mogadishu: police

Africa

What you need to know about Africa's refugees

The second largest number of refugees in the world are in sub-Saharan Africa with almost 6.6 million displaced people.

What you need to know about Africa's refugees

Somalia

Somalia's capital Mogadishu hit by deadly car bomb

Blast occurred close to Mogadishu mall, killing at least 11 people and wounding several others, says police official.

Al-Shabab

Gunmen kill head of Dubai-owned port operation in Somalia

The attack has been claimed by al-Shabab, the armed group fighting the Somali government for control of the country.

Gunmen kill head of Dubai-owned port operation in Somalia