Witness

Lost Warrior: Leaving al-Shabab

Will a young man deported from the UK to Somalia be able to reunite with his son and leave his troubled past behind him?

Kenya

Roadside bomb kills five soldiers in Kenya's Lamu

Blast destroys army vehicle in the coastal Lamu county, 100km from Somali border, leaving ten others wounded.

Kenya: Roadside bomb kills five soldiers in Lamu county

Africa

Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes near the gate of a military base in Afgoye before of president's visit to the town.

Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

Somalia

Dozens reportedly killed in al-Shabab army base attack

Somali army repels attack and an official says 87 fighters killed after group stormed Baar Sanguni base near Kismayo.

Al-Shabab claims killing 27 soldiers in southern Somalia

Somalia

Attack on Somalia's interior ministry kills at least nine

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for the attack, in which more than a dozen others were injured.

Africa

US soldier killed, five wounded in 'enemy attack' in Somalia

US troops alongside Somali and Kenyan forces came under fire during operation against al-Shabab in Jubaland.

US soldier killed, five wounded in 'enemy attack' in Somalia

Somalia

Somalia: Al-Shabab shuts down football pitches in Mogadishu

More than 30 football fields in the Somali capital have been closed down by the al-Qaeda linked group.

Somalia: Al-Shabab shuts down football pitches in Mogadishu

Somalia

Blast at Somalia stadium kills five football fans

Explosion during friendly match in the town of Barawe also wounded 10 others, government official says.

Blast at Somalia stadium kills five football fans

Somalia

African Union: 30 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia attack

African Union claim comes after armed group said it killed 59 AU soldiers in an attack on a base in southern Somalia.

African Union: 30 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia attack

War & Conflict

Al-Shabab attacks African Union base in Somalia

Fierce gun battle lasts for several hours after attack on military camp in Bulo Marer, 160km southwest of Mogadishu.

Somalia: Al-Shabab attacks African Union base

Somalia

Car-bomb explodes near Somalia's parliament

Two soldiers reportedly killed after explosion at a security checkpoint outside parliament in Mogadishu.

Car-bomb explodes near Somalia's parliament

Africa

African Union Mission in Somalia to withdraw troops

Officials from the five countries contributing to the African Union Mission to Somalia, know as AMISOM, are discussing plans to withdraw their troops by the end of 2020.

Opinion

A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia

Trump's new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.

Jamal Osman

by Jamal Osman

Jamal Osman

Somalia

Officers killed in Mogadishu police academy bombing

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide attack in Mogadishu that left 18 police officers dead and 15 others wounded.

Officers dead in Somalia police academy bombing

Somalia

US army conducts two air strikes in Somalia

US says attacks were conducted in coordination with Somali government forces and targeted ISIL in country's northeast.

US Africa Command conducts air strikes in Somalia