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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

Somalia

Somalia sacks intelligence and police chiefs

Dismissals ordered after security forces end night-long siege by al-Shabab at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu.

Somalia

Deadly double bombing hits Somalia's Mogadishu

City targeted by two car-bomb attacks, killing 23 people, as violence targeting the country shows no sign of abating.

Somalia

Why is Mogadishu still a frequent target for attacks?

More than 10 years after African Union peacekeepers were deployed, why is the coastal city still plagued by bombings?

Why is Mogadishu still a frequent target for attacks?

War & Conflict

Somalia bombing death toll rises to 358

Security officials update number of victims of Saturday's attack as car bomb blast claims more lives outside Mogadishu.

Somalia

Somali president blames al-Shabab for deadliest blast

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo says group's 'fingerprints' can be found on blast that killed more than 300 people.

Africa

Somalia: Al-Shabab launches deadly attack on army base

Suicide car bombers, gunmen attack Barire military outpost outside Mogadishu in a brazen assault by the armed group.

Somalia: Al-Shabab launches deadly attack on army base

Africa

Somalia: 7 die as car bomb blast hits civilian minibus

Explosion goes off alongside densely-populated road in Somali capital's Hamarweyne district, according to officials.

Car bomb blast kills seven in Somalia's Mogadishu