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

Africa

Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Armed group attack Bula Hawo on the Kenya-Somalia border claiming they killed dozens of soldiers.

Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Africa

Al-Shabab attacks Somalia army base

Fighters from the armed group carry out raid on army base in Bula Gudud near the southern port town of Kismayu.

Al-Shabab attacks Somalia army base

Africa

Civilians allegedly killed in raid by Somali, US forces

Raid on farm by Somali and American soldiers in the country's south leaves 10 dead, including young children.

Three children among dead in joint attack in Somalia

Africa

Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

Attack comes after 9 people were decapitated by assailants in the same region in July.

Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

Africa

Al-Shabab leader defects to Somali government

Mukhtar Robow, a founding father of group, reportedly taken to Mogadishu after surrendering to government forces.