Somalia forces kill five Islamic rebels who attacked president's house

World Dec 11, 2019

Somalia forces kill five Islamic rebels who attacked president's house

Five heavily armed Islamic extremist rebels attacked the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Tuesday before all were killed by security forces in a shootout that spread from the heavily fortified government complex to a nearby hotel, police said. At least three people were killed in ...

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

World Nov 7, 2019

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

Heavy rains and floods have killed more than 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes across East Africa as researchers warn warming oceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in the region. South Sudan declared a national emergency last week after ...

Al-Shabab claims attacks on U.S. base and EU convoy in Somalia

World Oct 1, 2019

Al-Shabab claims attacks on U.S. base and EU convoy in Somalia

The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.S. base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers. The militants struck the U.S. base at Baledogle, about 110 km (70 miles) northwest ...

Five killed in al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu checkpoint

World Jul 9, 2019

Five killed in al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu checkpoint

Five people, including three civilians, were killed in a gun battle in Somalia on Monday after al-Shabab militants opened fire on a checkpoint in the capital Mogadishu, officials said. Al-Qaida-linked Shabab fighters have been fighting for more than a decade to topple the government. They ...

Al-Shabab and Somali soldiers battle in Mogadishu

World Mar 1, 2019

Al-Shabab and Somali soldiers battle in Mogadishu

A gunbattle raged in Mogadishu on Friday between Somali soldiers and al-Shabab fighters, holed up in a building next to a hotel they had hit with a suicide car bomb the previous evening. Heavy gunfire resounded across the Somali capital through the night and as ...

World Jan 2, 2019

U.K. forced marriage victims charged repatriation costs

Britain is charging young women rescued from forced marriages abroad for the cost of their repatriation, The Times newspaper revealed Wednesday. Four British women who were liberated from a punishment institution in Somalia were each charged £740 ($940), the daily said. Victims are told they have ...

Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

World Dec 7, 2018

Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed on Thursday by a blast just outside the capital Mogadishu, militants and an army official said. Islamist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility, saying it had destroyed a military pickup truck carrying the generals and their seven bodyguards near ...