US forces increase Somalia airstrikes amid uncertainty over future

US forces increase Somalia airstrikes amid uncertainty over future

An intensifying U.S. airstrike campaign against Somalia is unlikely by itself to defeat a resilient band of al-Qaida-aligned militants, a fact that could tempt the U.S. to wade dee ...

Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces: police

Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces: police

Fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital on Saturday, police said. “It seems they mistook the Somali national ...

Somali book fair offers respite from bombs

Somali book fair offers respite from bombs

Long associated with pirates, famine and bombs, Somalia showed a different face to the world this week as it welcomed foreign writers for the first time to its annual book fair. Th ...

At least 30 killed & 600 others displaced following deadly clashes between Oromo & Somali Ethnic groups in Ethiopia

At least 30 killed & 600 others displaced following deadly clashes between Oromo & Somali Ethnic groups in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - The federal republic of Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most daring constitutional experiments. The radical idea—that by institutionalizing ethnic divisions the country m ...

US says it targeted Al-Shabaab members on 3 airstrikes in southern Somalia

US says it targeted Al-Shabaab members on 3 airstrikes in southern Somalia

The U.S. military says it has carried out three "precision airstrikes" in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabab extremist group. A U.S. Africa Command statement ...

Somali troops flee to Kenya to escape Al-Shabaab attack

Somali troops flee to Kenya to escape Al-Shabaab attack

Somali soldiers, some of them wounded, fled across the border into Kenya during an attack by Islamic militants on the town of Bulo Hawo on Monday, security sources said. At least 1 ...

Al-Shabaab storms Somali border town, kills at least 10 soldiers

Al-Shabaab storms Somali border town, kills at least 10 soldiers

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spok ...

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