Somali women carrying Somali flag take part in the 56th independent day celebrations in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo Xinhua, Faisal Isse.

Al Shabaab attack civilians with mortars in Baidoa

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At least two civilians were killed and 18 others seriously injured in a mortar shell attack by Al-Shabaab in Baidoa town in southwest Somalia,...
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Heavy blast at AU mission base near Mogadishu

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A car laden with explosive devices rammed into the gate of Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military base in Halane near Mogadishu airport...

Majority of Somali refugees in Kenya want to stay, say charity...

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Medical charity group Doctors Without Borders on Thursday said that Somali refugees living in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya do not wish to leave...
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Al-Shabab killed scores of AU troops in attack

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Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia have killed "scores" of African Union troops in an attack south of capital, Mogadishu, a spokesman for the armed group...
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Al Shabaab seize more territory in Somalia

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Despite previous military successes by African Union (AU) peacekeepers, and the Somali military, against militant group Al Shabaab in Somalia, the militants have managed...
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Al-Shabab takes control of two Somali towns

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The al-Shabab group has taken control of two towns in two days in southwestern Somalia, an official and the group have confirmed, just days...
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Somalia violence claims 18 lives over last two weeks

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Ongoing fighting in Somalia over the past two weeks has claimed the lives of 18 people, injured a further 60 and displaced more than...
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Several AU soldiers die in suicide car bombing

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Mogadishu - A suicide car bombing, targeting an African Union military convoy in south-eastern Somalia, has killing several people, says a Somali senior military...

IS militants take over Somali port

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Islamic State (IS) militants have taken over the Somali port town of Qandala, in the country’s semi-autonomous Puntland region. Newsweek reported on Wednesday that following...