Al-Shabab is fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. The nomadic woman was killed outside...

Heavy blast at AU mission base near Mogadishu

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

Al-Shabaab attack on Somali military base kills 10

Mogadishu (dpa) - At least 10 people were killed Friday when  al-Shabaab fighters attacked a Somali military base, a military commander in the region...
Al-Shabaab, which wants an Islamic state in Somalia, held the strategic town of Bulo-burde until March

Somalia’s al-Shabaab kill African Union soldiers in Bulo-burde

At least two soldiers with the African Union force have been killed in Somalia following an attack on a military base by militant Islamist...
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

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,...
Uganda Peoples Defense Forces

Uganda Defense Forces dispatched additional soldiers to Somalia

The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces dispatched additional 1,440 soldiers to serve in Somalia under the African Union Somalia Mission (AMISOM). Henry Abbo deputy army spokesman...

Al Shabaab seize more territory in Somalia

Despite previous military successes by African Union (AU) peacekeepers, and the Somali military, against militant group Al Shabaab in Somalia, the militants have managed...
Somali women's groups launch a campaign against female genital mutilation at a rally in Mogadishu, 2004. Photograph: EPA

Djibouti, Somalia, Guinea, Egypt and Sierra Leone have highest FGM rates

Female genital mutilation and child marriage still prevalent in parts of global south, but Kenya making 'huge progress' on FGM through community action. Girls in...

IS militants take over Somali port

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...
Police say the suicide bomber was prevented from approaching the heavily guarded parliament

Suicide car bomb kills four near Somalia parliament

A suicide car bomb has killed at least four people near Somalia's parliament, police and Somali media say. Reports say the bomb went off...
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