NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. Africa Command said Friday's airstrike occurred near the al-Shabab-controlled community of...
The United Nations and African Union missions in Somalia on Sunday condemned the twin explosions in the southern town of Baidoa that killed at least 22 people and wounded over 30 others on Saturday evening. In separate statements, the UN...
The Norwegian Government announced a commitment of NOK 450 Million ($54.3 million) to support the reconstruction, reform and development process in Somalia. Channelled through the World Bank’s Multi Partner Fund (MPF), the contribution will provide resources through the Government’s...
The AU Special representative for Somalia and the head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, on Wednesday toured Jazeera II Camp in Mogadishu, to assess the progress made in the relocation and resettlement of military and police contingents, who...
French social media influencer Jerome Jarre, who raises humanitarian aid through crowdfunding campaigns, says small individual actions can lead to big changes. With millions of followers on Vine and Snapchat, Jarre was recognized as Communicator of the Year by...
Amina Yusuf Abdi and her seven children are living in a flimsy hut she wove together from pieces of cloth, paper bags and twigs on open land after being evicted from the house in Burao, Somaliland, where they had...
A high-level delegation led by the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire left Mogadishu for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, as the two nations try to mend their frayed ties. "Today I left the country for Saudi Arabia on...
Turkish security sources say the missing journalist may have been killed and his body moved out of the consulate. Turkish authorities believe prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared four days ago after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, has...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Somalia’s government has issued a sharp “no” to the candidacy of a high-level al-Shabab defector for a regional presidency. A statement by the internal security ministry says Mukhtar Robow is not eligible to run for the leadership...
The U.S. Defense Department awarded a more than $12 million contract for “emergency runway repairs” at Camp Baledogle, Somalia, last month. Camp Baledogle was the subject of a Foreign Policy Magazine exclusive this year in which it was described as a training base...

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