Stories tagged: Somalia
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing
The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital has risen above 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history kills 276
The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Huge blast rocks Somalia’s capital; police say 20 killed
A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
4 killed in suicide bombing at Somalia restaurant: Police
A Somali police officer says four civilians are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Baidoa town in southwestern Somalia.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
U.S. says drone strike kills 3 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia
A U.S. military drone strike has killed three members of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Wednesday.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader’s ‘surrender’
Ethiopia on Friday said a senior figure with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front has willingly surrendered, days after the group accused neighboring Somalia’s security forces of kidnapping and forcibly …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
10 civilians, including kids, dead in U.S.-backed Somalia raid
Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday as officials displayed victims’ …
UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Al-Shabab attack on African Union convoy kills 8 in Somalia
Fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia on Sunday, killing at least eight soldiers, a Somali military officer said. The attack came hours …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8 a.m.
Somalia’s internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry
Somalia’s internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
20,000 children in Somalia risk starvation, aid group says
An aid group is warning that more than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say
At least 15 people are dead after a suicide car bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, police said Tuesday.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 31 dead
Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people – many at point-blank range – before they were slain by security forces, police said …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Hostages held, 17 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant
Gunmen posing as military forces were holding an unknown number of hostages inside a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital in an attack that began when a car bomb exploded at …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia
At least 14 people, most of them civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia’s southwestern city of Baidoa, where tens of thousands of people …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base
Heavily armed al-Shabab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Thursday. Residents said civilians, …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive
At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people, a Somali police officer said Tuesday.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
UN chief: Drought-stricken Somalia ‘hangs in the balance’
British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Pentagon says Navy SEAL was killed in Somalia operation
The Pentagon has identified the Navy SEAL who was killed in a military operation in Somalia.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
U.S. military member killed in Somalia, 1st death since 1993
A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab – the first U.S. combat death in the country in more than two …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group
Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Somali official: Somali security forces rescue hijacked boat
Security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage, a Somali official said Monday.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Somalia’s new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13
Somalia’s new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack Sunday just moments after he was sworn in with a mandate to launch a new offensive against Islamic extremists. Thirteen …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Somalia roadside bomb kills at least 20 in minibus, official says
A roadside bomb exploded and killed at least 20 people in a minibus in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region Thursday evening, the region’s governor said, blaming the extremist group al-Shabab.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera
The cholera epidemic is most prevalent among women and children. Cholera outbreaks often occur in refugee camps due to overcrowding and poor sanitation. Water scarcity also remains a major problem …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat
Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault …
Fri., March 17, 2017
Goodman/Moynihan: 20 million need food, not bombs
President Trump should fully fund food shipments and spearhead much-needed diplomacy to avoid the immense catastrophe of 20 million horrific deaths by starvation.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Drought in Somalia exacts heavy toll on herders
Ahmed Haji turns from his visibly dehydrated animals and whispers: “I am lost.” Trying to flee the worsening drought, he trekked thousands of kilometers with a herd that once numbered …
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker, EU force says
Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
‘A nightmare:’ U.N. chief urges help for Somalia hunger crisis
Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia’s worsening hunger crisis.