Stories tagged: somalia
UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020
The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said Monday, and regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus …
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
Hundreds of mourners and government officials in Mogadishu gathered at the capital’s Police School on Thursday to mourn the 79 people killed by a tragic truck bomb last week.
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is now at least 79, and the president blames the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group.
Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels on Monday launched two attacks on U.S. and European military targets, officials said.
Wed., July 24, 2019
A suicide bomber walked into the office of Mogadishu’s mayor and detonated explosives strapped to his waist, killing six people and badly wounding the mayor minutes after a visit from …
Thu., July 18, 2019
President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting “send her back” after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he’s suggested should leave the U.S.
Wed., June 19, 2019
A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed …
Wed., June 5, 2019
A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent …
Wed., May 22, 2019
Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least nine people, including Somalia’s former foreign minister, near the presidential palace in the capital on Wednesday, police said.
Thu., April 4, 2019
A Somali police officer says a car bomb exploded near the gate of a police academy in the capital, Mogadishu, injuring six people on Thursday evening.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019
The United States military says it has killed 35 fighters from the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, not far from the Ethiopian border.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
Somalia’s security minister said the government has closed an underground prison where extremist suspects and journalists have been held amid allegations of abuses against inmates.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
A suicide bomber detonated in a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and another blast struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 16 people dead and more than 30 …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Another diplomatic thaw was underway Saturday in the restless Horn of Africa region as Somalia’s president visited Eritrea for the first time and years of tensions gave way to an …
Sat., July 14, 2018
Somali security forces shot dead three extremists wearing soldiers’ uniforms, foiling an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding, police said Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018
At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia’s interior ministry and security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle inside, police said Saturday, as …
UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018
Four U.S. service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and released, the U.S. military said Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018
One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an “enemy attack” Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said – casualties that are likely to …
Thu., March 22, 2018
At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018
Months before the 2016 general election, members of a Kansas militia group that prosecutors say came to be known as the “the Crusaders” met in an office to pick the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia’s capital on Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said at least 18 people had been killed.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, authorities said. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
The final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
The U.S. military says “several militants” have been killed in an airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
The United States has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of “specific threat information” against them.