Latest Somalia News

Al-Shabab claims deadly bombing near Somali military camp

Jan. 18, 2022 11:29 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least four people were killed and 10 others wounded in Somalia's capital when a man in an explosive vest detonated at a teashop opposite a Somali military training camp on Tuesday, the Somali National News Agency reports. The teashop in Mogadishu is...

Somalia's government spokesperson wounded in suicide bombing

Jan. 16, 2022 08:08 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded Sunday in a suicide bombing that the al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility for. Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appeared to be the sole target in the attack near his residence by a busy intersection...

Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed

Jan. 12, 2022 08:21 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and wounding nine others, a local doctor said. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting...

At least 8 killed, 9 wounded in Somalia explosion, doctor says, as witnesses report UN convoy appeared to be the target

Jan. 12, 2022 07:00 AM EST
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 8 killed, 9 wounded in Somalia explosion, doctor says, as witnesses report UN convoy appeared to be the target.

Large explosion outside Somalia's main international airport has caused deaths and injuries, emergency responder says

Jan. 12, 2022 05:30 AM EST
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Large explosion outside Somalia's main international airport has caused deaths and injuries, emergency responder says.

China to appoint Horn of Africa envoy amid Ethiopia crisis

Jan. 06, 2022 12:34 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s foreign minister says his country will appoint a special envoy to the Horn of Africa region, where Ethiopia and Eritrea have been fighting forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region and Somalia is in the grip of a political crisis caused by a long-delayed election. ...

Taylor drops out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Durant

Jan. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Businesswoman Jessica Taylor dropped out of Alabama's U.S. Senate race Tuesday and threw her support behind Mike Durant in the Republican primary. Durant is the founder and president of an aerospace company in Huntsville but might be best known as the...

UN renews anti-piracy ships off Somalia for only 3 months

Dec. 03, 2021 21:17 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to allow international naval forces to continue using all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia — but only for the next three months because the Somali government says there has been no piracy...

Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least 8

Nov. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia's capital on Thursday killed at least eight people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked group controls large...

Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in Somalia's capital near school killing at least 5

Nov. 25, 2021 01:17 AM EST
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in Somalia's capital near school killing at least 5.