Tag Archives: Somalia

12 May 17

Somalia calls for end to arms embargo in fight against Al-Shabaab

Somali’s government is calling on the international community to lift an arms embargo placed on the country in 1992 as it aims to defeat militant extremist group Al-Shabaab.

09 May 17

Somalia: Regional Al-Shabaab leader killed in raid

Somalia says it has killed one of Al-Shabaab’s regional leaders and three other members of the extremist group in a raid.

06 May 17

Somalia: US soldier killed in mission against Al-Shabaab

A US soldier has been killed in Somalia during an operation against extremist group Al-Shabaab.

24 April 17

Somalia: Kenyan army ‘kills 52 Al-Shabaab fighters’

The Kenyan army says it has killed 52 Al-Shabaab fighters during an attack on one of the group’s camps in Somalia.

23 April 17

Somalia: Piracy on the rise again, US military says

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again, according to US military officials.

21 April 17

Will Somalia benefit from Trump throwing his military weight around?

When Trump won the US presidential election late last year there was a global sense that something big – and perhaps not all that positive – had just happened. Talk of building walls, banning Muslims and rewriting international trade deals
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16 April 17

Somalia: US sending ‘dozons’ more troops to aid fight against Al-Shabaab

The US is sending “dozens” of additional troops to Somalia as it continues to take a more active role in the battle against Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab.

12 April 17

Somalia: New army chief survives bombing that kills at least 17

Somalia’s new military chief has survived a suspected Al-Shabaab car bomb attack that killed at least 17 people on Sunday.

09 April 17

Somaila grappling with cholera outbreak amid drought crisis

Drought-stricken Somali is facing a cholera outbreak as the country’s clean water sources dry up, according to aid officials.

09 April 17

Somalia: Al-Shabaab kidnaps 4 aid workers

Four aid workers participating in a World Health Organisation (WHO) exercise were kidnapped in southern Somalia by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday, according to police in the country.


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