Somali opposition leaders ‘no longer recognise president’

Somalia’s opposition leaders say they no longer recognise President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed after his term expired without a political agreement on a path towards elections to replace him. The Horn of Africa nation was supposed to hold indirect elections before February 8, but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states failed […]

Ugandan army says it killed 189 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed after troops raided their hideouts in southern Somalia. Ugandan soldiers working as part of peacekeeping forces in Somalia killed 189 al-Shabab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM), whose aim is to support […]

Several people killed in attack on Turkish company in Somalia

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for the blast near Somali capital Mogadishu that killed at least five people and injured 14. A suicide bombing near the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least five people including two Turks, the Turkish health minister said. Abdiasis Abu Musab, military operation spokesman for the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, said the armed group […]

Somalia soldiers killed; US officer wounded in al-Shabab attack

At least three Somali special forces soldiers were killed and an American officer was wounded in a car bombing and mortar attack outside a military base in Somalia’s south on Monday. The al-Qaeda-linked armed group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack and put the number of dead at 20. A Somali soldier was also […]

Dozens dead in central Somalia as villagers battle al-Shabab

Dozens of people have died following clashes between villagers and al-Shabab fighters in central Somalia, local officials said. “We have reports that nearly 30 people, including 16 militants, [have been] killed in the Shabeelow village, where civilians … took up arms [to] battle the terrorists,” Osman Isse Nur, a spokesman for authorities in the Galmudug […]