U.S. Closes Drone Base in Ethiopia Used To Target Extremists in Somalia

The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- A United States official says his government has shut down its drone operation base in southern Ethiopia. U.S. Embassy...

Somalia Takes Kenya to ICJ Over Sea Border

The Somali government has submitted its dispute with Kenya over their sea border to the International Court of Justice. The disputed ocean territory stretches for...

Somalia Sentences Al Shabaab Media Officer to Death for Killing Journalists

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A former media officer for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab who arranged news conferences in the years when...
Al-Shabab militants have been driven out of the group's strongholds in Somalia

SOMALIA: Al-Shabaab Frees Prisoners in Bardere Ahead of Offensive by AU troops

KENYA-led African Union (AMISOM) troops and the Somalia National Army (SNA) have captured a key town in southern Somalia from militant Islamist group al-Shaabab. The fall...

Somalia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran

By Abdi Guled, Associated Press Somalia on Thursday cut diplomatic ties with Iran and ordered all Iranian diplomats and embassy staff out of the country...

US Sentences Somali Man For Al-Shabab Support

A U.S. court has sentenced a Somali national to nine years in prison for providing material support to the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. U.S. prosecutors...
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SOMALIA: Suicide Car Bomb Kills 13 in Popular Mogadishu Hotel

By Dan Joseph At least 13 people were killed in Somalia's capital Sunday when a car bomb exploded outside a hotel that hosts the Chinese...

SOMALIA: Small Step towards Prosecutions for Abuses

BY Laetitia Bader In 2014, I spoke to several military lawyers and judges from Uganda, Burundi and Kenya to understand how Somalis abused by soldiers...