Life in Mogadishu
Despite terror threats by al-Shabab insurgents, life in Somalia is relatively calm thanks to the peacekeeping forces. DW's Frank Yiga in Kampala visited the capital, Mogadishu, and also toured the countryside.
Double car bombing kills over 40 people in Somalia
Double car bombing kills over 40 people in Somalia.
Somalia has almost become synonymous with conflict and poverty. But that has not always been the case in the Horn of Africa nation. In the 1960s and 70s, it was known as the "pearl of the Indian Ocean". Now it wants to reclaim its past glory.
Mogadishu attacks among deadliest in recent memory
The death toll from twin bombing attacks in Mogadishu has soared to at least 85 and about 100 wounded, making it one of the worst attacks in Somalia since an Islamist insurgency began there ten years ago
U.N. seeking further $900 million for Somalia crisis response
More than 6 million Somalis are in need of assistance said U.N. chief Antonio Guterres at the London conference on Somalia on Thursday (May 11).
Cloaked in dust and rags, Somalis flee a looming famine
Successive seasons of poor rains and failed harvests are forcing Somalis to flee their homes in northern Somalia. The United Nations warns of an unprecedented global crisis with famine already gripping parts of South Sudan and looming over Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia.
Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as Somali president
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somalia's new president, has been sworn in under tight security at a ceremony in the capital, Mogadishu.
Somalia on lockdown ahead of presidential elections
Somalia's capital is under a 48-hour lockdown before MPs elect the next president on Wednesday.The vote was delayed after several attacks by the armed group al-Shabab.