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
The battle for survival in Somalia
Half of Somalia’s population is now reliant on emergency aid. Attacks by al-Shabab, as well as the government’s strikes against them, are causing people to flee their homes in droves.
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.
U.N. humanitarian chief warns Security Council of massive famine risks; says it can be avoided
U.N. Humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien warns the U.N. Security Council over humanitarian crisis as he outlines looming catastrophes in Yemen, Somalia and South Sudan, but says famine can be avoided.
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.
Kenyans seek answers to Somalia peacekeepers' attack
Sunday marks the first anniversary of an attack on African Union peacekeepers in Somalia. Dozens of Kenyan troops were killed by al-Shabab fighters.