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.
Yemeni refugees in Somalia struggling to survive
Refugees from war-torn Yemen who fled to Somalia say they are struggling to survive, with little access to food, education and healthcare. The International Organization for Migration says at least 6,000 Yemeni refugees have arrived since March 2015.
Al-Shabab blamed for attack in northeast Kenya
Six people have been killed and 27 rescued in an attack in Northeast Kenya. It happened in Bulla, in Mandera county, which borders Somalia.
Double car bomb suicide attack in Somalia kills 20
At least 20 people are killed after two suicide car bombers attack the local government headquarters in Somalia's Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region. Militant al Shabaab group has claimed responsibility.