9 Feb 2021
The attack took place shortly after negotiators failed to end a stalemate over the selection of a new president. Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab took responsibility for the attack near the town of Dhusamareeb.
1 Feb 2021
At least nine people were killed when gunmen stormed the Hotel Afrik. The attack began in the evening with a car bomb blast at the building's entrance, and ended after a gun battle that lasted more than eight hours.
19 Dec 2020
Cyclone Gati hit Somalia’s Puntland region, flooding homes and causing considerable damage. Heavy rains and strong winds triggered flash floods along coastal and inland areas, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
16 Dec 2020
Somalia has said it will withdraw its diplomats from Kenya and has given Kenyan diplomats seven days to leave Mogadishu.
7 Dec 2020
US President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most American military personnel from Somalia by early next year. US soldiers in the region have been helping local forces defeat the al-Shabab militant group.
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2 May 2020
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18 Feb 2020
Textile designer and founder of Hazfa Studio Hafza Yusuf runs a weekly textile and art workshop with a number of elderly women in East London. Originally from Somalia, Hafza wants to bring her country's culture back to the women from the community, and bring them back to the skills they left behind when fleeing Somalia.
27 Jan 2020
A locust invasion in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has left crops devastated. It is the biggest swarm in decades, with billions of the ravenous insects nibbling their way through the already climate-ravaged region.
30 Dec 2019
A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital, killing scores of people. The city has suffered regular terrorist attacks in recent years.
22 Dec 2019
About 182,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes due to flooding across Somalia, particularly in the southern areas of the country.
3 Dec 2019
The relative stability Somaliland has seen for years is now at risk of coming undone. What ought to have been the first parliamentary elections in this autonomous region of Somalia since 2005 have been put off once more.
9 Nov 2019
The Somalian government is offering amnesty to some defectors from Al Shabaab. They are housed in a rehabilitation center, where it’s hoped they’ll learn other ways of living.