MOGADISHU, March 20 Somali soldiers have vacated
at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed
pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what
could be a boost for Islamist al Shabaab insurgents.
MOGADISHU An air strike near the Somali town of Afgoye killed four people, a relative of one of the victims said on Tuesday.
MOGADISHU, March 19 An air strike near the
Somalian town of Afgoye has killed four people, a relative of
one of the victims told Reuters on Tuesday.
MOGADISHU Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed at least 29 civilians. | Video
MOGADISHU Suspected al Shabaab militants shot and killed nine street cleaners in a village near Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and a local governor said on Tuesday.
MOGADISHU Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalia's National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down, and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue - and his own acting career. | Video
MOGADISHU A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab. | Video
MOGADISHU Somalia has kicked out the country's top United Nations official in a decision likely to harm relations with foreign powers backing government attempts to restore stability after decades of turmoil. | Video
MOGADISHU At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president's residence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday.
MOGADISHU Lawmakers in a volatile region of Somalia elected the federal government's preferred candidate as its leader on Wednesday after a popular former al Shabaab leader was barred from running in the vote seen as test of the country's political progress.