Ethiopia on Wednesday denied that a string of withdrawals of troops from towns in Somalia were connected to the state of emergency declared in response to nearly a year of anti-government protests.
Fighters aligned with the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) took control of a small town in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region Wednesday.
Suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday attacked an Africa Union base in the Somali town of Beledweyne, about 325 km north of the capital Mogadishu.
Aisha Ali Noor, 29, sits on the bed in her dimly lit, first-floor apartment on Durban Road in the Port Elizabeth suburb of Korsten. It is 7:30 am, and outside her window the road is already alive with activity as shop owners and traders load their bakkies with stock from the numerous Somali
Fighters from al-Shabab have seized control of yet another town in central Somalia after it was abandoned by African Union peacekeepers, according to a spokesman for the group and a local official.
Al Shabaab is receiving funding from businessmen in Mandera County, County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia (pictured) has now warned.
MOGADISHU - The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday apologised for shooting dead a civilian and injuring two others at a military camp in Mogadishu.