Articles by Somalia

  • Italy Tries to Cope With Rising Tide of Immigration from Africa

    October 25 2011 1:48 PM

    With ongoing turmoil in Africa and the Middle East, illegal immigration is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge in Europe.

  • Kenyan shilling slips vs dollar, stocks edge up

    October 25 2011 11:58 AM

    The Kenyan shilling slipped against the dollar on Tuesday, weighed on by offshore banks closing out dollar positions after the central bank issued new trading rules, while stock rose slightly on the back of banks' nine-months earnings.

  • Western aid workers kidnapped in Somalia: agency

    October 25 2011 11:50 AM

    Somali gunmen kidnapped three aid workers working for Danish Demining Group in northern Somalia on Tuesday, the humanitarian agency said, the second capture of Western aid agency staff working in the region this month.

  • Grenade Attack in Nairobi Bar Wounds 12

    October 24 2011 1:00 AM

    A grenade attack on a bar in the center of Nairobi early Monday wounded 12 people, Kenyan police said, an incident that comes as Nairobi battles al-Qaida-linked militants in neighboring Somalia.

  • Kenya says Somalia rebels on the run

    October 22 2011 2:54 PM

    Kenya said Somalia's al Shabaab militants were on the run after it deployed more troops and struck rebel targets by air to secure its border from rebels Nairobi accuses of kidnapping foreigners on its soil.

  • At least 10 peacekeepers killed in Somalia battle

    October 21 2011 4:11 PM

    The African force protecting Somalia's government acknowledged on Friday at least 10 of its troops had been killed in battle in Mogadishu and said the true toll could still climb, after rebels showed dozens of bodies.

  • Shabaab-Somali pirate links growing: UN adviser

    October 20 2011 3:33 PM

    Cooperation between Somalia's al Qaeda linked militants and pirate gangs is growing as the al Shabaab group becomes more desperate for funding, the head of the U.N.'s counter-piracy unit said on Thursday.

  • Kenya operation in Somalia must not be drawn out: Annan

    October 20 2011 3:31 PM

    Kenya must take care not to let its cross-border incursion into Somalia to secure its border from al Qaeda-linked militants turn into a drawn-out campaign, former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan said on Thursday.

  • Kenyan, Somali troops advance on rebels

    October 20 2011 3:29 PM

    Kenyan and Somali troops advanced on an Islamist-held town in southern Somalia on Thursday and African Union peacekeepers moved on one of the last pockets under militant control in the capital Mogadishu.

  • Kenyan Officials Show up in Somalia, Promise no Occupation

    October 18 2011 5:07 PM

    Kenyan officials visited Somalia today to attempt to calm fears after last week's incursion into Somalian territory.

  • UN draft resolution would hit Eritrea mining

    October 18 2011 1:17 PM

    Mining companies would be banned from investing in Eritrea's potentially booming minerals sector under a draft U.N. resolution that Security Council members are due to start negotiating on Tuesday.

  • Uganda cracks down on opposition, arrests leader

    October 18 2011 1:15 PM

    Ugandan police briefly arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye on Tuesday and said they would charge 15 protesters with treason in an effort to quell demonstrations against rising prices.

  • Somali rebels dig in defences in Afmadow

    October 18 2011 1:11 PM

    Somali militants linked to al Qaeda prepared to defend a town in southern Somalia on Tuesday from advancing Kenyan and government troops, while a suicide car bomb killed six people in the capital during a visit by a Kenyan minister.

  • Kenyan Incursion Into Somalia Raises Alarms in Horn of Africa

    October 17 2011 4:27 PM

    Hundreds of al-Shabab fighters have amassed at a location where they believe Kenyan forces that crossed into.

  • Kenya shilling extends gains vs dollar, stocks inch up

    October 17 2011 1:16 PM

    The Kenyan shilling reversed earlier losses to close firmer against the dollar on Monday for the fourth straight session, helped by new limits on the amount of foreign exchange banks can hold, while stocks edged up on bets the recent sell-off was overdone.

  • Kenyan, Somali troops hunt rebels, risk retaliation

    October 17 2011 12:20 PM

    Al Qaeda linked al Shabaab militants rushed reinforcements to Somalia's southern border with Kenya on Monday in response to a Kenyan cross-border offensive and theatened to take the flames of war across.

  • Kenya Sends Troops into Somalia to Fight Extremists

    October 17 2011 1:45 AM

    Kenya deployed columns of troops into neighbouring Somalia and launched an offensive against al-Shabaab militants on Sunday, helping to drive the al-Qaida-linked militants out of two bases.

  • UNHCR freezes some ops after Kenya Kidnapping

    October 14 2011 1:02 PM

    The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday it had suspended non-critical operations at Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp as security forces scoured the region for two Spanish aid workers kidnapped from there a day earlier.

  • Gunmen kidnap two Spanish aid workers from Kenyan camp

    October 13 2011 2:17 PM

    Gunmen kidnapped two Spanish women working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp on Thursday, the third abduction of Westerners in Kenya by attackers linked to Somalia in a month.

  • Two Female Spanish Doctors Kidnapped from Refugee Camp Near Somalia Border

    October 13 2011 12:08 PM

    Kenyan police told Reuters that both kidnap victims are women and that they believe al-Shabab, the Somali militant group linked to al-Qaeda, are responsible.