Articles by Somalia

  • Grenade Attack in Nairobi Bar Wounds 12

    October 24 2011 1:00 AM EDT

    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.

  • Kenyan army officers take part in a parade during Kenya"s Mashujaa Day (Hero"s Day)
    Kenya says Somalia rebels on the run

    October 22 2011 2:54 PM EDT

    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.

  • Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu October 21, 2010, from their training camp south of the capital of Somalia
    At least 10 peacekeepers killed in Somalia battle

    October 21 2011 4:11 PM EDT

    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.

  • Pirates are seen
    Shabaab-Somali pirate links growing: UN adviser

    October 20 2011 3:33 PM EDT

    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.

  • Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan
    Kenya operation in Somalia must not be drawn out: Annan

    October 20 2011 3:31 PM EDT

    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 troops patrol the Garrisa airstrip
    Kenyan, Somali troops advance on rebels

    October 20 2011 3:29 PM EDT

    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.

  • Somali soldiers carry an injured man from the scene of a suicide attack in Mogadishu Oct. 4, 2011.
    Kenyan Officials Show up in Somalia, Promise no Occupation

    October 18 2011 5:07 PM EDT

    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 EDT

    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.

  • Kizza Besigye
    Uganda cracks down on opposition, arrests leader

    October 18 2011 1:15 PM EDT

    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.

  • Mogadishu
    Somali rebels dig in defences in Afmadow

    October 18 2011 1:11 PM EDT

    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 EDT

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

  • A currency dealer counts Kenya shillings at a money exchange counter in Nairobi
    Kenya shilling extends gains vs dollar, stocks inch up

    October 17 2011 1:16 PM EDT

    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.

  • Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu October 21, 2010, from their training camp south of the capital of Somalia
    Kenyan, Somali troops hunt rebels, risk retaliation

    October 17 2011 12:20 PM EDT

    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.

  • Militants of al Shabaab display their weapons on the outskirts of Mogadishu
    Kenya Sends Troops into Somalia to Fight Extremists

    October 17 2011 1:45 AM EDT

    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.

  • A Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
    UNHCR freezes some ops after Kenya Kidnapping

    October 14 2011 1:02 PM EDT

    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 EDT

    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 EDT

    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.

  • Actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie (R) visits a patient in a hospital in Misrata during her Libya visit
    Brangelina Gives $340K to War-torn Somali Kids (PHOTOS)

    October 12 2011 9:46 AM EDT

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who are renowned for their philanthropic efforts, have given a large donation of $340,000 to Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid, to cover the health care for children, who have been left homeless in war-torn Somalia.

  • Actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie (R) visits a patient in a hospital in Misrata during her Libya visit
    Brangelina Gives $340K to War-torn Somali Kids (PHOTOS)

    October 12 2011 9:46 AM EDT

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who are renowned for their philanthropic efforts, have given a large donation of $340,000 to Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid, to cover the health care for children, who have been left homeless in war-torn Somalia.

  • Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Make Large Donation to Somali Aid Group [PHOTOS]

    October 10 2011 11:30 AM EDT

    The power couple donated $340,000 to aid the drought and famine crisis.