| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military secretly sent a small team of advisors to Somalia last month to assist with operations against militants, the first time U.S. troops have been stationed there since two helicopters were shot down and 18 American...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Not long ago, the travel website Roads & Kingdoms reported that the African nation of Somaliland had put its faith in a new export to raise itself from poverty: camel meat.
"Somaliland’s future prosperity may just ride on the camel," the author...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The Somali warlord who claims responsibility for last month's shopping mall attack in Kenya is a man so ruthless and ambitious that even hardened militants fear him.
According to some Islamist fighters in Somalia,...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:58 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. forces conducted raids in Somalia and Libya on Saturday targeting suspected militant leaders, including one tied to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa.
In an unusual operation in Tripoli, the Libyan capital,...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Navy SEALs carried out a predawn raid Saturday against a suspected Shabab leader in Somalia who is believed to have planned the group's deadly attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, two U.S. officials said.
Also Saturday, a...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:46 PM
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- At least 39 people were killed and 150 injured Saturday when masked gunmen stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, shooting people and taking...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Al Shabab claimed responsibility on Twitter on Saturday for an attack on a Nairobi, Kenya, shopping mall that killed at least 11 people and as many as 30, according to conflicting...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:54 AM
As one Somali journalist is buried, a leading poet and comedian is slain: Hours after assassinated Somali radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare was buried Monday, gunmen killed one of Somalia's famous poets and radio comedians, Warsame Shire Awale,...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Somali troops and their foreign allies occupied the key city of Kismayo, the last strategic base for Islamist militants who had relied on the local port as an main source of revenue....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Suicide bombers set off at least two explosions at a popular restaurant in Mogadishu late Thursday, killing about 15 people including journalists and two police officers, authorities said....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:23 AM
Two days after Somali President Hassan Sheik Mohamud won office, militants sent him a grim message: double suicide bomb blasts at his temporary residence in a Mogadishu hotel. Mohamud was not harmed in the attack....