| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. carried out a missile strike in southern Somalia on Sunday that is believed to have killed a militant leader linked to Al Qaeda, officials said.
The airstrike in a remote area near the town of Barawe was aimed at a leader of the...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 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 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....
| 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,...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:36 PM
If only helping the people starving in Somalia were as simple as sending food. In a July 22 Op-Ed by U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, he pleaded with readers: That is why I reach out today: to focus global attention on......
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
U.S. denies role in Kenya's Somalia operation: The U.S. denied any role in Kenya's invasion of Somalia, as Kenya sentenced a Shabab militant to life in prison for a grenade attack at a crowded bus station....