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Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least four dead in Al-Shabab assault on Mogadishu

Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: US air strikes killed or wounded civilians in Somalia

There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Somalia vows crackdown after siege that killed 20

At least 20 people died in an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which saw Al-Shabaab insurgents battling security forces for nearly 24 hours before the siege ended, officials said Saturday.
The US army has carried out at least 10 airstrikes in Somalia this year targeting al-Shabab fighters [Al Jazeera]

US army says it killed 13 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

At least 13 fighters, part of the armed al-Shabab group, have been killed in an airstrike outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the US army said.
Nicholas Haysom

Nicholas Haysom: Al Shabaab remains huge threat in Somalia

The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia.
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Three wounded in mortar attack on Somalia UN base

Three people were wounded when gunmen fired a barrage of mortars that landed inside the main United Nations base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the UN said on Tuesday.

AU: Al-Shabaab did not kill 30 soldiers in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Tuesday said, al-Shabab did not kill 30 of its soldiers in an attack on its convoy in Hiraan region of central Somalia.

Pentagon: US, allied forces attacked in Somalia

United States and allied forces came under attack in Somalia, triggering an air strike which killed 18 Al-Shabaab militants, the US military said on Saturday.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, laugh as she arrives to meet at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. [AP]

Kenya, Britain sign agreement on repatriation of stolen wealth

Kenya and Britain on Thursday signed an agreement to repatriate proceeds of crime and corruption stashed away in Britain’s jurisdictions.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab loses strategic town to military

Military forces of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al Shabaab, an officer said on Friday.

UN delays drawdown of Somalia peacekeeping force

The UN Security Council on Monday delayed a plan to draw down the peacekeeping mission in Somalia after finding that Somali security forces were not sufficiently trained to take over from the exiting forces.

Al-Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia’s Puntland

Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.
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AU steps up training of Somali police ahead of transition

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has intensified training and mentoring of the Somali police officers to take over security responsibilities during the transition process.

Police: Seven injured by road-side bomb in Mogadishu

The police on Tuesday said seven people were wounded by a roadside bomb in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

US commando killed, four injured in Somalia attack

An American commando was killed Friday in an attack in southern Somalia that also wounded four US military personnel along with a Somali soldier, officials said.

Al-Shabaab shuts down football pitches in Somali capital

Usually there are uniformed players and crowds wearing colourful jerseys supporting their favourite teams. That's been the routine the past 20 years in Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan.

AU expresses commitment to attain free, fair, transparent elections in Africa

The AU on Tuesday expressed its commitment to attain free, fair and transparent elections in African countries.

AU seeks gradual reduction of troops in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia has kicked off plans for gradual reduction of troops in the Horn of Africa nation.

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