Somalia

February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016

9 killed in Somalia hotel attack

Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

19 dead in Somalia restaurant attack

Somalia's Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

Al-Shabab uses Trump in propaganda film

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab releases a propaganda video featuring footage of the US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump

December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015

Somalia bans Christmas celebrations

Somalia's government has banned the celebration of Christmas, warning that such Christian festivities could threaten the nation's Muslim faith.

November 1, 2015
November 1, 2015

Suicide attack kills 8 in Somalia

At least eight people are killed in a suicide attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

July 7, 2015
July 7, 2015

'Militants' kill 14 in Kenya

At least 14 people are killed and 11 wounded on Tuesday when gunmen attacked a northern Kenyan village, close to the border with war-torn Somalia, officials and Red Cross said.

May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015

Al Shabaab attacks soldiers in south Somalia, two dozen dead

24 people dies in southern Somalia after fighting between al Shabaab Islamist militants and government forces.

April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015

Al-Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns

Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab militants are recruiting heavily in north-eastern Kenya, according to evidence gathered by the BBC.

April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015

10 killed in Somalia militant attack

Al-Shabab militants attacks a government complex in a busy area of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

15 killed in Somalia hotel attack

Fifteen people have been killed in a gun battle at Maka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu of Somalia, including Somali ambassador to Switzerland