UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the...
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Suud Olat's parents never dreamed their children would earn bachelor's degrees, he said.
Olat's family left Somalia for the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya when Olat...
SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — Three Muslim workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota accuse the company of discrimination and retaliation for denying them time and space to pray.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man who served decades ago as a colonel in the Somali Army is facing accusations in a federal courtroom that he tortured and killed those perceived as...
AP video journalist describes Somalia’s deadliest attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mohamed Sheikh Nor was relaxing and playing with his 10-month-old daughter when his home shook with the worst bombing Somalia's capital had ever seen.
"Then there was a huge blast," the video journalist for The Associated Press said Monday. "At first I thought it was directed at our house. We were covered in smoke and dust."
The explosion from a massive truck bomb on a crowded Mogadishu street ripped the roof off his house.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. estimates 1.7 million people in Somalia will "face crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity until June" after a second consecutive bad rainy season caused...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says an asylum seeker from Somalia has been detained for 2 ½ years without a bond hearing and should be released.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Noor fled Somalia's civil war as a child, following a well-worn path with his family to a refugee camp in Kenya, the U.S. and eventually Minnesota. After a difficult...
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have stopped a truck with stolen license plates and found 59 undocumented migrants inside.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan officials say Cuban doctors deployed along the border with Somalia are being evacuated following the kidnapping last week of two Cuban doctors.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United States airstrike killed a senior leader of the extremist rebels of the Islamic State in Somalia group involved in attacks in northern Somalia, U.S. military and a...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suspected Islamist militants abducted two Cuban doctors in an ambush that killed a police bodyguard in northern Kenya near the Somali border, officials said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just weeks after insisting that American airstrikes in Somalia had killed no civilians, U.S. Africa Command said Friday that new information reveals that a woman and a child died...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb exploded near the gate of a police academy in the capital, Mogadishu, injuring six people on Thursday evening.
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Al-Shabab says it executed 4 accused spies in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremist group says it has executed four men accused of spying for the British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An internal United Nations document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200,000 refugees from neighboring Somalia and is one of the largest...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least 16 people, police said Thursday.
The Latest: Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing up to 16
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):
Police say the death toll in a car bombing in Somalia's capital has risen to 16, while...
Bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 1, injures another
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday killing one person and wounding another.
The blast from a bomb planted in a private luxury car exploded in...
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen set off a suicide car bombing and then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy...
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on an extremist attack in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu (all times local):
A Somali police officer says security forces have ended a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is credible evidence that U.S. military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned troop cuts on the African continent will have no impact on counterterror operations in Libya and Somalia, where American airstrikes target insurgents, the top U.S....
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is appealing for $1.3 billion from the international community to assist 8.3 million displaced due to ethnic conflict as well those vulnerable to climate...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says a car bomb blast near a security checkpoint at the presidential palace in the capital killed at least two people.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A nearly day-long siege in the heart of Somalia's capital ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed, police said Friday, as the death toll was at 24 and...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States military on Friday said it had killed 26 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, after a pair of strikes earlier...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on extremist attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):
Police in Somalia's capital say a nearly day-long siege in the heart of Mogadishu...
US military says airstrike kills 20 al-Shabab in Somalia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed 20 fighters from the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, a day after another airstrike in the area...
US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military said Monday that its latest airstrike in Somalia killed 35 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group not far from the Ethiopian border.
US says 4 airstrikes in Somalia kill 2 al-Shabab fighters
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed two al-Shabab extremists in four airstrikes in Somalia.
The attacks eliminated checkpoints and facilities used by al-Shabaab...
Police: Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says Islamic extremist gunmen shot dead a prominent lawmaker in the north of the capital, Mogadishu, late Saturday.
US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three...
Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun.
Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia.
Foreign Affairs Principle Secretary Macharia Kamau said Saturday the recall is a consequence "of a most regretful and egregious decision by the government of Somalia to auction off oil and gas blocks in Kenya's maritime territorial area that borders Somalia."
US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed eight al-Shabab extremists with an airstrike in southern Somalia.
A U.S. Africa Command statement says Friday's strike hit near Kobon, not far from the port city of Kismayo.
The U.S. says Kobon has been used to stage attacks against Somali forces. Its statement says no civilians were killed in the airstrike.
15 al-Shabab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.
A U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrikes occurred in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Lower Shabelle region, on Wednesday and in the vicinity of Bariire in the same region on Thursday.
The airstrikes killed 11 and four people, respectively, after Somali troops engaged the extremists. The statement says no civilians were harmed.
New Zealander freed after arrest in Kenya, near Somalia
GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court has freed a New Zealander held in police custody for several days on suspicion of links with extremism.
Sulub Warfaa, 36, spoke to journalists outside the court in Garissa, in northwestern Kenya.
"Just because I was born in Mogadishu does not mean that I am a terrorist," he said.
Al-Shabab says it killed Dubai port official in Somalia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Al-Shabab militants shot and killed a Maltese man Monday who worked for a Dubai government-owned port operator in Somalia, authorities said.
Deadly car bomb blast in Somalia’s capital, say police
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's homegrown extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion on Monday that killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital.
Al-Shabab said its website that the attack was aimed at a gathering of government officials and security and intelligence personnel.
US says airstrike in Somalia kills 13 al-Shabab extremists
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike 30 miles (48 kilometers) outside Somalia's capital.
A U.S. Africa Command statement says Friday's strike occurred near Gandarshe in Lower Shabelle region. The statement says the al-Qaida-linked fighters have used Gandarshe as a staging area for bombings in the capital, Mogadishu.
US says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military said Thursday it has killed 24 al-Shabab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.
The airstrike was carried out on Wednesday near an extremist camp near Shebeeley in the central Hiran region north of the capital, Mogadishu, the U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.
Kenya says New Zealander arrested in crackdown on extremism
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's interior minister says a man with two New Zealand passports is among 10 people arrested over suspected links with extremism.
Fred Matiangi said Thursday the suspects were detained in a crackdown earlier this week on alleged extremists at the Dadaab refugee camp, which hosts at least 200,000 Somali refugees.
2 killed, 5 wounded in blast at Mogadishu gas station
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The deputy mayor of Somalia's capital says two people were killed and five wounded in an explosion at a gas station.
Mohamed Tulah says the casualties in the Mogadishu blast are "far less than what everybody was expecting."
Tuesday's blast occurred near the ministry of petroleum. The deputy mayor says the car carried explosives that were meant to be detonated elsewhere but went off prematurely.
US no longer announcing deaths, damage in Somalia airstrikes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out two new airstrikes in Somalia against the al-Shabab extremist group but will no longer give details on fighters killed or damage done.
A U.S. Africa Command spokesman says those details are now up to Somalia's government to share. The spokesman later said one extremist was killed.