SABC News - Somalia


Somali book-fair has attracted foreign authors this year.
Somali book-fair to give Mogadishu a new cultural lease on life

Saturday 16 September 2017 21:31

The bombed-out cities of Somalia are synonymous with militant insurgency, pirates and famine.


Ismail Sahardid with Somalia National Army confirmed the attack at Buulo Guduud, some 30 kilometers north of Kismayo at dawn which caused casualties on both sides.
Somalia confirms 20 militants killed in military base attack

Sunday 3 September 2017 14:53

At least 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured early Sunday when the insurgents raided a military base in the outskirts of Somalia’s coastal city of Kismayo.


A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday killed six and wounded 20 others and the death toll was likely to rise.
Car bomb in Mogadishu kills six

Sunday 30 July 2017 13:49

A car bomb went off on a busy street in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, a police officer said, while a Reuters witness said the blast was followed by big clouds of smoke visible in sky.


Internet outage in Somalia extra headache for businesses

Sunday 16 July 2017 17:25

A severed marine cable has left Somalia without internet for weeks, triggering losses for businesses.


Rains fail again in East Africa, hunger on the rise: UN

Saturday 15 July 2017 08:02

Rains have failed for a third consecutive season in East Africa, wilting crops, killing livestock and entrenching a long drought that has pushed millions into hunger.


Somali Al Shabaab militants killed three police officers on Wednesday during a raid on a north eastern Kenyan town that sparked a day-long gun battle.
Somali militants killed 3 police in raid on Kenyan border town

Saturday 8 July 2017 14:27

Somali Al Shabaab militants killed three police officers on Wednesday during a raid on a north eastern Kenyan town that sparked a day-long gun battle, a senior police official said.


The US Supreme Court last month let the ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries go forward.
US appeals court denies Hawaii bid to narrow Trump travel ban

Saturday 8 July 2017 07:40

A US appeals court on Friday rejected Hawaii's request to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.


In January President Trump first signed the order, sparking protests and chaos at airports around the US.
Trump administration defends interpretation of travel ban ruling

Tuesday 4 July 2017 09:00

The administration of US President Donald Trump opposed opening the door to grandparents from six Muslim-majority countries on Monday.


An international passenger arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put its travel ban.
US lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations

Thursday 29 June 2017 06:40

Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close US family relationship or formal ties to a US entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance.


Bomb blast kills eight on Kenya-Somalia border

Tuesday 27 June 2017 19:03

Eight people, including four children returning to school after Eid celebrations, were killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, police said.


Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said the gunmen killed a police officer and two civilians outside a bank in Elwak town in Mandera County early Friday.
Al-Shabaab militants pursued after killing of 3 in northeast Kenya

Friday 23 June 2017 14:48

Kenyan police on Friday launched a manhunt for four Al-Shabaab militants who killed three people in the northeast region of Mandera before escaping toward Somalia’s border.


Al-Shabaab kills 38 in Somalia's Puntland - military

Thursday 8 June 2017 21:30

Al-Shabaab militants killed 38 people, mostly soldiers, in an attack on a military base in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, an army officer said.


Legal experts said Trump's tweets could complicate his legal team's defense of the ban.
Trump complicates travel ban case by grumbling at Justice Dept

Tuesday 6 June 2017 06:07

US President Donald Trump accused his own Justice Department on Monday of watering down his temporary travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries, potentially hurting his case


The World Food Programme is feeding about 2.3 million people right now per day but funds are short.
Not enough funds to fight persisting hunger in Somalia: WFP

Wednesday 31 May 2017 21:50

The World Food Programme is urging for more funding to fight the deepening hunger and nutrition crisis in Somalia where more than half the 12 million population.


Roadside bombings kill eight police officers in Kenya

Thursday 25 May 2017 06:33

Eight Kenyan police officers have been killed in two roadside bombings.


Humanitarian aid agencies are racing against time to save lives and avoid a repeat of 2011 when the famine claimed at least quarter a million lives.
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening

Friday 19 May 2017 15:22

At least 230 children are currently receiving lifesaving assistance in an ICRC run nutritional centre in Baidoa well beyond its 150 bed capacity compared to 100 children at this time last year.


South Africa still a 'fragile' state: Fund for Peace rankings

Monday 15 May 2017 21:00

South Africa has deteriorated on an independent ranking of the world’s most fragile states, coming in at 96 out of 178 countries.


Somalia's children projected to suffer acute malnutrition

Tuesday 2 May 2017 21:21

Almost one and a half million children living in drought-affected Somalia are projected to suffer acute malnutrition this year.


UNICEF says some malnourished Somali children "are nine times more likely to die of cholera, or diarrhoea or measles.
1.4 million children acutely malnourished in Somalia this year: UN

Tuesday 2 May 2017 14:43

Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50% from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.


Somalia executes four al Shabaab fighters behind 2016 attack

Tuesday 25 April 2017 16:03

A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were al Shabaab militants who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said on Tuesday.


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