Abdi Guled

SA security trainer killed in Somalia

A South African security trainer was killed by his bodyguard in Somalia's semiautonomous region of Puntland, officials said.

US military raid frees hostages, kills nine Somali pirates

US military forces flew into Somalia to free hostages and killed nine pirates in a night-time helicopter raid.

In Somalia, fears over wire transfer block

Somali officials say they are pleading with US authorities to persuade banks to reconsider a decision to block money transfers from Minnesota.

Suicide attack on AU base in Somalia kills three

Three people were killed after suicide bombers attacked an African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Monday.

Somali AU bases hit by simultaneous suicide attacks

Five simultaneous suicide attacks targeted African Union bases in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, officials have said.

Hostage shot dead by Somali pirates

A man was shot dead on Sunday after he refused to disembark from a yacht in the Indian Ocean that was hijacked by Somali pirates last week.

Dozens killed in blasts at Somali mosque

Two explosions at a mosque in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed 39 worshippers, wounded scores more.

Somali clashes kill 24, thousands flee capital

Violence in Mogadishu killed at least 24 people on Wednesday, and thousands of Somalis fled the capital fearing a government offensive.

Suicide bomber kills three Somali govt ministers

A suicide bomber disguised as a veiled woman killed at least 19 people including three Somali government ministers on Thursday.

Somali pirates claim to have seized two more vessels

Somali pirates said on Wednesday they had hijacked a fishing vessel and another ship in the Indian Ocean believed to be carrying oil.

Somali pirates claim to be holding British couple

Somali pirates said on Tuesday they had seized a yacht with a British couple aboard and were taking the vessel to the Horn of Africa nation.

Somalia’s al-Shabaab threatens Uganda, Burundi

Somalia's hard-line al-Shabaab insurgents said they will strike the capitals of Burundi and Uganda in revenge for rocket attacks by peacekeepers.

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