The death toll from Mogadishu was expected to grow.


Obama invited president-elect Donald Trump to the White House on Thursday to talk about a “smooth transition of power."

Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke says he is "committed" to fighting the procedure that has affected nearly 95 percent of Somali girls.

Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, known online as “Miski,” reportedly convinced young American recruits to join ISIS.

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A large amount of food sent by the U.N. to the Somali capital during last year’s famine never reached the starving people it was intended for, an Associated Press investigation has found. SEE ALSO: Southern Miss Apologizes For “Green Card” Chant Strip Club Donation To Lennox Little League: $1,200 To Let The […]

DHOBLEY, Somalia — Adan Abdi worries that the students in his class show too little interest in education. That might be a common complaint among teachers, but Abdi’s concerns go further: His students are interested in playing war. SEE ALSO: Obama Caves To Israel Documents Uncovered For Harvard’s First Black Graduate Abdi is a teacher […]

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali and African Union soldiers captured a key area on the outskirts of Mogadishu from the insurgency on Friday, residents said. AU soldiers used heavy weaponry, including anti-aircraft guns and tanks, to drive the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militia out of the village of Maslah during a battle that lasted several hours, they said. […]

Rapper 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has visited the war torn country of Somalia in support of the World Food Program. Somalia has dealt with civil war as well as famine and piracy in recent years. // 50 Cent joins other celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, U2’s Bono and fellow rapper Jay-Z in making […]

WASHINGTON— A U.S. official says the Navy SEAL team that rescued two hostages in Somalia was the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden. SEAL Team Six parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness Wednesday and rescued an American woman and a Danish man from an outdoor camp where they were being held by Somali […]

PARIS (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says that two of its employees in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital – a Belgian and an Indonesian – have been killed in gunfire that occurred in one of its offices. The aid group said Friday that the exact circumstances of the gunfire a day earlier is not immediately clear. However, […]

NAIROBI, Kenya– As Minhaj Gedi Farah lay silently on a hospital bed three months ago, even his mother had given up hope that the skeletal Somali baby would live. Weeks of intensive feeding, though, have transformed him into a chubby-cheeked boy who crawls. The is one of several stories highlighted Wednesday in an annual New […]

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Kenyan tanks, artillery and hundreds of fighters are moving through militant territory in Somalia, residents said Monday. Fighter jets and helicopters have been flying overhead since Kenyan forces moved en masse into Somalia on Sunday. The invasion came one day after Kenyan defense officials said the country has the right to defend […]