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Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia is a sovereign country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland. Its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. Hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirusFather of Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported.
Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab says sets up COVID-19 treatment centreSomalia's Islamist group al Shabaab said on Friday they had set up a COVID-19 treatment centre in the country, and said the disease posed a grave threat, citing international health authorities.
Battling Somalia's epidemic, a grieving British doctor finds peaceBritish doctor Jihan Mohamud travelled to Somalia for the first time last year to bury her father in the land of his birth.
Somali minibus hits roadside bomb, six killedAt least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.
Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workersSomalia will set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month, the head of Hirshabelle state told Reuters on Friday, as the United Nations..
Seven health workers, civilian killed in Somali village: aid groupSeven health workers and a civilian were killed in village north of the Somali capital after being abducted by masked men in military uniforms on Wednesday, a director of a local aid group said on..
Suicide bombing in Somalia kills governor, three others in Puntland: policeThe governor of Mudug, a region in Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland, was killed with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing on Sunday that was claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab,..
Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirusKenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country's borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta bans movement to Tanzania and Somalia over COVID-19Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday ordered a cessation of movement between the country and neighbouring Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Somalia's coronavirus khat bans leaves chewers in a stewSomalia's government curbs the use of khat after raising concern that it could help spread Covid-19.
Italian aid worker kidnapped in Kenya in 2018 returns homeSilvia Romano, 25, was freed on Saturday in Somalia, in an operation by Italy's secret services.
Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by East Africa floodsFlooding washed away roads, bridges and a hospital in Uganda and an entire small town in Somalia as torrential rain across East Africa compounded problems for governments struggling to respond to the..
Pentagon report says 130 civilians killed in 2019, lower than watchdog estimatesU.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia last year, according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday, though the..
Yemen's Houthis report first coronavirus case with death in Sanaa hotelAuthorities in Houthi-held north Yemen confirmed their first case of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, a Somali national found dead in a Sanaa hotel, while the government in the south of the war-torn..
Kenya urges Somalia to speedily investigate fatal plane crashKenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down.
Six dead as plane carrying coronavirus aid crashes in SomaliaA plane carrying aid supplies for use in the fight against the coronavirus crashed in Somalia on Monday, killing all six people on board, the Somali transport minister said.
Plane carrying aid crashes in southern Somalia: security officialA plane carrying aid supplies crashed in Somalia's southern Bay region on Monday, killing seven people on board, a security official said.
U.S. acknowledges killing two civilians in 2019 Somalia air strikeThe United States said on Monday it had killed two civilians and injured three in an air strike in Somalia early last year, in a rare acknowledgement of civilian casualties from U.S. Africa Command..
US reports deaths of civilians in Somali air strikeAn operation that killed two al-Shabab militants also killed two civilians and injured three more.
Coronavirus: Somali diaspora sends home stories of woeBritish-Somalis have been badly hit in both economic and human terms.
Hudeidi: The Somali 'king of oud' who was felled by coronavirusSomali musician Ahmed Ismail Hussein Hudeidi died in London from coronavirus at the age of 91.
Somalia records first death from coronavirus, says health ministerSomalia has registered its first death from coronavirus, the Horn of Africa country said on Wednesday.
Coronavirus: Fighting al-Shabab propaganda in SomaliaMuslim clerics in Somalia are moving to the front-line of the battle against coronavirus.
Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, girds for war with coronavirusSomali doctor Abdirizak Yusuf Ahmed has escaped an execution, battled deadly diseases and treated war victims. Now - at 35 years old - he's been tapped to lead his nation's response to the..
U.S. air strikes killed civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International saysU.S. air strikes in Somalia killed two civilians and injured three in February, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday, in a statement that raised questions over U.S...
Somalis allege U.S. air strike killed six civilians; Africa Command investigatingA U.S. air strike aimed at Somali Islamist militants killed six civilians instead, a lawmaker and relative of one victim said on Wednesday, raising further questions about the extent of civilian..
Senior figure in Somalia's al Shabaab killed in air strike: state mediaA senior commander in Somalia's al Shabaab group with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month, according to Somalia state media, a blow to the militants'..
Al-Shabab's Bashir Mohamed Qorgab 'killed in air strike in Somalia'The US military was hunting for the jihadist, but it has not yet commented on reports of his death.
Somali forces, supposed to unite against Islamists, fight each otherFighting erupted in south Somalia on Monday between the national army and regional forces, amid deepening divisions that help Islamist insurgents and may exacerbate regional frictions.
Diaspora has big role as Somalia rebuilds economy, global ties: finance ministerSomalia's 2-million strong diaspora has a huge role to play as the Horn of Africa country rebuilds its economy and resets ties with major international institutions after three decades as a "failed..
Clashes break out in Somalia, slowing fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgentsSomali troops clashed with a regional militia on Friday in one of the most serious outbreaks of fighting yet over political rivalries that Washington says are slowing the war against al Qaeda-linked..
Somali military, militia clash as fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents slowsSomali government troops clashed with a regional militia on Friday, residents said, in one of the most serious outbreaks of fighting yet over political rivalries that Washington says are slowing the..
U.S. military says killed militant leader behind attack in Kenya that killed AmericansA U.S. air strike over the weekend in Somalia killed an Islamist militant who helped plan last month's attack on a military base in Kenya in which three Americans died, the U.S. military said on..
Somalia telecoms employee killed by U.S. air strike -companyA U.S. air strike in a town held by Somali Islamist insurgents killed a telecommunications worker, his employer said on Tuesday, as the U.S. military's Africa Command said it was investigating the..
U.S. air strike in Somalia killed militant behind January attack on base in Kenya: AFRICOMA U.S. air strike over the weekend in Somalia killed an Islamist militant who helped plan last month's attack on a military base in Kenya in which three Americans died, the U.S. military said on..
Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base, say officialsIslamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the insurgents' ability to..
Gunmen kill TV journalist in Somalia, say policeGunmen killed a TV and radio journalist in Somalia's Afgooye district on Sunday, police said.
Locust invasion: UN warns of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and SomaliaThe infestation devouring tonnes of crops in the region could create a food crisis, the UN says.
In further bid to silence media, Somalia harassing journalists online: AmnestyAmnesty International has accused Somalia's government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook's standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and..
Somalia declares emergency over locust swarmsParts of east Africa see the largest invasion of the insects in 25 years, threatening food supplies.
Nine injured in Somali bombing flown to Turkey for treatmentNine people injured in a bomb attack on Saturday in Somalia, including three Turkish nationals, were being flown to Turkey on Tuesday for medical treatment, Turkey's ambassador to Mogadishu said.
Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas: NTVTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported.
Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capitalSomali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
Car bomb targeting Turkish contractors explodes in town outside Somali capital: policeA car bomb targeting group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye northwest of the Somali capital, police said.
Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack near Kenya's Somalia border: policeThree teachers were killed near Kenya's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants early on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of assaults by the..
Three teachers killed near Kenya's Somalia border in a suspected militant attack: policeThree teachers were killed in Kenya near the country's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest..
Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed threeIslamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities..
Somalia bomb attack wounds 11A bomb exploded at a busy junction in Mogadishu on Wednesday, wounding at least 11 people, the head of the rescue service in the Somali capital said.
Loud explosion heard in Somalia's Mogadishu at a busy junctionA loud explosion went off in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday at a busy junction near buildings which house several government offices, witnesses said.
Four Kenyan school children killed in al Shabaab attack on telecom mastFour Kenyan school children were killed in a gunfight on Tuesday between police and al Shabaab militants from Somalia who attacked a telecommunications mast in the third such deadly incident in Kenya..