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20 years After ‘Black Hawk Down,’ US Military Back In Somalia

AFRICANGLOBE - The US military has sent a small number of “uniformed trainers and advisers” to Somalia for the first time since 1993, when two US helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans were killed during the “Black Hawk Down” mission. A small cell of less than two-dozen US military personnel has been stationed in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, since last fall in an effort to advise and coordinate with African troops fighting Al-Shabab, a terrorist militia with ties to Al-Qaeda, three US military officials told The Washington Post.

Turkey’s Moves in Somalia Unnerve al-Shabaab

The al-Qaeda-linked group has long opposed the Turkish presence in Somalia. Denouncing Turkey's involvement as a cover for Western invaders, al-Shabaab posted a message on Twitter to justify a recent attack on Turkey's embassy in Somalia, stating.

Iranian Companies Are Taking Over Mogadishu Port

AFRICANGLOBE - As the UN, US, EU sanctions continue to bite the Iranian government; its subsidiary companies are now playing the smart role to explore in new business opportunities in Africa. These companies are mainly operating in the Middle East.

Somalia: Mogadishu Rebuilds Despite Uncertain Peace

AFRICANGLOBE - Here in Mogadishu, Somalia's shattered capital, a sustained period of relative calm holds, allowing the city's buildings to come back to life, thanks to a massive reconstruction effort. Labourers gather at dawn, hauling pails of stone and work tools, leaving only when the sun sets.

Ugandan Contigent of Amison Overruns Al-Shabaab Hideout

The Uganda contingent of the African Union forces in Somalia has raided an al-Shabaab hideout in the thickets of Albao, 20km north-west of Mogadishu,...

Mogadishu After Al-Shabab

After the Al-Shabab terorists were driven out of Mogadishu, the hope was that the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) would fill the vacuum, but doubts are emerging...

Luxury Dining on Somali Beach as Market Matures

Beachfront dining, fresh lobster, and a foreign clientele: Somalia's restaurant scene is quickly changing for the better. Somali businessman Ahmed Jama recently returned to Somalia from London to...

African Union Troops Crush Al Shabaab in Afgoye

African Union and Somali government troops secured an aid corridor between Mogadishu and a former rebel stronghold close to the capital, the AU said,...

Normalcy Returns to Mogadishu

It is Friday morning in Mogadishu and Lido beach presents a scene reminiscent of seaside towns around the world. At the top of the...

African Migrants in Libya Migrants Facing Harsh Conditions

In one of the many rooms where detainees are held at Ganfouda detention centre in Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, Suleiman Mansour*, a young...

Slow But Steady Steps to Recovery for Somalia’s Capital

Surveying Somalia's war-torn and dangerous capital from his office, the commander of the African Union force here Fred Mugisha is optimistic: "98 percent of Mogadishu is free." Assessments are relative. That day a double explosion hit the city: hand grenades were hurled close to UN offices, and another blast killed at least six people near a camp for the thousands displaced by drought and famine.

Islamic Terrorists Al-Shabab Kills Seventy Somalians in Massive Terror Attack

The Al-Shabab terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a truck-bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed as many as 70 people. The Islamist rebels also launched attacks in towns in the west and south of the country.

Muslim Terrorists Declares New War Against Somali Govt

The Al shabaab terrorist movement, which has already asserted its allegiance to Al Qaeda, on Saturday declared new war against the internationally backed transitional federal government of Somalia.

National Consultative Conference Opens in Mogadishu

A UN and AU-backed national conference opened in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, with keynote speeches delivered by TFG President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farol according to reports.

AU Troops Delivers Food and Supplies To IDP Camps in Mogadishu

The African Union Mission in Somalia has on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day handed over food and supplies to local officials for distribution to internally displaced persons in the famine-stricken Somali capital.

The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia

Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to an investigation in Mogadishu, by Jeremy Scahill. Nestled in a back corner of Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport is a sprawling walled compound run by the Central Intelligence Agency.