A military vehicle of Galmudug forces destroyed  in Misdirected U.S Air Strike near Galkacyo. | courtesy photo

U.S. Accused of Killing 22 in Misdirected Somalia Air Strike

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 21:54:31

MOGADISHU- An air strike in northern Somalia left as many as 22 soldiers dead overnight, local officials said on Wednesday, and one region said the United States had been duped into attacking its troops.

VIDEO: In Somalia Warring Clans Agree To Uphold Peace in Marka

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 18:09:24

MOGADISHU- The warring sub-clans of Dir and Hawiye have agreed to come up with an action plan on reconciliation and peace building following the signing of a ceasefire agreement mid this year.

With 66% Unemployment, Mogadishu, Somalia Is The World's Most Fragile City

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 18:00:42

Earlier this year, global security expert Robert Muggah released a report that outlined the most "fragile" cities in the world— basically, cities that were flirting with economic or physical collapse.

Somalia's Capital City Mogadishu Readies For The 2016 Electoral Process

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 16:16:39

MOGADISHU- The quiet Somali capital is now a hub of electoral activity as the country readies for a more inclusive electoral process that will demonstrate its commitment to democratic reforms.

Visiting Gardafui ;ight house built by Italians in 1920s, Northeastern region of Somalia

Tourists Are Heading to Somalia to See The Ruins of A Two-decade Civil War

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 10:38:19

For a trip to the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Christian Matzenauer didn't know what to expect. After traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia he flew to the Somali city of Bosaso in January, drove along the coast to the towns of Alula and Bareeda, before finally arriving at Tohen.

Somalia's Foreign Minister Abdusalam H. Omer at UNGA | Reuters

UN Fears Manipulation As Somalia Delays Elections

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 09:25:29

NEW YORK- The United Nations has expressed disappointment over a new delay in Somalia's presidential and legislative elections, and expressed hope that the balloting will be "transparent and credible."

Journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali killed in Mogadishu.

CPJ Calls Somalia Authorities To Investigate into The Killing of Radio Journalist

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 09:21:38

Nairobi- Somali authorities should thoroughly and credibly investigate this evening's fatal shooting of radio journalist Abdiaziz Ali and swiftly bring his killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

US Airstrikes Take Out Al-Shabab Commander in Somalia

Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 09:13:59

WASHINGTON- U.S. military strikes near Kanjaron village on Monday killed four al-Shabab militants including a former commander, military sources tell VOA Somalia.

Journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali killed in Mogadishu.

Gunmen Shoot Dead Somalia Journalist in Capital: Colleague

Tuesday September 27, 2016 - 20:46:10

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A colleague says unidentified gunmen have shot dead a journalist in Somalia's capital.

Somali Protesters Urge India To Release 119 Alleged Pirates

Tuesday September 27, 2016 - 20:18:04

MOGADISHU- Somali protesters have expressed outrage over reports emerging in India that 50 out of 119 detained Somalis suspected of being pirates could face the death penalty at the end of an ongoing trial.

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Tourists Are Heading to Somalia to See The Ruins of A Two-decade Civil War

For a trip to the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Christian Matzenauer didn't know what to expect. After traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia he flew to the Somali city of Bosaso in January, drove along the coast to the towns of Alula and Bareeda, before finally arriving at Tohen.

After Four Years In A Refugee Camp, One 19-Year-Old Journeys Home To Somalia

DADAAB REFUGEE COMPLEX, Kenya — Mohamed Omar Abdille remembers the night before he left his home in Merca, Somalia, in September 2012 to begin life as a refugee.

Somali Elections: Much At Stake For Gender Representation

In May this year, Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud issued a decree legalising the presidential elections set to take place on 30 October, after the elections for the lower and upper houses of Parliament, which take place on 24 and 25 September.

ARAGTO-IFISO: Respect The 30% Quota, No Selection Without Women

Somali elders and electoral institutions must respect the 30% quota for women Parliamentarians agreed by the Somali National Leadership Forum. Ending decades of conflict in Somalia by forming a new dispensation cannot be achieved without the leadership of the country's women, says ARAGTO-IFISO today.

I Grew Up in The World's Biggest Refugee Camp – What Happens When It Closes?

In a dusty expanse of desert in eastern Kenya sits the world's largest refugee settlement, the place I call home.

Posts In Preliminary Hearing in (ICJ) International Court of Justice

"If humanitarian intervention is, indeed, acceptable assault on sovereignty without consequences, consideration and protection.

As VOA Somali Becomes NO.1 Radio in Somalia, BBC Hits Lowest

For the BBC Somali service, decades of outstanding reporting has earned for it an unrivaled reputation and credibility among the ethnic-Somali communities around the world, thanks to lack of competition and veteran journalists equipped with sufficient knowledge and experience for the Somali language and culture.

Obama: Africa Wants Trade, Not Aid

NEW YORK — While there may be conflicts, poverty and disease in Africa, President Barack Obama says the broader trajectory of the continent is unmistakable: "Africa is on the move."

Once Banned From Sports, Women And Girls Are Returning To The Basket Court to Reclaim Their Freedom

NAIROBI- Somalia has struggled to shed its perception as a failed state, riddled by conflict, terrorism and deprivation. As the country stabilizes, people from many regions are returning to a life they once knew, regaining freedoms that they lost slowly over a 20-year period.

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