In 2017, number of displaced in the country reached unprecedented levels. | UN photo.

UN Attempts to Mobilize $1.6 Billion to Protect 5.4 Million Somalis From Drought

Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 08:34:37

NAIROBI — United Nations office in Somalia called for $1.6 billion needed for the implementation of humanitarian action plan targeting 5.4 million people in the country, last week.

Minister of Finance for the Federal Government, Abdirahman Beileh welcomes the important contributions that Germany will bring to the agenda.

Germany Contributes EUR 25.6 Million Towards Urban Resilience in Somalia

Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 08:22:38

MOGADISHU —The German Government announced its commitment of EUR 23.4 million to support infrastructure work in Somalia.

Although the US has drastically increased airstrikes in Somalia, it those carried out by is regional allies that appear to be most lethal for civilians.|Photo Alamy.

Somalia Citizens Count Cost of Surge in US Airstrikes Under Trump

Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 11:06:28

Dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in Somalia as US-led airstrikes against Islamist militants increase to unprecedented levels, a Guardian investigation has found, raising fears that Washington's actions could bolster support for extremists.

Somalia Marks 45th Anniversary of Somali Press Day.

Somalia Marks 45th Anniversary of Somali Press Day

Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 10:25:14

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Somalia has commemorated the 45th anniversary of the Somali Media Day, the day the first national newspaper "Xiddigta October" currently known as Dalka Newspaper first printed in Somali language for the first time in 1973.

Five journalists were killed in Somalia in 2017, the latest one is Mohamed Ibrahim Gaabow.

Somalia: Journalists Seek Government Protection in Very Dangerous Environment

Monday January 22, 2018 - 12:50:17

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) on Sunday released 2017 Annual Report "The Endless Violation Against Journalists and Media Workers" in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Facing an uncertain future.| Courtesy Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via Reuters.

How Trump's Immigration Policies are Upending Somali Lives in the US

Monday January 22, 2018 - 12:13:37

NAIROBI — Maruf Sharif was shackled in the plane, which was flying him over the Atlantic Ocean to a country he hadn't seen for almost three decades.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, shakes hands with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. | MENA Photo.

Ethiopia Leader Rejects Egypt's Call for World Bank Arbitration in Dam Dispute

Monday January 22, 2018 - 08:23:23

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration in a dispute over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile.

Mogadishu Mayor Thabit Abdi Mohamed who was fired on Saturday night.

Somali President Fires Mayor of Mogadishu

Sunday January 21, 2018 - 23:01:36

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Mogadishu Mayor Thabit Abdi Mohamed has been relieved of his duties barely hours after representatives across Mogadishu voted for him to stay the office for the next two years.

Somali forces during a past operation in Jowhar  in Middle Shabelle region.

US-backed Somalia Commandos Kill 4 al-Shabab Extremists During Raid

Sunday January 21, 2018 - 09:22:50

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali and U.S. commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing dozens of child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official said Friday.

The demolitions on private land were unannounced, they said, and pleas by the community – largely women and children – for time to collect their belongings and go safely were not granted.

Somalia to Probe Illegal Evictions of Displaced Families

Sunday January 21, 2018 - 09:07:22

NAIROBI — The Somali government responded to widespread criticism by aid agencies on Wednesday, promising to investigate reports that thousands of families fleeing drought and conflict were forcefully evicted from more than 20 informal camps.

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How Trump's Immigration Policies are Upending Somali Lives in the US

NAIROBI — Maruf Sharif was shackled in the plane, which was flying him over the Atlantic Ocean to a country he hadn't seen for almost three decades.

Human or Financial Cost of the War in Somalia

NAIROBI — We may never know the human or financial cost of the war in Somalia. The Kenyan government, which at the end of 2011 placed its soldiers under the African Union Mission to Somalia (Amisom), has never made public the number of its troops killed or amount of money it has spent on the war.

If Somalia is Too Dangerous for Travel, Why not for Deportation?

MINNESOTA — One of the countries President Trump presumably had in mind when he disparaged Africa is Somalia, a country that he has included in several iterations of his travel ban. Now his government is stepping up deportations to Somalia, even though Trump's own State Department says it's unsafe to travel there.

Why Grassroot Reconciliation Can Speed up Rebuilding of Somalia

I was at a restaurant in Mogadishu in 2014 when a man approached me and unexpectedly confessed to having been part of the gang that attacked my home in Mogadishu in 1992 in which my 18-month-old daughter, Yasmin, was brutally killed.

Somalia Eager to Recapture Former Glory as Tourism Destination

MOGADISHU — Once, in the 1960s and 70s, it was known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean." That was before decades of armed conflict and instability drove visitors away from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, leaving a once-thriving tourism a distant memory.

Half as Many Migrants Landed in Europe in 2017 as 2016: IOM

GENEVA — Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italy.

How Iran's President Rouhani Can Turn Crisis into Opportunity

Manifold reasons lie behind Iran's ongoing protests, but the immediate trigger appears to be widespread disgruntlement over the country's economic performance, especially cuts in President Hassan Rouhani's new budget.

Why Africa's Young People are the Real Winners at the Confederation of African Football Awards

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UN Secretary-general Sends Alert For The World on 1 January 2018

Message from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres - An Alert For The World, 1 January 2018

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