Deko Ibrahim Abdille and her daughter Fatuma visit a health clinic at the Kakuma refugee camp. | Reuters photo.

Kakuma Refugee Camp: Hope of New Life in U.S. Fades and Suicide Rate Rises

Monday April 09, 2018 - 18:40:29

KAKUMA, Kenya — Knives. Wire. Battery acid. Rat poison. Rope.

Freight is being offloaded from a plane at Mogadishu airport, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug. 8, 2011.

Somalia Seizes Nearly $10M From UAE Plane in Mogadishu

Monday April 09, 2018 - 14:49:16

MOGADISHU — Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

speaker of Somalia's parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari.

Somalia Parliament Speaker Quits Ahead of Motion Against Him: Lawmaker

Monday April 09, 2018 - 14:45:47

MOGADISHU — The speaker of Somalia's parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, has resigned ahead of a confidence motion against him, a lawmaker said, ending weeks of political tension.

This is Mareeya, a small village in Nugaal region, strategically postured to the azure of the Indian Ocean waters. But no tourists visit here.

PHOTOS: The Beauty of Somalia

Saturday April 07, 2018 - 11:10:12

By Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

U.S President Donald Trump has signed an executive order extending a national emergency declaration for Somalia.

US. Extends Emergency Declaration Over Somalia Piracy, Terrorism

Thursday April 05, 2018 - 12:43:45

WASHINGTON — U.S President Donald Trump has signed an executive order extending a national emergency declaration for Somalia, which had been slated to expire in May, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia FMs meet over Nile dam impasse.

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia FMs Meet over Nile Dam Impasse

Thursday April 05, 2018 - 12:39:46

CAIRO — Egyptian Foreign Minister has arrived in Sudan for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile.

In this April 1, 2018 photo, a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Berbera, run by DP World, which is majority-owned by the Dubai government in the UAE, in Berbera, Somaliland, Somalia. The breakaway northern region of Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago, but despite having its own currency, parliament and military the predominantly Muslim country hasn't been recognized by any foreign government. President Muse Bihi Abdi is hoping to change that by aligning his country's interests with energy-rich Gulf Arab states eager to expand their military footprint in the Horn of Africa. (AP Photo/Malak Harb)

Interview: Somaliland President Defends UAE Military Deal

Thursday April 05, 2018 - 12:32:11

HERGEISA — Somalia's breakaway northern region of Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago, but despite having its own currency, parliament and military the predominantly Muslim country hasn't been recognized by any foreign government.

US Army Says Its Airstrike Kills 5 Militants in Central Somalia

Monday April 02, 2018 - 21:55:54

MOGADISHU — The U.S. military has announced Sunday that it launched an airstrike that killed five extremist militants in central Somalia.

Abiy Ahmed, newly elected prime minister of Ethiopia, addresses the house of parliament in Addis Ababa, after his swearing-in ceremony on April 2, 2018. (AFP)

Ethiopia Swears in Abiy Ahmed as New PM Amid Hopes for Peace

Monday April 02, 2018 - 15:49:12

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, apologised to people harmed in recent political unrest and reached out both to the political opposition and longtime rival Eritrea at his swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has formally recognised climate change as a destabilising factor in Somalia.

UNSC Makes 'Historic' Warning on Climate Threat to Somalia

Monday April 02, 2018 - 09:17:48

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has formally recognised climate change as a destabilising factor in Somalia.

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Somalia Seizes Nearly $10M From UAE Plane in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

PHOTOS: The Beauty of Somalia

By Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

Interview: Somaliland President Defends UAE Military Deal

HERGEISA — Somalia's breakaway northern region of Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago, but despite having its own currency, parliament and military the predominantly Muslim country hasn't been recognized by any foreign government.

UNSC Makes 'Historic' Warning on Climate Threat to Somalia

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has formally recognised climate change as a destabilising factor in Somalia.

Somalia's National Communications Authority Takes Full Control of ccTLD DotSO

MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — Somalia's National Communications Authority (NCA) took full control of the country-code top-level domain (dotSO) from the Somali National Information Center (SONIC) and Cloudy Registry who ran the operations and the management of the Domain Registry.

Huge Measles Campaign in Drought-hit Somalia Aims to Protect Children

MOGADISHU – A nationwide campaign continues in Somalia to protect millions of children against the potentially deadly effects of measles.

African Women Take the Lead to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) & Early Child Marriage (ECM) in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal (Somaliupdate Online) — African women take the lead to end female genital mutilation and early child marriage in Africa through the strategic launch of THE BIG SISTER MOVEMENT.

Interview: How Security Forces in Somalia Fail to Protect Children

Over the last decade the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has recruited, often forcibly, thousands of Somali children – under age 18, using many as fighters on the front line. Over the last two years, Somali security forces have arrested suspected Al-Shabab sympathizers – including children. Senior Africa researcher Laetitia Bader spoke to Audrey Wabwire about what happens to these boys in detention, and why protecting their rights has proven elusive.

Turkey's Foray into Somalia is a Huge Success, But There are Risks

Turkey's engagement with Somalia is striking for its brevity and ostensible success. Turkey has been involved in Somalia since just 2011, yet Ankara can point to a string of reported accomplishments and an arguably outsized presence in an often violent country regularly described as a failed state.

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