Over 45,000 refugees have since returned to Kismaayo, while significant numbers have returned to Baydhabo and Mogadishu. | AA photo.

Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees

Monday December 11, 2017 - 10:20:45

MOGADISHU — Since 2014, over 73,000 Somali refugees have been repatriated from Dadaab – the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya's northeastern province.

F, 22, pregnant, prays in her tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Rape of Rohingya Sweeping, Methodical

Monday December 11, 2017 - 09:38:08

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset.

Puntland forces have been fighting militants in locations near Af Urur, about 100KM (60 miles) south of Bosasso.

Somalia: Militants Shell Puntland Military Base

Sunday December 10, 2017 - 23:39:07

MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Al-Shabaab militants on Sunday night fired motor shells on a military base in Af-Urur village in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

A Somali Airlines Boeing 707-338C at Frankfurt Airport. | Airlines.net Photo.

Somalia Plans to Revive its Flag Carrier to Attract Foreign Tourists, Investment

Sunday December 10, 2017 - 21:14:14

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali government on Sunday announced it is planning to revive the country's flag carrier to help attract investment and tourists into the war-torn nation.

Civilian Casualties Recorded in Somalia over the Course of 22 Months.

Somalia Conflict: Exacting A Terrible Toll on Civilians, Al-Shabaab Responsible for Most Civilian Casualties – UN Report

Sunday December 10, 2017 - 16:03:13

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, a UN report published on Sunday said.

Civilian Casualties Recorded in Somalia over the Course of 22 Months.

UN: 4,585 Civilian Casualties Recorded in Somalia over the Course of 22 Months (Info-graphics)

Sunday December 10, 2017 - 15:13:50

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — From 1 January 2016 to 14 October 2017, a total of 4,585 civilian casualties were recorded in Somalia, according to a United Nations reports released today.

militants were killed at the camp outside Bay region's Burhakaba town while several others escaped with injuries during the battle with the troops.

Somalia: South West Forces Kill Two Al-Shabaab Militants in Bay Region

Sunday December 10, 2017 - 09:31:09

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Southwest soldiers have killed two al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in the outskirts of Burhakaba town, officials said.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire speaks anti-corruption efforts made by the government.

Somali PM Vows to Fight Corruption as the Nation Marks Anti-Corruption Day

Saturday December 09, 2017 - 22:40:34

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire on Saturday vowed to crack down on corruption as horn of Africa nation is commemorating Anti-corruption Day.

Plane With 92 Deported Somalis Returns to U.S After Anti-Trump Protest Erupted in Mogadishu

Saturday December 09, 2017 - 21:12:55

NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — A plane carrying 92 Somali deportees have returned to United States, US immigration officials confirmed.

The signing of the agreement between the Galmudug administration and ASWJ follows talks held on the margins of the Dispute Resolution and Peacebuilding Seminar, facilitated by the FGS, Djibouti government and IGAD.

AU Envoy Applauds Galmudug, Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a Power-Sharing Deal

Saturday December 09, 2017 - 08:53:16

NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — The Special Representative of the African Union for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has hailed a power-sharing agreement signed on Wednesday, between Galmudug state and the Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a (AWSJ).

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Somalia Conflict: Exacting A Terrible Toll on Civilians, Al-Shabaab Responsible for Most Civilian Casualties – UN Report

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, a UN report published on Sunday said.

UN: 4,585 Civilian Casualties Recorded in Somalia over the Course of 22 Months (Info-graphics)

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — From 1 January 2016 to 14 October 2017, a total of 4,585 civilian casualties were recorded in Somalia, according to a United Nations reports released today.

Somalia Presents Findings on Impact of Recurrent Drought and Investment Needed to Avoid Future Crises

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — During the Somalia Partnership Forum in Mogadishu on 5th December, the Federal Government of Somalia presented findings of the Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) it has carried out in Somalia, with the support of the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union.

Can Cryptocurrencies Reduce Global Poverty?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa —  Behavioral economics guru, Richard Thaler —  this year's Nobel Prize laureate in economics— has showcased that people are economically imperfect.

We Feel Like We are Foreigners in our Own Country

MOGADISHU — We live in a country were the rights of ordinary citizens are denied, disrespected and sometimes brutally violated.

Communiqué: Somalia Partnership Forum in Mogadishu (PHOTOS)

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali leaders and international partners have wrapped up Somalia Partnership Forum in Mogadishu.

Somalia Security Conference Agrees Three Priorities for Immediate Action

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — President of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmaajo" convened the Somalia Security Conference in Mogadishu with representatives of the Federal Member States of Somalia and the Benadir Regional Administration.

Hawa Hassan: Refugee Wants Better Care for son With Muscular Dystrophy (PHOTOS)

A year after leaving a Kenyan refugee camp — the only home she's ever truly known — Hawa Hassan says life for her and her children in America hasn't been easy.

Uganda's Slow Slide into Crisis

Growing discontent threatens the dysfunctional and corrupt political system built by President Museveni, who is now manoeuvering to extend his three decades in power by raising a 75-year age limit on presidential candidates. As security, governance and economic performance deteriorates, Uganda needs urgent reforms to avoid greater instability.

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