photo showing the scene of where the two MP's vehicles hit at Maka al-Mukarama road.

Somalia: Galmudug State Lawmaker Shot Dead in Mogadishu

Wednesday November 22, 2017 - 18:57:13

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Galmudug State Assembly lawmaker Mohamed Abdi Guled has been shot and killed in Mogadishu by guards of a federal parliament member on Wednesday after the guards mistook over security threat.

Somalia: Scores Killed After Al-Shabaab Attacked SNA Camp in Qoryooley

Wednesday November 22, 2017 - 15:26:21

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Several people have been killed and dozens wounded after al-Shabaab militants launched an attack on a military base manned by Somali National Army (SNA) in Qoryooley town of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, residents and officials.

The operation occurred 200 kilometers northwest of the capital, Mogadishu.

US Strike Kills over 100 al-Shabaab Fighters in Somalia

Wednesday November 22, 2017 - 11:19:05

WASHINGTON — US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said.

Somaliland Wadani Opposition Party candidate Abdirahman Abdullahi Cirro.

Somaliland's Main Opposition Candidate Concedes Election Defeat

Wednesday November 22, 2017 - 10:42:18

HARGEISA (Somali Update Online) — Somaliland's main opposition Wadani Party's flag-bearer, Abdirahman Abdullahi Cirro has rescinded his decision to defy poll results, saying he is ready to take up his new role on opposition role.

Newly displaced mother Bisharo Ali Sidow, 27, gives water to her malnourished son Hassan Hussein Ali, at a camp in the Sahal area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, April 8, 2017.| AP photo.

Somalia: Humanitarian Situation Update

Wednesday November 22, 2017 - 09:41:57

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The unprecedented drought spanning over four consecutive poor rainy seasons has severely aggravated the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and needs are on the rise due to limited rain, displacement, lack of access to basic services and continuing conflict.

A painting of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at the Zanu pf offices in Mbare, Harare, Monday, Nov, 20, 2017. | AP photo.

Robert Mugabe Resigns Ending 37 Years of Rule in Zimbabwe (PHOTOS)

Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 23:21:52

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough.

Muse Bihi Abdi, a veteran former military pilot has won Somaliland presidential election.

PROFILE: Muse Bihi Abdi, The New Somaliland President-elect

Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 18:30:00

HARGEISA (Somali Update Online) — Muse Bihi Abdi, a veteran former Somali military pilot has won Somaliland presidential election, the region's National Election Commission (NEC) announced on Tuesday.

Muse Bihi Abdi, a veteran former military commander has won Somaliland presidential election.

Somaliland Ruling Party Candidate Muse Bihi Wins Presidential Election

Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 17:41:11

HARGEISA (Somali Update Online) — Muse Bihi Abdi, a veteran former military pilot has won Somaliland presidential election, the region's National Election Commission (NEC) announced on Tuesday.

Fire Destroys Property Worth Thousands of Dollars in Mogadishu Market

Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 13:16:39

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — A fire broke out at Mogadishu's Suq-Liif market in the earlier hours of Tuesday, destroying property worth thousands of US dollars.

protesters took the thoroughfare of Burao town in the breakaway Somaliland to protest against higher electricity cost.

Somaliland: Hundreds Protest in Burao over High Electricity Bills

Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 12:44:40

HARGEISA (Somali Update Online) — Hundreds of protesters took the thoroughfare of Burao town in the breakaway Somaliland to protest against higher electricity cost.

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#WorldChildrensDay: Somalia to Submit Its Report on Child Rights to UN

MOGADISHU — Federal Government of Somalia joins the rest of the world in commemorating the Universal Children's Day.

AMISOM: A Decade into the Fight Against Al Shabaab in Somalia

The multinational peacekeeping force known as AMISOM has been losing the momentum in its battle against al Shabaab in Somalia, as evidenced by the massive Oct. 14th truck bomb that killed more than 350 people in the capital Mogadishu.

OPINION: Saving Somalia Through Debt Relief

Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, once asked his country's creditors a blunt question: "Must we starve our children to pay our debts?" That was in 1986, before the public campaigns and initiatives that removed much of Africa's crushing and unpayable debt burden. But Nyerere's question still hangs like a dark cloud over Somalia.

Somalia to Pay $120,000 to US Lobby Firm for Positive Relations With Trump Administration

NEW YORK — The Somalia government has retained a former US senator to lobby the Trump administration officials and members of Congress.

Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs as the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

DES MOINES, United States of America — Considered the "Nobel Prize of agriculture," the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food.

Amid Conflict, Somalia Turns to Renewable Energy for Growth (PHOTOS)

BONN, Germany – Throughout two weeks of negotiations here at the annual United Nations climate summit, the second to be held since 195 countries came together and vowed to curb climate change, the feeling of elation – Yes, we have a deal – has given way to more grounded strategizing: How do we achieve these goals? How do we pay for them?

Somalia is a Victim of Ugly Geopolitics

Somalia suffered two big terrorist bombings in October. The carnage caused by the car blasts on Oct. 28 was immense, although nowhere close to the death and destruction following the Oct. 14 attacks that killed 358 people.

High Youth Population is Somalia's Greatest Asset

The greatest asset Somalia has is its high youth population. Sociologists describe youth energy as "Fuel"; it can create a disaster if you lit fire on it. Or it drives you or produces something if placed in a car or machinery. It is how we nurture our youth that can turn them into an asset or a liability.

Tale of a Boon's Wife: How Fartumo Kusow Uses Somalia's Political Structure as a Vehicle to Examine "Otherness"

TORONTO — There are many dark, difficult moments in Fartumo Kusow's debut English-language novel, Tale of a Boon's Wife, set in the years before and after the fall of the Somali government in 1991.

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