Suicide Bomber Kills 54 in Yemen Attack: Health Ministry

Monday August 29, 2016 - 15:53:11

A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city.

Somali Ambassador To Bahrain Presents Credentials To Foreign Affairs Minister

Monday August 29, 2016 - 15:25:03

Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Khalifa recently met with Taher Gelle, and the two discussed the positive relationship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Kenyan Muslim Cleric Killed by Explosive Devices Near Somali Border

Monday August 29, 2016 - 15:19:28

MOMBASA- A Muslim cleric died on Saturday evening after his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Kenyan coastal county of Lamu, near the border with Somalia, police said.

Former Envoy of Somalia to Kenya Ambassador Mohamed Ali Nur with students in the Central Somalia town of Jowhar in August last year during his "Peace Journey"

Tight Race Expected in Upcoming Somalia Presidential Polls

Monday August 29, 2016 - 09:04:42

The upcoming presidential poll in neigbouring Somalia next month promises to be a tight and competitive affair as candidates jostle to unseat the current President Mohammud Hassan Sheikh from power.

Failed suicide bomber arrested in Mogadishu during Banadir beach restaurant attack. | file

At Somali Hospital, Alcohol Smell Overshadows Failed Bomber's Blood Stench

Sunday August 28, 2016 - 10:19:32

MOGADISHU- The strong alcohol smell consumes a hospital ward in the Somali capital where a suicide car bomber captured after he prematurely detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near Mogadishu beach is being treated, masking the bloody odor his boodied head.

Somali refugees board a plane to return to Mogadishu from Dadaab camp in Kenya. © UNHCR

Shame and Inhumane: Families in Dadaab Refugee Returning Because of Fear Not Willingly

Saturday August 27, 2016 - 09:10:00

NAIROBI- Somali refugees at the Dadaab camp are being pressured and threatened to leave the country, a UN Refugee agency official has said.

Chairperson of Federal Electoral process Omar Dhagey.

Somalia's Electoral Body Says Process Remains On Course

Friday August 26, 2016 - 18:17:30

MOGADISHU- The 2016 electoral process will be held on time, according to the chairperson of the Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT) Omar Mohamed Abdulle who addressed a press conference in the Somali capital today.

A car bomb exploded outside the Banadir Beach Club in the Lido area and gunmen then stormed the building.

U.S. Strongly Condemns Attack on Liido Beach Restaurant

Friday August 26, 2016 - 17:59:28

NAIROBI- The United States strongly condemns the senseless and brutal attack on the Banadir Beach Restaurant at Lido Beach in Mogadishu.

In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 file photo, Somali refugees walk through an area housing new arrivals, on the outskirts of Hagadera Camp outside Dadaab

UN: Somali Refugees Leaving Kenya Due to Threats, Pressure

Friday August 26, 2016 - 08:41:44

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says Somali refugees in Kenya are leaving the country due to threats and pressure from security officials.

A car bomb exploded outside the Banadir Beach Club in the Lido area and gunmen then stormed the building.

Somalia Attack: 7 Killed After Gunmen Stormed Beach Restaurant in Mogadishu

Friday August 26, 2016 - 08:22:38

MOGADISHU- At least seven people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a seaside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu.


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Shame and Inhumane: Families in Dadaab Refugee Returning Because of Fear Not Willingly

NAIROBI- Somali refugees at the Dadaab camp are being pressured and threatened to leave the country, a UN Refugee agency official has said.

South Sudan's Suspected Rapists Must Be Brought to Justice

Priyanka Motaparthy Researcher at Human Rights Watch @priyanica

These Young Somalis Are Creating Their Own Traditions In The Midwest

by Alex Potter freelance photographer and writer.

Mogadishu Book Fair Exposed the 'Other' Side of Mogadishu

In a city rising from the ashes of a brutal civil war, the Mogadishu Book Fair - August 17 – 20, 2016 - exposed the 'other' side of Mogadishu. The Fair brought together authors, poets, academics, playwrights, motivational speakers and literary scholars from across the Somali region and all around the world.

Ethiopia's Next Great National Task

By Tom Malinowski U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Gen. Mohamed Ali Samatar- A history of Survival And Firsts Through The Storms

General Mohamed Ali Samatar, Somalia's first and only vice president bowed out Friday at the age of 81 in Virginia, US after a checkered career spanning a half a century which culminated into ascension to number two position in the land and senior most military man-Lieutenant General, a fete no other military officer has attained in Somalia's history.

Somalia's Milestone Electoral Process Requires U.S. Scrutiny

By Joshua Meservey __________________________________________ The East African country of Somalia is approaching a milestone in its efforts to emerge from more than two decades of conflict. It is in the midst of an electoral process that will culminate in October with members of the Somali parliament electing a president, the country's first electoral process since the United States recognized the Federal Republic of Somalia in January 2013. The current process will be a useful measure of how effective strong U.S. support for the government has been. U.S. policymakers should follow events closely to determine if the process represents progress; push all parties to conduct the process in a manner that establishes the primacy of rule of law and contributes to building the systems and institutions necessary for stability and peaceful transfers of power; and increase U.S. ability to monitor its investment in Somalia.

Somalia: A 'Date' Under a Tree, Where Farmers Talk Water Woes

GAROWE- Famers, both men and women, sit under the shade of an acacia tree in Jibagale, 20 kilometres outside Garowe town. The topic of the meeting is dates: a tasty and profitable fruit enjoyed throughout Somalia.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Assents To Human Rights Bill

MOGADISHU- President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Sunday signed into law the Human Rights Commission bill, which effectively opens the avenue for the creation of the Human Rights Commission in Somalia.

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