MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somalia's Benadir Regional Court has ordered the arrest of former Director General of the Ministry of Information Abdirizak Yusuf Ali following dispute over his sacking and corruption allegations, Somaliupdate reports.
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somali Federal Parliament (the Lower House) has wrapped its function on Saturday following four months of business, the Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari said.
CAIRO (SomaliUpdate Online) Egypt's second largest bank, state-owned Banque Misr is planning to set up its first presence in Somalia, following years of conflict, the Amwal Alghad reports.
MOGADIISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — After meeting with media leaders and journalists union, Somalia Information Minister Abirahman Omar Yarisow has promised to open review into the country's Media Law which journalists described as repressive one, Somaliupdate reports.
GALKAYO (SomaliUpdate Online) — Police in central Somalia have arrested five young men for committing rape against a 15-year-old girl in Galkayo, Police officer Mohamed Nur Ali Gadar said.
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — A Member of Somalia Federal Parliament has survived a bomb blast that targeted his car in Mogadishu on Friday night, the lawmaker and district official confirmed.
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — United States military are possibly preparing intensified airstrikes in Somalia to target the militant group Al-Shabab and asked all aid workers in the country to provide their geographic coordinates, a U.S Website the Intercept reports.
HARGEISA (SomaliUpdate Online) — Rashid Bullo, a renowned songwriter veteran has died in Hargeisa on Thursday night after short illness, his family said.
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has sacked senior Logistics Commander of Somalia National Army (SNA) and replaced with a new commander amid ongoing reshuffle on the country's top security officials.
NAIROBI (SomaliUpdate Online) — The authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region must immediately halt plans to execute two boys sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February for their alleged role in the armed group Al-Shabaab's killing of three senior administration officials, The human rights group Amnesty International said today.
- Somalia: Mogadishu Court Issues Warrant of Arrest Against Former DG
- Somalia Parliament Closes for Ramadan Leave
- Egypt's Second Largest Bank to Set up Presence in Somalia
- Somalia's Draconian Media Law to Be Reviewed, Minister Says
- Somalia: Galkayo Police Arrest Five Men Who Raped 15-yr-Old Girl
- Somalia: MP Survives Bomb Blast, Blames President of Negligence
- REPORT: U.S to Intensify Airstrikes in Somalia, Warns Aid Workers
- Veteran Somali Songwriter of Indian Descent Dies in Hargeisa
- Somali Military Logistics Commander Sacked, Amid Reorganizing Security Apparatus
- Amnesty Calls Somalia's Puntland to Halt Plans to Execute Two Children
OPINION & EDITORIAL
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — United States military are possibly preparing intensified airstrikes in Somalia to target the militant group Al-Shabab and asked all aid workers in the country to provide their geographic coordinates, a U.S Website the Intercept reports. Read More »
BY MOHAMED ABDULLAHI FARMAJO, President of Federal Republic of Somalia, Antalya, Turkey
PARIS (SomaliUpdate Online) — Freedom of information in Somalia suffers from corruption, political violence, and the central government's extreme weakness, the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its world press freedom report on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS — As South Sudan's conflicts, which began in December 2013, have fragmented and expanded, the hunger crisis has deepened and widened. Over 40 per cent of the population is severely food insecure, 60 per cent higher than at this time last year. On 20 February, the UN declared that some 100,000 people are already living in famine conditions in Leer and Mayendit counties. But some 5.5 million are at risk unless urgent measures are taken to reduce conflict and enable humanitarians to deliver more aid safely.
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — More than 6.2 million Somalis are in need of urgent food aid, according to United Nations and that is more than half of the country's population on the verge of worst humanitarian disaster in the world.
BEIRUT (SomaliUpdate Online) – Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new law criminalizing spousal abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
LONDON (SomaliUpdate Online) — The Government of the United Kingdom is preparing to host a conference on Somalia, making the second such conference since 2012.
WASHINGTON DC – A high-level international meeting on sanitation should address barriers to realizing the human right to sanitation with privacy and dignity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
MOGADISHU - The national and regional level leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia held a National Consultative Forum in Mogadishu from the 15-16 of April 2017.
In 2016, Somalia was declared the most fragile state in the world – worse off than Syria.