Journalist Omar Said Mohamed |file photo

Somalia: EU Condemns Attack on Journalist, Expects Full Inquiry Into Claims of Tender Malpractices

Thursday December 08, 2016 - 14:52:45

NAIROBI- – The Delegation of the European Union is aware of media reports alleging that a Somali journalist was beaten up and intimidated for questioning alleged tender malpractices in an EU funded road project in the Puntland State of Somalia.

Somalia child soldiers. |photo file Getty Images

AU Says To Join Hands With Somalia Government To End Child Soldiers

Thursday December 08, 2016 - 14:40:17

NAIROBI- The African Union Mission in Somalia and the Federal Government of Somalia have resolved to work together to tackle the use of child soldiers in the country .

Fighting Near North Somalia Port Town Displaces 25,700: UN

Thursday December 08, 2016 - 14:30:37

MOGADISHU-- Heavy fighting between pro-Islamic State (IS) militants and Somalia's Puntland state forces for the control of the port town of Qandala has displaced 25, 700 people since late October, a UN body said Wednesday.

Khadija Muuse, 70, is among tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by drought. The men in her family have all left for towns and cities in search of work, leaving her and other women and children behind. Rabaable village, near Garowe, Puntland. |UNICEF

Somalia: In A Time of Drought, Families Forced To Separate To Survive

Thursday December 08, 2016 - 10:02:04

Drought is deepening in the most affected northern areas of Puntland and Somaliland, and has spilled over into the southern and central regions. The Federal Government has appealed to Somalis and the international community for support for communities stricken by four years of drought.--------- Article By KUN LI, Communications Officer, Unicef Somalia.

Malyuum Osman, 29, breastfeeds her one-day-old newborn, Mohamed, at the Mother and Child Health Clinic in the 100 Bush displacement camp.|Unicef

The Baby in A Plastic Bag: Surviving in Somalia

Thursday December 08, 2016 - 09:49:53

Fifteen-day-old Faadumo lies quietly with her big, dark eyes wide open. Her tiny head and dainty fists rest on a nest of blankets, starting with a black shawl. A second one adorned with white dots is layered on top. She is then tucked in a bigger, thicker blanket in a maroon and cream color. In between these wrappings is one more layer that is smooth, reflective and uncharacteristically thin for a blanket. It is a black plastic shopping bag.

Washington Cab Driver Threatens First Somali-US Lawmaker Ilhan Omar, Calls Her 'Isis'

Thursday December 08, 2016 - 09:33:02

WASHINGTON- lhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman lawmaker, on Wednesday (7 December) said that she was verbally attacked for being a Muslim by a cab drive in Washington DC on Tuesday.

Uganda Sends 2,745 Troops To Somalia

Thursday December 08, 2016 - 07:21:50

KAMPALA- The Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) has commissioned 2,745 new soldiers to Somalia to replace an equal number of fighters who have been recalled from the battlefield after serving for one year.

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Blind Student Dreams of Becoming Somalia's President

Wednesday December 07, 2016 - 19:48:13

MOGADISHU- As Abas Mohamud Hussein goes to school in the capital of Mogadishu, he dreams of one day becoming the president of Somalia. But Abas is not like most other students his age. He's blind.

Somali Forces Retake Qandala Port Town from Militants Loyal To Islamic State

Wednesday December 07, 2016 - 17:58:58

QANDALA- Soldiers loyal to Somalia's government retook control of a port town on Wednesday from insurgents who had declared allegiance to Islamic State, officials there said.

Journalist Omar Said Mohamed |file photo

Somalia: Journalist Investigates Corruption Allegation on EU-funded Project, Now His Life is in Danger

Wednesday December 07, 2016 - 12:42:25

GAROWE- On Wednesday, the Media Association of Puntland (MAP) has joined other media watchdogs and press freedom activists to condemn the threatening and beating of a renowned journalist in Puntland in Somalia's Northeastern region after the journalist investigated and filed a story on alleged corruption involving in a European Union funded road construction project between Garowe and Galkacyo towns.

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Drought is deepening in the most affected northern areas of Puntland and Somaliland, and has spilled over into the southern and central regions. The Federal Government has appealed to Somalis and the international community for support for communities stricken by four years of drought.--------- Article By KUN LI, Communications Officer, Unicef Somalia. Read More »

The Baby in A Plastic Bag: Surviving in Somalia

Fifteen-day-old Faadumo lies quietly with her big, dark eyes wide open. Her tiny head and dainty fists rest on a nest of blankets, starting with a black shawl. A second one adorned with white dots is layered on top. She is then tucked in a bigger, thicker blanket in a maroon and cream color. In between these wrappings is one more layer that is smooth, reflective and uncharacteristically thin for a blanket. It is a black plastic shopping bag.

Blind Student Dreams of Becoming Somalia's President

MOGADISHU- As Abas Mohamud Hussein goes to school in the capital of Mogadishu, he dreams of one day becoming the president of Somalia. But Abas is not like most other students his age. He's blind.

Somalia: Journalist Investigates Corruption Allegation on EU-funded Project, Now His Life is in Danger

GAROWE- On Wednesday, the Media Association of Puntland (MAP) has joined other media watchdogs and press freedom activists to condemn the threatening and beating of a renowned journalist in Puntland in Somalia's Northeastern region after the journalist investigated and filed a story on alleged corruption involving in a European Union funded road construction project between Garowe and Galkacyo towns.

Somalia: End Violence Against Girls

MOGADISHU- Batula is a traditional birth attendant and has been working for the past 25 years. Because of her reputation and medical skills, many families take girls to her and ask let her to carry out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on them. FGM is a deep-rooted cultural practice in Somalia with virtually every Somali girl and woman (98 per cent) having undergone it.

University Students Exchange Views on Somalia's 2016 Electoral Process

MOGADISHU- A group of second-year students is listening closely to the retired police general Jama Mohamed Ghalib as he delivers an hour-long lecture on Somalia's turbulent political history in a classroom at Simad University.

Review: 'The Mayor of Mogadishu,' by Andrew Harding

BBC foreign correspondent Andrew Harding's book "The Mayor of Mogadishu" opens with an arresting scene: An attack by the militant group Al-Shabab is underway at a mosque in the Somali capital's government compound. Worshipers are jostling toward the exit. Only one man still kneels in prayer, apparently oblivious to the mayhem unfolding around him.

Melbourne: The Success Story of One Somali Immigrant Woman in Australia

MELBOURNE- SHARIFA Abiikar never planned to open a cafe.

In Somalia, Better Education Alone Is Not Enough To Challenge Extremism

Better education and vocational training are not enough to steer young people in Somalia away from radical and violent groups such as al-Shabab. Instead they must be combined with opportunities to take part in community and civic projects in order to reduce violence, a new report has found.

UN: Already Overstretched, Aid Agencies in Somalia Need More Resources To Tackle Severe Drought

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, appealed today for an urgent scale-up in humanitarian assistance, with relief agencies already overstretched as the country faces severe drought conditions, including food and water shortages.

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