International Partners Welcome The Successful Conclusion of State-formation Process For The New HirShabelle Administration

Thursday October 20, 2016 - 17:44:14

MOGADISHU – The United Nations, African Union Mission in Somalia, European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom welcomed the successful conclusion of the state-formation process for the newly-formed HirShabelle Administration and congratulated President Ali Abdullahi Osoble and Vice President Ali Abdullahi Hussein as they take up their heavy responsibilities.

Al Jazeera Says Journalist Hamza Mohamed And Team Detained in Somalia

Al Jazeera Says Journalist And Team Detained in Somalia

Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 20:36:16

NAIROBI- Somali security agents have detained a journalist working for pan-Arab television network Al Jazeera together with his cameraman and their driver and fixer, the Qatari channel said on Wednesday.

Newspaper Editor Freed After A Night in Jail in Mogadishu

Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 17:35:53

MOGADISHU- Mogadishu based newspaper editor, Abdi Aden Guled who was put behind bars three days ago has been released from detention centre manned by Somalia's intelligence agency.

China Donates US$2M To WFP For Somalia Aid

Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 17:32:19

MOGADISHU- The Chinese government has donated two million U.S. dollars to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its humanitarian work in Somalia, where a drought has deteriorated food security situation.

A New Dawn in Djibouti, As The First Official Football Match Played Outside Capital

Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 17:23:19

A history has been made in Djibouti after the first ever official football match was played outside the capital with the sports Complex of Ali Sabeih region hosting the 35th edition of the Djiboutian Supper Cup match.

SOMALIA: Suicide Car Bombing, Heavy Gunfire Kills 4 Police Officers

Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 20:19:39

MOGADISHU- A suicide attacker rammed a bomb-laden car into a police station in the Somali town of Afgoye on Tuesday, killing at least four police officers, and militants then stormed the area, local authorities said.

Ethiopia: Draconian Measures Will Escalate The Deepening Crisis

Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 19:59:56

Heavy-handed measures by the Ethiopian government will only escalate a deepening crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 800 protesters since protests began in November 2015, said Amnesty International today after the government issued a directive imposing wide-ranging restrictions as part of a state of emergency.

USA: 3 Suspects in Bomb Plot Against Somalis to Face Kansas Court

Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 09:46:21

KANSAS- Three men accused of plotting to target Somali immigrants in a diverse western Kansas community are to make their first federal court appearances.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn gestures during a news conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 11, 2016| REUTERS

Ethiopia Announces New Curbs As Part of State of Emergency Measures

Monday October 17, 2016 - 17:48:28

ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia imposed curbs on its opposition, travel restrictions on diplomats, and a dusk-to-dawn curfew around major projects in new measures announced on Sunday that follow the declaration of a six-month, nationwide state of emergency.

UN Says 26,000 Somali Refugees Confirm Intention To Return Home From Dadaab But Question Remains

Monday October 17, 2016 - 10:39:33

NAIROBI- The UN refugee agency said a total of 26,819 Somali refugees have confirmed their intention to voluntarily return home and are waiting to be facilitated to return to the Horn of Africa nation.


As the announced closure of the world's largest refugee camp draws closer, and thousands begin the return to war-ravaged Somalia, MSF is calling for other alternatives to be urgently considered by the Government of Kenya and the UNHCR, supported by donor countries. Read More »

Dadaab Is The Only Home I Know

This month marks 25 years since the creation of the Dadaab refugee camps in northeastern Kenya. But for so many who have called Dadaab home for so long, the future is even more uncertain, with the announcement by the Kenyan government that the camps will close soon. Hassan Sugal Takoy was born in Kismayo in Somalia in 1987. When he was five years old, he and his family fled the war and arrived at the Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab. Takoy began working with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), or MSF, in 2011, first as a translator. He is now a social worker. Here, he tells his story of fleeing war in Somalia and his reaction to the closure announcement.


University students Abdirehman Abdi and Sahro Mohamed Ibrahim first came to Kenya as refugees from Somalia in the early 1990s, and have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee complex in Garissa County in eastern Kenya. Today, they should be looking forward to a bright future, but uncertainty rules their lives as the closure of Dadaab looms ahead.

Somalia: Delayed Elections Sabotage Somalia's Democratic Dreams

For Somalia to achieve peace and democracy, state-building must be the new federal government's cornerstone policy.

Refugees Stranded in Somalia After Kenya Eviction

Kismayo, Somalia - The camp sprawls across a grey sand dune overlooking the Indian Ocean. A multitude of small shacks lashed together quickly by hand using whatever could be found: crumpled sheet-metal, acacia branches and cardboard. Children play in heaps of rubbish.

Somalia: Suggestions for Credible Electoral Process for the Upper House

Besides the worsening humanitarian situation in which about 4.7 million people including more than 300,000 malnourished children below age 5 are in urgent need of food assistance, the international community is extremely uneasy about the 2016 electoral process for the Upper House and House of the People of the federal parliament invested with the responsibility of electing the President of Somalia. The talk over the electoral process has intensely dominated the political agenda of Somalia in the last 2 years with unsatisfactory progress.

Kenya Likely To Lose Maritime Dispute Claims Against Somalia

NAIROBI- Kenya is likely to lose maritime dispute claims against Somalia in the long run if past determinations of International Court of Justice (ICJ) are anything to go by, a maritime law expert has cautioned.

Can Neighborhood Watch Ease Somalia's Insecurity?

An al-Shabaab bomb that killed 10 people in a Mogadishu beach resort in August highlighted the city's chronic insecurity. This will be in even sharper contrast in the run-up to Somali elections scheduled for October this year.

Somali Journalist's Personal Tale of A Terror Attack

A personal tale of journalist Horriyo Abdikadir who was shot and wounded in Somalia on Sept, 14th, 2011.

With 66% Unemployment, Mogadishu, Somalia Is The World's Most Fragile City

Earlier this year, global security expert Robert Muggah released a report that outlined the most "fragile" cities in the world— basically, cities that were flirting with economic or physical collapse.

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