Latest News

Kenyan Opposition Leader 'Sworn in' as Event Called Treason

0 Visits: 330 | Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 21:23:00
NAIROBI, Kenya — In a ceremony that Kenya's government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as "the people's president" during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term after months of deadly election turmoil.

Read More »

AU Seeks Urgent Help for AMISOM's Planned Somalia Withdrawal

0 Visits: 567 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 09:06:34
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The African Union mission in Somalia's planned withdrawal of 21 000 troops from the extremist-threatened Horn of Africa nation by 2020 cannot be met without urgent help from the international community, the mission's chief said on Saturday.

Read More »

HRW: Somali Govt to Take Responsibility for the Mass Forced Evictions of IDPs

0 Visits: 478 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 08:32:54
NAIROBI – Somali security forces using bulldozers have demolished dozens of informal settlements in Mogadishu since late December 2017, leaving thousands homeless, Human Rights Watch said today.

Read More »

African Heads of State Endorse New Measurement of Progress on Neglected Tropical Diseases Reaffirming Commitment to Health Equity

0 Visits: 359 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 08:26:45
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Today, at the 30th African Union Heads of State Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) added neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard on disease progress.

Read More »

Somalia Voices Support to Turkey's Afrin Operation to Clear Terrorist Groups

0 Visits: 544 | Saturday January 27, 2018 - 09:23:39
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Somalia on Friday expressed its support for Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin.

Read More »

IOM: 30 Somali and Ethiopian Drowned After Overcrowded Boat Capsizes off Yemen Coast

0 Visits: 320 | Friday January 26, 2018 - 21:15:59
At least 30 refugees and migrants drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Aden, Yemen, the United Nations reported on Friday, saying the overcrowded vessel was believed to have been operated by unscrupulous smugglers who were trying to extort money from the passengers.

Read More »

Somalia Govt, Federal States Ink New Justice and Corrections Framework

0 Visits: 381 | Friday January 26, 2018 - 14:19:41
MOGADISHU — Somalia government and federal member states on Thursday signed a new agreement seeking to streamline the justice and corrections system, critical institutions shattered by over two decades of civil war.

Read More »

UNSC Hails Progress on Somalia's Political Settlement in Preparation for Elections

0 Visits: 393 | Friday January 26, 2018 - 11:54:41
NEW YORK — On 24 January, the members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Mr. Michael Keating and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Madeira on the situation in Somalia.

Read More »

Kenyan Authorities Detain Two Planes Heading to Somalia Over Illegal Activities

0 Visits: 375 | Friday January 26, 2018 - 11:15:38
NAIROBI (Somaliupdate Online) — Two planes heading to Somalia were Thursday grounded at Nairobi's Wilson Airport over claims of engaging in illegal activities, according to Kenyan media and officials.

Read More »

Somali Gov. Says Rehabilitating 35 Children Rescued from al-Shabaab Radicalisation Camp

0 Visits: 508 | Thursday January 25, 2018 - 12:20:19
MOGADISHU — Somali Government on Wednesday confirmed that it was looking after un-accompanied children that were rescued from terrorists groups on 19 January 2018.

Read More »