Thursday, April 25, 2019

US gives KDF helicopters to fight Al-Shabaab

The United States government has given six new helicopters to the Kenya Defence Forces - KDF - to shore up the campaign against Al-Shabaab...

Somali Islamist militants shoot government official dead in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants shot dead a government official in the Somali capital Mogadishu Wednesday, police and a spokesman for the group said. Abdifatah Barre, the...

Somalia Fast Facts

CNN) -- Here's a look at Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and...

Somalia parliament approves new cabinet

After weeks of political crisis and delays, Somali parliament has endorsed the cabinet by the prime minister who was forced to withdraw his initial...

Puntland slams ‘Copier’ Minister for plagiarized report from Somaliland

State Parliament of northeastern region of Puntland (Somalia), has rejected Urban Master Planning policy report released by Ministry of Public Works, after finding out...

FSNAU says over a million Somalis need urgent humanitarian support

Over 1.5 million people will face food crisis amid pressing needs in Somalia, despite improvements in food security, according to a United Nations-backed report...

Somalia’s al-Shabaab say behind airline blast

Somalia's al-Shabaab insurgents said on Saturday they were responsible for a blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane last week...

Somalia Attack: 20 Dead After Siege At Beachfront Restaurant

Somalia's security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant, with more than 20 people killed in the attack, a police official said Friday. The

HIPS Director’s testimony at the US Senate: A powerful advocacy for Somalia statehood

Earlier this year, HIPS Director Abdirashid Hashi testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and  Global Health Policy. The title of the hearing...

Somalia’s electoral officials and stakeholders brainstorm on country’s electoral systems and boundaries delimitation

Somalia’s electoral officials, representatives of newly formed political parties, the Federal Government, the Federal Member States and other stakeholders, have convened in Kenya’s capital...

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Somalis to Benefit from UAE-Somaliland Livestock Export Bureau

On a shuttle working visit to the United Arab Emirates mid last week, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland left for...

More Gold Than Reported Filched Out of Africa on a Regular Bases

Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East –...

Two Fishing Boats Come Under Piracy Attack Off Somalia Coast

On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said...