Thursday, August 22, 2019

Al-Shabab Coastal Raid Spurs Puntland Security Measures

A daring but ultimately unsuccessful raid by al-Shabab fighters off the coast of Somalia last month has led authorities to change the way they...

Failure of Deyr rains result in major rain deficits, severe drought

Little to no Deyr rainfall was received throughout Somalia in the last 10 days of October. Similarly, only light rains were received in isolated...

Kenya Honors Somaliland Delegation, Turns Away Somalia Minister, MPs

The government of Kenya, Monday, turned away a member of the Somalian Cabinet of Ministers and two MPs at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while,...

Kenyan-born athlete to represent Somalia at Rio Olympics

Every athlete’s dream is to represent his motherland at the prestigious Olympics for Mohamed Daud Mohamed that dream was curtailed by frustrations and lack...

Popular Somali referee gunned down outside his home in Mogadishu

A prominent Somali referee Osman Jama Dirah was gunned down Thursday night by unknown assailants outside his home in the capital Mogadishu. He was shot...

Somalia: miraa businessmen fight it out in the skies

The battle for the billions in the miraa business has taken off into airspace, with some airlines resorting to brazen anti-competitive behaviour to gain...

Somalia Signs Jeddah Amendment on Illicit Maritime Activity

Somalia has become the 14th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries...

Penniless, starving and at the mercy of marauding armed gangs: Appalling fate of Yemen...

Fresh, green and innocent-looking, the neatly tied bunches of khat found in markets across the Horn of Africa look far from dangerous. But, as...

Somalia Riled By Nairobi Suspending Direct Kenya Airways Flights

Kenya has suspended direct flights from Somalia's capital Mogadishu to Nairobi for security reasons but Somalia has asked for reconsideration, saying the decision was...

Why Somalia is Al Shabaab playground

On the second day of my visit to Mogadishu, within a couple of days of the October 14, 2017 truck bombing, I visited the...

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A visa wrangle which left Boris Johnson’s girlfriend facing a ban on travelling to the US was today described as “unfair and unjust”. Carrie Symonds was due...

UN Secretary-General Continues Reporting on Between Quotes “Somaliland”

On 15 August, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, reported to the security Council on 'Somalia'. Of course, as always, the international organization body,...

Carrie Symonds – UK Prime Minister’s Friend BARRED Entry to US Over 2018 Somaliland...

The UK is among a handful of nations who have diplomatic relations with Somaliland, which broke away from neighbouring Somalia in 1991. But crucially, the US...