Friday, July 20, 2018

Al Shabaab take third town in Somalia after AU forces leave

Al Shabaab took control of a sizeable town in central Somalia on Sunday after African Union forces left the area, the third the insurgents...

Somalia president cuts ribbon at new Bossasso airport

Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has inaugurated an international airport in Bossaso, the commercial hub of Puntland, a semiautonomous region in northern Somalia, with...

Ethiopia withdraws from Somalia el-Ali in Hiran region

Ethiopiann troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia's Hiran region, residents say. Al-Shabab fighters have taken...

US sends dozens of troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades

The U.S. military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly...

No Place for Violence, Respect for Basic Rules Must Prevail in Somalia – SRSG...

END OF YEAR STATEMENT FROM UN SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOMALIA MICHAEL KEATING (26 December 2017) Somalis face some of the toughest living conditions in...

Trump announces ambassador picks for Somalia, Nicaragua

President Trump on Wednesday announced his ambassador picks for Somalia and Nicaragua, aiming to reduce the number of vacant ambassador positions. Trump nominated Donald Yamamoto...

ICAO Serves Relocation Papers to Somalia/Somaliland FISS Staff in Nairobi on Behest of FGS

'Notification of the Federal Government of Somalia's Decision to Relocate ICAO FISS Project 14801 and 14802 and request to the Subscribers under ICAO-FISS Project...

Somalia president hails Turkey’s ‘remarkable support’

"Turkey showed remarkable support to Somalia during a time when the world seemed to have forgotten about us." MOGADISHU: Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has hailed...

Somalia: Gunmen kill Puntland MP in Galkayo

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a legislator with Puntland, a semiautonomous region in northern Somalia on Friday evening, the latest in string of assassinations and attacks in...

GCC condemns terror blast in Somalia

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)'s Sectary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani condemned the terrorist exposition yesterday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu which led to killing...

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Al-Shabaab Launches ‘Aggressive’ Child Jihadi Recruitment in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have ramped up “aggressive” child recruitment efforts, forcing outgunned residents who refused to surrender their kids to...

US amends terrorist designations of al-Shabaab, completes FTO review

US Government Press Release The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Shabaab – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Somalia – to include al-Hijra and...

How Africa Tweets 2018

Portland’s fourth study into ‘How Africa Tweets’ has found African governments are not immune from global issues such as fake news, the rise of...