Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Somalia Commando Unit Commander Killed on Exchange of Fire in Mogadishu

The Commander of a Turkey-trained commando unit was killed, Friday, in Mogadishu in an exchange of fire between his bodyguards and unknown assailants a...

ICJ to Open Somalia-Kenya Maritime Case in June 2020

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has postponed oral hearings in the Somalia Maritime dispute to June 2020, following a request by the Kenyan...

Somalia: Shabaab Claims Responsibility For Twin Attacks on Ethiopian Peacekeepers

Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for twin attacks against Ethiopian troops attached to AU in Somalia. The attacks are in a reigning campaign by...

Somalia: Assassination Plot Which Killed President Sharmarke Remains Unravelled

Five decades ago today,  the former democratically-elected president of Somalia Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke was assassinated by a bodyguard while visiting the town of Las...

Development Aid Backbone of ‘Friendship’ Between Turkey, Somalia

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Somalia with his family in 2011, when he was the prime minister, and took important steps eight years ago...

Somalia: SRSG Appalled By Mortar Attack on UN, AMISOM Mogadishu Compounds

PRESS STATEMENT Mogadishu –The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, condemned today’s indirect fire attack on the United Nations and AMISOM compounds...

Somalia: Botched Medical Procedures May Have Led to Death of U.S. Soldier

Staff Sgt. Alex Conrad, 26, died from wounds he received during a militant attack on a small outpost in Somalia. A complex and difficult medical...

Somaliland/Somalia Rainfall Forecast

Moderate to heavy rains have been reported in many places across the country as the Deyr season continues to spread. While there was an...

Somalia Auditor General Report States FGS Failed to Account for Above US$18 Million (+Copies)

The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year’s accounts, the auditor general said in...

Somalia-Born Ilwad Elman Makes the Nobel Prize Shortlist

The good news came to Ilwad Elman on Twitter. “I woke up and I was being flooded with messages and emails and I thought, ‘What...

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‘I became a whistleblower and lost my job’: the remarkable story of WorldRemit founder...

Poor experiences in sending money abroad inspired Ismail Ahmed to build WorldRemit – now it's on the verge of becoming a unicorn A refugee from...

Somaliland Success Exposes Limitation of Western Political Thinking

The success of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland and other examples show the limits of Western political thinking on Africa, writes Sherin Helal While Somalia...

Egyptian Parliament’s Ad hoc Committee on Ethiopia’s GERD Dam Begins Meetings Sunday

The committee is expected to give President El-Sisi a "mandate" to take the measures necessary to tackle the negative impact of the GERD on...