Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Al-shabaab kidnaps 3 Aid workers in Gedo region

Militants with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab have on Tuesday abducted three humanitarian workers at a village near the town of Bardere in Somalia’s south-western...

With A Game Of Basketball, Girls Dribble Around Extremism In Somalia

When al-Shabab controlled Mogadishu, women could be punished for playing sports. As part of our “Women and Jihad” series, we meet the young female...

How Indonesia Deals with Current Piracy Could Determine Whether it Becomes the ‘New Somalia’

Indonesia’s handling of a recent spate of hijackings of coal-laden tugboats and the kidnap of their crews could determine whether the country’s already serious...

Somalia: Puntland Electoral Commission chairman quits post

The chairman of Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission (TPEC) has formally resigned from his post on Monday after handing over the resignation letter to Puntland...

Al-Shabab Attacks Killed 4,000 in Past Decade, Says Data-Gathering Group

Somali militant group al-Shabab recently said it does not intentionally target Muslims – but a new report indicates that whatever its intentions, the group...

Somalia’s al-Shabaab killed ‘180 Kenyan troops’ in El-Adde – Hassan Sheikh

At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when Al-shabaab attacked their base last month, Somalia's president has said. Kenya's army said the number was untrue,...

Somalia: Saudi Arabia returns 27000 heads of sheep, goats to Bosaso

Authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have cause to be returned some 27,000 livestock – sheep and goat – to Somalia. Local media reports...

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, reaffirms arms embargo on Somalia

On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely...

Past Egypt-Somalia Relations Turns From Warm to Lukewarm at Best

Ambiguity, tension and possible escalation surround the future of Egypt-Somalia relations due to the latter’s unclear position on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and...

Viewpoint: What Donald Trump Gets Wrong about Somalia

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump...

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‘We Drink from the Toilet’: Migrants Tell of Hellish Saudi Detention Centres

Kingdom urged to rethink mass deportation policy as crowded and insanitary conditions spark Covid-19 fears Ibraahin’s* first week of work at a market in Jeddah,...

Hard to Pay Back Chinese Loans in Nigeria, Rest of Africa

In Djibouti, the Chinese are in charge of the ports too, just because Djibouti borrowed money it could not pay back.Unable to repay its...

Somalia: Former President Threatens Incumbent Armed Confrontation If Elections Don’t Happen on Schedule

A former President of Somalia, Ali Mahdi Mohamed, threatened the incumbent, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, that he will rather take up arms against him than...