7 Dead in Suicide Blast at Police Station in
U.S. News & World Report7 Dead in Suicide Blast at Police Station in Somalia CapitalU.S. News & World ReportA Somali woman walks past the scene of a suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, June 22, 2017. A number of people are dead and several others wounded in the blast in Somalia's capital, police said Thursday, adding ...The Latest: Suicide blast in Somalia's capital kills 3New York Daily NewsDeadly car bomb hits police station in Somaliaeuronewsall 32 news articles »
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 7:48 am
WASH Guidance Note for the Horn of Africa
ReliefwebWASH Guidance Note for the Horn of Africa CrisisReliefwebTwo countries, Somalia and South Sudan, are at risk of famine (IPC5). Global Acute Malnutrition rates are above 20 per cent in several locations, and over 890,000 children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in the affected countries.
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 7:03 am
Waruru dedicates gong to soldiers in Somalia
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)Waruru dedicates gong to soldiers in SomaliaCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)NAKURU, Kenya, June 22 – Ulinzi Stars forward Stephen Waruru has dedicated his April Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa player of the month award to Kenya Defense Forces soldiers at the war front in Somalia, Southern Sudan and ...and more »
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 3:52 am
Study: Famine Looms in Nigeria, Yemen,
THISDAY NewspapersStudy: Famine Looms in Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia | THISDAYLIVETHISDAY NewspapersProlonged conflicts and droughts have left an unprecedented 81 million people needing food aid in 2017, a specialist U.S.-based agency said on Wednesday, ...and more »
Posted on 21 June 2017 | 5:37 pm
Video Premiere: A 360° Look At the Work of
OkayafricaVideo Premiere: A 360° Look At the Work of Somalia's First Female MechanicOkayafricaSOMALIA—Nasra Haji Hussain Ibrahim isn't your typical Somali teenager. At 18, she's Somalia's first female mechanic. In a country known for its youth unemployment, Ibrahim has turned her passion into a way to support her family—breaking down archaic ...
Posted on 21 June 2017 | 10:35 am
Somalia's Ministry of Education attacked
Andrew V. Pestano MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 14 (UPI) -- At least nine people were killed and 10 were injured in an al-Shabab attack on Somalia's Ministry of Education in Mogadishu, the country's capital, on Tuesday.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 6:11 am
Somali Shebab kill nine in education
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants on Tuesday blasted their way into the higher education ministry with a car bomb before storming the building, killing nine people. Police and witnesses said the car bomb caused a huge explosion which allowed the gunmen to force their way into the fortified building. "One policeman and eight civilians were killed in the attack, and a dozen others were ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 6:00 am
At least 8 dead after gunmen storm
MOGADISHU, Somalia– Gunmen stormed Somalia’s Education Ministry building in the country’s capital Tuesday, sparking a gun battle with security forces that left at least eight people dead, police said. The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab is responsible for the attack in the center of Mogadishu, group spokesman Abu Musab said. The battle began after a car […]
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:36 am
Militants stage deadly raid on government
Earlier this month, al-Shabab gunmen killed 148 people at a Kenyan university.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 4:58 am
8 killed after gunmen storm Somalia ministry
Gunmen stormed Somalia's Education Ministry building in the country's capital on Tuesday, engaging in a gunbattle with security guards and prompting authorities to try to rescue others who were inside, witnesses said.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 4:43 am
Kenyan man nabbed by Miami FBI gets 15 years
The men were accused of plotting to finance the terrorist group's battles in Syria and Somalia. The “online covert employee” assumed the role of the brother, saying he was an al-Qaida fighter. Then he switched to playing the sister, saying she could ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:36 am
Somalia: Celebrating books in Mogadishu
Somalia used to be known as the poet's nation. Now it may be reclaiming its old title, as a land of words and wonder. It is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu, with three days of readings, films, art and exhibitions.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:25 am
Somalia reclaims its place in the World of
In his book “First Footsteps in East Africa, 19th Century British explorer wrote extensively about Somalis and their love for literature, particularly poetry. “The country teems with poets… every man has his recognized position in literature as ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:57 am
Oil firm chaired by former Tory leader
The oil company was the first international firm to do business in Somalia since the Barre government in the country was overthrown in 1991. A leaked Somali government report dated February 2015 has revealed ministers are critical of Soma’s business ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:13 am
Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months
John Steed, a regional manager for Oceans Beyond Piracy, said Jaber and its crew escaped in early hours of Thursday morning and were pursued by pirates who had been holding the ship close to the shore in Ceel Hur, in central Somalia. "It looks like the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:07 pm
Somalia: Female genital mutilation down
Attitudes in Somalia toward a practice that critics decry as torture may be changing, as new data released by the U.N. children's agency on Tuesday showed that female genital mutilation among children in northern Somalia is on the decline.
Posted on 16 April 2013 | 6:57 am
Somalia leader: Foreigners aided attack on
Somalia's prime minister said Monday that several experienced foreign fighters took part in the most serious Islamic extremist attack on Mogadishu in years, while other officials indicated the explosive devices were more advanced than normal, a possib
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 3:26 am
IMF recognizes Somalia after 22 years of
The International Monetary Fund announced Friday that it is recognizing Somalia's new government after a 22-year break in relations with the once-chaotic country, part of a general push by the United States, United Nations and the West toward encourag
Posted on 12 April 2013 | 6:29 pm
Somalia president admits rapes by security
After months of denial, Somalia's government has for the first time acknowledged that its security forces were involved in rape cases that drew an international outcry by human rights groups.
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 9:17 am
US clears way to arm, train Somali forces
President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday for the U.S. to arm and train Somali forces, taking a step toward normal relations with the East African nation as it works to build confidence in its newly recognized government.
Posted on 8 April 2013 | 12:44 pm