Sunday, August 19, 2018

Somalia: Al-Shabab Demanding Children

The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has threatened and abducted civilians in Somalia’s Bay region to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and...

Residents desert border village after al Shabaab attack, put up flag

Residents fled Ishakani village on the Lamu-Somalia border after al Shabaab militants attacked early Sunday morning. The entire village has been deserted, with residents putting...

If Somalia is too dangerous for travel, why not for deportation?

One of the countries President Trump presumably had in mind when he disparaged Africa is Somalia, a country that he has included in several iterations of...

Renovated International Airport Opens in Garowe, Somalia with IOM Support

The newly renovated Garowe International Airport opened its doors on 8 January in the capital of Puntland state, Somalia. The airport had been closed...

Why grassroot reconciliation can speed up rebuilding of Kenya’s neigbour Somalia

I was at a restaurant in Mogadishu in 2014 when a man approached me and unexpectedly confessed to having been part of the gang...

UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass...

MOGADISHU, 11 January 2018 - The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of...

25 years since Aussies deployed to Somalia

The haunting eyes and the jutting ribs of Somalian children are among the most vivid memories from Paul von Kurtz's time in Somalia. Wednesday marks...

President Farmajo meets the Traditional Elders in Nugal.

President Farmaajo has met the traditional elders of Nugal region in Puntland. Invited by the elders led by Islaam Iise Islaan Mohamed and Sultan Sa'id...

Somali prime ministe said “The country has turned a page in its efforts to...

Somalia’s prime minister has called on multilateral lenders to accelerate the debt-forgiveness process so that the country can access funds to fight terrorism and...

Sheikh Hassan Dahir’s message to the government and oppositions released in a video.

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, one of the former al-Shabab leaders, who is under the custody of central government spoke out the current situation in...