Monday, January 27, 2020

Somalia: Refugees pressured to leave Dadaab return to insecurity, drought and hunger

Thousands of Somali refugees who were pressured into leaving the Dadaab camp in Kenya are now facing drought, starvation and renewed displacement in Somalia,...

Somalis faced ‘inhumane’ abuse on US deportation flight

More than 90 Somali men and women were subjected to "inhumane conditions and egregious abuse" on a failed deportation flight that lasted nearly 48...

Somali lawmakers seek to impeach president amid political crisis

Some Somali lawmakers said on Wednesday they plan to impeach the president in a mounting political crisis that could put the fledgling government on...

Somalia: Up to 30 Percent of Soldiers Unarmed

Since September 2017, al-Shabab militants have overrun four Somali government military bases, killing more than 60 soldiers and seizing large quantities of weapons. Now,...

Somalia’s first post-civil war memorial could be erected to the victims of its deadliest...

It’s been two months since a deadly blast ripped through a busy intersection in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing more than 500 people...

Somalia PM Says His Government Demanded US Aid Cut

Somalia's prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia's armed forces in an effort...

US Defense Secretary Optimistic About Improving Somalia Accountability

PENTAGON — U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday that he was optimistic about improving Somali accountability concerning the distribution of American aid to...

Bollywood Film on Pirate Attack of Somalia Underway

Mumbai: Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has signed on director Vinil Mathew and screenwriter Sudip Sharma for a dramatic thriller inspired by true events surrounding a...

US Suspends Aid to Much of Somali Military

PENTAGON — The United States is suspending aid for much of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns, U.S. officials confirmed to VOA on Thursday. The suspension...

Somalia: Suicide bomber hits Mogadishu police academy

At least 10 people were killed in a suicide blast at a police academy in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, officials said. Dressed in a police...

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