UN envoy faces Somalia challenges

New special representative sees restoring peace in the country's southern city of Kismayo as key mission.   The Somali government says it will host a reconciliation...

Civil servants and traders flee Garissa as Al-Shabaab unleashes reign of terror

Fear of terror attacks is driving out people working or doing business in North Eastern where Al-Shabaab insurgents have vowed to disrupt peace. The insurgents...

Kenya jails nine Somalis to five years for piracy

(Reuters) - A Kenyan court sentenced nine Somali citizens each to five years in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of violently hijacking...

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud continues to urge peace and calm in Kismayo

Speaking to media today, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, addressed the issue of the violence in Kismayo and...

Somalia bids farewell to UNPOS and Ambassador Mahiga

H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia, today welcomed Dr Augustine Mahiga, former Special Representative of the Secretary General and...

Prime Minister welcomes foreign investment law as business-friendly step in the right direction

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today signed a foreign investment law and said Somalia was “ready to do business with the world”. The...

10 killed as factions fight over Kismayu

More than 10 people have been killed in renewed fighting between some Somali factions over the control of the port city of Kismayu. The clashes...

Ten wounded in double Kenya attacks: police

At least 10 people were wounded in two separate attacks in Kenya, police said Sunday, including a blast at a church in Mombasa and...

Somalia Cabinet rejects appeal for talks on border dispute with Kenya

By Malkhadir Muhumed Source: Standard Media - Kenya Somalia: Somalia has turned down request from Kenya to re-open talks to demarcate maritime boundaries. This is the second...

President Hassan hails accession to the Cotonou Agreement as an opportunity for the recovery...

Mogadishu 09 June 2013 – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, expressed his gratitude for Friday’s decision at...

Kenyan chief speaks out on Garissa attacks

Omar Khalif, a Chief in Kenya's northern town of Garissa, where Somali militants recently killed six people, has described for the first time the...

At least 18 people have been killed in gunbattles in the disputed southern Somalian...

Hundreds were fleeing the clashes on Saturday, the first since several former warlords staked rival claims on the lucrative port and fertile hinterlands in...

Prime Minister salutes Saudi Arabia and OIC on launch of landmark relief programme

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the launch of a major Saudi-funded relief programme covering health, education and welfare in Somalia. “The...

The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia Statement on Kismayo

The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has called on the feuding parties in Kismayo...

Ethiopia: Dr. Tedros Meets With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

On his first day at the United Nations in New York, Dr. Tedros met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The discussions were focused on peace...

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