U.S. AFRICOM arming Ex Somali warlord to fight Al Shabaab

United States Africa Command, (U.S. AFRICOM) is reportedly giving arms and military equipment to former Somali warlord to fight against the Somalia-based Al Shabaab. Col...

Ethiopian Paramilitary Militia Genocide

Between May 24, 2015 and June 5, 2015, The Ethiopian paramilitary militia known as the Liyu Police crossed the border between the Galgaduud Region...

Aid agencies ‘paid Somalia’s al-Shabab’ during famine

Humanitarian agencies paid Somalia's al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control in the 2011 famine, according to a joint report by two...

Mortars land near AMISOM military base in Mogadishu

Several mortar rounds have landed near Halane compound, which serves as the largest military base for African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu...

Somali president appeals for aid amid severe drought

Somali President Hassan Sheik Mohamud has appealed to the international community to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by severe drought which is ravaging...

Somalia on the Brink

by Michael Shank thedailybeast.com Aid groups are leaving because of violent attacks. But the biggest problem is that the West is undermining any progress. By Michael...

Minister of Information Praises UK’s Role on Somalia ahead of today’s London Security Event...

H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information today praised UK’s role on Somalia ahead of today’s London Security Event that will be attended by H.E....

SRSG Kay meets with Somali officials and foreign diplomats, calling for political stability ahead...

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Nicholas Kay met with Somali political leaders on 16 November 2014. He was joined by Danish...

Piracy could surge off of the infamous Somali coast, experts warn

Even with maritime piracy at a 21-year low, experts are warning of a potential resurgence in East Africa among other risks. “Suddenly, the opportunity is...

Presidential aspirants in danger of assassination, says Badiyow

Dr Abdirahman Mo’alin Abdullah Badiyow, a presidential candidate running for the forthcoming election said their life is in danger of assassinations as the country’s...

Exclusive: Eritrea pays warlord to influence Somalia – U.N. experts

By Louis Charbonneau (Reuters) - Eritrea is undermining stability in conflict-ravaged Somalia by paying political agents and a warlord linked to Islamist militants to influence...

We’re on Shabaab hit list – Kwale informers

Kwale police informers are living in fear of al Shabaab revenge attacks by hundreds of returnees from Somalia. Police and other security agencies will meet...

Somali military commander killed in Mogadishu ambush

Gunmen shot dead Somali military Commander Col. Anshur Araye in an early raid on Saturday, a government official confirmed. The Somali Army Commander was...

3,000 Dadaab refugees stuck as Jubaland blocks their entry

An estimated 3,000 Somali refugees yesterday were stranded at the Dadaab camp and at the Kenya-Somali border after the Jubaland administration blocked their return. Conditions...

Somalia: What the Jailing – – or Freeing – – of Aweys Means for...

Sabahi Mogadishu — Former al-Shabaab leader Hassan Dahir Aweys has been in Somali government custody for more than two months, but President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's...

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