KDF Makes money on illicit charcoal exports from Somalia

Kenyan forces in Somalia are receiving fees for allowing illicit exports of charcoal from a port under their control, a United Nations monitoring group...

MP: Al shabaab ‘beheads 5 civilians’ in Tiyeglow town

A member of Somali parliament Mohamed Hussein Isack known as (Afarale) said Al shabaab fighters have beheaded five men in Tiyeglow, days after they...

Humanitarian impact of withdrawal of armed forces

Situation overview Since July 2016, non-state armed actors have taken control of eight locations in Bakool, Galgaduug and Hiraan regions of Somalia following the...

EU, AU speaks out Somalia situation

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) agreed that a continued strong...

Four AU soldiers among 10 killed in base camp attack

At least 10, including four Djibouti-an peacekeepers were killed and dozens wounded in a huge car bomb attack in Beledweyne town, the regional capital...

Somalia: Fierce fighting renews in Galkayo city.

A Heavy fighting between Galmudug and Puntland forces has erupted again on Monday morning in Galkayo town, the provincial capital of Mudug region, locals...

Tunisia and Somalia apply to join Comesa

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) is considering admitting Somalia and Tunisia into the bloc. “ mandated the Bureau of Council to enter...

Somali president attends Hirshabelle president inauguration in Jowhar

Inaugural ceremony staged for newly elected President of Hirshabelle regional state Ali Osoble attracted Somalia’s political leadership, foreign delegations and international community representatives in...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali military base in Km-50 area

Al Shabaab has staged an overnight daring ambush attack on Somali military barracks in Km-5o area in Lower Shabelle region, residents and officials said. After...

Mandera traders funding Al-Shabaab, officer warns

Al Shabaab is receiving funding from businessmen in Mandera County, County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia (pictured) has now warned. Mr Shisia said the government had received...

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...

Chinese donation to AU will assist AMISOM

The African Union (AU) has been given “a donation of equipment and general supplies from the government of China” that will go to the...

Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed detained in Somalia

Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed has been detained by Somali security agents in the capital Mogadishu. Mohamed, a British national, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon...

Somalia’s rocky road to democracy

By Mary Harper Africa editor, BBC World Service News Somalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but...

Somalia: Somali Pirates Holding Five Kenyans, 39 Seafarers for Ransom, UN Chief Says.

By Kevin J. Kelley Pirate gangs in Somalia are believed to be holding five Kenyans for ransom, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a...

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