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...

Presidential candidate Mohamed Ali Ameriko calls for end to Galkayo fighting

Former Somali ambassador to Kenya and current presidential aspirant Mohamed Ali Ameriko called an immediate end to the ongoing fighting in Galkayo city on...

UN expresses concern over Galkayo conflict

The United Nations has raised concern over the recent clashes in Somalia. The world body fears the hostile situation might escalate after at least...

Ethiopia Declares Emergency, After New Outburst Of Protests And Violence,

A week after a deadly stampede brought anti-government protests and violence to a fever pitch, Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency Sunday. Prime...

Jubbaland announces upper house candidates

   The Interim Jubbaland administration has announced a list of upper house candidates, becoming the third regional administration to make the declaration. The emerged and emerging...

AU Commends South West state for timely electoral process preparations

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has hailed the progress made by Interim South West Administration (ISWA) on preparations for the 2016 electoral...

Al shabaab parades UPDF soldier captured in Somalia

Al shabaab has released a new video showing a Uganda soldier held as prisoner of war following Janale base attack which took place in...

MP: Delay of the election is ‘politically motivated’

A member of Somalia’s outgoing parliament Abdullah Godah Barre said the postponement of the country’s general elections is politically motivated and serves the interest...

Somalia military official wounded in Mogadishu.

Deputy prosecutor of Somalia’s military court, Abdullahi Hussein Mayonge has been shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu, witness said. The victim was...

Somali government calls for the release of citizens detained for piracy

Federal Government of Somalia has called upon the release of hundreds of its nationals detained across the globe for piracy related crimes. Press statement from...

President Mohamud commends UK PM for raising the plight of Somalia at the UNGA

Mogadishu, 23 September 2016 (Villa Somalia)--- HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia has expressed his thankfulness to Her...

UK to increase support for voluntary return of Somali refugees

The UK government has said it is boosting support to help Somali refugees in Kenya return to livelihoods at home. A new £20 million support...

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 28th EXTRA-ORDINARY SESSION OF THE IGAD HEADS OF STATE ON SOMALIA

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Somalia: Deaths as car bomb explodes in Mogadishu, Aljazeera

At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bombing near the Somali president's palace in Mogadishu, which caused a huge blast and...

Somalian boy was killed after a hand grenade was thrown into his bedroom in...

An eight-year-old boy was killed Monday when a grenade was thrown into the apartment in Sweden where he was sleeping, police said, adding he...

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