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No Confirmation of Reported Changes to US Immigration Policies for Somalis

WASHINGTON — Somalia’s ambassador to the U.S., Ahmed Isse Awad, says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has informed his embassy the agency will no longer arrest illegal Somali immigrants in their homes or at their workplaces.

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Report: Kenya, Ethiopia Using Excessive Force Against Somali Civilians

Kenya and Ethiopia have used excessive force against Somali civilians amid efforts to halt cross-border attacks by al-Shabab, according to an internal report by aid agencies working in Somalia.

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Djibouti: US General Confirmed that Additional Troops in Somalia are Logistics Purpose

Djibouti (HAN) 27 April, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Regional Stability, By. Samuel Getachew (The Reporter).  A couple of weeks ago, the Donald Trump administration announced that it has changed combat rules in Somalia; however, General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander of US Africa

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

HARGEISA, Somaliland – Innovate Ventures is re-running its successful tech start-up accelerator for Somali startups, The Innovate Accelerator, to support and invest in the next wave of tech start-ups in Somaliland and Somalia.

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

The Second Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Forum Kick Started in Dakar

DAKAR, Senegal, April 24, 2017/ — The second Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Forum kick started in Dakar, under the theme “from Earth Observation to Policy Development and Implementation”. The 2nd MESA Forum is organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), […]

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — Commercial ships must once again shore up their defenses against forced boardings at sea, United States Defense Department officials said on Sunday, warning that Somali pirates are returning to waters off East Africa after five years of calm.

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

UK takes leadership role to campaign for Somalia in international level, says Eng. Yarisow

Mogadishu: The Minister for Information of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman [Eng: Yarisow] has on Saturday had lengthy meeting with the UK ambassador to Somalia H.E. David Concar. The two officials discussed about, the development of the media, the forthcoming London conference which is due to take place on the 11th […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

The UAE promises $45 million for the Somali people

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to Somalia H.E. Mohamed Al-Othman, has paid courtesy call to the Ministry of Information and met with the Minister for Information H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) in his office, the two officials talked about various issues. Minister Eng. Yarisow has first and foremost thanked the ambassador for his courtesy […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Target Somalia: The new scramble for Africa?

I know some rather annoying crows in the Somali port town of Berbera. Every morning, as I eat my breakfast by the beach, they swoop down and steal my bread, my jam, even my butter.

April 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

US Defence Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States’ only permanent military base on the African continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations in Somalia against militant […]

April 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

2nd Somali Sergeant Among 24 MPD Officers Promoted

Chief Janee Harteau recognized a new commander, four new lieutenants and 19 new sergeants in a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Mayor Betsy Hodges congratulated the officers and offered thanks from the public.

April 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia appreciates the UAE for its rescue to the drought in the country

The Federal Government of Somalia has wholeheartedly thanked the government and the citizens of the United Arab Emirates, which has announced today, Friday that there will be live TV campaign in the UAE in which the citizens in the UAE will fund-rais for the drought in Somalia. The Minister for Information of the Federal Government […]

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

We did not bomb al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, says US after ‘false reports’

The United States has denied conducting air strikes in southwest Somalia on April 14, 2017. Several social media platforms and websites had reported that US military conducted air strikes in Somalia. The Chicago Tribune said the US military sent dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa […]

April 20th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

3 Somali refugees from Rochester shot, 1 killed, in Ohio

WHAM-TV reported that Omar Abdulkadir Ali, 25, Ali Abdulkadir Ali, 23 and Mohammed Deq, 23, were all shot as suspects attempted to rob the men at gunpoint.

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

A sad reality that made a KDF soldier cry after coming from Somalia

Ken, not his real name says that it never dawned on him that one day as grown up man and a ‘real’ man he will ever shade tears.

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia Statement on Turkey’s referendum on Sunday

The Government and People of the Federal Republic of Somalia congratulate the Turkish Government and People on the positive outcome of Sunday’s referendum on their future political governance. We congratulate H.E. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the referendum success which he led for a stronger and even more prosperous Turkey. We are confident under his […]

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Communique on the National Consultative Forum of National & Regional Leaders

Mogadishu – The national and regional level leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia held a National Consultative Forum in Mogadishu from the 15-16 of April 2017. The forum was presided over by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, and was attended by the Speaker of the National Assembly, […]

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Breaking: CAF president arrives in Somalia: pictures and full story coming soon

The president of African football’s ruling body, Ahmed Ahmed, has arrived in Somalia’s capital  Mogadishu on Monday and will spend one night in the country. Caf president is expected to demand for the withdrawals of African Union troops from the country’s national soccer facility, Stadium Mogadishu when he meets with Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News,Sports | Read More »

Somalia: AMISOM Denies Al-Shabab Claim of Killing AU Soldiers

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has denied claims that al-Shabaab militants killed soldiers following an attack on AU convoy near Afgoye town on Friday. AMISOM said in a statement posted on Twitter that the information being peddled by Al shabaab on its affiliated Online media is false and part of their propaganda. The AU […]

April 16th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia: Dozens More U.S. Troops Deployed to Somalia

By Carla Babb Dozens of American soldiers have deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) forces fighting extremism in Somalia, U.S. military officials told VOA. The troops’ arrival marks the first presence of American military forces in Somalia, other than a small unit of counterterrorism advisers, since […]

April 15th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali singer shares talent with Central Minnesota

While hair metal was king on the U.S. music scene, Nimco Yasin was performing around the world with some of Somalia’s most talented singers and dancers.

April 15th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

US troops to help Somalia fight al-Shabab

The US says it is sending dozens of troops to Somalia to train forces fighting Islamist group al-Shabab.

April 14th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

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