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Kenya set for resumption of direct flights from Mogadishu

Kenya has put in place security measures to pave the way for flights from Mogadishu to land in Nairobi, the Ministry of Transport has said. Transport secretary James Macharia said yesterday that Nairobi was ready for the resumption of direct flights from the Somalia capital, ending an eleven-year ban in line with a directive from […]

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Military exercises by Amisom and US focus on Somalia exit

By KEVIN J. KELLEY More by this Author NEW YORK A US-sponsored military exercise last week focused on Somalia’s troubled transition from reliance on African Union troops to a leadership role for local forces. Dubbed “Justified Accord ‘17,” the March 20-24 series of classroom sessions in Addis Ababa addressed “complexities associated with an eventual transition,” […]

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

KDF raid Al-Shabaab bases, kill 31 terrorists

Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia. Eleven AK-47 riffles, four improvised explosives, communication equipment, food and military uniforms were seized. Also seized at the bases used as command and logistics centres in Jubbaland district were 634 bullets and two anti-tank machine guns, military spokesman Joseph Owuoth has […]

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

East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work

Nairobi – East Africa’s regional bloc said on Saturday it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts. It is a step forward for nations like Kenya, which hosts the world’s largest refugee camp and where refugees are not allowed […]

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

Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

(Beirut, March 26, 2017) – An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses reported that on March 16, 2017, a helicopter fired on the boat, killing […]

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

IGAD Heads of States Agree to Collectively Pursue a Comprehensive Regional Approach to Deliver Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees

Nairobi (25 March, 2017)- President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively to the drought situation, mobilize resources and coordinate international […]

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

US opposes transition of AMISOM to UN peacekeeping mission

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, – The United States has opposed the transition of the African Union Mission in Somalia to a UN Peacekeeping Mission. Speaking during a UN Security Council Briefing on Somalia on Thursday, US Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Michele J. Sison said the international community instead needed to come […]

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

Kenya: Protect Somalis Facing Conflict, Abuses, Drought

For Immediate Release (Nairobi, March 23, 2017) – Kenya should protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. In line with a recent High Court decision, the authorities should abandon their decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp […]

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

Kenya to Reopen Border With Somalia

NAIROBI — The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and support and train government workers. His remarks followed a meeting he had in […]

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

Somalia: Water an extra-precious resource during severe drought

Somalia: Water an extra-precious resource during severe droughtGoats quench their thirst in one of the temporary troughs installed in Matabaan. Water is precious everywhere, but there are few places on Earth where water is as precious as in Somalia right now. Pastoralist families across Somalia are uprooting their lives and moving in search of water […]

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

GE Oil & Gas expands global footprint with new Sub Saharan Africa facility to support customer operations

TAKORADI, Ghana Takoradi service facility underlines GE’s commitment to bring global expertise and build local capabilities in Africa. Investment to include training of Ghanaian workforce and partnerships with educational institutions. New facility will directly support Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project and will be the primary service centre for deep-water offshore projects in Ghana. […]

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

The Profile of late Prof. Ali Hassan Mohamed

Unidentified Professor Ali Hassan Mohamed, 14, who died this month in Mogadishu, the Somali community is to provide an overview biography Professor and academic achievement. Dr Ali Hassan Mohamed CVs-English Version Dr. Ali Hassa Mohamed-CVs Arabic Version  

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

Djiboutian FA Boss and CAF Exco member well-received back home

Djiboutian football club authorities, football players and hundreds of football fans, have received Djiboutian FA boss upon arrival at Ambouli international airport in the capital on Monday, as he returned from Addis Ababa where he won CAF executive committee seat during Africa football’s ruling body election last week. The president, whose plane touched down around […]

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

AU donates $100,000 towards Somalia drought relief, $863.5m needed

The African Union has donated $100,000 to Somalia in support of the fight against starvation caused by drought affecting the Horn of Africa and other parts of the continent. The new Chairperson of the Commission announced the donation during his first visit to the country on Saturday where he called on member states, private sector […]

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

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

As Somalia faces yet another famine, donors should learn from the successful aid model Turkey employed in the country. Jerome Jarre’s viral hashtag, #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, was yet another attempt to draw worldwide attention to the famine in the Somali peninsula, but the Somali people are in need of both an organised, short-term as well as a […]

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

President Kenyatta makes historic visit to KDF in Somali

NAIROBI, 18 March 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today made a historic visit to Somalia, meeting Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia at Dhobley Military Camp. The Commander-in-Chief, dressed in military fatigue, met KDF and thanked them for their sacrifice and service to their motherland. It was President Kenyatta’s first […]

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

Djibouti’s Waberi beats Magdi, Magogo and Juneidi to come into CAF EXCO

Djiboutian FA boss, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, has been more successful in  his first attempt for CAF executive committee, as he was elected to the top governing body of Africa’s football ruling organization (CAF) during elections in Ethiopian capital Adds Ababa on Thursday. Securing 20 votes in the first round was enough for Mr. Waberi to […]

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

Yemen migrant boat attack kills at least 31

At least 31 people have been killed after a boat carrying Somali refugees was targeted in a helicopter attack off the coast of Yemen, the International Organisation for Migration says. Women and children were among those killed when the vessel was hit near the Bab al-Mandeb strait, the IOM said. Images from the scene showed […]

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

GoFundMe Denies Fee Waivers For Somali Drought

A severe drought threatens millions of people in Somalia. The drought is affecting half the country’s population, at least 6.2 million, leading to a deep food shortage. It’s the world’s largest humanitarian crises, with more than 20 million people in four countries at risk of starvation, Stephen O’Brien, the UN humanitarian chief, told the UN […]

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

Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker, EU force says

By ABDI GULED AND JON GAMBRELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday. An EU Naval Force statement said the operation […]

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

A New Somalia Is Here: Let’s Seize the Opportunity!

A new Somalia is here and our people are brimming with levels of optimism and public support not witnessed since before the state’s disintegration in 1991.   In the month since his victory in the presidential election, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has received more endorsements across Somalia and messages of goodwill from international partners than […]

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

As Parliament argues over the National Insurance U-turn, Boris Johnson rides an armoured vehicle in Mogadishu

As Philip Hammond and Theresa May were torn into by the Labour party over the NICs U-turn – though not, in some people’s opinion its leader – Boris Johnson rode armoured vehicle in Mogadishu. He made a surprise visit to Somalia during the drought and appeared to be enjoying himself, with a breeze in his […]

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

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