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US supports Ugandan troops in Somalia

The US government, through the department of state, has handed over non-lethal equipment to support the Ugandan military contingent in Somalia. The equipment support is worth billions of Ugandan shillings, according to a statement by Maj. Robert Kamara, the Uganda contingent spokesperson. The lot includes two dozers, four motor graders, four Compact rollers and four […]

January 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia: Double car bomb attack near Mogadishu airport

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu’s international airport, killing at least three people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the car bomber detonated the bomb Monday as security forces were searching cars at the checkpoint, few hundred yards from the main base of the […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia to recruit 10,000 Somalis

Manama: The general understandings of the convention regulating the recruitment of Somali citizens to work Saudi Arabia have been completed, a Somali diplomatic source said. “The Somali labour minister will visit the kingdom soon to finalise the recruitment agreement that will see more than 10,000 Somalis move to work in Saudi Arabia in the first […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

How the US war on piracy brought one Somali to a West Virginia prison

Mohamed Hassan Farah, a Somali in US federal prison, has little in common with the 19th-century seafarer Thomas Smith besides the fact that they are among the few people to be convicted of piracy on the high seas in a US court. While Smith and 13 of his crewmates were hanged in 1820 for boarding […]

January 1st, 2017 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »


Both the United States and British governments announced that they will go after Somali-Americans and Somali-British citizens respectively who are abusing, manipulating and thus are threatening the credibility of the electoral process taking place in Somalia at present and its outcome.The American statement warns perpetrators that “grave instances of corruption by US citizens overseas are […]

December 31st, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Burundi Says Will Pull 5,500 Troops From Somalia Over Money

By ELOGE WILLY KANEZA, ASSOCIATED PRESS Burundi’s president on Friday threatened to pull out almost 5,500 troops contributing to the African Union mission in Somalia over nearly a year of unpaid allowances, in another sign of tensions with the force’s largest donor, the European Union. If there is no payment by January, Burundi will recall […]

December 31st, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia inaugurate first ever regional football league

The launch of the first ever regional football league in the country’s football history, has realized one of the long-standing dreams of Somali Football Federation. The first regional soccer league was successfully opened in the key port city of Kismayo, about 500 kilometers south of the capital Mogadishu on Thursday 29th of December 2016. Kismayo […]

December 30th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News,Sports | Read More »

Somalia: 4 Al-Shabaab killed in clash with gov’t forces

MOGADISHU, Somalia At least seven people including three Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces and four al-Shabaab militants were killed after heavy fighting between the Somali army and al-Shabaab in Afgoye town, officials said Thursday. Abdirahman Ahmed Hassan, a NISA officer told Anadolu Agency over the phone that the fighting begun after al-Shabaab […]

December 30th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Denmark considering to send 100 Somali quota refugees back home

The Danish immigration service, Udlændingestyrelsen, is currently investigating the possibility of sending about 100 Somali quota refugees back to their home country. Quota refugees are vulnerable people in need of international protection who are selected by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, for resettling in a third country. Eva Singer, the head of the asylum and […]

December 29th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Int’l community gravely concerned over decisions of National leadership Forum on Electoral Process

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are gravely concerned over a number of decisions announced by the National Leadership Forum (NLF) in its communiqué dated 24 December 2016. Today’s inauguration of the Federal Parliament represents a step forward […]

December 28th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

AU Special Representative congratulates the people of Somalia on the inauguration of the tenth Federal Parliament

Mogadishu, 27 December 2016 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, congratulates the Federal Government of Somalia, the regional states and the people of Somalia, upon a key milestone reached today, on the inauguration of the 10th Somalia Federal Parliament. This is a […]

December 27th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Hopes of Minnesota’s film industry ride on ‘Mogadishu’

In January, HBO is expected to decide whether to greenlight a new series, “Mogadishu, Minnesota,” about Muslim immigrants adjusting to life in the Midwest. The pilot was shot in the Twin Cities this fall, and a decision to base the show here would pump tens of millions into the local economy — and make Minnesota […]

December 26th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Mwathethe, Omamo visit KDF soldiers in Somalia, hail their courage

Kenya Defence Forces Chief General Samson Mwathethe and Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo have called on the military to be apolitical ahead of next year’s elections. General Mwathethe who made a surprise Christmas eve visit at the KDF Camp in Kismayo in Somalia noted that the military should not get swayed by politics but stick […]

December 26th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »


The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating expressed grave concern over the renewed violence in Gaalkacyo on 23 December that has resulted in the deaths of at least three people and the injuries of several others. He called on all parties to honor the ceasefire agreement. Since the initial withdrawal […]

December 24th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Mediterranean Sea: 100 people reported dead yesterday, bringing year total to 5,000

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Refugees and migrants rescued at sea by the Italian coast guard reach the port of Augusta, Sicily in this May 2016 file […]

December 24th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali FA communication director gains CAF praise.

Somali Football Federation director of communication, Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar has once again gained a full praise from the African Football Governing body [CAF] and was termed as the best football federation media officer in the continent. Speaking at the capacity building seminar for media officers from CAF member associations held 18-20 December 2016  at  CAF […]

December 24th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News,Sports | Read More »

High Demand Threatens Frankincense Trade in Somaliland

ERIGAVO, SOMALILAND — Demand puts harvesters at risk It is one of the largest sectors of the economy in this small breakaway republic in the Horn of Africa. And increased demand has threatened the ancient trade as men in Somaliland risk their lives to harvest the resin in greater and greater quantities. Mohamed Ahmed Ali […]

December 24th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

US$2 million ECHO funds helped UNICEF….

NAIROBI: UNICEF, through its implementing partners, treated nearly 100,000 Somali children suffering from malnutrition, and provided their mother with critical nutrition and hygiene education. The life-saving work was made possible thanks to the generous contributions from donors, including US$2 million from ECHO – the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department.   The ECHO funding, covering six […]

December 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali Clerics Warn Women Against Playing Basketball

A group of an influential Somali clerics have warned women against playing basketball, describing it as, “unIslamic” and a “threat to their faith.” The Somali Religious Council (SRC) issued the statement Thursday, as preparations for the national women’s basketball tournament are under way in Garowe, the capital of Puntland. “We warn that the women basketball […]

December 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali Access to Airport Secured Areas Risky

The Obama administration’s willful failure to recognize the potential threat from radical Islamists here at home continues to place Americans at risk. The latest example of this will shock you and in is found in just 31 pages of records we pried loose from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The records reveal the Department of […]

December 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

International community urges National leadership forum to uphold accountability, transparency and legitimacy of electoral process

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States have closely followed the work of the Independent Electoral Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IEDRM) in light of the many reports of serious irregularities during the electoral process, including bribery, intimidation, kidnappings, manipulation of delegate lists […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali FA Communication officer delivers a lecture at CAF Media Seminar in Cameroon

Somali Football Federation director of communication, Shafi’i Mohyaddin, has delivered a 40-minute lecture at the CAF capacity building seminar for FAs media officers held in Cameroon. In his lecture he spoke about the growth of sports media sector in Somalia and a number of key other issues relating to the role the media can play […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Latest News,Sports | Read More »

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