Friday, December 6, 2019

LATEST NEWS

Turkey First lady meets parliamentarians, Somali diaspora in London

First lady Emine Erdoğan met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization and members of the U.K. Parliament Wednesday following a...

Kenya to Remain with AU Mission in Somalia Amid Tensions

Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta has said his forces will remain part...

UPDF flags off over 1800 soldiers to Somalia

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on Thursday flagged off 1,822 soldiers...

Blast Kills 4, Injures 13 at Somalia Soccer Match

A bomb exploded during a local soccer (football) game in southern...

Somalia to halt UAE funding for troops as relations sour

As relations with the United Arab Emirates sour over the seizure...

Somalia, UAE Trade Barbs Over Seized Money

Somalia and United Arab Emirates have exchanged barbs over the seizure...

TOP NEWS

Could Somalia become the next Texas?

The story of Somalia is being rewritten, and Texas’s oil boom of the early 20th century...

Somali cadets graduate from Turkish military academy

Somali President H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Friday attended the passing out ceremony of the first batch of national army troops who received training from...

Police abandoned us, say Somalis in wake of London knife killings

The streets start emptying at dusk. “As soon as the sun goes down, the kids come out and take over,” said Abdi Ali. He...

Turkey, Somalia sign economic partnership pact

Turkey and Somalia on Friday signed a pact to boost their strategic economic partnership. “We wish to deepen relations with Somalia. Turkey’s investment in Somalia...

Somali wrongly convicted in Alpi case gets 3 mn euros

A Somali man wrongfully convicted in the Mogadishu murder of RAI reporter Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Milan Hrovatin on Friday got three million...

Meet Amina Hersi – one of Africa’s most successful female entrepreneurs

Amina Hersi has inspired many young women in Uganda to work because she has made it clear that working hard puts you up there...

Somalia lures defectors in new push against insurgents

As an undercover operative for Somalia’s al Shabaab militia, Nasteh spied on the insurgent group’s senior commanders to ensure their loyalty and planned bombings...

A Tech Hub in Mogadishu Aspires to Link Investors and Innovators

Joblessness among young Somali adults is a chronic issue confronting Somalia. Their unemployment rate is at staggering 67%. And the issue of youth joblessness...

Ethiopia buys stake in Dubai-managed Somaliland port

DUBAI: Ethiopia acquired a stake in a port in the breakaway state of Somaliland, its operator DP World said, as a legal dispute rages...

BREAKING NEWS

Somalia Appoints New Security Chiefs to Combat al-Shabab

The Somali government has appointed new security chiefs, nearly four months after firing the previous commanders after a series...

Benadir Governor re-inaugurates Ahmed Gurei Monument

(Mogadishu, August 23, 2017) Benadir Governor, Thabit Abdi, has said his administration is working on a comprehensive plan to...

Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi...

Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces expresses confidence in Somalia’s stabilisation efforts

Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces expresses confidence in Somalia’s stabilisation efforts, urges the media to focus on success stories. Gen Katumba...

Somalia: Al Shabaab gunmen attack beach restaurant

Gunmen detonate a car bomb and storm a beach restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu. Al Shabaab fighters have attacked a...

DIASPORA

Turkey First lady meets parliamentarians, Somali diaspora in London

First lady Emine Erdoğan met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization and members of the U.K. Parliament Wednesday following a...

Somali wrongly convicted in Alpi case gets 3 mn euros

A Somali man wrongfully convicted in the Mogadishu murder of RAI reporter Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Milan Hrovatin on Friday got three million...

28-year-old Somali woman tasked to make key decisions on UN Peacebuilding Fund

This young Somali woman is carrying her father’s legacy forward! And rightly so. Meet Ilwad Elman. She is a Somali-Canadian social activist who works at the Elman Peace and...

Meet Amina Hersi – one of Africa’s most successful female entrepreneurs

Amina Hersi has inspired many young women in Uganda to work because she has made it clear that working hard puts you up there...

Articles & Opinion

Somalia’s Oil and Gas: A recipe for corruption that could trigger renewed conflict in Somalia

Since March this year, the Minister for Petroleum and Minerals of the federal government of Somalia has been shuttling from city to...

Could Somalia become the next Texas?

The story of Somalia is being rewritten, and Texas’s oil boom of the early 20th century is a good marker for...

An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa

When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbours – especially Djibouti – for access...

How Somalia’s charcoal trade is fuelling the Acacia’s demise

The Acacia bussei, a slow-growing hardwood, has long been the backbone of Somalia’s multimillion-dollar trade in charcoal. For decades, the country struggled to implement a...

UAE is using local instability to sow discord in Somalia

Tensions between Somalia's Federal Government (FGS) and Somaliland's government have come to a head over a tripartite revenue-sharing agreement among the Republic of Somaliland, the Dubai-based...