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UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed ordered the attack that killed 90 in Somalia..

A major terrorist attack hit Somalia yesterday, right at a time when Turkey is preparing for a military operation in Libya, pulling forward Parliament’s legislation meetings to deploy troops to the country and calling for an...

Becoming Chinese’: Meet the first Somali in the world to “become Chinese”

NO MORE NORMAL I was born in Mogadishu in 1968 and my father is an optologist, who trained in Italy. Back then Somalia was a military dictatorship under Mohamed Siad Barre. We had free health...

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 the future of the African country. Texas oil drove the economy forward, bringing better education...

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 euros in compensation for his almost 17 years in jail. Hashi Omar Hassan received 3.181...

Women Defy Strict Rules To Play Football In Somalia [Photo feature]

Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing underneath the billowing veil — to reveal their team kit. Young Somali men stand nearby, some...

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 Human Rights Center in Mogadishu alongside her mother Fartuun Adan, the NGO’s founder. Elman took to Instagram to share the...

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 and helps you to achieve great things. Amina is one of the most influential women in...

VIDEO: US worries China could seize control of DP World’s Djibouti port: US general

Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command, testifies at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on national security challenges and U.S. military activities in Africa, March 6, 2018. The top U.S. general for Africa told...

Kenyan Kwale County bans sale and consumption of Miraa

The Kwale County Assembly on Wednesday passed a motion seeking to ban the sale of Miraa and Muguka in the county. The motion, tabled by Kasemen MCA Antony Yama, received a unanimous vote from the House. The county health ministry will now come up...

Yusuf, 14, aims to be first US Muslim president

Yusuf is just like any other 14-year-old American kid, except that he also wants to run for president. And he's figured out exactly how he'll do just that.
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President Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate for trial

The articles of impeachment charging US President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were delivered...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...