Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Somali Articles

Displacement, terrorism and FGM in Somalia

Somalia's current political and security crisis is no longer just affecting its own population. After a civil war that lasted for 25 years, the domestic failure to deal with the al Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab is spreading to neighboring...

Somali cabinet minister who called Toronto home killed in Al-Shabaab hotel siege

'Anyone who follows their passion to help rebuild Somalia knows there’s always a risk of death' A Somali cabinet minister who called Toronto home was among 15 people killed Saturday when gunmen stormed a hotel in that country's capital in...

UN Envoy Keating condemns terrorist attack on Naso Hablod Hotel in Mogadishu and the murder of State Minister Buri Hamza

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, condemned in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s attack on the Naso Hablod Hotel, in the busy KM-4 junction, in Southern Mogadishu, that according to eyewitness reports has...

At Least 14 Killed in Somalia Hotel Attack

The attack began when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle At least 14 people were killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital and took an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police and medical workers said Saturday,...

Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday before militant fighters stormed the building, a police officer said. The official gave no details of any casualties and there...

High alert as Shabaab militants destroy Safaricom mast in Mandera

Al-Shabaab militants are reported to have struck Damasa Town and destroyed a Safaricom mast and a water pump. Kenyan security officers are on high alert after Al-Shabaab militants on Friday destroyed a communication mast at Damasa in Mandera County. Lafey police...

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, paid a State Visit to the Republic of Kenya from 22nd...

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn gets 21-gun salute at State House

Hailemariam Desalegn is in Kenya for a three-day State visit. Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was Thursday morning received by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, and was accorded full honours that included a 21-gun salute. The Prime Minister arrived...

Somalia’s limited polls overshadowed by clan rivalries and al-Shabaab

Hopes for a new government in August tempered by fears of bribery and violence, says Michael Keating, head of UN mission in Mogadishu As Somalia prepares to choose a new government in August, there are concerns that the powerful clans...

Somalian coach Jama Aden arrested in Spain over doping investigation

One of the world’s leading middle-distance coaches, Jama Aden, has been arrested in connection with a doping investigation in Spain. Police arrested the Somalian coach as part of Operación de los Mossos in collaboration with the Spanish anti-doping agency (AEPSAD)...
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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...
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Kenya: Names of seven police officers killed by Al Shabab in Mandera bus attack revealed

Seven police officers returning from leave were among the eleven people killed on Friday evening by a contingent of Al Shabab militants...

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...

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...

Djibouti to host Ethiopia’s Navy

Ethiopia’s new Navy will be based in Djibouti and the naval command head office will be in Bahir Dar. When Abiy Ahmed became Prime...