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Somali News

Uhuru defends the building of a wall along Kenya-Somalia border

The wall the Government is building along the Kenya-Somalia border is not aimed at deterring movements of people but to enhance security, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto on a development...

Security Council concludes visit to Somalia; urges swift approval of electoral model

19 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council concluded a one-day visit to Somalia today by reaffirming its solidarity with the country’s people and Government and reiterating its calls to the federal parliament to legalize the 2016 electoral...

SOMALI COMMANDOS LAUNCH OFFENSIVE AGAINST AL-SHABAB

Somali forces have launched air and ground assaults on an Al-Shabab base in southern Somalia. Somalia’s intelligence agency tweeted on Monday that commandos from the U.S.-trained Danab unit had begun an offensive. The operation is targeting the town of Barire,...

Helsinki University to offer degree in Somali language

Starting in autumn 2017 the University of Helsinki will offer Somali philology as a full study programme, complete with a pathway to a master’s degree. Two new study paths are in store, one for native Somali speakers and another...

International community urges Parliament to approve 2016 electoral model swiftly

Mogadishu, 14 May 2016 – The United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, the United States of America, Sweden and Italy express their deep concern over...

“I don’t even know where Somalia is”- refugee born in Dadaab

Dadaab was meant as a temporary home for Somalis fleeing their country's civil war. Twenty five years later, it's home to 330,000 people - and the third biggest city in Kenya. This week, the Kenyan government announced plans to...

Somalia says decision by Kenya to close refugee camps will have negative implications

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) has  expressed its grave reservation regarding the decision by Kenya to disband the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) with effect from Friday  May 6,...

Maj-Gen Nkaissery: “Refugee camps had become hideouts for terrorists”

The government has announced it will spend Sh1 billion to repatriate refugees, as the country enhances its fight against terrorism. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said on Wednesday during a press briefing in Nairobi that the camps had become hideouts...

UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

The UN Refugee Agency is calling on the Government of Kenya to reconsider its recent announcement that it intends to end the hosting of refugees. The Ministry of Interior made the announcement on May 6 in a statement that cited...

Al Shabaab car bomb attack kills at least two Somali police

A suicide car bomb at Mogadishu's traffic police headquarters killed at least two officers on Monday, Somali police said, and the country's al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility. Three other police were wounded during the attack, said traffic police officer...
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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...