Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Former MP Mohamed Afey to address refugee issues in new post

NEW YORK 10/02/2016. The United Nations has appointed ex-member of parliament for Wajir South as first special envoy to address the situation of Somali refugees. Mr Mohamed Abdi Affey, who was appointed on Friday, previously served as Kenya's ambassador to Somalia and...

US to Investigate Deadly Strike in Somalia

The U.S. military will investigate conflicting reports on Wednesday’s deadly U.S. airstrike in Somalia, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. “In this instance as in all instances, when questions are raised about the actions of U.S. airstrikes, we pursue...

Theresa May: UK will send more troops to Somalia to fight Al-Shabaab

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to increase Britain's support for Somalia in the fight against militant group Al-Shabaab. In her maiden speech to the General Assembly in New York, Mrs May said that Britain had played a "leading role"...

Kenya engages Somalia to lift ban on miraa

Kenya is engaging the Somali government to make it rescind its ban on miraa flights into Somaliland, Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe has said. Mr Kiraithe told the media on Friday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had taken up the matter...

Dubai’s DP World to manage Somaliland port

Dubai-based ports operator DP World has won a concession to manage a port at Berbera in the breakaway republic of Somaliland for 30 years, in an investment of up to $442 million. "DP World will set up a joint venture...

Somali government says Munya to blame for ban on miraa

The Somali government has said it imposed a ban on miraa imports from Kenya because Meru Governor Peter Munya had "used the business to campaign for the breakup of the country." On Tuesday evening, Somali Ambassador to Kenya Gamal Hassan...

Somalia truck bomb targets Mogadishu’s SYL Hotel

A truck bomb has exploded outside a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing 22 people in a heavily secured area close to the presidential palace. A BBC reporter says politicians are among the injured. The Islamist al-Shabab group, which is affiliated...

SOMALIA’s 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS REMAINS ON COURSE

SOMALIA’s 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS REMAINS ON COURSE

Al-Shabaab gunmen attack beach restaurant in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab jihadists attacked a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces. Sporadic shots could still be heard coming from the scene several hours after the attack began,...

Ilhan Omar, marriage, and Somali culture: FAQ

Last week, Ilhan Omar made national headlines after her historic win over longtime Rep. Phyllis Kahn and fellow Somali-American Mohamud Noor in the DFL primary race for House District 60B. In the heavily Democratic district, the primary victory put the...
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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...