Tuesday, December 10, 2019

LATEST NEWS

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...

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...

FEATURED POSTS

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...

Could Somalia become the next Texas?

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

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...

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...

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...

BREAKING NEWS

Who Is Really In Control In Mogadishu?

The presidency of Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is only eight months old but already his administration faces its first...

The New Way of Working is not exactly “new’ to Somalia

Efforts that focus on making people less vulnerable to shocks by building their resilience have long been viewed as...

Ethiopia troops pull out of Somalia towns

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops pulled out of a town in central Somalia Tuesday, at least the second location vacated...

Deadliest ever bombing highlights Somalia’s weakness

 Last weekend's truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at least 358 people, making it the deadliest in Somalia's history, an...

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...

DIASPORA

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...

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...

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...